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Grants & Fellowships


Grantmaking is one of GMF’s core missions, and through this process, GMF supports a wide range of institutions and individuals working on transatlantic policy issues.  GMF awards grants primarily through the following major grantmaking programs:

Balkan Trust for Democracy
Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation
Congressional Study Groups
Immigration: Transatlantic Study Teams
Strategic Grantmaking


Since its inception, the German Marshall Fund has brought Americans and Europeans together to increase understanding and to build transatlantic networks among the political, media, business, and nonprofit communities.  GMF works closely with partner organizations to sponsor a range of fellowship and exchange programs designed to provide both broad cultural exposure and more targeted opportunities for learning about specialized policy issues.

Established in 1982, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship for American and European young leaders is GMF’s flagship leadership development program.  GMF also sponsors other fellowships for scholarship or exchange, including the Alliance of Civilizations International Fellowship, the Congress-Bundestag Forum, the Manfred Wörner Seminar, and various travel programs supporting transatlantic learning for congressional staff and European parliamentarians.

GMF also supports excellence in journalism by awarding the annual Peter R. Weitz Prize for the best reporting on Europe by American journalists.

The Transatlantic Fellows program allows scholars, policymakers, journalists, and business leaders to generate new policy approaches to transatlantic issues while in residence at GMF.

Marshall Memorial Fellowship
Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellowship
Urban and Regional Policy Fellowships
Manfred Wörner Seminar
Transatlantic Academy Fellowships