Urban and Regional Policy Fellowships
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) grants a limited number of fellowships each year through its Urban and Regional Policy program, which focuses on the policy issues and challenges common to metropolitan regions and cities in the United States and Europe. Urban and Regional Policy Fellowships provide opportunities for practitioners at the urban and regional levels to meet with their counterparts across the Atlantic and examine policies that have been successfully implemented to address similar needs. Fellows can choose to travel for short-term (3-5 weeks) research periods, with the goal of returning to their work equipped with the ideas and insights necessary to effect significant and lasting change in their own communities.
Applying for the Urban and Regional Policy Fellowship
The pre-application window closed on April 15, 2014. Check back in spring 2015 for details on our next application cycle.
Who Should Apply
GMF welcomes pre-applications from mid-career policymakers or practitioners in state/local government, private sector, or non-profit and policy organizations with a strong record of project completion. Though this fellowship is not intended for academic research, researchers that have opportunities to apply fellowship outcomes toward public policy may apply. For the 2014 application cycle, GMF welcomed fellowship proposals under four themes: 1) mobility; 2) sustainability & resiliency; 3) regional governance; and 4) equity & inclusion.
How to Apply
Carefully read the Urban and Regional Policy Fellowship 2014 Summary for pre-applications. Check back in spring 2015 for specific details of the next application cycle.
Urban and Regional Policy Fellows
Our 2013 fellows are:
Celine Gipoulon, Project Manager, French National Agency for Urban Regeneration
Project: Lessons for France from Revitalization Initiatives in the US
Mathias McCauley, Director of Regional Planning and Community Development, Northwest Michigan Council of Governments
Project: Regional Planning as a Means towards Talent Attraction
Eric Eidlin, Sustainability Lead and Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration
Project: Beyond the Park-and-Ride Lot: How Cities in Germany and France Facilitate Non-Auto Access to High-Speed Rail Stations
Click here for more information about current and past fellows.