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 (3-4 weeks) or long-term (3 months) 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
Who Should Apply
GMF welcomes pre-applications from mid-career European or American policymakers or practitioners in state/local government, leaders from the private sector, or representatives of non-profit and policy organizations with a strong record of project completion. The fellowship is not intended for academic research. GMF welcomes fellowship proposals that cover a wide array of topics, including but not limited to urban sustainability, urban mobility, and education and workforce development.
How to Apply
The 2014-2015 application cycle will open in spring 2014.
GMF also welcomes interested candidates to read through the Urban and Regional Policy Fellowship PreApplication 2013 summary for further details on the fellowship and application process. Updated guidelines will be posted as the 2014-2015 application cycle opens.
Urban and Regional Policy Fellows
We are pleased to announce our 2013 fellows:
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 fellows.
Click here for more information about past fellows.