Urban Fellowships support the individual exploration of critical policy issues and challenges common to metropolitan regions and cities in the United States and Europe. The URP Fellowship provides opportunities for practitioners to meet with their counterparts across the Atlantic and examine policies that have been successfully implemented to address similar needs. Fellows can travel for short-term research periods, returning to their work equipped with the ideas and insights necessary to affect significant and lasting change in their own communities.
In addition to the URP Fellowship, GMF implemented the Strong Cities Strong Community Fellowship on behalf of the White House Council on Strong Cities Strong Communities from 2012-14. The SC2 Fellowship was a strong example of the importance of place-based fellowship to building local capacity for change.
Find out more about GMF fellows and information on the URP Fellowship application process by exploring the initiative pages.