Call for Projects: Renewing the Transatlantic Relationship for the Future
Transatlantic cooperation is essential to finding effective solutions to shared challenges—for both sides of the Atlantic and for the world. But the feeling of the shared history and collective World War II experience that shaped Western/transatlantic values and trajectories for economics and security is dwindling. There is less of a personal affinity between leaders and citizens and their allies across the Atlantic.
In an increasingly complex world, shaped by technological developments and other global powers, a strong EU-US partnership relies on people to champion the principles of democracy, human rights, and international cooperation, which have served as the bedrock of peace and prosperity since the end of World War II but are now under strain.
To help ensure the future of a strong transatlantic relationship for the next decades, The German Marshall Fund will award grants that aim to promote young Americans’ understanding of the EU and its structure, values, and policies around one or more of the following themes:
- Trade, investment, and an economy that works for all
- Data privacy and digitalization
- Fundamental rights and immigration
- Security and defense
- Learning and skills for a digital economy
- Tackling the climate crisis through sustainable urban transportation
- Combatting organized crime and terrorism
The deadline to submit your project is March 28, 2022, 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Awardees will be notified no later than April 11, 2022.
Frequently Asked QuestionsExpand All
How to Apply
Projects must be submitted through GMF’s online portal.
As part of your application, you will be required to detail the type of activities that you plan to organize, indicate target groups and beneficiaries, to provide a timeframe for the activities and a budget.
For the budget, please use this Budget Form template and upload it on the portal when prompted.
To submit your project, please APPLY HERE.
GMF will not accept projects that are not submitted through the application portal.
Criteria for Eligibility and Selection
Individuals, non-profit organizations, schools, and universities.
Preferred activities will include competitions, convenings, and study visits to EU member states (if international travel is possible).
Grantees are encouraged to engage in activities with GMF alumni from across the US and Europe.
Other activities are eligible provided they are interactive.
Applicants will be asked to provide a risk assessment and mitigation plan for their activities.
Americans aged 15–30
Priority will be given to projects that engage youth and young leaders from minority communities and small to mid-sized urban and rural communities.
The grant duration will be 3 months (minimum) to 8 months (maximum).
Resources Offered and Requirements
Successful applicants will be awarded grants of up to $10,000 USD.
Equipment will be considered an eligible budget cost in case-by-case situations.
Salaries and fringe benefits are not an eligible cost.
The funds must be spent and reported by December 31, 2022.
Upon completion of the project, the grantee must submit a final report. The report consists of: