Engaging the New Generation of Transatlanticists
As part of their joint project “Engaging the New Generation of Transatlanticists,” The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) are now accepting applications from U.S. graduate students to present their ideas for U.S.-EU cooperation and their vision for the future of transatlantic relations.
GMF and CNAS invite students to send a three-minute (or shorter) video and 250-word written summary outlining a new and unique approach to key issues facing the transatlantic partners. The video can focus on broad contours of the relationship or a specific area for transatlantic cooperation, including but not limited to: technology, defense and security, climate change, and threats to democracy.
The five competition winners will be invited to join a funded study tour to Europe in July 2022 to meet with officials, experts, and key stakeholders in Brussels and other European capitals.
Apply below and share your video and idea by 11:59 pm EDT on Tuesday, February 28, 2022. Find more information about eligibility and requirements below. For questions, please contact [email protected]
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Start Your Application
Apply and share your video and idea by 11:59 pm EDT on Tuesday, February 28, 2022.
Eligibility & Requirements
GMF can only accept applications from current graduate students based in the United States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. For questions, please contact [email protected].
Applications will be evaluated based on the quality and clarity of the idea communicated in the submitted video, 250-word idea summary, and the applicant's overall resume
How to Record Your Video
You can use your phone or computer to record your video as a single take (no editing required) and upload it to a platform of your choice to create a sharable link to be submitted with your application.
Your idea will be the most important factor for the judges, but please ensure your video follows a few simple criteria. Please be sure that:
- Your video is no more than three minutes
- You use a stationary device to record and ensure a stable frame (no phones or hand-held devices without a stand)
- You record in landscape format (1920 x 1080 (16:9 ratio), 24 or 25 fps)
- Your audio is clear and audible and there is no echo
- Your lighting is adequate
- You record in front of a neutral and professional background
- Any external microphones are hidden from view
- Your video uses the formats .mp4 or .mov (codec: H.264)