Since reunification in 1990, Germany has played an increasingly important role as an economic engine and political leader, both in Europe and in the global arena. Because of its status as a reunited sovereign nation, a leading member of the enlarged European Union, and a key partner in NATO, understanding contemporary Germany holds great value. American scholars and analysts continue to contribute to the understanding of key issues facing Germany – and Europe as a whole.
The fellowship was established in 2003 to honor political scientist and longtime ACG Board Member Guido Goldman, Director of German Studies at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University and former Co-Chairman of the Board of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Dr. Goldman has devoted his career to the study of economics and foreign relations as they apply to transatlantic affairs.
The Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship award covers the cost of pre-approved international and inter-city travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany and elsewhere in Europe as relevant to the research being conducted. Topics that would fall under the rubric of the Goldman Fellowship include the formulation of German economic and foreign policy and the evolution of U.S.-European relations. Fellows are required to develop research itineraries in consultation with the American Council on Germany. Following the completion of the trip, fellows submit a report summarizing their findings.
The selection committee for the Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship evaluates applications based on: the contribution the project will make to an understanding of the economics and foreign relations of Germany, Europe, and North America; the feasibility of the proposed project; the training of the applicant; and the scholarly potential of the applicant. While applicants should demonstrate an interest in German and European affairs, no prior experience in Germany or Europe is required. The fellowship program aims to serve – but is not limited to – postgraduate students in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals enrolled in Ph.D. programs who are finishing their dissertation). Knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite.
To read the biography of Guido Goldman, click here.
How to Apply
Please submit the following:
1) a cover letter outlining personal and professional objectives for the fellowship;
2) a current curriculum vitae;
3) a project proposal of at least two pages; and
4) two letters of recommendation.
Applications may be sent via e-mail to email@example.com or via mail to:
Selection Committee, Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship
American Council on Germany
14 East 60th Street, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10022
For more information, contact Robin Cammarota-Nicolson, Fellowship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-826-3636.
Deadline for Goldman
and Hunt Fellowships:
July 1, 2013