McCloy Fellows in Urban Affairs receive an up-close look at city management and government administration across the Atlantic. Fellows spend three weeks traveling as a group meeting with city officials, nongovernmental organizations, and think tanks to discuss best practices.
While being hosted by fellowship alumni in early spring, German fellows tour U.S. cities, take part in City Council meetings, and attend a National League of Cities convention in Washington, D.C. American fellows meet with local officials, European Union agencies, and members of the Deutscher Städtetag during the fall.
Applications are reviewed by a selection committee organized by the American Council on Germany, the Deutscher Stӓdtetag, and the National League of Cities. Fellow receive a per diem of $200 for the length of the fellowship. The ACG covers the costs of preapproved international and inter-city travel and provides a stipend of $200 per day spent on the fellowship.
All German applicants must hold German citizenship and have a working knowledge of English. All American applicants must hold U.S. citizenship. German language ability may be helpful for American applicants, but it is not a prerequisite for the program. Applicants must be under the age of 45 and have completed a bachelor degree, graduate degree preferred.
Please submit the following:
• a cover letter outlining what you expect to gain in terms of personal and professional development from this fellowship
• a current curriculum vitae
• a project proposal of at least two pages detailing the background and scope of your proposed story or stories, the general sources with whom you plan to consult while abroad, and the relevance of the project for transatlantic relations
• two letters of recommendation
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To read the final report of a recent McCloy Fellow in Urban Affairs, click here.
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To learn more about the Deutscher Staedtetag, click here.
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“The fellowship was enlightening both personally and professionally. I learned a great deal about the rich history of German culture and its cities. The fellowship engaged us at all levels from policy to development. I have a greater respect for historic preservation as a result of the time spent in German cities.”
– Freddy Collier, Jr., 2011 American McCloy Fellow in Urban Affairs