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American Marshall Memorial Fellowship

APPLY NOW FOR AN EXPENSES-PAID, THREE-WEEK PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE TO EUROPE

 

"Through the Marshall Memorial Fellowship program, I was afforded an opportunity to enhance my understanding of transatlantic institutions, facilitate positive dialogue and the exchange of ideas, and promote cooperation between the U.S. and various European countries.  The resultant personal and professional growth was immeasurable and continues to have a significant and lasting impact upon my life today and into the future."

Paul Stafford
Attorney & Counselor, CARTER STAFFORD ARNETT HAMADA & MOCKLER, PLLC Trustee, German Marshall Fund Board
American Marshall Memorial Fellow, 2003

Program Information

For almost 30 years, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) has strengthened ties across the Atlantic by allowing the next generation of Western European leaders to engage in an understanding of the U.S. and its people, institutions and culture. In 1999, the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States launched an American component of the Fellowship to allow the future leaders of the U.S. to continue bridging cross-cultural ties and fostering understanding of the continent as a whole. American Fellows also have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of one particular country through a home-stay program administered by the Marshall Fellowship.

The MMF program has attracted nearly 2,000 of the best and brightest from all sectors, including politics, media, business and nongovernmental organizations. This exchange has created a diverse network of “transatlanticists” who remain engaged through annual conferences, meetings, online communications and involvement in other program areas.  GMF works closely with partners in seven U.S. regions to make the MMF program possible. Click here for a list of American Marshall Memorial Fellowship alumni from North Texas.

During the three-week program, American Fellows travel in groups to Brussels, Belgium to receive an introduction into the transatlantic institutions that link the United States and its European allies. From there, participants divide into small groups and travel to cities and small towns in Northern, Southern and Central Europe for home-stays before reuniting as a group in Berlin or Paris. A detailed description of the program can be found at the German Marshall Fund's website: www.gmfus.org.

Requirements

Candidates must be a citizen or a permanent resident of one of the European countries or U.S. states listed on the GMF website as a current selection site. Candidates must be between the ages of 28-40 at the latest possible date of fellowship travel (March 31, 2015), and they must be available for 24 consecutive days of travel in either October 2014 or March 2015. Exact dates of travel are determined after fellows are selected. See additional Eligibility Requirements.

Nomination

We are pleased to announce that the nomination process for the 2014-15 Marshall Memorial Fellowship program has begun. The Texas region will select a total of 4 Fellows and 1 alternate. You may nominate only one individual each year. You must submit nominations directly to GMF using this online nomination form. The deadline for nomination is Friday, November 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm EDT.

After submitting your nomination, you will receive an email notification confirming your submission. Nominees invited to progress to the next round will receive an invitation from GMF to complete an application by mid-November. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the GMF team directly at leadershipprograms@gmfus.org.

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