American Marshall Memorial Fellowship
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||"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."
Attorney & Counselor, THE STAFFORD LAW FIRM Trustee, German Marshall Fund Board
American Marshall Memorial Fellow, 2003
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.
Awarding more than 100 Fellowships each year, 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 more than 50 cities on both sides of the Atlantic 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.
In order to be nominated through the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, those interested in seeking a fellowship must be residents of North and Central Texas. Additionally, nominees must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 28-40 at the time of application, and they must able to travel for three weeks during one of the program's three travel dates: fall, spring or summer. Exact dates of travel are determined after fellows are selected. See additional Eligibility Requirements.
The nomination process is now closed. The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth will accept nominations for the 2014 American Marshall Memorial Fellowship in Fall 2013.
For more information, please refer to the German Marshall Fund and Marshall Memorial pages or contact Chelsea Marshall.