In 1990, the German Chancellor Fellowships program was created under an agreement between the German and U.S. governments in the hope that future important U.S. leadership positions would be filled with people who have a first-hand knowledge of Germany. Sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the high-profile committee of political and scientific leaders, annually awards up to ten scholarships per year to prospective U.S. leaders in the academic world, in business or in politics in order to strengthen transatlantic ties.
The German Chancellor Fellowships generally provide for 12 months of study/research at a German university and/or research institution. The candidate's leadership qualities and ability to demonstrate responsibility rank at the top of the list of criteria for the selection committee. Students intending to seek careers in government and professional fields are at an advantage in the competition for these awards.
Scholarship holders are free to structure their stay themselves (e.g., you may determine the location(s), institute(s), and the focus of study/research). Practical experience in the form of internships, junior staff positions, or training/performance programs with appropriate organizations may also be arranged.
The award includes:
Please see the official Website for details on the application process.