The www.acgusa.org is currently seeking applications for the 2008 McCloy Fellowships in Environmental Affairs. McCloy Fellowships provide German and American mid-career environmental professionals and academics with the opportunity to travel across the Atlantic for roughly one month to undertake independent research and meet with their counterparts to exchange best practices and foster professional and intellectual ties.
The American Council on Germany (ACG) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which supports the open exchange of views and builds personal networks among leaders in the United States and Europe. The ACG strengthens transatlantic understanding and coordinates policy initiatives on key issues in the post-September 11 world.
The McCloy Fellowships in Environmental Affairs are intended to support professionals in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors who are engaged in environmental policy, environmental journalism, and environmental law, as well as those in academia who are undertaking research that bears significance for environmental policy in the United States, Europe, and beyond. Fellows travel abroad to pursue independent research and conduct interviews and meetings as they work on a specific, self-directed project. Fellows receive a stipend of $150 per day for up to 28 days abroad for housing, meals, and incidental costs. Transatlantic roundtrip airfare and approved inter-city travel are also covered by the program.
The call for applications is attached to this email as well as pasted below as simple text. We would appreciate it if you would pass this call for applications on to any email lists, newsletters, or colleagues in your circles or in the wider environmental community who you feel might make good candidates for the program. The application postmark deadline for both Germans and Americans is Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Complete information about the ACG and the McCloy Fellowship program may be found on our website at www.acgusa.org.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I thank you in advance for your collaboration.