The American Council on Germany is currently seeking applications for the 2009 McCloy Fellowships in Environmental Affairs. McCloy Fellowships in Environmental Affairs provide German and American mid-career environmental professionals and academics with the opportunity to travel across the Atlantic for roughly three weeks to undertake independent research and meet with their counterparts to 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.
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 research and conduct interviews and meetings as they work on a specific, self-directed project. Fellowships are for up to 21 days and may be extended for up to 7 additional days if a compelling need is demonstrated. Fellows receive a stipend of $200 per day which covers housing, meals and local transportation costs. Transatlantic roundtrip airfare and approved inter-city travel are also covered by the program.
The postmark deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 31, 2009. Further information about the fellowships, as well as a list of recent fellows and their projects, may also be found on our website at www.acgusa.org.