McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends 2024 (Up to $7,000 Stipend)

The American Council On Germany (ACG) aims to address broad issues affecting communities worldwide, especially in Germany and the US, through the McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends. These issues include equity and social justice, urbanization, climate change and sustainability, technology and digitalization, public health, and financial concerns like trade, inflation, and global supply chains.

McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends 2024
McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends 2024

Through the McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends, young professionals from Germany and the United States in all industries can interact with their international peers while researching and evaluating the most important issues on the transatlantic agenda. Fellows operate on their own, designing their own schedules and selecting who and where to meet.

McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends – History of the Programme

This prestigious McCloy Fellowship was named after John J. McCloy, the first civilian U.S. High Commissioner to Germany and the founding chairman of the ACG. He was adamant that younger Germans and Americans would gain a great deal from getting to know their contemporaries and counterparts. Nearly 1,000 deserving people have received McCloy Fellowships from the ACG for over 40 years.

The McCloy fellowships aim to foster greater understanding between the two nations while providing a deeper grasp of the important policy problems influencing the German-American alliance. The expanding political and economic divide, creating resilient and sustainable communities, the impact of media on society, the digital economy, feminist foreign policy, and other subjects have all been studied by recent fellows.

Benefits of McCloy Fellowships

  • A $7,000 stipend, covering lodging and board for a minimum of 21 days, as well as domestic and transatlantic airfare, is awarded to fellows. Both German and American fellows visit the US and the US visits Germany.
  • In close collaboration with the programme director, fellows are required to plan a comprehensive daily schedule. Fellows can begin using their fellowships one year after the date of selection.
  • Fellows must turn in an analytical report on their findings after returning from their overseas trip. This report needs to be appropriate for the American Council on Germany to publish. Fellows will be required to provide an in-person or webinar presentation of their study to the larger ACG membership.
  • The fellowship will provide individuals with new life experiences and to help move their careers forward.

Eligibility Requirements for McCloy Fellowships

Prospective Candidates for the McCloy Fellowships on Global Trends must meet the requirements below:

  • Candidates must be United States citizens who are resident in the U.S. or a German citizens resident in Germany
  • They must be in the early stages of their careers
  • Applicants must have a minimum of five years of relevant work experience
  • Posses a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Candidates must be committed to furthering the transatlantic relationship.
  • Applicants are required to present a project proposal of 3-5 pages with full details of their plans, including the background, scope of the research, and how it addresses a global trend, the potential sources and institutions they would like to consult, and the relevance to the transatlantic partnership.

How to Apply

To apply for McCloy Fellowships:

For more information, please visit the official website at

Application documents

  • A cover letter with personal and professional objectives for the fellowship
  • 3-5 page project proposal as described above
  • A current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline

June 1 2024.



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