The scholarship is awarded to a renowned German scientist or political expert and promotes the research on transatlantic relations and the European Union with a focus on foreign and security policy or economic and financial issues.

The first Helmut Schmidt Fellowship has been awarded to leading journalist of the "Tagesspiegel" and non-fiction author Christoph von Marschall. He is working at the GMF headquarters in Washington, D.C.  from October 2017 on for one academic year. His research focuses on the transatlantic partnership and the crisis of the West.

The next call for applications will be published in fall 2017.

Information on the Helmut Schmidt Fellowship, especially on the application requirements and modalities, can be found at

Dr. Anna Hofmann
ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
Feldbrunnenstraße 56
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