ZEIT-Stiftung and the German Marshall Fund of the United States award the Helmut Schmidt Fellowships
The scholarship is awarded once a year to a renowned German scientist or political expert for a stay at the GMF in Washington D.C. It promotes the research on transatlantic relations and the European Union with a focus on foreign and security policy or economic and financial issues.
The journalist of the Tagesspiegel and author Christoph von Marschall had been the first Helmut Schmidt Fellow at the GMF in Washington, D.C. The second fellowship has been awarded to Gerald Schneider, Chair of International Politics at the University of Konstanz. His research focuses on the transatlantic partnership and the crisis of the West. The renowned international security and transatlantic relations expert Markus Kaim (German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP) was Helmut Schmidt Fellow in the academic year 2019/2020. Markus Ziener, author and professor of journalism and communication at the HMKW University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management in Berlin, is in the USA from September 2021 on.
For the first time in 2021, an American Fellow will also have the opportunity to stay at the GMF in Berlin: foreign policy and transatlantic expert Scott Cullinane will be in Germany from October to February 2022 and will research Germany’s economic and political relationship with Visegrád countries. He is the executive director and co-founder of the U.S.-Europe Alliance and also a visiting fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.
In 2022, Helmut Schmidt Fellowships will be also awarded to an American Fellow and a German Fellow. The application deadline for an American Fellow is October 31, 2021 for a five-month stay at the GMF in Berlin from March 2022 on. The application deadline for an German Fellow is October 31, 2021 for stay at the GMF in Washington D.C..