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 second Helmut Schmidt Fellowship has been awarded to Gerald Schneider, Chair of International Politics at the University of Konstanz. He is working at the GMF headquarters in Washington, D.C.  from October 2018 on for one academic year. His research focuses on the transatlantic partnership and the crisis of the West. The 2019 Helmut Schmidt Fellowship has been awarded to renowned international security and transatlantic relations expert Dr. Markus Kaim.

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

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