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Opportunities: Urban and Regional Policy Fellowships 2014–2015

ASLA’s Opportunities and Events page provides users with the latest information on everything from conferences and meetings to calls for papers, requests for qualifications, consulting opportunities, and competitions. Below, an opportunity for fellowships.

The German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States grants a limited number of fellowships each year through its Urban and Regional Policy program, which focuses on the policy issues and challenges common to metropolitan regions and cities in the United States and Europe.

Urban and Regional Policy Fellowships provide opportunities for practitioners at the urban and regional levels to meet with their counterparts across the Atlantic and examine policies that have been successfully implemented to address similar needs. Fellows travel for short-term (3–5 weeks) research periods, with the goal of returning to their work equipped with the ideas and insights necessary to effect significant and lasting change in their own communities. The fellowship travel period will be between September 2014 and May 2015.

Who Should Apply
GMF welcomes preapplications from midcareer policy makers or practitioners in state/local government, private sector, or nonprofit and policy organizations with a strong record of project completion. Though this fellowship is not intended for academic research, researchers who have opportunities to apply fellowship outcomes toward public policy may apply. For this cycle, GMF welcomes fellowship proposals under four themes: (1) mobility; (2) sustainability and resiliency; (3) regional governance; and (4) equity and inclusion. See the full fellowship summary for more information on the application requirements.

How to Apply
GMF welcomes interested candidates to read through the fellowship summary on our website for further details on the fellowship and the full application process. The deadline for submission of pre-applications is April 15, 2014. Successful pre-applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal in May.

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