Fellowship: German Marshall Fund of the United States Doctoral Fellowship in the field of migration and integration

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is offering a three to six-month doctoral fellowship in the field of migration and integration at GMF’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The application deadline is February 28, 2013.

The Fellowship is designed to bring doctoral students working on immigration and integration issues to Washington, DC for a stay of three to six months. It aims to expose them to the work of a transatlantic organization and connect them with relevant experts and research resources in Washington, DC. During the program, the Fellow will be based at GMF’s headquarters and will work closely with GMF’s Immigration and Integration team. The Fellowship is unpaid, but the Fellow will be provided with shared office space and support from locally-based staff for independent research and writing activities while in residence. Depending on the experience level and the quality of the work produced, the Fellow will have the opportunity to write and publish short articles and papers, as well as actively participate in GMF events, including moderating or speaking activities. The Fellow may also have an opportunity to provide advice on GMF projects and programming. 

Fellows should focus on a topic closely related to one or more of GMF‘s Immigration and Integration team’s research and programming areas:
1. Immigration and integration dynamics and practices at the local level, including welcoming initiatives and practices to foster social cohesion among immigrant and receiving communities;
2. Labor migration policies and the global competition for talent;
3. Diversity and Inclusion policies and the promotion of diverse leadership in sectors such as government, business or media.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who work on these topics in a comparative or transatlantic/international perspective.

GMF strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.


1. Applicants should have completed a university degree and currently be working on a PhD in the field of migration and integration, with expertise or research focused on one of the topics listed above.
2. Applicants should have experience in a professional environment (e.g. previous internship or employment). 
3. Applicants should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and should be self-motivated and able to work independently.

For applicants already based in Washington, DC, there is also the option of doing this fellowship part-time.

Application Procedure

There is no formal application form. To apply for this fellowship, please submit the following documents:

• A cover letter describing your main research interests, your interest in the fellowship and what you expect to gain through a research stay in Washington, DC, and how you could contribute to programming at GMF;
• A curriculum vitae;
• A writing sample of 5-10 pages in English.

Please send your application materials via email to Stefanie Jost at sjost(at)gmfus.org. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application after the deadline. All application materials must be received by GMF by the deadline in order to be considered.

Tags: business, diversity, government, immigrants, immigration, inclusion policies, integration, labor migration policies, media, social cohesion

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