Guidelines for Next Generation Fellowship Applicants

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Thank you for your interest in applying for the Next Generation Fellowship. We look forward to working with the fellows to prepare a ten to twelve-page report by June 2015 outlining a strategy to strengthen the US-German relationship. The working title is: “Building a Common Future: A Next Generation Strategy for the US-German Relationship.”

Applicants should be:

  • US or German citizens
  • Committed to strengthening the US-German relationship
  • Between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-five on November 9, 2014
  • Resident in Washington, DC (or the Washington metropolitan area) through June 2015
  • Available to contribute to the preparation of the report “Building a Common Future” by participating in drafting teams/working groups, roundtables, an offsite and related events.

US applicants are not required to be proficient in German, but those with recent experience with Germany and/or German language ability will be given special consideration. German applicants must be proficient in English. The Atlantic Council is seeking Next Generation Fellows who share a commitment to strengthening the relationship by each bringing their own unique perspective.

The deadline to register for the Next Generation Fellowship has passed, however, you may still apply to join the Next Generation Network.


Please contact State Department Senior Fellow Bill Martin at for more information.

The Atlantic Council plans to announce the Next Generation Fellows the week of March 23, 2015. We expect to select six Americans and six Germans.

Please contact State Department Senior Fellow Bill Martin at for more information.