to the NEW BRIDGE PROGRAM Nomination Portal!

We cordially invite you to submit up to three nominations for the New Bridge Program!

The New Bridge Program by Atlantik-Brücke is a fully funded transatlantic fellowship program for young professionals who are currently underrepresented in German-American relations. The program aims to renew and enrich transatlantic dialogue, ensuring it is more accessible.

The ten-day program enables young professionals from a variety of fields and regions in the United States to experience Europe first-hand, engage in an interdisciplinary exchange on transatlantic relations, discuss the rapid changes to societies on both continents, and cultivate meaningful and lasting personal and professional relationships. We look forward to welcoming diverse candidates from a variety of different fields, backgrounds, and regions within the U.S. who are not adequately represented in international dialogue, particularly those with little to no prior experience in Europe. This includes Black, Indigenous, and people of color, immigrant communities, people who belong to religious minorities, are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, come from rural areas, and/or who are marginalized in other ways.

This year’s program takes place from September 5 through 14 and begins with predeparture activities in Washington, D.C., where participants get to know one another and prepare for their trip to Belgium and Germany. While in Europe, the group will meet with high-ranking officials and decision-makers from critical sectors; visit key government, business, and cultural sites; and engage with European counterparts, both professionally and socially. Cultural activities will round out the trip.

To be eligible, the following qualifications are required:

  • Age between 25 and 35 years.
  • Conversational English.
  • Residence in the United States, eligibility to enter Germany and Belgium.
  • Professional, academic, personal, or other achievements.
  • Openness to new experiences, interest in international relations, and willingness to
    actively and sustainably participate in transatlantic discourse.

We would like to point out that we cannot guarantee full accessibility in public spaces, transportation, and accommodation. If you have any questions about accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are aware of this challenge and are seeking to find solutions to make the program more inclusive.

The deadline for nominations is May 22, 2024.

Please note that a nomination does not guarantee acceptance into the New Bridge Program. Following your nomination, your nominees will be invited to apply. Participants are then selected via a comprehensive process.

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