The Fulbright German Studies Seminar offers U.S. scholars the opportunity to meet in Germany to discuss current issues relevant to both Germany and the international community. This year's seminar will be dedicated to "Germany's Future: New Parties - New Solutions?"
In view of the upcoming German elections, the seminar will look at new social and cultural trends in Germany, explore which factors particularly influence the German political landscape, and discuss the emergence of new political parties. In this context, the seminar will be focused on issues ranging from immigration to education, from demography to energy policies, and from German reunification to globalization and the European Union. Grantees receive round-trip air travel, travel within Germany, lodging, a partial per diem, and health insurance coverage for the duration of the seminar. Major parts of the program will take place in Berlin, but visits to other German regions will also be included.
Applications are now being accepted for up to 25 awards available in 2009-10. Those eligible to apply include scholars from U.S. universities, colleges, and community colleges who hold full-time teaching appointments and meet other academic requirements (Ph.D., Ph.D. candidacy, or other equivalent degree or qualifications). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The seminar is to be held in English, and will take place in mid- to late-June 2009. FFI: http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/award/Ful9251.htm.