2018 McKnight Fellowship to Salzburg Global Seminar

Fellowships to two Salzburg Seminars (Austria) open now--applications welcome, please distribute widely https://www.hhh.umn.edu/international-fellows-scholars/international-fellows

Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) McKnight Foundation Fellowship Program

The International Fellows and Scholars Program office is proud to administer an university-wide program that awards fellowships to outstanding residential mid-career professionals to attend a session at the Salzburg Global Seminar through a grant from the McKnight Foundation.

The Salzburg Global Seminar convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society. Sessions average about five-days supporting the mission of the Seminar to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concerns. Beginning in 1947, the Salzburg Global Seminar has convened more than 25,000 fellows representing more than 160 countries.

The Seminar welcomes applications to its annual programs which bring together approximately sixty distinguished international participants including emerging leaders, known as "Fellows" from government, business, academia, and nongovernmental organizations. The sessions are cross-sectoral and cross-cultural in approach, with the objective of broadening and deepening perspectives to promote informed action and far-sighted decision making among key professionals worldwide. Particular emphasis is placed on generating cutting-edge ideas and on developing proposals for action.

The International Fellows and Scholars Program office is accepting applications for a limited number of full or partial scholarships to attend sessions that are available based on certain eligibility criteria. Please visit the Seminar’s website at www.SalzburgGlobal.org for additional information about the sessions.

Eligibility Criteria:
1.Current Minnesota resident.
2. Mid-career professionals from government, business, academia, and nongovernmental organizations.

Application:
To be considered for the scholarship, all applicants must send:
1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
2. Biographical sketch of 150 words or less.
3. A brief write-up (500 words maximum) on how the specific conference(s) you are applying to attend fits into the framework of your expertise and areas of interest. Please include how you intend to use your experience to benefit your community, the type of scholarship that you are seeking (full or partial) and why a scholarship is necessary.

Parks for the Planet Forum
Nature and Childhood: From Research and Activism to Policies for Global Change
March 6 to 10, 2018
http://www.salzburgglobal.org/calendar/2010-2019/2018/session-608.html

HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE INNOVATION
Inclusive Place-making for Healthy Communities
April 28 to May 3, 2018 (DATE TBD)
www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/595
(approval to occur through session committee)

FINANCE IN A CHANGING WORLD
The Promise and Perils of Technology: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cybercrime and FinTech
June 24 to 26, 2018
www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/599

SALZBURG SEMINAR AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (SSASA)
Understanding America in the 21st Century: Culture and Politics
September 21 to 25, 2018
www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/ssasa16

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
topic to be announced
October 4 to 6, 2018
www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/607
(approval to occur through session committee)

EDUCATION FOR TOMORROW’S WORLD
Social and Emotional Learning: A Global Synthesis
December 3 to 8, 2018
www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/603

HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE INNOVATION
Healthy Children, Healthy Weight
December 2018 TBD
www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/604 (approval to occur through session committee)


Deadline:
You must turn in all application materials at least 2 months prior to the start of a session.

To Apply:
Please send completed applications to grayx260@umn.edu.

Contact :
If you have questions, please e-mail or call Sherry Gray.

Alumni: For a list of our McKnight Fellows see http://ifsalumni.hhh.umn.edu/mcknight-salzburg-fellowship-alumni

Sherry Gray
Lecturer, Global Policy Area
Director, Global Programs and International Fellows and Scholars Programs Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
232 Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 USA
Telephone (1-612) 626-5674
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