Applications sought for Salzburg Seminars (Austria)

HHH has Fellowships available for 2018                Please contact Sherry Gray to apply:

Fellowships to two Salzburg Seminars (Austria) open--applications welcome, please distribute widely

Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) McKnight Foundation Fellowship Program

The International Fellows and Scholars Program office is proud to administer a 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 for additional information about the sessions.

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

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.

The Promise and Perils of Technology: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cybercrime and FinTech
June 24 to 26, 2018

Understanding America in the 21st Century: Culture and Politics
September 21 to 25, 2018

topic to be announced
October 4 to 6, 2018

Social and Emotional Learning: A Global Synthesis
December 3 to 8, 2018

Healthy Children, Healthy Weight
December 2018 TBD
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

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

Alumni: For a list of our McKnight Fellows see

Sherry Gray
Lecturer, Global Policy Area
Director, Global Programs and International Fellows and Scholars Programs Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
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