The American Council on Germany (ACG) is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that was founded in 1952 to strengthen German-American relations. Today, the ACG works across generations to provide a deeper, more nuanced understanding about Germany, Europe, and the importance of the transatlantic partnership.

Mccloy Fellowship

In a rapidly changing, complex, and interconnected world, it is becoming increasingly important to analyze tomorrow’s challenges today. Through the McCloy Fellowships on Global Trends, the ACG seeks to tackle overarching issues that affect communities around the world – particularly in Germany and the United States – in areas such as equity and social justice, urbanization, climate change and sustainability, technology and digitalization, public health as well as financial concerns such as inflation, trade, and global supply chains.

The fellowships are designed to better understand key policy issues shaping the German-American partnership while promoting better understanding between countries. Recent fellows have explored topics such as the growing political and economic division, building resilient and sustainable communities, the role of media on society, the digital economy, feminist foreign policy, and more. Fellows work independently, creating a program of their design and deciding where to go and whom to meet.

Fellows receive a $7,000 stipend, which covers transatlantic airfare and domestic travel, as well as room and board, for a minimum of 21 days. American Fellows travel to Germany, and German Fellows travel to the United States. Fellows must work closely with the Program Director to organize a detailed day-by-day itinerary. Fellows have one year from the date of selection to take their fellowship.


  • Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States or a German citizen residing in Germany;
  • Be in the relatively early stages of their careers;
  • Have a minimum of five years of relevant work experience;
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent);
  • Have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship.

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