CFA: Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship (Deadline 4/15/15)

CFA: Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship
Deadline: For the 2015 term (August 1 to September 15, 2015) – April 15, 2015

AICGS is now accepting applications for the Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship. The application deadline for the 2015 term (August 1 to September 15, 2015) is April 15, 2015.

The Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship Program, directed by Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, is designed to bring two young scholars or practitioners working on reconciliation themes concerning Germany and Japan to AICGS for a research stay of six weeks. Fellowships include a stipend of $4,500, transportation to and from Washington, research expenses, and office space at the Institute.

Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute’s email newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. AICGS will also provide the opportunity for a public presentation of the fellows’ work to the broader Washington policy community.

AICGS seeks to expand its work on reconciliation by offering missing perspectives on German and Japanese reconciliation in their respective regions and by enriching the debate in the U.S. about sustained or constrained reconciliation on the part of its European and Asian allies. The fellowship is designed to bring two scholars or practitioners (one from Europe and one from Asia) to the Institute to work on topics concerning reconciliation and foreign policy. Previous fellows’ projects have addressed compensation for forced and slave laborers; territorial nationalism and the “Dokdo” islets; domestic structures influencing reconciliation; the role of leadership; textbook revision; invitation and visit programs for former victims; the development of epistemic communities between former enemies; and Germany’s role in bringing reconciliation to the Balkans.

Affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, AICGS provides a comprehensive program of public forums, policy studies, research, and study groups designed to enrich the political, corporate, and scholarly constituencies it serves.  The Institute strengthens the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world by producing objective and original analyses of developments and trends in Germany, Europe, and the United States; creating new transatlantic networks; and facilitating dialogue among the business, political, and academic communities to manage differences and define and promote common interests.

For information on how to apply, please visit our website,