German Marshall Fund of the United States

Fellowship program
For the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) Program in Greece and for young leaders from Greece to travel to the United States.

In 2008 and 2009 the German Marshall Fund will bring young Greek leaders from the political, business, media and nonprofit sectors to the United States and fellows from the United States will participate in European programs that will include Greece on their itineraries.
 
The MMF Program provides a unique opportunity for young policy and opinion leaders to acquire a thorough understanding of societies, institutions and peoples. Fellows develop a broad knowledge of political, economic, and social institutions and issues in their host countries. Successful candidates must demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities, independence and initiative, and be well-positioned to be influential within their own societies.
 
Founded in 1972 with a donation from the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a permanent memorial to the Marshall Plan, the post-World War II European economic recovery plan. GMF’s goal is to create a closer understanding between partners on both sides of the Atlantic by making grants to nonprofit organizations, awarding fellowships to individuals, and conducting research on transatlantic relations.