Marshall Memorial Fellowship


The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues. The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF), GMF’s flagship leadership development program, is a unique opportunity for emerging leaders from the United States and Europe. The Fellowship attracts the best and brightest from all sectors to explore one another’s politics, business, innovation, and culture through experiential learning.  Founded in 1982 for Europeans, the fellowship program was expanded by the GMF in 1999 to include young leaders from the U.S.  This prestigious fellowship program is designed to intensify the exchange of ideas, solutions, and best practices, and facilitate a continuous evolution of transatlantic networks and partnerships in a rapidly changing and increasingly intricate global environment.

In 2010, Wayne State University was selected by the Kresge Foundation to work with GMF as a regional selection partner.  Through this alliance, administrators from Wayne State University’s Office of Educational Outreach and International Programs facilitate the process of recruiting and selecting Detroit candidates, who primarily live or work in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, for The Marshall Memorial Fellowship.