Salzburg Global Seminar

Salzburg Global Seminar

Salzburg Global Seminar is one of the world's leading international educational centers. The mission of Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. Presently, the program framework has three cross-cutting clusters and addresses the underlying questions that hold keys to human progress: imagination, sustainability and justice.

Salzburg Global Seminar is dedicated to promoting the exchange of ideas in a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural environment. Each year, some 1,000 professionals from more than 100 countries get together at the Seminar's magnificent facility at Schloss Leopoldskron, in Salzburg, Austria to discuss political, social, and cultural issues.

The Fulbright Foundation will offer a limited number of travel grants or participation fees to early to mid-career level Greek candidates to participate at the Salzburg Global Seminar. Selection takes place in agreement with the SGS program organizers.

For 2017, priority will be given to the following sessions:

Driving the Change: Global Talent Management for Effective Philanthropy

The global philanthropy sector is on the move in unprecedented ways, popping up in new places, growing in scale, and diversifying in form. At its best, philanthropy confronts global challenges with big ambitions, using holistic and innovative approaches to tackle the complex issues that define our times and our life chances - from conflict and climate change to education, health and social justice. Yet while the financial resources at stake get major coverage, much less attention is paid to the skills critical to optimize these financial flows for the long-term public good.

MULTI-YEAR PROGRAM: Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association (SSASA)
Life and Justice in America: Implications of the New Administration

This landmark session in 2017 has particular resonance in the year of a new US Presidential Adminstration. Drawing on the seventy years of cross-border exchange that began at Schloss Leopoldskron in the aftermath of war, this multi-disciplinary conversation will examine what the “American Dream“ means in today’s world and assess progress in the United States towards fulfilling that potential. Participants will discuss the quality of life and sense of justice in the United States from a contemporary perspective, including the domestic and global implications of the new Administration in a visibly polarized society.

MULTI-YEAR PROGRAM: Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators IV

The Salzburg Global Seminar’s Culture and the Arts Program focuses on the transformative power of the arts, facilitates cultural exchange at multiple levels, and provides capacity-building opportunities through the annual Young Cultural Innovators Forum. Through multi-year projects and strategic convenings, the Culture and Arts Program seeks to secure a more prominent role for the arts on policy agendas and to support the continuously evolving needs of the creative sector – as a major driver of sustainable economic development and social improvement – through the multi-year Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators.

MULTI-YEAR PROGRAM: Health and Health Care Innovation in the 21st Century
Changing Minds: New Approaches to Dementia Care

With demographic change and longer lives, the challenge of caring for those suffering from dementia has been growing in most parts of the world. Several encouraging new treatments are now in the pipeline, mostly connected with early diagnosis and slowing the down the course of the disease, and this session will review how these may affect the disease burden of dementia. In parallel, it will also focus on the disease as a cause of significant stress for individual sufferers, their families and communities, and the care systems needed to support them.

  • Greek citizenship and a valid Greek passport.
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose country of permanent residence is Greece and who are professionally involved in Greece.
  • Candidates are expected to be experts, leaders and/or change-makers in the professional discipline represented by the session, with the exception of  the Media and Young Cultural Innovators seminars that are addressed to young and aspiring people.
  • English language proficiency.
  • Preference will be given to early to mid-career candidates.

  • The Fulbright grant is awarded toward travel expenses and/or fee of participation. The travel allowance consists of an economy class return flight to Salzburg;
  • Participation in the Annual Awards Ceremony as Fulbright grantee;
  • Fulbright Certificate of Award.
  • Membership in the online global community for all participants of U.S. government sponsored exchange programs (such as the Fulbright program). International Exchange Alumni website
  • Invitations to Fulbright events.

  • Participants will be provided with a Fulbright grant document.
  • Debriefing at and brief written report to the Fulbright Foundation on the seminar experience within 30 days following return.

Click here for more information about the Salzburg Global Seminar, the sessions, and application procedures.

For more information about the availability of Fulbright grants please contact the Fulbright Foundation, Greek Program Coordinator at

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