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 2019, priority will be given to the following sessions:

The EDUCATION FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD Series
Social and Emotional Learning: Time for Action

SALZBURG, MARCH 10 TO 15, 2019

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is one of the hottest topics in global education today. Evidence shows that SEL can help young people acquire the skills to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution and shape new jobs and career pathways. SEL skills can also help communities and populations grapple with complex change and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SEL skills help refugee and migrant children adapt to their new environments and can help host communities better prepare and adapt to demographic changes. There is also a compelling evidence base that shows how SEL programs help with academic attainment, can reduce bullying in schools and can help with mental health in a wide variety of situations, including in post-traumatic contexts.

The CULTURE, ARTS AND SOCIETY Series
What Future for Cultural Heritage? Perceptions, Problematics, and Potential

SALZBURG, MARCH 16 TO 21, 2019

In today’s volatile world, links to the past and to place are becoming more tenuous and contested, and threats to cultural heritage – both tangible and intangible – are extremely socially and politically difficult to counter. It is a critical moment to ask what cultural heritage actually means to different people and regions, especially in the digital era, and why it is more important than ever to preserve, enhance and share cultural heritage through all available means.

Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association (SSASA)
The Changing Role of the Media in American Life and Culture: Emerging Trends

SALZBURG, SEPTEMBER 20 TO 24, 2019

The USA has never had so many sources with which to inform itself and the world. But while the options of how to consume news are broadening, consumers’ views are narrowing. The rise of 24-hour TV news channels, hyper-partisan advertising and social media is widening cultural, political and social divides in the United States.

The EDUCATION FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD Series
Education and Workforce Opportunities for Refugees and Migrants

SALZBURG, DECEMBER 8 TO 13, 2019

Building on recent Education for Tomorrow’s World programs on language policy and social and emotional learning, this program will bring together experts, policymakers and practitioners from a wide range of organizations, sectors and countries to develop policy and financing solutions that can create better education outcomes and life chances for both refugees and displaced people and their host communities.

  • 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.
  • Preference will be given to early to mid-career candidates.
  • 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.

  • 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.


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

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