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Alpbach Scholarships

The call for applications has closed. The results will be released in May.

The offer is aimed at people under the age of 30 who would like to pack their bags with fresh ideas for research and society and head to Alpbach. Every summer at the European Forum Alpbach some 700 young people from over 70 nations immerse themselves in a unique environment of new ideas, new ways of thinking and new contacts. This year the programme includes 20 academic seminars chaired by respected scholars and over 200 plenary discussions and breakout sessions on the general theme of “Conflict and Cooperation”.

Scholarship-holders exchange views with Nobel Peace Prize laureate José Ramos-Horta during the break in the conference programme. / Stipendiaten tauschen ihre Gedanken mit Friedensnobelpreisträger José Ramos-Horta in der Pause des Konferenzprogramms aus. (Credit: Philipp Naderer)
Scholarship-holders exchange views with Nobel Peace Prize laureate José Ramos-Horta during the break in the conference programme (Credit: Philipp Naderer).

Strengthening democratic consciousness
The opportunity for intensive dialogue with Nobel laureates, academics from prestigious universities and successful entrepreneurs enriches both the scholarship-holders and the European Forum Alpbach. “When young people from all over the world come together to discuss the Europe of tomorrow, new projects and initiatives emerge of their own accord. With these ideas in their luggage and a strengthened consciousness for a shared Europe, they return to their homeland to continue their engagement”, says Sonja Jöchtl, director of the European Forum Alpbach Foundation.

US economist Jeffrey Sachs takes some time to discuss the economy of tomorrow with Alpbach scholarship holders. / Der US-Ökonom Jeffrey Sachs nimmt sich Zeit, um mit Alpbach StipendiatInnen über die Wirtschaft von morgen zu diskutieren. (Credit: Luiza Puiu).
US economist Jeffrey Sachs takes some time to discuss the economy of tomorrow with Alpbach scholarship holders (Credit: Luiza Puiu).

Call for applications now open
The programme is open for applications between February 20 and March 31 at www.alpbach.org/scholarships. An independent committee evaluates the applications and awards the scholarships according to objective criteria. The aim is to enable young people from the most diverse professional specialisms, particularly from NGOs and the creative industries, to take part in the European Forum Alpbach.

Some 700 young people from all over the world meet for a scholarly investigation of today’s challenges. On the right: sociologist Maria Grazia Galantino chairing a seminar on organised violence. / Insgesamt 700 junge Menschen aus aller Welt treffen sich, um die Herausforderungen der Gegenwart wissenschaftlich zu ergründen. Am Bild rechts die Soziologin Maria Grazia Galantino, die ein Seminar zu systematisch organisierter Gewalt leitete. (Credit: Andrei Pungovschi)
Some 700 young people from all over the world meet for a scholarly investigation of today’s challenges. On the right: sociologist Maria Grazia Galantino chairing a seminar on organised violence (Credit: Andrei Pungovschi).

Strong partners, patrons and the Forum Alpbach Network
The European Forum Alpbach Foundation works in partnership with 32 European Forum Alpbach alumni clubs in order to include as many young people as possible in the debate on the future of Europe. The amount of a scholarship ranges from covering the attendance fee to grants for accommodation and board. The scholarships are made possible thanks to the help of our partners from business and the donations and support we receive from the public sector.

All information on the programme and the cooperation and application options is now available online at: www.alpbach.org/scholarships