Salzburg Fellowship Program


The Salzburg Global Seminar is a unique international institution focused on global change—a place dedicated to candid dialog, fresh thinking, and the search for innovative but practical solutions. Founded in 1947, it challenges current and future leaders to develop creative ideas for solving global problems, and has brought more than 26,000 participants from 150 countries and regions to take part in its programs. The Seminar’s programmatic home, Schloss Leopoldskron, an 18th century castle in Salzburg, Austria, offers a safe, attractive and, perhaps most importantly, neutral setting for productive interchange. 

The Appalachian College Association, in partnership with Salzburg Global Seminars, invite ACA Faculty to submit proposals to participate in Salzburg Global Seminar programs. Acceptance in the Salzburg Fellowship program is an all expense paid experience (including transportation to/from Salzburg, Austria, registration/tuition for a Salzburg Global Seminar session, housing and food). 

In addition, participants will also receive $500 for undergraduate research, information literacy tools, or a campus-wide project for disseminating and growing initial connections made at the Seminar.


Please review the Salzburg Guidelines for eligibility and responsibilities.

Click here to view an example of a Salzburg Fellowship application narrative.


2014 Sessions:  (While other sessions may be listed on the Salzburg Global Seminars calendar, these are the only sessions available through the ACA.  Only applicants that have applied through the ACA will be considered.)

Value(s) for Money? Philanthropy as a Catalyst for Social and Financial Transformation:

March 6-8, 2014

Russian Civil Society Summit: Rebuilding Bridges to the Future

April 1-4, 2014

Conflict Transformation through Culture: Peace-Building and the Arts

April 6-10, 2014

New Dynamics in Global Trade Architecture: WTO, G20 and Regional Agreements:

April 30-May 2, 2014

Mind the Gap! Innovating for Regional Cohesion and Smart Growth:

May 18-22, 2014

Holocaust and Genocide Education: Sharing Experience Across Borders:

June 21-26, 2014

Patient Voices in Mental Health Care: Strategies for Engagement and Representation:

September 21-26, 2014

Defining America:  New Writing, New Voices, New Directions:

Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2014

Students at the Margins and the Institutions that Serve Them: A Global Perspective:

October 11-16, 2014

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators:

October 18-23, 2014

Africa's Growth Engine: Partnerships for Rural Enterprise and Impact at Scale:

October 26-30, 2014

Realizing the Right to Health: Managing Demand for Health Services Under a Rights-Based Approach:

November 16-21, 2014




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