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SGS-Bosch Foundation African Fellows Program scholarships

2017 sessions currently eligible for SGS-Bosch Foundation African Fellows Program scholarships include:
  • Global Challenges, Regional Responses: How Can We Avoid Fragmentation in the Financial System? (26-28 June) - The seventh session of the Salzburg Global Forum on Finance in a Changing World will bring stakeholders from different sectors and regions to discuss emerging risks to the financial system and potential solutions; to review obstacles to global coordination and cooperation in the light of increasing fragmentation; to assess progress in implementing the regulatory reform agenda against the backdrop of ongoing realignment in the global economy as well as to outline priority steps to strengthen diversity, trust, and openness of the financial system. The Salzburg Global Forum on Finance in a Changing World provides a neutral setting for candid, off-the-record, and in-depth exchanges among senior financial industry professionals and takes an interdisciplinary perspective to emerging challenges and opportunities, fostering a collective approach to problem-solving in the world of finance.
  • The Courageous Director: Can Corporations Better Serve People, Planet, and Profit? (5-7 October) - Cybersecurity breaches, environmental disasters, product recalls, and poor working conditions regularly spark public outrage against faceless corporations. Even as private sector leaders achieve fame by engaging socially and championing brands that claim to improve quality of life, consumers, investors and employees increasingly demand that corporations act in ways beneficial to society. Looking forward, boards of directors will need to remain ahead of rapidly-evolving trends and address deceptively simple questions. What does the company seek to achieve, and where does it see its place in society? This third session of the Salzburg Global Forum on Corporate Governance will explore the role of the corporation as a good citizen, while assessing techniques to keep boards of directors alert, active, and effective in meeting their fiduciary duties in the current and future landscapes. It will explore how directors might emerge as the global thought leaders, to ensure multi-national corporations can succeed both in achieving profit and in satisfying conflicting demands of the jurisdictions and societies in which they operate.
  • Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators IV (14-19 October) - The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators (YCI) is an annual series of Salzburg Global Seminar that brings together fifty of the world's most talented young innovators from the culture and arts sector at Schloss Leopoldskron to help them develop the dynamic vision, entrepreneurial skills, and global networks needed to allow them, their organizations, their causes and their communities to thrive in new ways. The artistic disciplines represented by the young innovators range from the visual and performing arts, literature, and cultural heritage, to foods, fashion, architecture, and design. The YCI Forum represents a major commitment by Salzburg Global Seminar to fostering creative innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide with the intention of building a more vibrant and resilient arts sector and of advancing sustainable economic development and positive social change agendas worldwide.
  • Changing Minds: New Approaches to Dementia Care (7-12 December) - 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. The session, part of the long-running Health and Health Care Innovation series, is designed to help participants explore how more intensive, early engagement with patients and those around them can map out a better course of care. A key question will be how health and social care systems can be more closely aligned with patients' wants (wherever they can be ascertained) as well as their needs. Experts from different sectors will help to highlight innovation in integrated care models to ensure that care is truly person-centered rather than institutionally siloed. 
  • Learning from the Past: Sharing Experiences across Borders to Combat Extremism(16-21 November) - Since 2010, the Salzburg Global Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Program, implemented in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, has sought to increase the capacity of institutions with educational missions (universities, schools, museums, remembrance sites, documentation centers, civil society, and religious communities) to combat extremism and promote pluralism in their countries, and to find dignified methods to study and memorialize their own national tragedies. This meeting will bring together representatives from institutions (including academia, museums and memorial sites, and civil society and religious organizations) seeking to maximize their impact to promote pluralism where recent atrocities and/or discrimination have made their countries particularly susceptible to a rise in extremism. This includes participants from countries in which increasing intolerance - whether in the form of anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim sentiment, xenophobia, racism – threaten their communities, regions, and the world.  The program will include message multipliers: media and communications experts influencing public opinion and government officials wishing to make more effective public policy to combat extremism.
  • Education for Tomorrow's World Series (12-17 December) - Salzburg Global's multi-year series addresses systemic challenges and opportunities for re-shaping education as the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" advances with major implications for societies of the future. Its premise is that the way we learn, the way we teach and the way we identify and measure talent will all change radically as the 21st century advances and the very future of work comes into question. The Education for Tomorrow's World series focuses on strategies, innovations, and institutional changes that can meet societies' future needs and help all learners flourish. It draws on cross-sector expertise from education, neuro- and cognitive science, health, technology, and business to explore root causes and blockages in educational systems, and identify breakthrough collaborations and ideas to move forward along the lifelong learning continuum. This series, launched in 2015, directly supports action to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and takes forward Salzburg Global's commitment to bridge divides and accelerate human transformation.
Scholarship recipients will be competitively selected based on their experience, position, and potential contribution to the session and its objectives. The selection process and criteria for this scholarship is typically:
  • 25-45 years of age
  • 5-10 years of experience working in a specific area relevant to the Salzburg program
  • Creativity in approach to work, openness to innovation and risk-taking, action orientation, and demonstrated entrepreneurial practice
  • Interest in creating social change
  • Passion, enthusiasm, and demonstrated leadership potential
  • Proficiency in English
Additional information about the individual sessions can be found via the links provided above or via our homepage (, where interested individuals can apply online via the individual session pages. For any questions about these sessions, contact information is provided on the session pages.