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The Salzburg Global Center for Education Transformation Writing Residency

We live in an era marked by convergent diplomatic, health, societal, economic, and environmental crises. Education plays a crucial role in addressing these crises and equipping populations with the skills and behaviors necessary to navigate or, better yet, avoid similar crises in the future.

About the Salzburg Global Center for Education Transformation

The Salzburg Global Center for Education Transformation is dedicated to developing new approaches to critical and emerging issues in education. Our focus areas include:

  • Education Leadership
  • Social, Emotional, and Creative Skills
  • Regenerative Education
  • Language Policy
  • Inclusive Education for the Future
  • Education in Emergencies

Aligned with Salzburg Global Seminar’s mission, we challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world where every learner can thrive and reach their full potential.

Writing Residency Overview

Since 2023, the Center has offered three annual writing residencies to support the development and dissemination of innovative thinking in education transformation. Our serene environment at Schloss Leopoldskron offers a unique setting for global participants to work away from everyday restrictions and pressures, fostering creativity and the development of new ideas.

What the Residency Offers

  • Residential Stay: Up to three weeks at Schloss Leopoldskron, including meals.
  • Travel: Covered travel expenses to and from Salzburg.
  • Facilities: Access to all facilities at Schloss Leopoldskron.
  • Program Participation: Potential involvement in ongoing Salzburg Global Seminar programs during the residency.
  • Networking: Connections with thought leaders, the local community, and the wider Salzburg Global Fellowship.
  • Communication Opportunities: Platforms to disseminate your work.
  • Collaboration: Potential to collaborate with other Salzburg Global Programs and Fellows.

Our Expectations

  • Acknowledgment: Recognize Salzburg Global Seminar’s support in your work.
  • Article Submission: Provide at least one 600-to-800-word article for the Transforming Education Channel, hosted with Diplomatic Courier.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be reviewed based on:

  • Project Purpose and Scope
  • Alignment: Must align with Salzburg Global Seminar’s mission and at least one of the six focal areas of the Center for Education Transformation.

Application Process

Candidates interested in the residency can submit their application through the provided form. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2024, at 17:00 CET. Applicants will be notified of the results by November 1, 2024.

Apply Here

Application Form Sections

  1. General Questions: Personal information, contact details, and preferred residency dates (note: no residencies available in August due to full capacity).
  2. Your Writing: Details about your planned writing project and its connection to our work.
  3. Professional Experience and Supporting Documents: Information about your professional background and previous publications (if applicable).

Use of Generative AI

We recognize that AI tools, such as ChatGPT, can enhance your application. However, applications generated solely by such tools without meaningful personal input will be disregarded. We seek authentic and genuine submissions that reflect your unique experiences and perspectives.

For any questions about the application process, please contact us at Thank you for your interest in the writing residency program, and good luck with your application.