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Everyone benefits when professional expertise and best practices are shared widely. We work to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing between institutions and across international boundaries in areas from medicine, to academic research, to disaster preparedness. SNF’s global identity means making grants in countries around the world, but also making connections between people in those countries.

Greek surgeons see how leading U.S. orthopedists operate
Doctors operate at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

The HSS-Stavros Niarchos Foundation Orthopedic Seminar Program offers surgeons practicing in Greece the chance to learn from experts at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, a world leader in orthopedics.
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Research and teaching collaboration across continents: The Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP)

“The GDFP fellowship played a catalytic role in setting the foundations of our nascent research team.” 

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Psychology Professor Mary Kosmidis

Through the GDFP, scholars working around the world in fields from engineering, to agriculture, to literature who hold Greek or Cypriot citizenship have the chance to return to Greece to conduct research, work with students, and develop curriculum at Greek institutions.
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Greek journalists build skills at Columbia University
Video by Nikolia Apostolou, SNF Fellow in Investigative Reporting at Columbia University

Through a three-year partnership with Columbia University’s School of Journalism, SNF supported scholarships for Greek journalists to join summer professional development programs in coding and data analysis, video journalism, and investigative reporting.
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Financial journalism training from Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa
Participants in Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa’s Financial Journalism Training Program

The program looks to enhance business and financial reporting capacity that can encourage accountability and sound governance, reaching people in more than a dozen countries.
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Expanding awareness of bioethics from Athens, to Zurich, to Baltimore
SNF Bioethics Academy logo

The SNF Bioethics Academy aims to expand awareness of bioethics in Greece, in partnership with the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and the Bioethics Chair at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).
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Supporting Fulbright scholarship
Photo: U.S. Educational Foundation in Greece – Fulbright Foundation

Through the Fulbright Foundation, SNF has provided support for Greek scholars to work at U.S. institutions, Greek secondary school English teachers and curriculum developers to build skills over the summer, and American high school and college teachers to study classics in Greece over the summer.

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