International Climate Protection Fellowships

For young climate experts from transition and developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s fellowship programme allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. Fellows are free to choose their own hosts. Submit an application if you come from a non-European transition or developing country and are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change. Up to 20 fellowships will be granted, funded under the Federal Environment Ministry’s International Climate Initiative.

- Bachelor’s or equivalent university degree completed less than 12 years ago
- extensive theme-related work experience or a successfully completed doctorate in the field of climate protection
- mentoring agreement signed by a host in Germany
- clearly visible leadership potential

- monthly fellowship amount between €2,150 – €2,650
- three-week introductory seminar, several-day training course, reception at the Federal Environment Ministry
- up to 2 months intensive German course
- family allowances, lump sum for travel expenses

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2018. The fellowship will commence on 1 March 2019.

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