International Climate Protection Fellowship

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Are you a young climate expert from a developing country? Would you like to conduct a scientific project in Germany? Are you interested in developing long-term collaborations? Then apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for an International Climate Protection Fellowship ! The fellowship allows young leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation. Fellows are free to choose their host scientific institution or university.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • You come from a non-European emerging economy or developing country
  • The subject of your research work must be relevant to scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change
  • You must have acquired an above-average university degree
  • You have leadership potential, demonstrated by experience in a leadership position or appropriate references
  • You have work experience (at least 48 months at the time of application) or a successfully completed doctorate in the field of climate protection
  • You need a statement, including mentoring agreement, from a host scientific institution or university in Germany

What form does funding take?

The main fellowship benefits are as follows:

  • Fellowship amount, depending on qualifications, of between 2,150 and 2,650 euros per month
  • Two-month intensive language course in Germany
  • Lump sum for travel expenses
  • Allowances for accompanying family members
  • Allowance for the host scientific institution or university in Germany of 800 euros per month for projects in the natural and engineering sciences and of 500 euros for projects in the humanities and social sciences

By when do I have to apply?

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2016. It is likely that 20 fellowships will be awarded.

About the application process

More information about terms and conditions and about the application process can be found here: