International Climate Protection Fellowship (Full funded)

Fellowships International Climate Protection Fellowship (Full funded)

Deadline: 01 March 2021

Are you a prospective leader working academically or practically in climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation in your home Country? You are invited  to apply for a full funded International Climate Protection Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The fellowship enables you to conduct a one-year research-based project in Germany focusing on combating climate change, on adaptation strategies, on preserving ecosystems and biodiversity, or on the sustainable use of the oceans and seas. Sustainability topics relating to natural resources, resource-efficient consumption or urban development are also welcome.

I. Benefits

  • A monthly fellowship of between €2,170 and €2,670, depending on career stage
  • Individual mentoring during the stay in Germany
  • Additional financial support for items such as family allowances, travel expenses or a German language course
  • A three-week introductory phase, during which fellows will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany
  • Extensive alumni sponsorship, especially support for networking with collaborative partners in Germany during the fellow's entire professional career

II. Requirements

  • Citizenship of a non-European transition or developing country which is also the applicant’s habitual residence and place of work
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree completed less than twelve years ago
  • Extensive professional experience or a successfully completed doctorate in climate protection or climate-related resource conservation  
  • A mentoring agreement signed by a host in Germany
  • A proposal which candidates must draw up on their own and coordinate with their host.
  • Clearly visible leadership potential
  • Two expert references by individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional, personal and, if applicable, academic eligibility as well as his/her leadership potential.

III. How to apply?

Follow This online application form   and you will find where you can uploads  the letters of recommendation and statements.

If you have any questions regarding the International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme or would like individual guidance, please contact  [email protected]

For more information, please visit the International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme webpage

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