The 2016 International Climate Protection Fellowship is awarded to young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and developing long-term collaborations.

The fellowship 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 and climate-related resource conservation. Fellows are free to choose their own hosts.  Subject to final confirmation of funding, 20 fellowships can be granted

Worth of award

    • Fellowship amount according to qualifications between €2,150 and €2,650 per month
    • Two-month intensive language course in Germany
    • Lump sum for travel expenses
    • Allowances for visits by family members lasting at least three months
    • Allowance of €800 per month for the host in Germany for projects in the natural and engineering sciences, and €500 per month for projects in the humanities and social sciences

Eligibility

To be eligible, Applicants must have

  • University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) completed with outstanding results less than 12 years prior to the start of the fellowship
  • Clearly visible leadership potential demonstrated by experience in a leadership position, or appropriate references
  • Professional experience in a leadership role in the field of climate protection (at least 48 months at the time of application), or a further academic or professional qualification
  • Very good knowledge of English and/or German

 How to apply

  •  Applications must be completed online. The completed application form including all the necessary additional documentation must be submitted by the closing date for applications.
  • Immediately after submitting the documents, the applicant will receive a confirmation.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all the necessary documents have been submitted. Incomplete applications may be excluded from the selection procedure.
  • The proposed host in Germany should send his/her confidential statement directly to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation by the closing date at the latest.

Deadline: Application closes on March 1, 2016

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