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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: International Climate Protection Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s fellowship programme promotes prospective leaders from threshold and developing countries who are engaged in climate protection and resource conservation in academia or business, government or non-governmental organisations. Up to fifteen fellows are funded. They will come to Germany for a year to work alongside a host of their own choosing on a joint project dedicated to the exchange of knowledge, methods and techniques. The aim is to create a network in which German and foreign experts will work together on a sustainable, international basis to combat climate change and its global consequences. The fellowships are funded under the Federal Environment Ministry’s (BMU) International Climate Protection Initiative.


  • First academic degree ( Bachelor’s or equivalent) completed no more than 12 years prior to start of fellowship
  • Eextensive, theme-related professional experience or further (academic or professional) qualification
  • Confirmation of support and statement of a host in Germany
  • Independent project proposal agreed with host in the field of climate protection and resource conservation
  • Leadership potential

Fellowship specifications

  • Monthly fellowship amount between 2,150-2,750 EUR
  • Group programme events: several-week introductory seminar, training courses, final meeting
  • One to two month intensive German course
  • Family allowances, lump sum for travel expenses

The closing date for applications is 1 December 2012. The fellowship commences 1 September 2013.

Visit for application package and further information.