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International Climate Protection Fellowships

Alexander Humboldt Foundation

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The fellowship is for 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. Submit an application if you come from a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries) and are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change.

During a three-week introductory phase, you will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany. An intensive German-language course before you begin the fellowship will smooth your way into everyday life in Germany whilst a continuing education event lasting several days in the course of the fellowship will enable you to acquire not only practical knowledge of climate protection but also expertise in management.

The next application round is scheduled to begin on 15 September 2015. If you register for the next application round now, you will receive a preview of the application form and we will also send you an email informing you when the next application round opens. Click here to register for next round

Qualification

  • 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

Additional requirements ...

  • Initial practical experience gained in the context of climate protection projects
  • A detailed statement by a host in Germany, including a mentoring agreement
  • Citizenship of a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries) which is also the fellow’s habitual abode and place of work
  • Two expert references by individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional, personal and, if applicable, academic eligibility and his / her leadership potential

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