International Climate Protection Fellowships

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International Climate Protection Fellowships

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is a foundation established by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as other national and international partners; it promotes international academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from Germany and from abroad.

About the Fellowship

 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 and are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change.


 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

Monetary Support

Fellowship amount according to qualifications between 2,150 EUR and 2,750 EUR 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 EUR per month for the host in Germany for projects in the natural and engineering sciences, and 500 EUR per month for projects in the humanities and social sciences

Duration: 1 Year

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