With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables prospective leaders in academia and industry from Developing Countries to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany.
Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety’s (BMUB) International Climate Initiative. The fellowships target prospective leaders from non-European transition and developing countries.
Those applying for this programme must be working in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation; they should have proven leadership skills, which must be convincingly demonstrated in the application and supported by appropriate references.
In addition to applicants with a background in the natural and engineering sciences, candidates who have been engaged in legal, economic, health-related and societal issues relating to climate change are encouraged to apply for this programme.
- First university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent), completed less than 12 years previously, counting back from the end of the application period (1 March 2018);
- Leadership skills demonstrated by initial experience in leadership positions and/or appropriate references;
- Extensive work experience (at least 48 months at the time of application) or a successfully completed doctorate in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation;
- Scientific publications (for post-doctoral applicants) in peer-reviewed journals according to international standards;
- A detailed statement by a host in Germany, including a mentoring agreement; details of the proposal must be discussed with the prospective host prior to application;
- Citizenship of a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries) which is also the applicant’s habitual residence and place of work;
- Very good knowledge of English and/or German, documented by appropriate language certificates;
- 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.
The monthly fellowship amount – depending on career stage is €2,150 or €2,450 for fellows without a doctorate and €2,650 for postdoctoral researchers. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance.
Applications must be completed online. The completed application form including all the necessary additional documents must be submitted by the closing date for applications (1 March 2018).
Additional information on online applications, all the documentation required and access to the online application procedure can be found on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s website (click here).
Immediately after submitting the documents, the applicant will receive a confirmation.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Selection Department
Jean-Paul-Str. 12, 53173 Bonn, Germany
Fax: 0228-833 212, firstname.lastname@example.org