Call: International Climate Protection Fellowship

Application deadline: 1 March 2021

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 15 International Climate Protection Fellowships to prospective leaders and up to five to postdoctoral researchers from non-European transition or developing countries, who are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change. The young climate experts will come to Germany for 12-24 months to work alongside a host of their own choosing on a research-related project.

Fellowship benefits· A monthly fellowship of between €2,170 and €2,670, depending on career stage· Individual mentoring during the stay in Germany· Additional financial support for items such as family allowances, travel expenses or a German language course· A three-week introductory phase, during which fellows will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany· Extensive alumni sponsorship, especially support for networking with collaborative partners in Germany during the fellow’s entire professional career.

Application requirements· Citizenship of a non-European transition or developing country which is also the applicant’s habitual residence and place of work· Bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree completed less than twelve years ago· Extensive professional experience or a successfully completed doctorate in climate protection or climate-related resource conservation· A mentoring agreement signed by a host in Germany· A proposal which candidates must draw up on their own and coordinate with their host.Further information, a list of all application requirements and a link to the online application form are available at Further information, a list of all application requirements and a link to the online application form are available at

Advice and contact
If you have any questions regarding the International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme or would like individual guidance, please contact us at

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Jean-Paul-Straße 12 53173 Bonn GERMANY


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