Fully Funded International Climate Protection Fellowship 2021
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung / Foundation

Fully Funded International Climate Protection Fellowship 2021

Germany 01 Mar 2021

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01 Mar 2021
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With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships annually, funded under the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safetys (BMU) International Climate Initiative. The fellowships target prospective leaders from non-European transition and developing countries.

Fully Funded International Climate Protection Fellowship :

The Humbolt Foundation offers the fully funded International Climate Protection fellowship up to 20 Candidates. Moreover, the candidates will receive:

  • a monthly fellowship of €2,170, €2,470 or €2,670 in the programme line for prospective leaders – depending on your training and career level; a monthly fellowship of €2,670 in the programme line for postdoctoral researchers
  • individual support during your stay in Germany
  • additional financial support for example for accompanying family members, for travel expenses or for a German language course
  • a three-week introductory event where you can connect with other climate protection fellows, visit businesses and research institutions, and attend cultural events in Germany
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, in particular to support long-term connections with your cooperation partners in Germany over the duration of your entire professional career.

Selection Criteria :

As future decision-makers and multipliers, you aim to take on the global challenge of climate change through international, cross-border cooperation. We invite you to apply for an International Climate Protection Fellowship if you :

  • explore questions in the natural or engineering sciences or address legal, economic, health-related or societal aspects of climate change
  • are a citizen of a non-European developing or transition country (see list of countries, PDF) and have been predominantly living and working there
  • completed your first academic degree (Bachelor or comparable degree) no more than 12 years ago (cut-off date: 1 March of year of application)
  • have initial experience in a leadership role and corresponding leadership skills
  • are a prospective leader with extensive professional experience (at least 48 months at the time of applying)
  • are a postdoctoral researcher with a successfully completed doctorate in climate protection or climate-related resource conservation and have been published in academic journals and by academic publishers peer reviewed to international standards
  • have very good knowledge of English and/or German

How to apply for the Fully Funded International Climate Protection Fellowship? :

In order to apply for the fully-funded International Climate Protection Fellowship, applicants must complete and submit the online application form. Further, the candidates must also provide the following documentation (meeting the defined Criteria) along with the application:

  • research-based project: Outline the project you have developed yourself and agreed with your intended host prior to applying. Bear in mind that the following criteria are important for selection: a convincing choice of methods; clear focus and feasibility; relevance to the fields of climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation; feasibility of conducting the project at the chosen host institution; practicability of the communication strategy
  • extensive statement including confirmation of support from your host in Germany
  • two letters of recommendation (not more than 12 months old) from individuals who can provide information on your professional, personal and/or academic background.

Provider: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung / Foundation

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