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International Climate Protection Fellowships

November 1st, 2010

For prospective leaders from threshold and developing countries.


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s fellowship programme promotes prospective leaders from threshold and developing countries who are engaged in climate protection and resource conservation in academia or business, government or non-governmental organisations.

Up to twenty fellows are funded annually. They will go to Germany for a year to work alongside a host of their own choosing on a joint project dedicated to the exchange of knowledge, methods and techniques.The aim is to create a network in which German and foreign experts will work together on a sustainable, international basis to combat climate change and its global consequences. The fellowships are funded under the Federal Environment Ministry’s (BMU) International Climate Protection Initiative. 

- first academic degree ( Bachelor’s or equivalent) completed no more than 12 years prior to start of fellowship
- further (academic or professional) qualification or extensive, theme-related professional experience
- confirmation of support and statement of a host in Germany
- independent project proposal agreed with host in the field of climate protection and resource conservation
- leadership potential 

The closing date for applications is 15 December 2010. 

The fellowship commences 1 September 2011. 

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