If you are a young climate expert, don’t miss this opportunity from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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Are you a young climate expert?  then don’t miss this opportunity from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is offering a fully funded fellowship opportunity tagged International Climate Protection Fellowship for young climate experts from developing countries.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation.


  • You must be a future leader from a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries)
  • You must be active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change
  • You must be interested in spending a year working with a host of your choice in Germany on a research-based project you have developed yourself in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation
  • Applicants must provide proof of their knowledge of German if this knowledge is necessary to ensure that the research-based proposal can be implemented successfully. Otherwise, you must provide proof of good knowledge of English (language certificate) required

What you stand to again

  • a monthly fellowship of between €2,170 and €2,670, depending on your qualifications.
  • individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
  • additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
  • a three-week introductory phase, during which you 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, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career

Please see the Programme information (PDF) for details of the application requirements and fellowship specifications.

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2020. 20 fellowships can be granted. If you have any question, click here for advice and assistance

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