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Humboldt Foundation is seeking applications from Young Climate Experts for its International Climate Protection Fellowship.
International Office   Friday, September 20, 2019

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 GermanyUp to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety’s (BMU) International Climate Initiative. The fellowships target prospective leaders from non European transition and developing countries.

Programme Objectives

  1. The global challenge posed by climate change can only be met by cross-border international collaborations. By enabling future decision-makers and multipliers to share knowledge, methods and techniques with specialist colleagues in Germany the programme promotes this objective, particularly by taking account of issues relating to practical applicability in the fellows’ own countries. In the spirit of the Agenda 2030 and the related Sustainable Development Goals, the programme seeks to contribute to the achievement of these goals by fostering prospective leaders with their undertakings and projects to combat climate change, to develop and implement adaptation strategies, to preserve ecosystems and biodiversity and to foster the sustainable use of the oceans and seas. Furthermore, it addresses sustainability topics relating to natural resources, resource-efficient consumption and urban development.
  2. The programme promotes the development of long-term contacts and collaboration with colleagues in Germany.


  1. A monthly fellowship of between €2,170 and €2,670, depending on applicant qualifications.
  2. Individual mentoring during their stay in Germany.
  3. Additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying they, travel expenses or a German language course.
  4. A three-week introductory phase, during which they will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany.
  5. Extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help applicant sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during their entire professional career.
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