Deadline: 15 December 2011
Open to: Applicants must have completed their first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree)
Scholarship: The amount of the fellowship is 2,150 EUR, 2,450 EUR or 2,750 EUR per month.
The International Climate Protection Fellowships enable prospective leaders to conduct a research-related project of their own choice during a one-year stay in Germany. Submit an application if you are a prospective leader from a non-European threshold or developing country working in the field of climate protection and resource conservation in academia, business or administration in your country. The programme, which is being funded under the International Climate Initiative by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, includes a preparatory intensive language course in Germany, a several-week introductory seminar, a two-week training course and a final meeting in Berlin. These activities will enable you to gain additional insights into academic, social, cultural, economic and political life in Germany.
If the application for a Europe research stay is approved, the fellow will receive a Europe allowance of EUR 550 per month (or EUR 700 if accompanied by his/her marital partner) for the duration of the stay abroad, in addition to the fellowship. The amount of the fellowship is 2,150 EUR, 2,450 EUR or 2,750 EUR per month. The fellowship amount includes a mobility allowance and a subsidy towards the cost of medical and liability insurance. Depending on the funds available, the size of the monthly fellowship reflects, in particular, the fellow’s academic and professional qualification and status as well as the professional experience. Decisions on the amount are made by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The fellowship is paid in monthly instalments.It is important that fellows open a private bank account (current account, Girokonto) at a bank in Germany and inform the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation immediately of their account number,bank code,and the name and address of their bank to ensure punctual remittance of the monthly payments (a form is available on
the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s website. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will pay for accommodation during the introductory seminar, the fellowship amount will, therefore, be reduced by 30% during the time of the seminar.
During the sponsorship period, fellows may conduct short-term research visits to institutions in other European countries if this is necessary to carry out the project successfully. The maximum duration should be 1 to 2 months; for stays up to 14, days please use the mobility allowance.
The written application (no specific form required) must include the following
If you wish to submit an application you must register first. Your email address is also your user name. Applicants must choose a password on registration. After registering you will be sent an email with a link which will allow you to log-on and access the application form using your user name and password.
You can interrupt the application process at any time and save your data.The application may only be submitted once.
Should you experience any problems with the online application please send an email to [email protected].