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Climate protection: fellowships for young leaders

Interested candidates from developing and emerging countries can now apply again for an International Climate Protection Fellowship offered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The International Climate Protection Fellowship brings young leaders from developing and emerging countries to Germany for twelve months. Before submitting their applications, they must have selected and established contact with an appropriate host university or institution, where they will carry out free, independent research on a subject connected with climate protection. The Humboldt fellows also engage in intensive discussion of their research findings, methods and techniques with their host institutions. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation selects up to 20 young qualified leaders.To be eligible for a an International Climate Protection Fellowship, applicants must have gained a first degree in the last 12 years. They must also have a further academic or professional qualification or have worked in their chosen profession for at least four years. Leadership experience is also a selection criterion.

Tomorrow’s experts

One of the key aims is to promote exchange of ideas among the recipients of the fellowship. To do that, they travel around Germany and get to know organisations engaged in the field of climate protection. The idea is that the fellowship recipients build up a network which they can then draw upon later when they are working around the world as experts in a range of fields.

A variety of additional benefits

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s support is not merely financial: the fellowship also includes a one or two-month intensive language course, an introductory seminar, training courses as well as intensive Alumni funding.

For further information and application, please refer to the website of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The application deadline is 20 March 2020.

Update: October 2019

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Walber Pereira
15 October 2019

As an EHEMALIGER STIPENDIATER from DAAD (Freiburg im Breisgau), for me it an honour to be here and share my concern with my region (North of Brazil, Pará State).I am also a member of the GREEN PARTY in my hometown, Castanhal-city.And our projects are mainly commited with the preservation of woods and now prevention of burnings.I am a teacher from the State University of Pará, working also with languages, Cinema and Theater.It is really important today these concerns with the position and situation of our world.All the best for all participants here.

Simon Thierry Okiobe
29 December 2016

I appreciate this great initiative. We have to protect environment and avoid the catastrophic weather events by 2030. According to World Bank Organization these events will cause about 250.000 human deaths each year by 2030.

Trufi Murdiani
30 March 2016

dear administrator team of AVH stiftung, I am Trufi from Lampung (Indonesia). I have send my online submisson in climate protection research fellowship programme, but I do not get the feedback yet regarding on my application. whereas, at the website there is an explanation that all applicants will get the reply soon after submission. would you mind to answer me. thanks.

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