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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

The International Climate Protection Fellowships are primarily intended for people who are already engaged in climate protection,’ says Francois Buscot, a member of the selection committee. 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 and a final meeting in Berlin for all fellows.

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

Update: September 2017

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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.

hamed fathi
25 December 2014

I am from Iran and i am PhD student my name is hamed fathi my thesis subject is: The Effect of sewage sledge and their bio-char as mulch and top-soil incorporated on some soil attributes, lead adsorption and desorption Isotherms potassium uptake and plant growth in a loss soil with high specific surface area in a temperate climate.
Your department can find for me scholarship for 6-mount scholarship or post doc. Can you help me?
Best regards

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