2015 International Climate Fellowships For Developing Countries

2015 International Climate Fellowships For Developing Countries

Deadline: March 15, 2015

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety’s (BMUB) International Climate Initiative invites applications for its annual climate Fellowships for Developing Countries. The fellowship allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protectionUp to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually.

Eligibility Requirement

  • University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) completed with outstanding results less than 12 years prior to the start of the fellowship
  • Clearly visible leadership potential demonstrated by experience in a leadership position, or appropriate references
  • Professional experience in a leadership role in the field of climate protection (at least 48 months at the time of application), or a further academic or professional qualification
  • Very good knowledge of English and/or German
  • Initial practical experience gained in the context of climate protection projects
  • A detailed statement by a host in Germany, including a mentoring agreement
  • Citizenship of a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries) which is also the fellow’s habitual abode and place of work
  • Two expert references by individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional, personal and, if applicable, academic eligibility and his / her leadership potential


  • Fellowship amount according to qualifications between 2,150 EUR and 2,750 EUR per month
  • Two-month intensive language course in Germany
  • Lump sum for travel expenses
  • Allowances for visits by family members lasting at least three months
  • Allowance of 800 EUR per month for the host in Germany for projects in the natural and engineering sciences, and 500 EUR per month for projects in the humanities and social sciences
  • Allowance for a study or research visit to an institution in another European country lasting from one to two months
  • Allowance for single parents accompanied by children
  • Additional extension of the fellowship by up to three months if children under 12 also accompany the fellow to Germany
  • Extensive alumni sponsorship

Application Procedure

  • Applications must be completed online. Register here and apply online
  • Form for proposed host and confirmation of support
  • letters of recommendation

For more information, Visit Alexander Von  Humboldt Foundation.