International Climate Protection Fellowships 2017 – Germany (Fully Funded)

International Climate Protection Fellowships 2017 – Germany (Fully Funded)

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Applications are invited for the International Climate Protection Fellowships 2017. With these 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 Germany. Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety’s (BMUB) International Climate Initiative.

Programme Objectives

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. The programme thus drives the development of long-term contacts and collaborations with colleagues in Germany.


  • A monthly fellowship of between €2,150 and €2,650, depending on your qualifications;
  • Individual mentoring during your stay in Germany;
  • Additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course;
  • A three-week introductory phase, during which you will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany;
  • Extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career.


Eligible candidates

  • are a future leader from a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries);
  • are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change;
  • are interested in spending a year working with a host of your choice in Germany on a research-based project you have developed yourself in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation.

Application Process

Register and begin application here.

For more information, see Programme Information or visit International Climate Protection Fellowships 2017.