Marion Dönhoff Fellowship at the Michael Succow Foundation 2019 for post-graduate research on environmental issues (Fully-funded to Germany)

Marion Dönhoff Fellowship at the Michael Succow Foundation 2019 for post-graduate research on environmental issues (Fully-funded to Germany)

Deadline: January 1, 2019

Applications are open for the Marion Dönhoff Fellowship at the Michael Succow Foundation. The fellowship creates a unique chance for post-graduate research on environmental issues focussing on the region of post-soviet states. With this fellowship two renowned foundations make a joint effort for an environmentally aware, responsible and proactive youth.

The Marion Dönhoff Foundation funds a fellowship programme of the Michael Succow Foundation: The Marion Dönhoff Grant supports open and critical debates in the areas of environmental journalism, political ecology and sustainable development. It sponsors persons and organisations involved in these areas in former Soviet countries. In the spirit of Marion Dönhoff the aim is to strengthen proactive behaviour and individuals’ awareness to be jointly responsible for common welfare.

Programme Goals:



  • promoting the critical analysis and debate about issues relevant for sustainability and the environment,
  • supporting a critical East-Western dialogue on environment and sustainability,
  • fostering the media debate on these issues,
  • supporting regional and international networks.

Integrating human rights issues in the environmental dialogue is an explicit goal.

Benefits

  • The fellowship funds a study and work visit in Germany for up to ive months.
  • Up to four persons a year are eligible to receive the grant.

Eligibility

  • The programme is geared towards post-graduates with professional experience and activists from civil society networks and environmental groups focusing on regions in post-soviet states, including the South Caucasus and Central Asia.
  • The fellows are supposed to work on a subject of their own choice according to the programme goals, supported by the Michael Succow Foundation.
  • The applicants should be between 25 and 38 years old.
  • Good language skills in English or German (written and spoken) are required.
  • In exceptional cases and given outstanding qualifications, applications in Russian language can be accepted.

Fellows Responsibility

  • Fellows work on a subject of their own choice relevant to the programme’s goals and must publish their results.
  • The publication is a condition for the grant.

Application

Applications can be handed in by email each year before 1st of July and 1st of January.

Application documents:

  • letter of motivation (one page)
  • project description of issue to be analysed (up to three pages)
  • CV
  • copy/scan of passport

Contact: Sophie Hirschelmann, e-mail: sophie.hirschelmann(at)succow-stiftung.de.

For more information, visit Marion Dönhoff Fellowship.

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