International Climate Protection Fellowship for young climate experts from developing countries

Submit an application, if you

  • 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

We offer you

  • a monthly fellowship of between €2,170 and €2,670, 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


Please see the Programme information (PDF | HTML) for details of the application requirements and fellowship specifications.


The closing date for applications is 1 March 2020. 20 fellowships can be granted.


The call for applications is conditional upon the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation being granted the relevant funding.

Gabriel Antwi-BoasiakoGabriel Antwi-Boasiako
Climate Protection Fellow 2016/2017 from Ghana

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Mariam BakhshiMaryam Bakhshi
Climate Protection Fellow 2013/2014 from Iran

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Elizabeth MosquedaElizabeth Mosqueda
Climate Protection Fellow 2016/2017 from Mexico

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Anang Bagus SetiawanAnang Bagus Setiawan
Climate Protection Fellow 2015/2016 from Indonesia

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Abdelrhman Mahmoud Shaaban MohamdeenAbdelrhman Mahmoud Shaaban Mohamdeen
Climate Protection Fellow 2015/2016 from Egypt

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Adam CeesayAdam Ceesay
Climate Protection Fellow 2016/2017 from The Gambia

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