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 closing date for applications has elapsed. Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to apply for this programme. The next application round is scheduled to begin on 15 September 2020. If you register for the next application round now, we will send you an email informing you when the next application round opens.

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