Newsletter 3/2012

Call for applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships

The International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme for prospective leaders from transition and developing countries is entering its fourth round. Candidates are invited to start submitting applications immediately. The closing date is 1 December 2012.

In this fourth round, up to 15 International Climate Protection Fellowships will be awarded to prospective leaders from transition and developing countries who work on climate protection and resource conservation issues in academia, business, government or nongovernmental organisations. They will come to Germany for a year to conduct a project dedicated to the sharing of knowledge, methods and techniques together with a host. This encourages the creation of a network in which German and foreign experts collaborate on a sustainable, international basis to combat climate change and its global consequences. The fellowships are funded under the Federal Environment Ministry’s International Climate Protection Initiative.

In the last selection round, the Foundation granted 17 fellowships to potential leaders. The ten female and seven male fellows will embark on their fellowships in September 2012. This time round, their expertise covers plant physiology, power engineering , behavioural ecology and other disciplines. The fellows come from Argentina, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Uganda, Venezuela and Vietnam.