Information on letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation in the Climate Protection Fellowship Programme

To be able to apply for an International Climate Protection Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, interested applicants must provide references as part of their application. If you would like to support a future leader working academically or practically from a non-European developing or transition country by writing a letter of recommendation, please follow the instructions below. Please refer to our website or the International Climate Protection Fellowship programme information to find out exactly what is required of the applicant.

How to proceed

Your assessment of the applicant is a major factor in the review process.

Please write your statement using the list of questions for letters of recommendation (PDF) and answer all the questions in detail in English and in the given order where possible. You should then upload this document to a protected area. The applicant will send you the corresponding link to this area in an email. Your statement will, of course, be treated as confidential.

Please note

Without your letter of recommendation, the application is incomplete and cannot be submitted by the applicant. We therefore recommend that you upload the required documents no later than one week before the closing date of 1 February.