Up to 20 young climate experts from non-European transition or developing countries who already have initial professional and leadership experience in this field academically or practically will be funded in the next round. Applicants should focus on issues relating to the scientific, engineering, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change.
Together with a host, they will work in Germany for one to two years on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. The fellowships from this round, which are funded under the International Climate Protection Initiative by the Federal Environment Ministry, will begin on 1 March 2023.
From wastewater chemistry to transportation research
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has sponsored more than 190 young professionals from more than 50 countries through its International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme in the years since 2010. The fellowship recipients come from a wide range of countries including Bolivia, Egypt, Fiji, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Malawi, Tajikistan and Zambia. In terms of their fields, the International Climate Protection Fellows are also very diverse. For example, winning applicants in past years have addressed climate and biodiversity issues relating to wastewater chemistry, remote sensing, commercial law, meteorology, animal and plant ecology, urban planning and transportation research.
Brief portraits of some of our International Climate Protection Fellows to date are available at: A Selection of Climate Protection Fellows.