Call for applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships

For what is now the seventh time, the Humboldt Foundation is inviting applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships to promote prospective leaders from transition and developing countries. Applications may be submitted from now until 1 March 2016.

Up to 20 young climate experts from non-European transition or developing countries who already have initial professional and leadership experience in this field will be funded in the next round. They are involved with 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 a year on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. The fellowships, which are funded under the International Climate Protection Initiative by the Federal Environment Ministry, will begin on 1 March 2017.

At total of 20 fellows ‒ 10 women and 10 men ‒ were chosen in September during this year’s selection phase. These individuals will commence their research stay in Germany next March. The current round of fellowships will bring together experts from a wide range of fields including business administration, geography, ecology, legal theory, climatology, agricultural economics and urban development. This year, eight fellowships were awarded to young researchers from Africa. Six fellows come from Asia and six from Latin America.


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