International Climate Protection Fellowship

Information for Hosts

Anyone working at a public or private institution in Germany (university, research institute, public administration, non-governmental organisation, ministry, business etc.) may be a host. The host's task is to ensure that the fellow receives professional support during his or her stay in Germany. Since fellows may carry out their projects at research institutions, companies, associations, administrations, or other establishments in Germany, the host's role will vary depending on the nature of the proposal and the fellow's needs. The host's main responsibility is to provide the right conditions for the successful completion of the project in Germany and to mediate the necessary contacts to other partners or institutions. Please note that fellows must be present at the host institution in Germany for the entire duration of sponsorship. It is, therefore, not permitted to spend periods outside of Germany (except in the context of a Europe Research Stay).

Information on the selection criteria for International Climate Protection Fellowships can be found in the programme information.

If a fellowship is granted, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will pay an allowance for research costs to the host institution. This amounts to €800 per month for projects in the natural sciences and engineering and €500 for projects in the humanities and social sciences.

Agreement must be reached between you and the applicant in advance on the proposal which should be developed independently by the applicant.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation asks you to submit a confidential statement, which is very important both for the selection procedure and for the Selection Committee. Please observe the list of questions for the host’s statement so that every candidate can be evaluated as fairly as possible and sign the mentoring agreement.

The applicant should provide you with the documents and information required to prepare your statement (letter of motivation, research-based proposal, curriculum vitae). Your statement will be treated confidentially by the Humboldt Foundation and by the Selection Committee.

The Humboldt Foundation can only initiate the selection procedure once your statement has been received. You should therefore send it directly to the Humboldt Foundation before the closing date (1 March):

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Selection Department,
Jean-Paul-Str. 12, 53173 Bonn, Germany
Fax: 0228-833 212, E-Mail: info(at)


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Selection Department
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn, Germany

Fax: 0228-833 212

Further information