Internationales Klimaschutzstipen­dium der Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

General Information

The International Climate Protection Fellowship targets prospective leaders from non-European transition or developing countries who are engaged in the field of climate protection and resource conservation in academia, business and administration in their countries. The fellowship will enable the recipients to conduct a research-related project of their own choice with hosts in Germany whom they are free to choose themselves (please note: CIPSEM itself can not act as host institution, for potential hosts at TU Dresden please follow this link in order to get an overview of the faculties and their respective institutes).

Besides this, the program contains:

  • a monthly fellowship of between €2,150 and €2,650, depending on qualifications
  • individual mentoring during the stay in Germany
  • additional financial support for items such as accompanying family members, travel expenses or a German language course
  • a three-week introductory phase, with the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help sustaining contact with collaborative partners in Germany during the entire professional career

CIPSEM operates as partner of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, which is granting up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships annually. The project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports the initiative based on a decision of the German Federal Parliament.
The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation is running the program in cooperation with:

Target group

Those applying for this programme must be working in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation; they should have proven leadership skills, which must be convincingly demonstrated in the application and supported by appropriate references.
In addition to applicants with a background in the natural and engineering sciences, candidates who have been engaged in legal, economic, health-related and societal issues relating to climate change are encouraged to apply for this programme.

Application requirements

  • First university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent), completed less than 12  years previously, counting back from the end of the application period
  • Leadership skills demonstrated by initial experience in leadership positions and/or appropriate references
  • Extensive work experience (at least 48 months at the time of application) or a successfully completed doctorate in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation
  • Scientific publications (for post-doctoral applicants) in peer-reviewed journals according to international standards
  • A detailed statement by a host in Germany, including a mentoring agreement; details of the proposal must be discussed with the prospective host prior to application
  • Citizenship of a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries) which is also the applicant’s habitual residence and place of work
  • Very good knowledge of English and/or German, documented by appropriate language certificates
  • Two expert references by individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional,personal and, if applicable, academic eligibility as well as his/her leadership potential.

For further information please refer directly to the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation's website.

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Tamara Karp
Letzte Änderung: 10.08.2018