Opportunites for youth

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES – International Climate Protection Fellowships at Germany

Opportunity for young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and developing long-term collaborations.

DEADLINE: 15th March, 2015
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: Developing countries (NEPAL is eligible) Click here to see the list of eligible countries


– Fellowship amount according to qualifications between 2,150 EUR and 2,750 EUR per month
– Two-month intensive language course in Germany
– Lump sum for travel expenses
– Allowances for visits by family members lasting at least three months
– Allowance of 800 EUR per month for the host in Germany for projects in the natural and engineering sciences, and
– 500 EUR per month – for projects in the humanities and social sciences

Application Requirements

– University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) completed with outstanding results less than 12 years prior to the start of the fellowship
– Clearly visible leadership potential demonstrated by experience in a leadership position, or appropriate references
– Professional experience in a leadership role in the field of climate protection (at least 48 months at the time of application), or a further academic or professional qualification
– Very good knowledge of English and/or German

The fellowship allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation.

Submit an application if are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change.

During a three-week introductory phase, you will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany. An intensive German-language course before you begin the fellowship will smooth your way into everyday life in Germany whilst a continuing education event lasting several days in the course of the fellowship will enable you to acquire not only practical knowledge of climate protection but also expertise in management.

20 fellowships can be granted annually.


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