Overview: 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. Fellows are free to choose their own hosts.
Study Level: Research
Area of Study: Scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change.
Fellowship Value: Fellowship amount according to qualifications between €2,150 and €2,650 per month;
Two-month intensive language course in German:
Lump sum for travel expenses
Allowances for visits by family members lasting at least three months;
Allowance of €800 per month for the host in Germany for projects in the natural and engineering sciences, and €500 per month for projects in the humanities and social sciences;
Allowance for a study or research visit to an institution in another European country lasting from one to two months;
Allowance for single parents accompanied by children;
Additional extension of the fellowship by up to three months if children under 12 also accompany the fellow to Germany;
Extensive alumni sponsorship
Requirements: The first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) must have been obtained within the past 12 years, counting from the end of the application period
Clearly visible leadership potential demonstrated by experience in a leadership position, or appropriate references
Work experience (at least 48 months at the time of application) or a successfully completed doctorate in the field of climate protection
A detailed statement by a host in Germany, including a mentoring agreement. You can find information on potential host institutions in Germany on the project data base of the German Federal Environmental Foundation, on the Research Explorer, on theKlimanavigator and in the link list provided by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research.
Very good knowledge of English and/or German
Citizenship of a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries) which is also the fellow’s habitual abode and place of work
Two expert references by individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional, personal and, if applicable, academic eligibility and his / her leadership potential
How to Apply: Apply Online
Deadline: 1 March 2017
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