Alexander von Humboldt Foundation call for Fellowship Application,

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Call for Fellowship Application,

In May of this year we selected 14 prospective leaders from 13
different countries in the second round of the Alexander von Humboldt
Foundation’s International Climate Protection Fellowships. The eight
women and six men, who will start working on their projects together
with their academic hosts in September, specialise in areas ranging
from agricultural economics and botany to solar energy use and
political economics. We are delighted about this diversity, both in
terms of geography and contents, and hope to attract equally
interesting and high-quality applications in the third call that has
now opened.

Your support in publicising this programme would be extremely valuable
as you may know of suitable candidates from abroad, or hosts
potentially interested in cooperating with dedicated young leaders. We
should, therefore, be very grateful if you would draw their attention
to the fellowship and the opportunities it offers.

Each year, up to twenty International Climate Protection Fellowships
are awarded to prospective leaders from threshold or developing
countries who are working on questions of climate protection and
resource conservation in academia, business, government or
nongovernmental organisations. They come to Germany for a year to
conduct a project dedicated to the sharing of knowledge, methods and
techniques together with a host. This encourages the creation of a
network in which German and foreign experts collaborate on a
sustainable, international basis to develop solutions for climate
change and its global consequences. The fellowships are funded under
the Federal Environment Ministry’s (BMU) International Climate
Protection Initiative.

Attached you will find a brief description of the programme with
information on eligibility requirements and fellowship benefits, which
you are welcome to forward or print out and disseminate at your
institute or organisation. This brief information is also available in
Spanish and Portuguese and can be downloaded from

Applications may be submitted immediately. The closing date is 15
December 2011. The fellows will take up their fellowship in September
2012. Please note that anyone who has already received sponsorship
from the Humboldt Foundation in the form of a fellowship or award is
not entitled to apply for this fellowship.
Visit for information on the programme
and the online application package. If you have any questions about
this programme, please contact us directly via

Many thanks for your support and best wishes,

Enno Aufderheide
Secretary General
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


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