Thursday, 23 August 2012

2013 International Climate Protection Fellowships for Developing Countries, Germany

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung / Foundation funded fellowship for students from developing countries including South Africa in the field of Climate Protection and resource conservation, Germany 2013
Study Subject(s):Climate Protection and resource conservation
Course Level:Fellowship
Scholarship Provider: Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung / Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
-First academic degree (Bachelors’ or equivalent) completed no more than 12 years prior to start of fellowship (1 September 2013) with outstanding results
-Professional experience in a leadership role (at least 48 months at the time of application) or further (academic or professional) qualification
-Initial practical experience (at least 12 months at the time of application) through involvement in projects related to climate protection and resource conservation; and
-Leadership potential demonstrated by initial experience in leadership positions and/or appropriate references.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Developing countries, including South Africa.
Scholarship Description: The International Climate Protection Fellowships enable prospective leaders to conduct a research-related project of their own choice during a one-year stay in Germany. Under this call, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung / Foundation will award up to 15 International Climate Protection Fellowships to prospective leaders from developing countries, including South Africa. Applicants need to be working in the field of climate protection and resource conservation in academia, business or administration in their home country. In addition to applicants who have been trained in the natural and engineering sciences, candidates who have been engaged in legal, economic and societal issues relating to climate change are encouraged to apply for this programme. The programme, which is being funded under the International Climate Initiative by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, includes a preparatory intensive language course in Germany, a several-week introductory seminar, a several-day training course and a final meeting in Berlin. These activities will enable you to gain additional insights into academic, social, cultural, economic and political life in Germany.
What it covers: 
-Monthly fellowship amount between 2,150-2,750 EUR
-Family allowances, lump sum for travel expenses
Application Procedure: Should you wish to benefit from an internal screening process to ensure technical compliance and high scientific quality, please forward your application to Wilna Venter ( by the internal closing date of 31 October 2012 prior to you doing the final online submission to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Peer-reviewed feedback will then be provided to the applicants, to improve chances of success for this highly prestigious fellowship.
How to Apply: By Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 October 2012
Further Scholarship Information and Application

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