Until February 1, 2024, prospective leaders and postdocs from non-European developing and transition countries who already have initial professional and leadership experience in climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation can apply for an International Climate Protection Fellowship. Up to 20 fellows will be selected to conduct a one-year research-related project as a prospective leader or a long-term academic project (12-24 months) as a postdoc in Germany. Projects should focus on combating climate change, adaptation strategies, preserving ecosystems and biodiversity, or on the sustainable use of the seas and oceans. Sustainability topics relating to natural resources, resource-efficient consumption or urban development are also welcome.
The fellowships are funded through the International Climate Initiative. The Initiative (IKI) became the responsibility of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in 2022. The IKI programme cooperates with its founding ministry, the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), as well as the Federal Foreign Office.