Friday, February 23, 2024

Leading true information for positive global change.

Battling green skill shortage in the quest for a sustainable economy

Growth in demand for green skills is outpacing the increase in supply -...

Nigeria to get WHO-recommended new malaria vaccine by Mid-2024

The World Health Organisation has recommended a new vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, for the prevention...

Google announces N75m equity-free fund for Nigerian SMBs

Google has announced the opening of applications for the Hustle Academy SMB Fund...

Africa: Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP Africa Investment Insights Report identifies private-sector opportunities. Africa’s energy transition offers huge...
HomeOpportunitiesThe International Climate...

The International Climate Protection Fellowship(Fully-funded)

Fellowship Overview
The fellowship spans 12 to 24 months in Germany and aims to facilitate groundbreaking projects in climate change mitigation, adaptation strategies, ecosystem preservation, biodiversity, and sustainable use of seas and oceans. Additionally, sustainability themes related to natural resources, resource-efficient consumption, and urban development are welcomed.

Each year, the foundation awards up to 15 International Climate Protection Fellowships to prospective leaders and up to five to postdoctoral researchers. These fellowships are generously funded through the International Climate Initiative, which falls under the purview of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

Key Features

For Prospective Leaders:

  • Monthly fellowship stipend of €2,170, €2,470, or €2,670 (depending on training and career level).
  • Individual support during the stay in Germany.
  • Financial support for family members, travel expenses, health insurance, or German language courses.
  • Three-week introductory event for networking, business and research institution visits, and cultural exposure.

For Postdoctoral Researchers:

  • Monthly fellowship stipend of €2,670.
  • Individual support during the stay in Germany.
  • Additional financial support for various aspects.
  • Participation in the three-week introductory event.

Host Institutes:

  • Monthly allowance for research costs: €800 for natural and engineering sciences, €500 for humanities and social sciences.

Criteria for Application

To be eligible for the International Climate Protection Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be citizens of non-European developing or transition countries.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to addressing climate change through academic or practical means.
  • Possess leadership skills and experience (for prospective leaders).
  • Have a strong command of English and/or German.

Eligibility Criteria

Prospective Leaders:

  • Completed the first academic degree within the last 12 years.
  • Minimum 48 months of professional experience.

Postdoctoral Researchers:

  • Completed the first academic degree within the last 12 years.
  • Completed the doctorate no more than four years before the application deadline.
  • Published in internationally recognized academic journals.

Application Process

  • Before applying, candidates must finalize the details of their research-based project with their chosen academic host. The online application requires the submission of:
  • A detailed project outline.
  • An extensive statement, including confirmation of support from the German host.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • The application deadline is February 1, 2024. Successful applicants can anticipate a confirmation email upon the completion of the application process.

Selection of Host Institutions
Applicants can choose from a wide array of potential host institutions in Germany, and the foundation has compiled a list of institutions that have previously hosted Climate Protection Fellows. Interested individuals can register and apply online by the deadline.

The International Climate Protection Fellowship not only offers a unique opportunity for academic and practical engagement but also fosters a global network of professionals dedicated to addressing the urgent challenges of climate change. Take the first step toward making a lasting impact on the world’s climate solutions by applying for this prestigious fellowship.

Register now and apply online until 1 February 2024 or continue processing your application.

Click here to APPLY

Do you want to share your impact stories or pitch the coverage of your CSR event to us? E-mail: or *Phone +234-806-795-0250 (Whatsapp &Text)

We do everything possible to supply quality news and information to all our valuable readers day in, day out and we are committed to keep doing this. Your kind donation will help our continuous research efforts.

Get notified whenever we post something new!

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.


Seize the spotlight!

Experience unparalleled exposure and skyrocket your business!

Continue reading

NNPC Ltd, US Govt., Deloitte Collaborate on Greenhouse Gas emission reduction from OML 34

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) is working in collaboration with the United States Department of State and international management consultancy firm, Deloitte, to meet its net-zero carbon goals. This is expected to be carried out by embarking...

NASENI, Delta-2 partners sign $21.7m projects agreements

  ... Signs MoU for establishment of coal-based fertilizers The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has signed an agreement worth $21.7 million with eleven firms in Nigeria as beneficiaries for take-off of the Delta-2 Projects, being the outcome...

Youth Enterprise: International Breweries Foundation commits 60 Million Naira, trains 330 youths

The International Breweries Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of International Breweries Plc, has awarded a combined sum of 60 million Naira to 50 promising entrepreneurs at the 8th edition of its renowned Kickstart Initiative. This achievement comes...

Enjoy exclusive access to all of our content

Get an online subscription and you can unlock any article you come across.