In addition to its fellowship programme for university graduates and doctoral students from Central and Eastern European countries, the German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU) will now award up to 30 additional fellowships to master‘s graduates living in Ukraine or refugees.

The DBU has been awarding fellowships to highly qualified Master‘s graduates in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe since 1996. The aim of the programme is to provide further professional qualification to solve tasks in the field of environmental protection and nature conservation in the respective home country. The fellowship is intended for 6 to 12 months and enables the Master‘s graduates to spend a research period or further training at German institutions (universities, research institutes, environmental and nature conservation authorities, companies, NGOs, etc.).

Group of people
Master‘s graduates and doctoral students who live in Ukraine or who have fled the country are eligible to apply. Ukrainian citizenship is a central requirement. The studies must have been completed with a good or very good degree (Master‘s, Magister, Diplom) and should not have taken place more than five years ago. The fellowship is not intended for persons who wish to pursue a doctoral thesis (duration 24 to 36 months) or studies at a German university. The DBU welcomes applications from all disciplines, provided they wish to work on a topic related to environmental protection or nature conservation.

Application
A good knowledge of English and/or German is required for the application. The application is submitted via an online application procedure in either English or German. Further information can be found on the DBU website at: www.dbu.de/3044.html