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Apply for environmental protection fellowships offered by Germany’s DBU

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The German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU) has called for applications for fellowships for university graduates from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

The deadline is September 5. DBU awards up to 60 fellowships per year for advanced qualifications in all fields of environmental protection and nature conservation, in the spirit of promoting young talents.

Highly qualified graduates of all disciplines are welcome to apply

Highly qualified graduates of all disciplines from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are welcome to apply, DBU said on its website.

The fellowships cover a 6-12 months stay at German host institutions

The program is open for candidates from Bulgaria, Estonia, Kaliningrad Oblast, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. They are required to have both citizenship and residence.

DBU is providing a monthly grant of EUR 1.250

The DBU fellowships cover a 6-12 months stay at German host institutions: universities, research institutes, companies, environmental and nature protection agencies and authorities, NGOs and associations. DBU is also providing a monthly grant of EUR 1.250.

During the fellowship, practical solutions for current environmental issues are developed. After their stay in Germany the alumni are well qualified to tackle the issues in their home countries thus assuring efficient knowledge transfer, DBU said.

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