Dear Sir or Madam,

the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt – DBU)  awards 60 fellowships per year for advanced qualification in all fields of environmental protection and nature conservation in Germany . Highly qualified university graduates of all disciplines from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are welcome to apply. The DBU scholarships cover a 6-12 month stay at  Germany host institutions: universities, research institutes , companies , environmental and nature protection agencies and authorities, NGOs, associations etc.


The monthly grant is 1250 Euro. A health, accident and liability insurance is included. We offer also seminars, an intensive German language course, participating in conferences and invitations to important events, summer academies etc.. Working closely together in an international context helps to create a strong network of highly committed environmental experts.

The application takes place via online tool in German or English. Applicants submit a description of a topic of environmental protection or nature conservation they would like to work on in Germany. This topic should be of environmental relevance for the home country, the EC or globally. PhD students are eligible if the PhD thesis is not already completed during the funding period. The commitment of a host institution must not be available at the time of application. With the help of the DBU a suitable host can be organized after the positive application process. Own initiative of the applicants is highly appreciated. The host institutions provide the workplace and guarantee professional supervision.

For detailed information on conditions, application and benefits see the attached flyers in English or Serbian language  and follow the link to the DBU International Fellowship Programme .

Deadline for application this year: August 1, 2019. Selection interviews in Croatia: September 2019. Start of fellowship: February 2020.

We invite your postgraduate students to apply for a DBU- scholarship. Therefore we would like to ask you to promote our programme at your university and faculty and forward this information to professors and students who might be interested. Online-application deadline is August 1 every year. If there are questions, please contact us:  Ova e-mail adresa je zaštićena od spambota. Potrebno je omogućiti JavaScript da je vidite.

Attached you find the flyers on the fellowship programme in English language.

Thanks for your support.

Kind regards

Christiane Grimm