ICP Fellowship Program-Research Opportunity in Germany on Climate Change and Carbon Markets

International Climate Protection Fellowship (ICP)

With the International Climate Protection Fellowships (ICP), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
enables prospective leaders working practically to implement a research-based proposal in the
field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in

Up to 15 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the
International Climate Initiative (IKI) 1 . The fellowships target prospective leaders from non European transition and developing countries (see list of countries), who possess extensive work
experience outside academia. Candidates draw up their own research-based proposal which they
then implement in collaboration with a host in Germany. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
runs the programme in cooperation with the Centre for International Postgraduate Studies in
Environmental Management (CIPSEM) at TU Dresden, the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
(DBU), the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), the Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federation of
German Industry (BDI).

Are you a young professional from a developing country with a keen interest in carbon pricing, particularly in the field of emissions trading systems? ICAP offers a unique research opportunity to engage in groundbreaking research in Germany for one year as part of the ICP Fellowship Program.

 We’re Seeking:

  • An enthusiastic fellow, passionate about exploring the intricacies of carbon markets and carbon pricing, especially in relation to Emission Trading Systems (ETSs).
  • A commitment to developing innovative research that contributes significantly to the understanding and implementation of effective climate change solutions.

 ICP Fellowship Program Application Requirements:

  • Motivation Statement: A brief explanation of your interest in collaborating with ICAP in Berlin. Outline your passion for the subject and what makes you the ideal candidate for this fellowship.
  • Research Project Proposal: Provide a description of the research project (1 pager) you intend to pursue during your year at ICAP. Your proposal should clearly demonstrate the relevance and connection to carbon pricing, with a specific focus on ETSs.

This fellowship is more than just a research opportunity; it’s a chance to contribute to vital global efforts against climate change and to learn how an international Secretariat works. If you’re ready to take on this challenge and make a difference, we encourage you to apply.

How to Apply for the ICP Fellowship Program: 

Please submit your motivation statement and research project proposal by sending an email to [email protected], and cc’ing [email protected]

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