Marion Doenhoff Fellowship for Young Nature Conservationists, Germany

Deadline: 1 July 2014
Open to: post-graduates with professional experience, coming from post-soviet states (including the South Caucasus and Central Asia)
Fellowship: funded study and work visit in Germany for up to five months


The Marion Dönhof Foundation funding fellowships at the Michael Succow Foundation creates a unique chance for post-graduate research on environmental issues focussing on the region of post-soviet states. The Grant supports open and critical debates in the areas of environmental journalism, political ecology and sustainable development.

In the spirit of Marion Dönhoff the aim is to strengthen proactive behaviour and individuals’ awareness to be jointly responsible for common welfare.

The fellowship’s goals:

  •  promoting the critical analysis and debate about issues relevant for sustainability and the environment,
  • simultaneously supporting a critical East-West dialogue,
  •  fostering environmental media debate on these issues,
  • supporting regional and international network.


  • Post-graduates with professional experience and activists of civil society networks and groups;
  • Citizens from post-soviet states ( including the South Caucasus and Central Asia);
  • Between 25-38 years old;
  • Good English or German skills.

In exceptional cases applications in Russian language can be accepted.


The fellowship funds a study and work visit in Germany (Greifswald)  for up to five months. The fellows are supposed to work on a subject of their own choice according to the programme goals, supported by the Michael Succow Foundation. They must publish the results of the stay, the publication is part of the conditions for the grant.


The application deadline is 1 July 2014.

All application documents: CV, letter of motivation (one page), scan of passport and project description of issue to be analysed (up to three pages) should be sent to :

For further information visit the official website HERE.

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