International Sustainable Academy (ISA) Scholarship in Hamburg, Germany

Fellowships

Deadline: June 30, 2020

Apply for the International Sustainable Academy (ISA) Scholarship 2020. The scholarship is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is aimed at interested parties in emerging countries and economies on the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list.

The international transfer of knowledge shall help the 12 scholarship-holders to further develop their existing special fields and/or existing projects in terms of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the period of sponsorship until 2022, the ISA offers up to 12 students and professionals every year (see requirements) an 8-month research stay in Hamburg, together with a further month of sponsorship in their home country in order there to complete and customize the results of the research report

Benefits

The applicants selected will receive scholarship benefits. 

  • Costs of the stay will be paid
  • € 1,300 per month expenses (includes own research and as applicable, excursions and internships)
  • Health insurance
  • accommodation (private, furnished flat-share room (ca. 12m²) with shared bathroom and kitchen)
  • return flight (Economy Class (max. three stopovers, flight from home country airport) (airport transfer in home country may be granted under justified circumstances)
  • airport transfer in Hamburg with public transport
  • season ticket for the use of public transport in Hamburg
  • costs of group excursions

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Applicants must come from countries or regions on the DAC list
  • Evidence of English skills of at least B1 or better
  • Evidence of university degree and/or relevant professional experience
  • Applicants must already be working on a project or research in their home country, ideally on the theme of climate protection which they can further consolidate in Germany. It is important that the benefits to the home country can be seen
  • The project must be attributable to one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDG ́s)
  • You must apply for a visa at the Germany Embassy in your home country
  • There is no age limit for applicants.
  • Selection is based on the following requirements and the dimensions deduced from them:
    • INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES – Specialist qualification – general education/ open-mindedness and interest/ creativity;
    • VALUE ORIENTATION / RESPONSIBILITY – standpoint and tolerance – independent thinking
    • GENERAL environment policy commitment – volunteer activities taking into account own artistic or scientific performance
    • PERSONALITY – motivation – potential – personal presentation – social competence

 

Application

To apply, follow the procedure below

  • Evidence of educational qualifications, diploma, Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Letter of motivation, 1,000 characters
  • A typed or word processed, formulated, 3–4 page curriculum vitae with date and signature (not tabular, written on one side only and not tacked together)
  • Evidence of English skills (min. B1)
  • Project description, 1,500 characters
  • Eligibility for a stay abroad (matriculation, authorization from employer)
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