Marion Dönhoff Fellowship at the Michael Succow Foundation

Marion Dönhoff Fellowship at the Michael Succow Foundation


Marion Dönhoff Fellowship at the Michael Succow Foundation for Post-graduate Research, Germany (Fully-funded)

Deadline: July 1, 2020

The two-year European Master of Science in Food Science, Technology and Business (BiFTec) is jointly organised by three European partner institutions: KU Leuven, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (HSA) and Catholic University of Portugal (UCP). It fosters innovation and technology to help you cope with future needs and sustainability within our FOOD4S (“food force”) paradigm: Sustainable Food Systems Science and Engineering. BiFTec adopts a transversal and multidisci – plinary approach to a broad range of topics related to the 4S pillars Science (Food Science & Engineering Technology), Sustainability (Sustainable Food Product & Food Process Design), Safety (Food Safety & Quality), and Simulation (Computational Food Science & Technology).

More in-depth courses, a professional competence module and an MSc thesis project allow for specialisation in the domains of Innovative Technology, Energy & Food Chains, Risk & Safety, and Sustainable Food Production & Business. Upon successful graduation, you will receive a joint degree.

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. With this fellowship two renowned foundations make a joint efort for an environmentally aware, responsible and proactive youth


Several consortium scholarships will be awarded to top applicants on a competitive basis. The scholarship covers tuition fees, and part of your costs for travelling, housing, and living for the entire duration of the study programme. Next to these full grants, also some fee waiver grants are available for the best ranked runner up candidates.


  • Open to post-graduates with professional experience and activists of civil society networks and groups in the fields of political ecology, environmental journalism or sustainable development;
  • The fellowship can only be awarded to suitable candidates who come from post-soviet states;
  • The applicants should be between 25 and 38 years old;
  • Good language skills in English or German (written and spoken) are required. In exceptional cases and given outstanding qualifications, applications in Russian language can be accepted;
  • Eligible countries of origin of applicants are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia.


Applications can be handed in by email each year before 1st of July and 1st of January. They should comprise the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation (one page)
  • Project description of issue to be analysed (up to three pages)
  • CV
  • Proof of language skills
  • Copy/scan of passport

To contact: [email protected]

For more information, visit Marion Dönhoff Fellowship .


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