CEE special fellowship programme for Ukraine

The German Federal Environmental Foundation has launched a special fellowship programme to support university graduates from Ukraine to work on topics related to environmental protection and nature conservation. The programme is aimed at graduates living in or have fled Ukraine with a good or very good Master's degree as well as current PhD students. Good English and/or German language skills are a prerequisite for application. The fellowship enables a six to twelve-month research and training stay in German research institutions, environmental authorities, NGOs or companies to gain experience in various fields of environmental protection and nature conservation. During the fellowship, the DBU offers an extensive programme consisting of seminars, events and workshops. The grant also includes at least one intensive German course.

Nataliia Yaroshenko © Nataliia Yaroshenko
For more insights watch this Video by „Unistudy Talks“ where Nataliia Yaroshenko, CEE Fellow from 2021-2022, speaks about the CEE Fellowship Programme and living in Germany.

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Target group and funding requirements

- University graduates living in or have fled Ukraine as well as current PhD students

- Ukrainian citizenship

- Good to very good university degree (Master)

- Good knowledge of English and/or German.


Application procedure

- Online application with registration (see here)

- Upload the following documents:

- curriculum vitae

- short description of the research topic (1-2 pages)

- Scan of the diploma (Master certificate or similar). Please contact us in case of any problems that might occur in this context.

- If available: Indication of a hosting institution.



Application start: as from now

Application deadline: Applications are possible until further notice.

Selection interviews: online, after personal consultation with the applicants.

Scholarship start date: individual, in agreement with the applicants and the host institutions.



- 1.350 EUR per month

- Health, accident and liability insurance

- Travel expenses to Germany

- German courses

- Participation in seminars and events


Further information





Contact details

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
MOE Fellowship Programm
An der Bornau 2
49090 Osnabrück

Contact person

Dr. Nicole Freyer-Wille

Phone: +49 541 9633 460
Mobile: +49 1511 7232665

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