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Fellowships für Hochschulabsolventinnen und -absolventen aus Mittel- und Osteuropa (MOE)
Further qualification of university graduates from all disciplines on topics relevant to the environment
Knowledge transfer in science, administration and practice
international networking between environmental experts from all disciplines
Master’s/Master’s/Diploma degree completed with above-average grades no more than five years ago
all specialties are admitted
Nationality and residence in one of the above CEE countries
Proposal for an environmentally relevant and practical topic; see
Sufficient knowledge of German; must be proven to the host institution at the beginning of the stay.
Doctoral students can apply as long as the doctoral project is not completed until after the fellowship has been funded
Our application process
Online application procedure in German and English possible
Application deadline annually on 05.09. and 05.03.
Registration/application on the respective country page
Our services for you
up to 56 fellowships annually.
Fellowships funded to date
Funding period: 6-12 months
monthly fellowship: 1.350 €
Health, accident and liability insurance
Intensive German course in Osnabrück lasting several weeks before the stay at the host institution
Assistance in finding a host institution in Germany: possible options include universities, research institutes, companies, specialized authorities, NGOs, etc.
Seminars for mutual exchange
Invitation to important DBU events, e.g. the presentation of the
German Environmental Award
Networking between fellows as well as alumni via the online communication platform Stipnet
annual meetings of alumni in their home countries
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Information material on the MOE Fellowship Program
Special program Ukraine
Förderleitlinien zum MOE Fellowship Programm der Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt
Fellowships for university graduates from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
Fellowships for university graduates from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) [brochure].