Poland (since 2001), organized as an association
Hungary (since 2008)
Romania (since 2009)
Lithuania (since 2010)
Antanas Staskevicius (e-mail address to follow)
Ukraine (from 2020)
Current MOE Fellows as well as alumni are invited once a year to the Fellow and Alumni Meetings in the run-up to the awarding of the German Environmental Award and the DBU Summer Academy. In addition, a meeting of all alumni living in Germany will take place on this last weekend in October. Every four years, all current Fellows as well as alumni are invited to Berlin for the Week of the Environment.
In addition, an International Alumni Workshop is held annually (alternating between a CEE country and Germany). It serves as an exchange between the DBU alumni networks in the CEE countries, the DBU doctoral scholarship program in Germany and the DBU office. Furthermore, there is the possibility that alumni organize a colloquium.
The DBU has been awarding five Fellowships per year to former Fellows of the MOE Fellowship Program since 01.01.2016. The fellowship can be used for further scientific training in the course of a PhD/postdoc position or for practical further qualification between cooperating institutions/organizations/companies.
Applications are due once a year by 31.03. possible by e-mail. The selection is made on the basis of the submitted documents and through a peer review. There will be no selection interviews.
The Board of Trustees of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Foundation for the Environment) approved the new foundation at its 115th meeting. Meeting on 11.03.2020 a conceptual addition to the MOE Fellowship Program.
Small Grants” are intended to provide Fellows with an additional incentive to return to their home country after the Fellowship and to apply the skills they have acquired in Germany in the field of environmental protection and nature conservation. Funding is granted for a maximum period of six months. Small Grants are to be awarded primarily to those Fellows who have demonstrated exceptional performance during the course of the Fellowship.
The small projects serve the in-depth qualification of excellent Fellows with regard to the conception and implementation of research and development as well as development and testing projects with sustainability, environmental and/or nature conservation relevance. In the Small Grants, the Fellows potentially qualify as future project partners of the DBU. The Small Grants are generally to be carried out in the Fellows’ countries of origin and are to be oriented towards the DBU’s funding topics. In particular, they may include three types of projects:
The projects should focus on topics that focus on particular sustainability challenges.
Further information on application requirements and content requirements can be found in the funding guidelines for Small Grants. For further questions, please contact Dr. Alexander Bittner(email@example.com).
The DBU has been awarding five travel fellowships per year to former fellows of the MOE Fellowships program since 01.01.2016. Travel Fellowships are for participation in a conference/meeting/workshop/seminar/training with a current environmental theme in Germany.
Applications are due by 31.01. and as of 30.06. possible by e-mail. The selection is made on the basis of the submitted documents.
The Fellowship includes a one-time payment of a maximum of €2,000 for travel expenses and participation fees.
The following documents must be submitted by e-mail:
For further questions, please contact Dr. Nicole Freyer-Wille(firstname.lastname@example.org).