Due Date: January 1, 2019

Applications are open for the Marion Dönhoff Fellowship at the Michael Succow Structure. The fellowship develops a distinct possibility for post-graduate research study on ecological concerns concentrating on the area of post-soviet states. With this fellowship 2 prominent structures make a collaboration for an ecologically mindful, accountable and proactive youth.

The Marion Dönhoff Structure funds a fellowship program of the Michael Succow Structure: The Marion Dönhoff Grant supports open and crucial disputes in the locations of ecological journalism, political ecology and sustainable advancement. It sponsors individuals and organisations associated with these locations in previous Soviet nations. In the spirit of Marion Dönhoff the goal is to enhance proactive behaviour and people’ awareness to be collectively accountable for typical well-being.

Program Objectives:

  • promoting the crucial analysis and argument about concerns appropriate for sustainability and the environment,
  • supporting a vital East-Western discussion on environment and sustainability,
  • cultivating the media argument on these concerns,
  • supporting local and global networks.

Incorporating human rights concerns in the ecological discussion is a specific objective.


  • The fellowship funds a research study and work go to in Germany for as much as ive months.
  • Approximately 4 individuals a year are qualified to get the grant.


  • The program is tailored towards post-graduates with expert experience and activists from civil society networks and ecological groups concentrating on areas in post-soviet states, consisting of the South Caucasus and Central Asia.
  • The fellows are expected to deal with a topic of their own option according to the program objectives, supported by the Michael Succow Structure.
  • The candidates must be in between 25 and 38 years of ages.
  • Great language abilities in English or German (composed and spoken) are needed.
  • In remarkable cases and provided exceptional certifications, applications in Russian language can be accepted.

Fellows Obligation

  • Fellows deal with a topic of their own option appropriate to the program’s objectives and need to release their outcomes.
  • The publication is a condition for the grant.


Applications can be handed in by e-mail each year prior to 1st of July and 1st of January

Application files:

  • letter of inspiration (one page)
  • job description of concern to be evaluated (as much as 3 pages)
  • CV
  • copy/scan of passport

Contact: Sophie Hirschelmann, email: sophie.hirschelmann( at) succow-stiftung. de.

To find out more, go to Marion Dönhoff Fellowship

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