Fellowships for university graduates from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

About the CEE Fellowship Programme of the German Federal Environmental Foundation
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Our aims

  • advanced qualification of graduates of all disciplines for environmental relevant topics
  • knowledge transfer to science, administration and practice
  • international networking between environmental experts of all disciplines

What we expect

  • above-average university degree obtained within the last five years
  • all disciplines are eligible
  • citizenship and residence in one of the participating CEE countries
  • proposal of an environmental relevant and applied topic; please check our FAQs for the outline
  • sufficient knowledge of the German language; needs to be proven at the beginning of the stay at the host institution
  • doctoral candidates can apply if the doctoral project is not completed until after the end of the fellowship

Our application procedure

  • online application procedure available in German and English
  • application deadline annually on 05.09. and 05.03.
  • registration/login on the respective country site

Our services


  • up to 56 CEE fellows are funded per year; you can check our database for examples
  • funding period: 6-12 months
  • monthly grant: 1.350 €
  • health, accident and liability insurance
  • several weeks of intensive German course in Osnabrück before the beginning of the stay at the host institution


  • support with finding an appropriate host institution in Germany: hosts can be e.g. universities, research institutes, companies, authorities, NGOs
  • seminars for exchange between fellows
  • invitation to important events of the DBU, such as the German Environmental Award
  • networking between fellows and alumni via the online platform Stipnet
  • yearly meetings of Alumni in their home countries

Fellowship database

For more than 25 years, the fellowship programmes of the DBU have supported interesting fellowships in all disciplines with a strong focus on environmental protection and nature conservation. Our database lists all funded fellowships. You can use the search function to search the database for topics, institutions, persons etc.

Exemplary projects

You can find selected fellowship projects here.

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