IASS > Call for Applications to the 2020 Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellowship (Germany)
The IASS – the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany is currently seeking nominations for the 2020 Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellowship. The fellowship is intended to honour individuals who strive to connect science and politics in their work. Applicants may come from academia, politics, civil society, business, and the arts.
The IASS is thus seeking applications from highly talented young early to mid-career professionals from Germany or abroad who have worked for at least ten years on sustainability issues and have the potential to serve as change agents towards sustainable development. The applicant should bring innovative ideas from his or her respective fields in science, the arts, civil society, business, politics or other areas of society and work experience across different countries and cultures.
Klaus Töpfer Fellowships are awarded for one year. Fellows are expected to be physically present at the IASS during their stay and actively contribute to the work of the institute, for example by holding seminars and participating in other IASS activities. Fellows receive a financial compensation intended to cover their additional living costs during their stay in Germany. The exact amount depends on the particular situation of the successful applicant and will be decided on an individual basis. In addition, the IASS can also provide resources to cover travel expenses, publication fees, support for organising workshops, production costs for artistic work, etc., making available up to 50,000 euros to cover any material costs incurred over the course of the one-year fellowship.
Deadline: 24 February 2020