Apply for Fellowships in Germany
Fellowships in Germany: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA) is Germany’s oldest intermediary organisation for international cultural relations. It promotes peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide.
IFA supports artistic and cultural exchange in the exhibition, dialogue and conference programmes, and it acts as a centre of excellence for international cultural relations.
It is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the state of Baden-Württemberg and its capital Stuttgart.
With the CCP Fellowships, the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) funds around 100 professionals and committed volunteers from 42 countries each year. During two to three months of practical training in host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills.
In return, the host organisations benefit from the expertise, regional knowledge and networks of the fellows.
In case of ongoing travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is the opportunity to participate in the CrossCulture Programme as a remote fellowship holder.
Fellowships are principally awarded to people working in policy and society, media and culture, human rights and peace, or sustainable development.
International fellows receive a monthly allowance of 550 euros, roundtrip airfare, accommodation, a monthly ticket for public transport within the place of residence, a refund of applicable visa fees, and health insurance. Scholarship recipients from Germany receive a monthly allowance of 1,100 euros, a refund of roundtrip airfare, a refund of applicable visa fees, and health insurance.
The deadline is on 15 December 2020.
The applicant must be between the ages of 23 and 45 at the time of the application.
Good written and spoken English skills and at least two years of proven professional experience or volunteer work in a civil society organisation in the country of origin are required.
Candidates should provide the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae in English with details about education/training, work experience, volunteering and other skills
- Letter of motivation
- Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s home organisation/workplace in the applicant’s country of origin, for example from a supervisor
Countries currently participating in the program are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.
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