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UNFCCC – UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme (2,329 EUR per month stipend)

The UNFCCC – UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme offers young people from developing countries a unique opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research. Academically outstanding young graduates from developing countries who are in the early stages of their career are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to women, amongst whom those from Least Developed Countries will be given the highest priority. Fellowships will last for one year, with the possibility of an extension of one further year subject to satisfactory performance. Fellows will be selected based on their skills and backgrounds vis-à-vis the respective purviews and foci of UNU-EHS/ViE and UNFCCC. Upon completion of the UNFCCC – UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme, the Early Career Climate Fellows will be able to work in their home countries or internationally, deploying the valuable experience and insights they have gained in Bonn.

A maximum of 12 fellowships will be awarded per call/cohort.


Academically outstanding young professionals up to the age of 32 from developing countries, especially women from least developed countries, are encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants should originate from a developing country and be 32 years or younger at the time of application.
  • In the case of applicants holding dual nationality, in order to be eligible to apply, one nationality must correspond to a least developed country and the candidate must have lived in the least developed country for a minimum of six (6) years.
  • Applicants should display an interest in the interface between international climate policy and research. Furthermore, applicants should be highly motivated to work and learn in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment. Strong written and spoken English skills are essential to participate in the programme. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
  • Applicants should demonstrate they also possess relevant key competences required for this fellowship, in line with the UN Values and Behaviours Framework and the respective placements at both organizations


  • The fellowship remuneration is based on UNU’s Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract salary scale and amounts to 2,329 EUR per month.

Application Procedure

A complete application package consists of the following four documents:

1) A cover letter (maximum 1 page in length) setting out how the qualifications, experience and future career goals match the requirements of the programme

2) An up-to-date CV (maximum 2 pages in length);

3) A completed and signed Personal History Form (P11); and

4) Copies of all academic transcripts/degree certificates to date.

For More Information:

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Application Deadline: December 31, 2022