Climate Fellowships

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. Fellowships may last from twelve months to two years, and Fellows will be selected based on their skills and backgrounds vis-à-vis the needs of UNU 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. Academically outstanding young graduates from developing countries who are in early stages of their career, especially women from least developed countries, are encouraged to apply.

The latest information on any open calls for fellowship applications will be announced here, hence please continue to check this page for future call announcements, eligibility requirements, and the application procedure. Please kindly note that we are unable to accept unsolicited applications and any applications submitted outside of an open call.

All applicants for the UNFCCC – UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme should be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted once a call has closed; due to the number of applications and enquiries received, we are, unfortunately, unable to provide individual feedback on applications submitted, including application status updates.

Should you have any general enquiries on the UNFCCC – UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme, please feel free to send an email to, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

Read testimonials from previous cohorts or view the flyer about the programme.

There are currently no fellowships available.