News 28.07.2017

Franco-German Fellowship Programme under the French Initiative "Make our Planet great again"

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change poses unique challenges for science as the Parties recognized ''the need for an effective and progressive response to the urgent threat of climate change on the basis of the best available scientific knowledge''.

Germany and France are jointly supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Both countries are leading the way with their coordinated fellowship programme to promote research in the areas of climate, energy and the Earth system. Under the French initiative "Make our planet great again", Germany and France are inviting researchers from all over the world to cooperate with German and French partners in advancing research in the following fields of sustainability science:

  • 1. Research on climate change
  • 2. Science for the energy transition
  • 3. Research to understand the Earth system

The programme also aims to network researchers. Germany and France will organize joint networking activities for the laureates in order to encourage networking between the laureates and with other international researchers in their discipline.

The French call has already been published. The German announcement of funding regulations will be published soon.