Doing research in countries of the post-soviet region in memory of Eva Kleinn

The landscape ecologist Eva Kleinn (1971-2005) has made an extraordinary contribution to the protection of nature, sustainable regional development and intercultural communication in Russia and the countries of Central Asia and the Caspian region.

This scholarship is intended to keep the memory of her tireless work alive. At the same time, it is designed to enable young domestic and foreign scientists to carry out research in this region in order to continue the work of Eva Kleinn in her spirit.

  1. Upon application, the scholarship may be awarded to students, graduates and doctoral students from the University of Greifswald and to applicants from the countries named above.
  2. Applicants must work on a topic or project concerning nature conservation, ecological education, or sustainable development according to the foundation’s motto "Preserve – Sustain – Value", and contributing to intercultural communication.
  3. The application should include a rough estimate of costs and explain the reasons for financial support (travel, stay, materials, publication, miscellaneous). The scholarship will only be awarded if other sources of funding have been exhausted or are not available.

  1. The annually available scholarship amount may be awarded once (twice in exceptional cases with sufficient justification) to one or several applicants.
  2. A decision will be announced within one month by the board-appointed jury (Prof. Dr. Michael Succow, Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp).
  3. The scholarship will be paid in installments, depending on the requirements as outlined in the budget plan. Previous expenses must be documented prior to payment of the next installment.
  4. After six months, recipients are expected to submit a brief summary of the sponsored project; upon completion, the project results are to be turned over to the foundation.

Funding for young scientists from Germany and abroad for research work in Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus

Thematic fields: Nature conservation, sustainable regional development, nature education