German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Selection of applicants

The selection of applicants follows a three-step process.

As the number of participants is limited, fulfilment of the eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission to the programme, and further selection steps are taken.

In the first step of the selection process, complete applications that fulfil the eligibility criteria are assessed based on a numeric scoring system. Scoring of applicants is mainly oriented towards their qualification, motivation, leadership potential, commitment of the employing institution to support the applicant’s participation in the programme, quality of endorsement letters and the transfer project concept.

In the second step, shortlisted applicants are contacted by phone, in order to clarify any open questions and to receive more information on the applicant.

In the third step, 20 participants will be selected from the shortlisted applicants, taking into account additional criteria in order to achieve a balanced representation of countries and regions, gender, and governmental versus non-governmental backgrounds among the participants.

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