2020 Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen CrossCulture Programme (CCP) Fellowship

Deadline: November 15, 2019.

With the CCP Fellowships, the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) funds around 80 professionals and committed volunteers from over 35 countries each year. During two to three months of practical training in host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills. In turn, the host organisations benefit from the expertise, regional knowledge and networks of the CCP fellows. The participants then bring their experiences gained abroad into their everyday working life when they return to their home organisation.

Fellowships are principally awarded to people working in one of the following fields:

  • Policy and society
  • Media and culture
  • Human rights and peace
  • Sustainable development

In addition, from 2019 to 2023 the following key issues will be the focus for those interested in applying for compatible host organisations:

  • Civic & citizenship education
  • Digital civil society



  • The applicant must be between the ages of 23 and 45 at the time of the application.
  • Good written and spoken English skills.
  • At least two years of proven professional experience or volunteer work in a civil society organisation in the country of origin.
  • The applicant is in good health for a longer stay abroad.
  • Countries currently participating in the programme are:Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.


  • The applicant has been and is socially engaged for the long-term.
  • The applicant can prove full-time experience in his or her field of work.
  • A collaboration with an organisation in the target country is in progress or planned.
  • The applicant possesses other language skills, particularly, German language skills.



First and foremost, this programme provides financial support for the fellowship recipients.
ifa covers the following costs for fellowship recipients from abroad:
•          A monthly allowance of 550 euros
•          Roundtrip airfare
•          Accommodation
•          A monthly ticket for public transport within the place of residence
•          A refund of applicable visa fees
•          Health insurance

ifa covers the following costs for scholarship recipients from Germany:
•          A monthly allowance of 1,100 euros
•          A refund of roundtrip airfare
•          A refund of applicable visa fees
•          Health insurance



Application in 3 steps

  1. Open the ifa application portal  and select the fellowship of your choice.
  2. Complete the application form and upload your documents. Since the application system cannot cache any input, all documents should be ready for the upload at the start of the application.
  3. Submit the completed application online via the application portal.

What application documents are required?

  • Curriculum vitae in English with details about education/training, work experience, volunteering and other skills.
  • Letter of motivation using the Template.
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s home organisation/workplace in the applicant’s country of origin, for example from a supervisor, using the Template.
  • Photo is optional.




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