This scholarship was established in memory of Eva Kleinn (1971 – 2005) and her tireless work on behalf of nature conservation, sustainable regional development, environmental education and intercultural communication in Russia and the Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan) as well as in the Caspian region.

At the same time, the scholarship offers financial support for young, national and international scientists who are involved in these areas and thus continue to work in the spirit of Eva Kleinn.


Awards criteria

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. Applicants must work on a topic or project concerning nature conservation, ecological education, or sustainable development according to the foundation’s motto “Preserve and Sustain,” and contributing to intercultural communication.

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.


Awards Procedure

The annually available scholarship amount may be awarded once (twice in exceptional cases with sufficient justification) to one or several applicants. Applications should be addressed to the Michael Succow Foundation. A decision will be announced within one month by the board-appointed jury (Prof. Dr. Michael Succow, Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp, Thomas Tennhardt).

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.

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.


Sholarship Recipients

Name Project topic/Sponsorship goal     Country
2006 Elias Ramezani Kakroudi The Holocene development of Caspian forests: a palynological study with silvicultural applications Iran
2007 Dr. Walter Wucherer

Analysis of the conservation potential of Turkmenistan and evaluation of the possibilities for co-operation concerning the development of a national park programme.




Jamal Hanmedova

Support for the study course “Landscape Ecology & Nature Conservation"




Amangul Ovezberdyyeva

Support for the study course “Landscape Ecology & Nature Conservation"

2010 Jakhan Annachariyeva

Support for study course “Landscape Ecology & Nature Conservation"



Rana Kaviani "Landscape ecological surveys and protected area development in the Tuskaestan region at the Caspian Sea (Iran)" Iran


Alisher Shukurov Support for study course “Landscape Ecology & Nature Conservation" Uzbekistan


Mona Poorzady Participatory conservation at Dena Biosphere Reserve for climate adopted management Iran



Ilqar Maharramov Support for a PhD proposal on pasture management in Azerbaijan Azerbaijan