Initially, the Fund supports international exchange primarily – but not exclusively – involving a core set of institutes with which Konrad worked most closely:

Mobility grants are awarded to young researchers focusing on the environmental policy issues within Konrad von Moltke’s agenda, including European environmental policy and law, environmental implications of international trade and investment, and international environmental affairs and governance. Grants support travel to perform research at one of the participating organizations, and are meant to complement other funds. Generally, grants for research visits exceeding six months will amount to 2500 Euros or the equivalent in US Dollars, and for shorter visits, will amount to 1500 Euros or the equivalent in US Dollars. Grants may exceed the foregoing amounts to facilitate e.g. attendance of relevant events or a visit to a second participating organization. Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient other resources for their research, as well as the necessary permits for work, residency and immigration.

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. Selection of grant recipients is preceded by a nomination through any of the participating organizations, and based on the approval of the nominee by the Konrad von Moltke Fund Advisors.