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DAAD/NELGA Research Fellowships during COVID-19 for African Students

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to organize support measures for the “Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)”.

Application Deadline: 15th June 2020.

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the fellowships must be undertaken as desk research

About the Award: NELGA’s research fellowship programme aims to support junior researchers in conducting a specific research projector field study at a NELGA partner institution and encourage them to pursue successful scientific careers. Through the programme, research fellows contribute to the development of African scientific collaboration and promote academic excellence in the field of land governance.

Type: Research

Eligibility: We invite staff members or students of NELGA partner institutions with a background in land governance or gender studies to apply for funding for NELGA research fellowships on Land and Gender. This is part of the general open call for NELGA research fellowships as attached.

Applicants must:

  •       Have completed at least a first university degree (undergraduate) at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education;
  •       Be nationals of an African country;
  •       Be granted leave of absence by their home institution for the purpose of conducting a field study.

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the program.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The fellowship can be granted for field research conducted in any NELGApartner university or research institute. The grant is non-renewable. The fellowship does not provide financial support to research at the applicant’s host institution.

Duration of Program: The fellowship will be awarded for studies taking place in August 2020. The grant is non-renewable, a postponement is not possible. One month after the end of the fellowship the fellow must provide a detailed report on the implementation of the study and its findings. The fellow may be invited to present the findings to an audience in a format to be determined.

How to Apply: Applicants will be required to:

  • register online via the DAAD-Portal: https://portal.daad.de/
  • apply online under the following link:
    https://portal.daad.de/sap/bc/bsp/sap/z_set_cookie/setcookie.htm?fund_ar=stv&id=57388733

Documents to be submitted:

  • Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications (if applicable);
  • Detailed description of the research proposal and a description of previous research work (max. 10 pages);
  • Schedule of planned research work;
  • All university certificates received so far on all annual examinations with individual grade(s), incl. explanation of grading system;
  • One recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about your qualifications.
    Applications for the NELGA research fellowships may be submitted throughout the year. For this specialized call we invite you to apply before the 15th of June 2020. The fellowship will be awarded for August 2020.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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