Grants for Lecturers


Grants for Lecturers

  • Citizen of the Republic of Kenya
  • Staff Member of a Kenyan public or private University
  • Holder of a very good Master’s degree having obtained an equivalent of a B+ grade or above from a recognized university institution
  • Should have obtained the Master’s degree within the past 6 years (date of graduation)

The necessary documents should be in the following order for each of the three sets:

  • Yellow cover sheet
  • Green DAAD application form
  • Hand-signed Curriculum Vitae (use the Europass specimen form) and list of publications, if any
  • Application letter indicating motivation to undertake PhD studies
  • Ph.D. proposal (10 – 15 pages; 1,5 spacing; 2,5cm space left, 2cm right) including an abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of the proposal) and a detailed work plan for 3 years including time schedule covering the whole period of the scholarship
  • Confirmation from a German Professor stating that he/she will supervise the applicant for his/ her Ph.D. thesis (in English)

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  • Admission letter from structured PhD Programme
  • 2 recommendation letters of academic referees (in English; on particular recommendation forms)
  • Certificates (each certified as true copy of the original certificate)
  • Master’s certificate
  • Transcripts for each Year
  • Bachelor’s certificate
  • Transcripts for each Year
  • A/O-level or KCSE certificate
  • Confirmation of funding for research during field studies
  • Copy of the national ID
  • Letter of support from the university, indicating the prospective function of the applicant within the university after return to Kenya
  • Letter of recommendation by DAAD Alumnus will be additionally considered

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All completed applications should be sent or delivered to:

The Coordinator
Kenya-DAAD Scholarship Programme
National Council for Science and Technology
P.O. Box 30623-00100, NAIROBI

Tel. 0727-923 357 or 020-2242175

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