Postdoctorate in Germany

The purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities to post-doctoral researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct, under the guidance of their host institutions, cooperative research at a German university or other research institutions. The programme is designed to augment opportunities for researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Please note that short term visits for study and training purposes or for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship.

DAAD is offering approximately 10 fellowships in 2017.

Applicants have to:

  • Be alumni of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the “In-Region / In-Country Scholarship Programme”.
  • Have completed their Ph.D. degree less than six years ago.
  • Hold an academic position at a university or research institution in Sub- Saharan Africa.
  • Submit an invitation from a German host institution together with a research plan which must have been arranged in advance with the host researcher in Germany. (please note: DAAD does not find or introduce host institutions.)
  • Be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.

Applications may come from all subject areas with strong relevance to national development (excluding the humanities and fine arts).

The fellowships are tenable in any university or research institution in Germany.

For further information, click here.

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