Call for Nominations: AGNES Grants for Junior Researchers 2020/21

AGNES Grants for Junior Researchers 2020/21: The African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the AGNES Grants for Junior Researchers 2020/21 which comprises two funding programmes: The AGNES-PAWS Grant for Junior Female Researchers and the AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers.

The two grants are generously funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and with support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH). The grants aim to strengthen the scientific capacity in Africa through active co-operation of AGNES members.

Grant Sponsor(s): German government and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Grant Level: Junior Researchers

Grant Worth: EUR 1000

Grant Slot: Not specified

Discipline Eligibility: All fields of research

Country Eligibility: African countries


Also See: Now Open: Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation 2021 Grant Cycle

AGNES Grants for Junior Researchers 2020/21 | Details

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Eligibility and Nomination: Grants will be awarded to individuals with:

  • Demonstrable scientific achievements seen through the quality of published work in reputable peer-reviewed international journals, with Thomson Reuters Impact Factor.
  • Nominee must be a national of a sub-Saharan African country and be interested to apply for fellowship programmes of the AvH to carry out a post-doctoral scientific research project in Germany.
  • AGNES Members and African Humboldtians may nominate, for each programme, 2 excellent candidates who graduated with the PhD from 2018 onwards. Excellent candidates who will graduate before the end of 2020 may also be nominated.

Refer to: Commonwealth Foundation COVID-19 Special Grants 2020

Application Procedures

How-to-Nominate: Nominators are to ensure that they send the following documents to the AGNES desk via email to info@agnes-h.org and ocadebooye@daad-alumni.de:

  • A nomination form in AGNES template with the nominator, the name of the nominee, the type of Grant considered (AGNES or AGNES-PAWS Grant for Junior Researchers), reason for nomination, PhD graduation date of nominee, field of research, name and affiliation of a potential research partner in Germany.
  • A CV of the nominee in AGNES Format with full list of publications must be included.
  • Academic transcripts and graduation certificates of the nominee.
  • For the Humanities, an extended abstract (5 pages) of the doctoral thesis has to be submitted.

Application Deadline: December 05, 2020 at 12:00 h GMT

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