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DAAD Climate Research for Researchers in Africa 2020

DAAD Climate Research for Researchers in Africa 2020: Applications are requested for the DAAD climapAfrica Climate Research for Alumni and Postdocs in Africa for the 2020/21 session. Fellows and alumni will collaborate in joint working groups that encompass several postdoctoral projects in a field related to climate change research.

Successful applicants will increase their research impact and output through a comprehensive training and support program, including general skills training, science policy advising and science management.

DAAD Climate Research for Researchers in Africa 2020

Fellowship Sponsor(s): DAAD

Fellowship to be taken at: Africa

Fellowship level: Postdoctoral

Fellowship Slots: Several

Fellowship Worth: See fellowship Benefits

Subject Eligibility: See Course eligibility

Country/Candidate Eligibility: The fellowship is for African nationals.


 

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Fellowship Eligibility and Selection Criteria: To be considered for the DAAD Climate Research for Researchers in Africa 2020, applicants are to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be nationals of an African country who have completed and obtained a doctoral degree in courses related to climate change.
  • Applicants must be willing to contribute to the initiation and the coordination of alumni working groups.
  • Applicants must be willing to realize their project at a host institution in western or southern Africa.
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong academic, leadership and research abilities.

Fellowship Benefits

  • A flat rate travel allowance to your target country and back.
  • A research lump sum of max. EUR 10,000
  • A monthly allowance of EUR 800
  • An accident, personal liability and health insurance.
  • Short-term research stays in Germany of 2to 6 months (subject to availability of funds).
  • Mobility fellowships for the active participation (poster or talk) in relevant international conferences in the field of climate change/climate Research.

Course Eligibility

Agriculture, (Adapted) Land Use, Climate Science, Law, Economic and Social Science, Mathematics/Natural Science, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biodiversity, Food Security, Marine Science, Human Security, Education, Energy, Informatics, Water Security and Water Resources, Woodland and Forest Sustainability.


 

Other Opportunities:

  1. DAAD In-Region Molecular Biology and Genetics Scholarship at Stellenbosch University
  2. DAAD/CERAAS In-Country/In-Region Masters and PhD Scholarships 2020/2021

 

Application Procedures for the DAAD Climate Research for Researchers in Africa 2020

How-to-Apply

Applicants are to apply online at the DAAD portal by completing the DAAD application form and curriculum vitae (please use the Europass specimen form at https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu ).

  • Applicants are to supply list of national and international publications.
  • Letter of invitation from the host institution in western/ southern Africa (including current date and stamp of the institution.
  • A research proposal which should be detailed and independently prepared upon which both the applicant and his/her host institutions have agreed on.
  • Time schedule for the realization of the planned work.
  • An outline of three activities for your working group and specify how you would implement them with your working group.
  • Two challenges that you might be facing and how to overcome them when coordinating and motivating experts from all over Africa to perform joint activities.
  • A PhD certificate, Master’s certificate and copy of passport.
  • Two recommendation letters by academic referees via post:

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

ST32, Marine Michels,

Kennedyallee 50

53175 Bonn

Or via fax: (+49 228 882 98143)

Application Deadline: 14th September, 2020

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