Megatrends Afrika Fellowships in Germany 2024 [Fully Funded]

Call for Applications for Megatrends Afrika Fellowships 2024 is currently open. African researchers in eligible fields are invited to apply for a fully funded fellowship opportunity in Germany with a € 2,800monthly grant.

Megatrends Afrika is awarding several fellowships to post-doctoral researchers from African countries working on Africa-related issues.


  • Fellowship Sponsor(s): Megatrends Afrika
  • Host Institution(s): Selected Institutes in Germany
  • Fellowship Worth: € 2,800 monthly grants (plus other benefits)
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Postdoctoral
  • Nationality: Africans

Also Check: AfOx Visiting Fellowship Programme 2024 for Africans (Fully Funded)

Eligibility Criteria | Megatrends Afrika Fellowships 2024

The fellowships are open to post-doctoral researchers from African countries working on Africa-related issues. Selection will be based on the research proposals submitted by the applicants. We are in particular interested in research proposals on the following topics


  • Conflicts and armed violence in the Sahel: Links between climate change, resource/ land use conflicts and armed violence;
  • Local perceptions of foreign intervention in conflict states, including remote warfare and hybrid warfare and their implications for state legitimacy;
  • Demographic change or gender: Effects of demographic change on political attitudes and participation, the role of women and gender orders in politics or social movements;
  • Democratization and autocratization: domestic and external factors of influence;
  • Africa’s international relations in a new world order, including South-South relations, engagement in multilateral or minilateral fora (e.g., the UN, G20, BRICS);
  • Dynamics of regional Integration in Africa and cooperation with external partners: including the AfCFTA;
  • The nexus between domestic politics and foreign policy

Program Benefits

  • Fellowships will be granted for a period of two to three months between 2 May and 30 November 2024, full-time. For the duration of the fellowship, fellows will reside in the city of their host institution, i.e., in Berlin (SWP), Bonn (IDOS) or Kiel (IfW).
  • Fellows will receive a monthly grant of € 2,800
  • An economy-class return trip between the fellow’s place of residence and Germany. At IDOS, the honorarium will be calculated based on the IDOS fee schedule.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: All applications must be sent by email to [email protected] as a single PDF document and must contain the following documents in English:

  • A one-page letter of motivation;
  • A cover letter (one page);
  • An academic CV including a list of academic publications; and a sample of 2 pieces of recently published research papers;
  • Copies of relevant academic transcripts and/or diplomas (no translations needed);
  • A written concept note containing the description of the applicant’s project (not to exceed 2000 words);
  • This concept note must include:
    • A discussion of the project/research topic,  its academic and policy relevance, feasibility and theoretical and methodological grounding;
    • The scope and ambition of the project should be appropriate for a publication (a Megatrends policy brief or working paper) that will be finalized by the end of the fellowship.

Application Deadline: 10 March 2024, 11:59 p.m. CET

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