Finding Scholarships

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

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The purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities to post-doctoral mathematician under the guidance of AIMS, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. As a self-governing non-profit trust, which is supported by several universities, AIMS offers postgraduate Programmes to talented students from the African continent. In a similar way, AIMS is extending its offer to Masters and Doctoral Degree Programme in mathematical sciences meeting the need for highly qualified scientists in Africa.

It has been agreed upon that DAAD co-operates with AIMS by offering 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the AIMS Centers in Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa each.

Who can apply?

Applicants have to

  • have completed their PhD degree not more than six years ago.
  • be current or prospective teaching or research staff at a university or research institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • be invited by AIMS.
  • preferably be nationals of an African country.

The scholarships at AIMS Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa are available in the following field:
Mathematics.

The fellowship is tenable at AIMS Cameroon, Ghana or South Africa

What can be funded?

The purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities to post-doctoral researchers to conduct co-operative research at AIMS.

Duration of the funding

The awards are tenable for a period of up to two years.

Value

The fellowship covers:

  • A flat-rate travel allowance: The flat rate travel allowance will be specified in the letter of Award
  • A monthly research allowance of 100 EUR
  • A monthly instalment of 1000 EUR
  • If a health insurance is compulsory for work and/or visa regulations DAAD will accept the costs for a standard tariff upon submission of receipt of paid invoice.

The scholarship is designed as a subsidy to the scholar’s current salary / study leave income.

Selection

The objective for fellows is to undertake research during the tenure of the award. The project should not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidate’s doctoral research project. In addition:

  • The host institution has to adequately participate in the costs
    (e.g. infrastructure, other local expenses).
  • The host and the candidate must have established close communication and devised a concrete concept note.
  • The implementation of the fellowship should contribute to develop staff exchange between Sub-Saharan African universities.

Furthermore, the candidates should be ready to support the supervision of DAAD scholars, if required, by their host institution.

What requirements must be met?

Applicants have to

  • have completed their PhD degree not more than six years ago.
  • be current or prospective teaching or research staff at a university or research institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • be invited by AIMS.
  • preferably be nationals of an African country.

At the end of the fellowship the fellow has to provide a detailed report on the findings of the research signed by the hosting professor and give further information on future co-operation and academic activities.

Application documents

Applicants will be required to register online via the DAAD-Portal.

Documents to be submitted

  • DAAD application form duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal).
  • Curriculum Vitae (please use the europass specimen form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu), including list of publications (if applicable).
  • Invitation and nomination by the host Institution
  • Research proposal (up to 5 pages) including detailed time and work plan which must have been arranged in advance with the host researcher.
  • 2 recommendation letters by academic referees.
  • PhD certificate (certified as true copy of the original certificate).
  • Master’s certificate (certified as true copy of the original certificate).

Application deadline

Closing date for the submission of DAAD scholarship application is the 29th of January 2018.

Information and advisory centres

For consultation with DAAD, please contact:
Sylvanie Ouassika

General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking "Application portal" at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:
1. Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)
2. Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)

  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • Scan paper documents and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the required appendices to the portal in PDF format.

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-888 or via e-mail portal@daad.de, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm CET and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm CET.
Please consider this when you are planning your application.

Basic-Requirements

Status: Postdoctoral researchers
Country of Origin:
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

Subject:
Only specified

Restricted to the following disciplines:

  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
Further application requirements »