DAAD/NELGA Research COVID-19 Fellowships for young African Students

Application Deadline: June 15th 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has forced the world into action. The measures taken to contain the virus have impacted the whole of society, including the education sector, with research becoming more important than ever. To help investigating how COVID-19 and related measures potentially affect housing, land, and property rights in African countries, and to deliver high-quality research on the COVID 19 implications for land governance institutions and systems in the long-term, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers support for special research fellowships under the “Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)” in the form of desk studies.

Applications for the NELGA research fellowships may be submitted throughout the year. For this specialized call we invite you to apply before the 15th of June 2020. The fellowship will be awarded for August 2020.

Applicants must:
• have completed at least a first university degree (undergraduate) at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education;
• be nationals of an African country;
• be granted leave of absence by their home institution for the purpose of conducting a study.
Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the program.

Details of the research fellowship

Place of Tenure:

– Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the fellowships must be undertaken as desk research.

The fellowship will be awarded for studies taking place in August 2020. The grant is non-renewable, a postponement is not possible. One month after the end of the fellowship the fellow must provide a detailed report on the implementation of the study and its findings. The fellow may be invited to present the findings to an audience in a format to be determined.

• A one-off research allowance of EUR 460.
The fellowship does not cover living expenses. It can only be awarded once per year. The funds will be transferred to the fellowship holder’s personal bank account.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DAAD/NELGA Research COVID-19 Fellowships for African Students


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