DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowships for Sub-Saharan Students to study in Germany.

Application Deadline: Applications can be handed in at any time, but at  least three months before the intended visit in Germany.

The purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities to post-doctoral re-searchers from Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct, under the guidance of their host institutions, co-operative research at a German university or other research institutions. The programme is designed to augment opportunities for researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa.

DAAD is offering approximately 10 fellowships in 2014.

Eligible Applicants

  • Applicants have to be alumni of the German Academic Exchange Service ( DAAD) within the “In-Region / In-Country Scholarship Programme”.
  • have completed their PhD degree less than six years ago.
  • hold an academic position at a university or research institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • submit an invitation from a German host institution together with a research plan which must have been arranged in advance with the host researcher in Germany. (please note:DAAD does not find or introduce host institutions.)
  • be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.

Eligible Fields

  • Applications may come from all subject areas with strong relevance to national development.

Place of Tenure

  • The fellowships are tenable in any university or research institution in Germany.

Duration and Commencement
The awards are tenable for a period of two to six months and are not renewable.

The scholarship consists of:
•An adequate travel lump sum
•A research lump sum of EUR 600,–
•A monthly allowance of EUR 1.400,–
•Accident, liability and health insurance

Application Procedure

  • Applicants will be required to download the application form to apply for this program. (To complete the form: Please tick “other programmes” on page 1; pages 4 and 5 do not apply)

Documents to be submitted

  • Green DAAD application form, duly filled in and signed.
  • Hand-signed Curriculum Vitae (please use the europass specimen form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu), including list of publications.
  • Research proposal including detailed time and work plan.
  • Confirmation from a German professor stating that he/she will host the applicant during the stay.
  • 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).

Applications should be sent via e-mail directly to the respective contacts stated below.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowships for Sub-Saharan Students



One response to “DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowships for Sub-Saharan Students to study in Germany.”

  1. Andre Avatar

    Thank you DAAD for everything, we are grateful.

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