TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme for Sub-Saharan Africans in Germany, 2015


TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme for Sub-Saharan Africans in Germany, and applications are submitted till 31 March each year. German Research Foundation is inviting applications for TWAS DFG cooperation visits programme available for Sub-Saharan Africans. Fellowship is open for postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany of no more than 3 months. TWAS will cover visa, health insurance and travel expenses, while DFG will provide subsistence costs for the stay in Germany. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Germany

Level: postdoctoral research.

Field(s): The TWAS DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany of no more than 3 months.

Deadline: 31 March each year

Funded By: German Research Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): TWAS DFG Cooperation Visits Programme is taregeted for Students of sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (DRC-Kinshasa), Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, 

Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia)

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: The  Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany of no more than 3 months.

Scholarship covers:TWAS will cover visa, health insurance and travel expenses, while DFG will provide subsistence costs for the stay in Germany. The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.

Description

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany of no more than 3 months.

Under this programme, researchers are assisted in making a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany.

Such visits will have a duration of no more than three (3) months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.

The aim of the visit is to discuss research collaboration with German scientists with the ultimate goal of developing longer-term collaboration, perhaps through other Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, or German Research Foundation) programmes.

TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme will cover visa, health insurance and travel expenses, while DFG will provide subsistence costs for the stay in Germany.

The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.

Eligibility



Have what it takes to avail TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme ? 

‣ Applicants must hold a PhD and must have obtained it not earlier than 2010;

‣ Applicants must be nationals of a sub-Saharan African country, including South Africa, and hold a research position in sub-Saharan Africa.

‣ Applicants already on site in Germany are not eligible.

‣ Successful applicants can only reapply once for another cooperation visit.

‣  Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.

‣  All fields of Natural and Social Sciences will be considered.

Notification for TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme 

‣ Successful applicants will be informed three months after the deadline.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications are submitted via by post, electronically or fax.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 31 March each year.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme 


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