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DAAD NELGA Research Fellowship for African Researchers 2023

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to organize support measures for the “Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)”.

NELGA is a partnership of over 50 leading African universities and research institutions with proven leadership in education, training and research on land governance.

The objectives of NELGA are:

? Enhancing training opportunities and curricula on land governance in Africa;
? Promoting demand driven research on land policy;
? Connecting scholars and researchers across Africa;
? Creating data and information for monitoring and evaluation on land policy reforms;
? Strengthening policy-research linkages

DAAD is offering:

  1. Research fellowships for research stays or field studies in Burkina Faso.
  2. Staff exchange between African universities.

About German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD scholarship in Germany is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003]. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German...... continue reading

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Research Fellowship

Application Deadline31 Dec 2023
SponsorGerman Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Research Fellowship

The fellowship consists of:
? A flat-rate travel allowance: EUR 280 for in-country, EUR430 for neighbouring countries, EUR 630 for in-region, EUR 980 for out of region;
? A monthly research allowance of EUR 460.

Requirements for Research Fellowship Qualification

We invite staff members or students of NELGA partner institutions with a background in land governance or a related field to apply for funding for NELGA research fellowships.

Applicants must
? Have completed at least a first university degree (undergraduate) at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education;
? Be enrolled or a staff member at one of the NELGA partner universities or associated institutions;
? Return to their studies/duty station at the end of the fellowship;
? Be nationals of an African country;
? Be granted leave of absence by their home institution for conducting a field study.

Interview date, Process and Venue for Research Fellowship

Selection Criteria

The most important selection criteria are:

  • A convincing and well-planned research project;
  • Academic achievements.

Any additional documents supporting the academic relevance of the research proposal or providing information about pertinent extracurricular activities of the applicant will also be considered in the assessment.

Documents Required for Application

  • DAAD application form, duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal);
  • Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications (if applicable);
  • Detailed description of the research proposal and a description of previous research work (max. 10 pages);
  • Weekly schedule of planned research work;
  • Letter confirming supervision by an academic adviser at the host institute, which refers to the applicant's proposal and confirms that the host institute will provide a workplace (not applicable for studies in the field);
  • Copies of university diplomas/certificates and transcripts of record of all annual academic examinations (incl. explanation of grading system);
  • A recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about the applicant’s qualifications.

Application Deadline

December 31, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on to apply

Applicants will be required to:

  1. Register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered):
  2. Apply online under the following link: Click here

For technical questions regarding the DAAD-Portal, please contact [email protected]. 

For more details, visit the website.

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