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DAAD NELGA Short-Stay 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 70 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 research fellowships for research stays or field studies in Central Africa

Applicants must have a background in land governance/ land management or a related field (e.g. land administration, land
economics, urban and regional planning, geomatics).
Applications must cover the following key areas:
? Land conflict prevention
? Land conflict analysis
? Land conflict resolution
Special consideration will be given to proposals that address topics that support NELGA’sresearch initiative on “Sustainable
Management of Cross-Border Agropastoralist Conflicts in Central Africa”. A factsheet on the research initiative accompanies this announcement

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...... read more

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DAAD NELGA Short-Stay Research Fellowship

Aim and Benefits of DAAD NELGA Short-Stay Research Fellowship

The fellowship consists of:

  • A flat-rate travel allowance: EUR 280 for in-country, EUR 430 for neighbouring countries, EUR 630 for in-region, EUR 980 for out of region;
  • A monthly research allowance of EUR 460.

The fellowship does not cover living expenses. One month after the end of the fellowship the fellow must provide a detailed report on the implementation of the research and its findings. The fellowship is not renewable. Funding is only eligible once per year, per topic and per educational stage.

Requirements for DAAD NELGA Short-Stay Research Fellowship Qualification

We invite staff members, students and young researchers 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

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Interview date, Process and Venue for DAAD NELGA Short-Stay Research Fellowship

The fellowships are tenable in the field, at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Central Africa. The fellowship does not provide financial support to research at the applicant’s home institution.

Application Deadline

October 12, 2023

How 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].
    Documents to be submitted
    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

For more details, visit DAAD website.

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