The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is announcing a research chair, under the programme financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) entitled “German Research Chairs”, at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg, South Africa.
The research chair is designed to help strengthen mathematical higher education and research in Africa, promote networking between AIMS South Africa and German higher education institutions and support networking amongst the various AIMS centres in Africa.
AIMS South Africa is part of the AIMS-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), which seeks to establish a coordinated network of supra-regional centres of excellence in Africa. Further AIMS centres are located in Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda and Cameroon.
The chair holder will simultaneously be affiliated to a university in South Africa.
We sponsor scientists and scholars, irrespective of academic discipline and nationality. We strengthen Germany as a research location through international research exchanges. We support our sponsorship recipients during their entire lifetimes and actively promote international understanding, scientific progress and development.
The research chair will receive funding of up to 835,000 euros for initially six years. This money may be used to cover
We invite you to apply for the German Research Chair in “Mathematics and its Applications” at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in South Africa if you
Please see the programme information for the full application requirements. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation explicitly welcomes applications from qualified female academics.
You may only apply online. When filling in the online application form, please observe the guidelines for completing the application and the information on required documents. Further information and advice important for your application can be found in the FAQ (at the bottom of this page).
If you are uncertain, we will be happy to advise you any time: GermanResearchChairs[at]avh.de.
Personal consultation via video call is possible upon request.
The application deadline is 15 May 2023.
For more details, visit Alexander von Humboldt Foundation website.