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German Research Chair “Mathematics and its Applications” at AIMS South Africa 2023

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.

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German Research Chair “Mathematics and its Applications”

Application Deadline15 May 2023
Country to studySouth Africa
School to studyAfrican Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
TypePhD
Course to studyView courses
SponsorAlexander von Humboldt
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of German Research Chair “Mathematics and its Applications”

The research chair will receive funding of up to 835,000 euros for initially six years. This money may be used to cover

  • The salary attached to the research chair, to be determined depending on your career stage
  • Relocation costs
  • Research stays in Germany
  • Participation in national and international conferences
  • Expenses for organising workshops and conferences at the AIMS centre
  • Specialist literature, equipment and expendable materials at the AIMS centre

German Research Chair “Mathematics and its Applications” Courses


Requirements for German Research Chair “Mathematics and its Applications” Qualification

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

  • Have completed your doctorate and established an internationally outstanding research record in mathematics and its applications
  • Have several years of experience in research, teaching, and supervising students and, ideally, doctoral candidates
  • Conduct application-relevant research into topics with the potential to contribute to the development of the African continent
  • Would like to initiate academic collaborations with colleagues at German higher education institutions
  • Are willing to relocate to, live and work in South Africa for the duration of the funding period

Please see the programme information for the full application requirements. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation explicitly welcomes applications from qualified female academics.



Application Deadline

May 15, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Alexander von Humboldt on service.humboldt-foundation.de to apply

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.

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