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Funding Opportunities

Consistently highlighted as a principle challenge to delivering doctoral education in Africa, information about funding opportunities available to doctoral programme administrators and graduate school managers from various funding agencies and their programmes and projects are provided here.


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Funding Opportunities:


 African Development Bank (ADB)


www.afdb.org/en/countries/ | Contact



Nature:

Multi-lateral Development Finance Institution (main office inCôte d'Ivoire) 

Programmes:
The African Development Bank Group finances projects, programs and studies in the areas of agriculture, health, education, public utilities, transport and telecommunications, the industry and the private sector.

Main Objectives:
To promote sustainable development and eradicate poverty in Africa.


Académie de Recherche et d'Enseignement supérieur (ARES)


www.ares-ac.be | Contact



Nature:

Public Organisation (Belgium)

Programmes:

Le programme des Projets inter-universitaires ciblés (PIC) est constitué de projets de recherche stratégique ou de transfert des connaissances au profit des populations locales. Ils sont réalisés dans les pays en développement, en partenariat avec des universités et institutions de recherche du Sud.Le programme Frais de formation vise à financer les universités francophones belges pour les formations qu'elles dispensent, dans le cadre de leur offre générale de formations diplômantes, à des ressortissants des pays en développement.une priorité est accordée aux enseignements de troisième cycle et aux études doctorales.

Main Objective:

L’engagement et l’action du CIUF dans le domaine de la coopération au développement reposent, avant tout, sur la reconnaissance de l’Université comme acteur majeur du développement.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Projects

 


African Union (AU)


www.au.int | Contact



Nature:

International Organisation

Main Objectives:

The vision of the African Union is that of: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.”

 


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


www.mellon.org



Nature:

Private Organisation

Programmes:

The Foundation's promising experience in South Africa justifies targeted extension of that program's work to other countries or regions where the Foundation's commitment to the humanities, the arts, and higher education could contribute to stabilizing fragile democracies, and create favorable conditions for their participation in global networks of research and culture. In its initial phase of development, the International Higher Education program will stress partnerships with institutions already supported by the Foundation, especially on issues of global grand challenges.

Main Objectives

Strong systems of higher education and cultural institutions are essential to building and sustaining viable polities and societies in emerging as well as more established regions of the globe.


Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR)


www.appear.at | Contact



Nature:

Government Agency (Austria)

Programmes:

APPEAR is a programme of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) with the aim to implement its strategy for support of higher education and research for development on an academic institutional level in the ADC’s southern priority countries and key regions and in three priority countries of the South Caucasus and Black Sea Region.

Main Objectives:

The overall objective is to strengthen the institutional capacities in higher education, research and management in the addressed countries through Academic Partnerships with Austrian higher education institutions and master’s and PhD scholarships as a contribution to effective and sustainable reduction of poverty.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Call for Application


Association of African Universities


www.aau.org



Nature:

International Organisation (located in Ghana)

Programmes:

The Association has provided a platform for research, reflection, consultation, debates, co-operation and collaboration on issues pertaining to higher education. It has provided a range of services to its members and served African higher education in a variety of ways. It has established and increased its role in the five sub-regions of Africa and is thus able, at reasonable notice, to assemble teams of experts in relevant fields from the sub-regions.
In addition, the Association provides leadership in the identification of emerging issues and support for debating them and facilitating appropriate follow-up action by its members, partners and other stakeholders.

Main Objective:

The main goal of the strategic plans is to provide effective support for African higher education institutions in their core functions of teaching and learning, research and service to their communities. This will enhance the impact of the African higher education community and its institutions on national, regional and global affairs and policy. An additional goal is the provision of efficient management of the Association, with sound program implementation capacity and a secure resource base.

Links related to Doctoral Programmes:

AAU Programmes and Services

Scholarships

 


Canon Collins


www.canoncollins.org.uk | Contact



Nature:

Private (located in UK)

Programmes:

We believe that higher education is empowering for individuals and transformative for society. Southern Africa’s development depends on strong leadership in key fields, which is why we have supported over 3,000 individuals through their studies since 1981. Research and knowledge are crucial tools for addressing some of the most pressing issues in contemporary southern African society, therefore we focus our scholarship provision on enabling access to postgraduate and doctoral studies. On top of a strong academic record and a passion for research, our scholars must demonstrate their commitment to social justice and to employing their skillsets to achieve impact within the wider community.

Main Objectives:

Education and Human Rights

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Scholarships


China Scholarship Council


Homepage



Nature:

Government Agency (China)

Programmes:

Great Wall Programme is a full scholarship established by MOE for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to sponsor students and scholars in developing countries to study and conduct research in China.

Links related to doctoral education:

Great Wall Programme

 


CIMO - Centre for International Mobility


www.cimo.fi | Contact



Nature:

National Agency (Finnland)

Programmes:

CIMO is an expert organisation in international mobility and co-operation. We provide reliable information on internationalisation as a phenomenon and the many concrete possibilities that it offers. The information we collect and produce serves to enrich public debate regarding internationalisation: we provide new points of view and help to analyse issues and phenomena more deeply.

Main Objectives:

Development Cooperation Programmes for Higher Education

Links related to Doctoral Education:

North-South-South

HEI-ICI

Eritrea Programme


Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa


www.codesria.org | Contact



Nature:

Independent Research Organisation (Located in Senegal)

Programmes:

he Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent pan-African research organisation primarily focusing on social sciences research in Africa.

Main Objective:

  • Promote and facilitate research and knowledge production in Africa using a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach. 
  • Promote and defend the principle of independent thought and the academic freedom of researchers in the production and dissemination of knowledge;
  • Encourage and support the development of African comparative research with a continental perspective and a sensitivity to the specificity of the development process in Africa;
  • Promote the publication and dissemination of research results undertaken by African scholars;
  • Strengthen the institutional basis of knowledge production in Africa by proactively engaging and supporting other research institutions and their networks of scholars within its programmes of activities;
  • Encourage inter-generational and gender-sensitive dialogues in the African academy as a further investment of effort in the promotion of awareness and capacity for the use of different prospectives for knowledge production;
  • Promote contacts and dialogue between African researchers and researchers on Africa elsewhere in the world, as well as interaction between the Council and similar international organisations.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Training, Grants and Fellowships

Research


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


www.daad.de | Contact



Nature:

Public Organisation (Germany)

Programmes:

The most important responsibilities of the DAAD include granting scholarships, promoting the internationalisation activities of German universities and research organisations, strengthening German cultural and language studies abroad and helping developing countries establish productive higher education institutions. The DAAD is also the National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation.

Main Objectives:

The major concerns of cooperation programme are to bring together working units in the HEIs with a direct linkage to the MDGs; expand education and research on issues of relevance to development cooperation policy in German and partner country HEIs; increase the visibility of activities related to the MDGs in the general public in Germany and developing contries; construc competence centres for development cooperation by developing excellent research that can serve as a scientific "lighthouse”and is internationally attractive and competitive; strengthen north-south as well as south-south cooperation in higher education and research; and expanding policy analysis and consultancy on issues in development cooperation

Links related to Doctoral Education:

PhD and Research 

Scholarship Database


Danish International Developing Agency (DANIDA)


www.um.dk



Nature:

National Agency (Denmark)

Programmes:

Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) assists in arranging Master’s and PhD studies.
Degree studies are usually fully financed by the Danida programme or project. Fellowships can only be granted to candidates affiliated with Danida-funded programmes/projects. The cost of the study covers the reimbursable expenses: study fees, allowances, travel expenses, accommodation, in addition to a 7 % DFC administration fee.

Main Objective:

DFC is working for sustaining development through research and learning.


Department for International Development


www.gov.uk



Nature:

National Agency (Great Britain)

Programmes:

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Funding Database

Commonwelath Scholarship

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

 


Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education


www.epnuffic.nl | Contact



Nature:

National Agency (Netherlands)

Programmes:

Internationalisation is essential for an ambitious, alert and future-oriented society and for sociocultural growth and economic development. What is more, EP-Nuffic believes that internationalisation in education is a prerequisite for successful international cooperation in a global context, helping to dissolve or push back boundaries and opening up a whole new world.

Main Objective:

Our efforts feed into the much larger ambition of the Netherlands being among the world's leaders in education and research, and to its ambitions for building knowledge and skills in developing countries.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Scholarship Database

Netherlands Fellowships Programme

Study in Holland


Ford Foundation


www.fordfoundation.org



Nature:

Private (Based in USA)

Programmes:

We are guided by a vision of social justice—a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential.

Main Objective:

Civic Engagement and Government; Creativity and Free Expression; Equitable Development; Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice; Inclusive Economies; Internet Freedom; Youth Opportunity and Learning


French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs


www.diplomatie.gouv



Nature:

National Government (French)

Programmes:

The Hubert Curien Partnerships (PHC) are part of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ policy of support to international scientific and technologic exchanges. They are implemented with the support of the French Ministry of National Education and Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Calls for Application


International Development Research Centre


www.idrc.ca | Contact



Nature:

National Agency (Canada)

Programme:

IDRC believes that research and innovation hold the keys to progress in developing countries.
To make knowledge a tool for addressing pressing challenges,

  • we provide researchers in developing countries with the financial resources, advice, and training that will help them find solutions to the local problems they identify
  • we encourage sharing knowledge with policymakers, other researchers, and communities around the world
  • we foster new talent by offering fellowships and awards
  • we disseminate research findings and strive to get new knowledge into the hands of those who can use it.

Main Objective:

Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, Technology and Innovation

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Fellowships for PhD students

Grants


International Foundation for Science


www.ifs.se | Contact



Nature:

NGO (Sweden)

Programme:

The IFS Programme aims to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological and water resources. In particular, to enable young scientists to contribute to a global research community that is aiming to reduce poverty and supporting sustainable development.

Main Objective:

Biological Resources in Terrestrial Systems, Water and Aquatic Resources, Food Security, Dietary Diversity and Healthy Livelihoods

Links related to Doctoral Education

Programme


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)


www.jica.go.jp | Contact



Nature:

National Agency (Japan)

Programmes:

Different programmes per country. Please see here: Countries

Main Objective:

In today's knowledge-based society, higher educational institutions bear strong demands to play a role in research and development, education and social contribution—a role, that is, as "intellectual hubs" of knowledge and information. In developing countries as well, there is an increasingly vital role for higher educational institutions to play in meeting society's expectations in fostering human resources, particularly highly skilled professionals and researchers to support industry, to lead nation building, raising the intellectual level of society and contributing to industrial and regional development.
As globalization progresses, it has become increasingly clear that higher education institutions in developing countries cannot survive in isolation from the outside. Accordingly, there is a strong move to develop educational and research activities by forming academic exchange networks with institutions and researchers in other countries to enable the mutual utilization of respective advantages.


Newton's List


www.newtonslist.org | Contact



Nature:

List of Funding Opportunities (USA)

Programmes:

Newton’s List seeks to facilitate international science cooperation by providing a forum for grantseekers and funders. The site is a free resource open to individuals searching for international funding and organizations looking to market their grants to an international audience. Established in 2013 and co-sponsored by CRDF Global and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Newton’s List is a user-driven aggregate of current international funding opportunities for students and researchers working in natural and social science fields.

Newton’s List is open to basic research funding opportunities related to one or more of the following fields: natural sciences, engineering/technology, agricultural sciences or social sciences. Unfortunately, we do not accept opportunities in biomedical sciences, humanities, or applied research. Disciplines on Newton's List are listed according to the OECD’s Frascati Manual (excluding “Medical and Health Sciences” and “Humanities”).


Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)


www.norad.no | Contact



Nature:

National Agency (Norway)

Programme:

Norad grants funding to organisations within civil society, research, higher education and industry that work with partners in poor countries.

Main Objective:

Education and training,Health, Natural resource management, climate change and environment, Democratic and economic governance, Humanities, culture, media and communication, Capacity development in South Sudan

Links related to Doctoral Education

NORHED


Open Society Foundations


www.opensocietyfoundations.org | Contact



Nature:

Private (USA)

Programmes:

The Open Society Foundations award grants, scholarships, and fellowships throughout the year to organizations and individuals who share Open Society values. We look for grantees who have a vision and whose efforts will lead to lasting social change.

Main Objectives:

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Higher Education Support Programme


Opportunities for Africans


www.opportunititesforafricans.com



Nature:

Scholarship Database

Programme:

Oportunities for Africans (OFA) is an online information portal that seeks to connect Africans to the latest life changing opportunities.

The Opportunities for Africans portal hosts life changing opportunities such as scholarships, fellowships, internships, conferences, jobs, competitions, volunteering and other life changing opportunities for Africans:

The OFA portal was created with the aim of helping Africans achieve their potential by seizing the latest opportunities around the globe.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

PhD Scholarships


*Research Africa


www.researchafrica.com



Nature:

Private Organisation

Programme:

*Research Africa is a source of information about sponsors of African science and development research funding programmes, and brings you details of all their calls for applications for funding.

It exists to inform senior researchers, research managers, administrators and everyone interested in the science and innovation research strategy of their institution, their country, and the international agencies.


SAIA - Slovak Academic Information Agency


www.saia.sk | Contact



Nature:

National Agency (Slovakia)

Programmes:

SAIA, n. o. (Slovak Academic Information Agency) is a non-governmental non-profit organisation implementing programmes and providing services aimed at enhancement of civil society, and assisting in internationalisation of education and research in Slovakia since 1990.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Grants


Scholars for Development


Homepage



Nature:

Information Database

Programme:

scholars4dev, short for Scholarships for Development, is an updated listing of international scholarships specifically for people from developing countries, people who would like to pursue development-related fields, and people who seek global and national development through further education.


Shuttleworth Fundation


www.shuttleworthfoundation.org



Nature:

Private (South Africa)

Programmes:

The Shuttleworth Foundation is a small social investor that provides funding to dynamic leaders who are at the forefront of social change. We look for social innovators who are helping to change the world for the better and could benefit from a social investment model with a difference. We identify amazing people, give them a fellowship grant, and multiply the money they put into their own projects by a factor of ten or more.

Main Objectives:

knowledge society with limitless possibilities for all


Swedish Development Agency (Sida)


www.sida.se | Contact



Nature: 

National Agency (Sweden)

Programmes:

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through our work and in cooperation with others, we contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development.

Main Objectives:

Creating income opportunities, strengething democracy, poverty reduction, 

Links related to Doctoral Programmes:

Study in Sweden

Research Cooperation

 


Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)


www.siu.no | Contact

SIU

Nature:

National Agency (Norway)

Programmes:

SIU is a knowledge and service organisation that promotes international cooperation at all levels of education. The centre is Norway’s public agency for international programmes and measures related to education. SIU is also responsible for promoting Norway as a cooperation and study destination.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

NORPART

 


Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation


www.exteriores.gob.es



Nature:

National Agency (Spain)

Programmes:

Casa África trabaja muy de cerca con el ámbito académico, pues es el que mejor puede contribuir a la sensibilización de la sociedad española y a mejorar su conocimiento acerca de África. Esta colaboración se lleva a cabo tanto a niveles de educación primaria y secundaria como universitaria con el objetivo común de proporcionar un conocimiento preciso y actualizado sobre la realidad africana, ofreciendo una imagen no estereotipada, plural, diversa y dinámica del continente africano a través de diferentes actuaciones. 

Main Objectives:

Together with the persistence of problems such as poverty, AIDS and threats against peace and security, the progress of democratic systems and of regional integration dynamics are opening up new scenarios for international collaboration and African advancement. In this context, the Spanish Government is focusing its efforts on the countries of the Sahel, West Africa and the Horn of Africa, without neglecting the nations of the SADC community and, naturally, Equatorial Guinea.

Links related to Doctoral Programmes:

Casa Africa

SEPIE


Social Science Research Council


www.ssrc.org | Contact



Nature:

independent, nonprofit international organization (USA)

Programmes:

The SSRC nurtures new generations of social scientists, fosters innovative research, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.

Main Objectives:

The SSRC’s agenda, in terms of topics and activities, is not static, and we engage new areas of work when social science, in alliance with other fields, has an important contribution to make to understanding and problem solving. In recent years, we have focused on conflict and peacebuilding, the public sphere, knowledge and learning, and strengthening global social science. Current areas also include deepening the understanding of religion and analyzing the United States from a human development perspective. Major new initiatives are under development on the anxieties of democracy, cities, digital culture, and exploring “scholarly borderlands,” which will bring social scientists in closer collaboration with both natural scientists and humanists.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Programs

Next Generation Social Scientists


Swissuniversities


www.swissuniversities.ch



Nature:

National Agency (Switzerland)

Programmes:

The program «Research Partnerships between Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences and Developing and Transition Countries» supports universities of applied sciences (UAS) and universities of teacher education (UTE) working in cooperation with developing and transition countries on projects involving applied research and education. For this purpose UAS/UTE cooperate with a competent institution in the partner country with a mutual interest in the transfer of know-how. The program is committed to solidarity with developing and transition countries and promotes international opening and cooperation with partners of the Swiss UAS and UTE worldwide. The organization of the program consists in an Office based at SUPSI (Development and Cooperation Office) and an Expertgroup with UAS/UTE representatives.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

SUDAC-Network


The African Capacity Building Foundation


www.acbf-pact.org



Nature:

Autonomous Non-Profit Agency

Programmes:

Investments, technical support, knowledge generation

Virtual library

Main Objective:

ACBF supports capacity development through investments, technical support, knowledge generation and sharing across Africa

 

VISION
Africa capable of achieving its own development.
MISSION
To build strategic partnerships, offer technical support, and provide access to relevant knowledge related to capacity building in Africa.

 


The Rockefeller Foundation


www.rockefellerfoundation.org



Nature:

Private Organisation

Programmes:

The Rockefeller Foundation has been dedicated to a single mission: promoting the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, the Foundation pursues that mission with our dual goals of building greater resilience and advancing more inclusive economies. Through our portfolio of initiatives, we strive to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, convene sector-spanning partnerships, and create systemic change to benefit poor and vulnerable people around the world.


The World Bank


www.worldbank.org



Nature:

International Organisation

Programmes:

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

Main Objectives:

We offer support to developing countries through policy advice, research and analysis, and technical assistance. Our analytical work often underpins World Bank financing and helps inform developing countries’ own investments. In addition, we support capacity development in the countries we serve. We also sponsor, host, or participate in many conferences and forums on issues of development, often in collaboration with partners.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Tertiary Education


Trust Africa


www.trustafrica.org



Nature:

Non-Government Organisation (Senegal)

Programmes:

Democratic Governance, Equitable Development, African Philanthrophy

Main Objectives:

TrustAfrica seeks to strengthen African initiatives that address the most difficult challenges confronting the continent. TrustAfrica works principally through collaboration and partnership with like-minded institutions and donors. As a catalyst and convener, we are committed to generating and testing new ideas. We also strive to practice good governance and promote it among our grantees.


The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

- for the advancement of science in developing countries


www.twas.org



Nature:

TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world. The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement between UNESCO and the Italian Government for TWAS.

Programmes:
Fellowships - http://twas.org/opportunities/fellowships
Said to be the world’s largest South-South PhD and post-doctoral research fellowship programme, TWAS helps early-career researchers to gain education and experience at top global science institutions. TWAS currently has over 460 PhD fellowships with 13 partners in eight developing countries, and over 150 postdoctoral fellowships with 16 partners in nine developing countries. New PhD and postdoctoral fellowships are now available in collaboration with South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF).

Research Grants - http://twas.org/opportunities/research-grants
TWAS funds several programmes that provide grants to researchers in some developing countries for specialized equipment, consumable supplies and scientific publications. Grants are awarded to individual scientists and research groups.

Visiting Professors - http://twas.org/opportunities/visiting-scientist/professors
When an institution in a developing country, and especially one of the world's Least Developed Countries, needs someone with scientific expertise, TWAS can help provide a seasoned professor. Institutions apply for this expert knowledge, and TWAS supports the professor's visit by helping to fund travel. Visiting professors typically teach courses at universities and help establish needed development projects in host countries.

Main objective
Through three decades, TWAS's mission has remained consistent:
• Recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world;
• Respond to the needs of young scientists in countries that are lagging in science and technology;
• Promote South-South and South-North cooperation in science, technology and innovation;
• Encourage scientific research and sharing of experiences in solving major problems facing developing countries.
TWAS and its partners offer over 600 fellowships per year to scientists in the developing world who want to pursue PhDs and post-doctoral research.

 


USAID


www.usaid.gov



Nature:

National Agency (USA)

Programmes:

U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.

Main Objectives:

USAID in Africa is focused on ending extreme poverty by removing constraints to growth, promoting food security, transforming public health, increasing opportunities for women and youth, responding to humanitarian emergencies while building resilience to future crises, and promoting low-emissions growth and sustainable development.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Partnership Opportunities


Vliruos


www.vliruos.be | Contact



Nature:

Public Organisation (Belgium)

Programmes:

VLIR-UOS supports partnerships between universities and university colleges, in Flanders and in the South, looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges.
VLIR-UOS funds cooperation projects between professors, researchers and teachers. VLIR-UOS also awards scholarships to students and professionals in Flanders and the South. Lastly, VLIR-UOS helps to strengthen higher education in the South and the globalisation of higher education in Flanders.

Main Objectives:

VLIR-UOS supports short-term projects between individual professors and teachers, 3-6-year partnerships between departments and comprehensive 6-12-year partnerships at institutional level. Recently, VLIR-UOS has also started promoting the creation of national networks.

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Overview of Programmes

Calls for Applications


Volkswagen Foundation


www.volkswagenstiftung.de | Contact



Nature:

Private
Type of Grants:

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Amounts:

Junior Fellowship 110.000 EUR and Senior Fellowship 145.000 EUR each for three years
Programmes:
The Postdoctoral Fellowships funded by the Foundation are structured into different and thematically defined programmes.
These fellowships for both junior and senior scholars based on the African continent cover the costs incurred by personnel, equipment and travel (also in cooperation with German and/or European research partners). Successful grantees have the possibility to apply for subsequent funding, either in the form of a senior postdoctoral fellowship or an extension.
The funding instruments, requirements, and procedures will be specified within individual calls for pre-proposals on thematically defined programmes.

 

Main Objectives:
The Foundation's funding initiative "Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa" aims at contributing to the development of research and research capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Presently, the focus is on junior and senior postdoctoral researchers, who should conduct their own research projects while based at African institutions – and who should eventually establish their academic career at these institutions.
Countries:

all Sub-Saharan African countries (North African countries partly included)

Links related to Doctoral Education:

Funding Database

Focus Africa


Wellcome Trust


www.wellcome.ac.uk | Contact

Wellcome logo

Nature: 

Private (UK)

Programmes:

Biomedical Science, Innovations, Strategic Funding, Humanities and Social Science, Public Engagement

Main Objectives:

Good health makes life better. We want to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive.Science and research expand knowledge by testing and investigating ideas. This new understanding can be applied to health and change medicine, behaviour and society.

Links related to Docotral Education:

Funding Database


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