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Staff Exchange in Sub-Saharan Africa: Fellowship Announcement

DAAD, as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.

The purpose of the programme is to promote inter-university co-operation through academic mobility and to enhance the quality of teaching and research at Sub-Saharan African universities.

DAAD is offering approximately 10 fellowships in 2015.

 Applicants have to:

  • be senior staff at a Sub-Saharan African university.
  • submit an invitation from a Sub-Saharan African host university together with a concept note indicating the duties and functions and the envisaged time frame.
  • be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • provide leave of absence by their home institution for the purpose of teach-ing at the host institution.

Applications may come from all subject areas with strong relevance to national development.

The fellowships are tenable at any accredited Sub-Saharan African university.

The awards are tenable for two weeks up to three months and are not renewa-ble.

The fellowship consists of:

  • travel allowance: neighbouring country: EUR 300,--, within the region: EUR 500,--, across regions Sub-Saharan Africa: EUR 1.000,--
  • weekly allowance: EUR 300,-- (EUR 1.200,-- per month)

The fellowship is designed as a subsidy to the scholar’s current salary / study leave income. The travel allowance and the honorarium cover all costs arising from and in connection with the travel and stay. This may be, for example, visa fees, costs for health checks or vaccinations, baggage costs or luggage insur-ance and taxable charges.

At the end of the fellowship the fellow has to provide a detailed report on the findings of the teaching and give further information on future co-operation and academic activities.

Applicants will be required to:

  1. register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered)
  2. apply online via the DAAD-Portal under the tab “Personal Funding” / “Application”.

Documents to be submitted:

  • DAAD application form, duly filled (available in the portal)  Hand-signed Curriculum Vitae (please use the europass specimen form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu), including list of publications.
  • Concept note including detailed time and work (teaching) plan.
  • Invitation by the host institution.
  • PhD certificate (certified as true copy of the original certificate).

Applications can be handed in at any time, but at least two months before the intended visit at the host institution.

The funds will be transferred to the German Embassy or institution in the host country.

Sheralyn Mumm-Salloman (Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda; ICIPE Kenya, ILRI) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Martin Schmitz (Mosambique, Namibiia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hellen Sahlmann (ACMS, AIMS, APFP, CESPAM, CHR, COVAB, NAPRECA, RUFORUM, South Sudan) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sabine Oswald (2iE, AIMS Senegal, CEPACS, CERAAS, CESAG, ICIPE Ghana, IMSP,NPTCI, WACCI)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bonface Nyagah (Eastern Africa) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The objective is to improve the quality and quantity of training and research at Sub-Saharan African universities and to promote the mobility of lecturers.

  • The host institution shall provide the local expenses such as lodging, board, local transportation and medical care during the stay.
  • The home institution shall maintain the payment of the salary and benefits for the duration of the fellowship.
  • The implementation of the fellowship should contribute to develop staff exchange between Sub-Saharan African universities.