The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), 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 provide opportunities to post-doctoral researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct co-operative research within the region, under the guidance of one of the host institutions mentioned below. The programme is designed to support post-doctoral training.
DAAD is offering approximately 10 fellowships.
Fellowship Announcement

Who can apply?

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

What can be funded?

The fellowships are tenable at any Sub-Saharan African university or research institution that has an existing cooperation with the DAAD. A list of these institutions is available on the website of the regional office Nairobi: list of respective institutions

Applications for other centres having an existing cooperation with German institutes of higher education or operating with international academic partners can also be considered.

Duration of the funding

In general, the awards are tenable for a period of six to twelve months and are not renewable.


The fellowship consists of:
  • A travel allowance
  • A monthly research allowance of EUR 100,--
  • A monthly instalment of EUR 500,--
  • If a health insurance is compulsory for work and/or visa regulations DAAD will accept the costs for a standard tariff upon submission of receipt of paid invoice.
The scholarship is designed as a subsidy to the scholar’s current salary / study leave income.
Please note: In case the research stay takes place in your home country,
no travel lump sum will be paid and the monthly instalment will be
EUR 500,--.


The objective for fellows is to undertake research during the tenure of the award. The project should not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidate's doctoral research project. In addition:
  • The centre of excellence has to adequately participate in the costs (e.g. infrastructure, other local expenses)
  • The host and the candidate must have established close communication and devised a concrete concept note
  • The implementation of the fellowship should contribute to develop staff exchange between Sub-Saharan African universities.

Furthermore , the candidates should be ready to support the supervision of DAAD scholars, if required, by their host institution.

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