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, under the guidance of their host institutions, co-operative research at a German university or other research institutions. The programme is designed to augment opportunities for researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Please note that short term visits for study and training purposes or for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship.

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 in any university or research institution in Germany.

Duration of the funding

The awards are tenable for a period of two to six months and are not renewable.


The fellowship consists of:
  • An adequate travel lump sum
  • A research lump sum of EUR 600,--
  • A monthly allowance of EUR 1.400,--
  • Accident, liability and health insurance


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. That means:
  • The fellowship should advance the candidate's research profile
  • The host and the candidate must have established close communication and devised a concrete research plan
  • The implementation of the fellowship should contribute to promoting exchange between German and Sub-Saharan African universities.

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