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DAAD/NELGA Research Fellowships during COVID-19 for African Students

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to organize support measures for the “Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)”.

NELGA’s research fellowship programme aims to support junior researchers in conducting a specific research projector field study at a NELGA partner institution and encourage them to pursue successful scientific careers. Through the programme, research fellows contribute to the development of African scientific collaboration and promote academic excellence in the field of land governance.

About German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD scholarship in Germany is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003]. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German...... read more


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DAAD-NELGA Research Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of DAAD-NELGA Research Fellowship

The fellowship can be granted for field research conducted in any NELGA partner university or research institute. The grant is non-renewable. The fellowship does not provide financial support to research at the applicant’s host institution.


Requirements for DAAD-NELGA Research Fellowship Qualification

We invite staff members or students of NELGA partner institutions with a background in land governance or gender studies to apply for funding for NELGA research fellowships on Land and Gender. This is part of the general open call for NELGA research fellowships as attached.

Applicants must:

  1. Have completed at least a first university degree (undergraduate) at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education;
  2. Be nationals of an African country;
  3. Be granted leave of absence by their home institution for the purpose of conducting a field study.

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the program.



Documents Required for Application

Documents to be submitted:

  1. Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications (if applicable);
  2. Detailed description of the research proposal and a description of previous research work (max. 10 pages);
  3. Schedule of planned research work;
  4. All university certificates received so far on all annual examinations with individual grade(s), incl. explanation of grading system;
  5. One recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about your qualifications.
    Applications for the NELGA research fellowships may be submitted throughout the year. For this specialized call we invite you to apply before the 15th of June 2020. The fellowship will be awarded for August 2020.


Application Deadline

July 15, 2020


How to Apply

Applicants will be required to:

  1. register online via the DAAD-Portal: https://portal.daad.de/  
  2. apply online under the following link: https://portal.daad.de/sap/bc/bsp/sap/z_set_cookie/setcookie.htm?fund_ar =stv&id=57388733

For more details, visit NELGA website

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