The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is calling for applications for a German Research Chair for "Mathematics and its Applications" at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda. In the coming years, the research chair will promote higher education and research in mathematics in Africa.

AIMS Rwanda is part of the pan-African AIMS Next Einstein Initiative which seeks to establish a coordinated network of supra-regional centres of excellence in mathematics across Africa.

This call is aimed at postdoctoral mathematicians from any country who have an internationally recognized research record, several years of experience in research and teaching as well as in training students and (ideally) doctoral candidates. Applicants should conduct application-related research in areas that have the potential of contributing to the development of Africa.

The research chair is funded with a total of €560,000 for a four-year period. A long-term establishment of the research chair at AIMS Rwanda is intended.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2020. More details on the programme and the application specifications can be found on the website of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:

German Research Chair "Mathematics and its application“ at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda

A call for applications in PDF format is available here:

German Research Chair AIMS Rwanda Call for Applications

As part of the programme “German Research Chairs”, financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Humboldt Foundation has already filled five chairs at AIMS centres. A further five chairs will follow in the coming years. The first new appointment is being made at the most recent AIMS centre in Rwanda.

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