TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme 2023

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The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG – The German Research Foundation) in cooperation with The World Academy of Science in Developing Countries draws the attention of researchers at German research institutions to the possibility of inviting early-career researchers of all disciplines from sub-Saharan African countries to spend three months at their institution in Germany for the purpose of research and cooperation.

The host institution is payed a monthly lump sum of €2,350 by the DFG to cover the guest´s maintenance costs and visa expenses. Additionally the guest´s flight and rail costs to and from the institution are reimbursed up to an amount of €1,350. The DFG Funding instrument Initiation of International Collaboration is available for repeat stays, with the aim of developing joint research projects.

Requirements for proposal submission on the part of the visiting researchers:

  • They must be from a sub-Saharan country
  • They must be engaged in a research activity at a university or research institution in a sub-Saharan country
  • They must not have obtained their doctorate before the year 2018
  • They are not currently engaged in any activity in Germany or ongoing research with the host institution

Deadline for submission of proposals: 6 September 2023

Find more information here: TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme

Further questions can be directed to DFG´s International Affairs:

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