Application Deadline: 24 January 2021.

The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, BIGSAS, invites outstanding female African scholars based on the continent to join an international community of early career researchers working in the field of African Studies. BIGSAS provides a centre for creative and innovative doctoral training based on the inter- and multi-disciplinary research environment of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth.

In 2021, BIGSAS is awarding two scholarships within the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP)provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). For these, BIGSAS will nominate candidates who have successfully passed the application procedure. The final selection will be made by the DAAD. The scholarship periods begin in October 2021 at the earliest (including a German language course starting in summer 2021, if applicable). The scholarships are awarded for a total scholarship period of up to four years.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a very good Master’s or equivalent degree. The last Master’s or equivalent degree must have been obtained within the last six years at the time of nomination by BIGSAS.
  • The application must be accompanied by two reports (letters of recommendation) from teaching faculty members at the home universities. Please use the DAAD template or make sure that the reports cover the points listed in the DAAD template
    (https://www2.daad.de/medien/deutschland/stipendien/formulare/recommendation.pdf).
  • Applicants should not have been resident in Germany for more than fifteen months at the time
    of nomination. While applications may be submitted in German, English or French, do please note that the working language of BIGSAS is English.
    The application deadline is 24 January 2021.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the BIGSAS/DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme 2021

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