International Virtual Academic Collaboration (IVAC)

College age students studying together.

IVAC has been renewed for a second round! The new call for applications is now online. The application deadline is the 25th of May 2021.

More information on IVAC

Staff Exchange Fellowships in Sub-Saharan-Africa

The purpose of the fellowship programme for staff exchange is to promote inter-university co-operation through academic mobility and to enhance the quality of teaching and research at Sub-Saharan African universities.

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Small Alumni Events August - November 2021


DAAD Nairobi invites former scholarship holders from the East Africa region who are planning small Alumni activities such as workshops, conferences or seminars scheduled for August – mid November 2021 to submit their applications for funding.

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, only VIRTUAL events can be funded. Travels cannot be financed.

Only former scholarship holders of DAAD can apply for this funding programme.

The deadline for applications is 15 June 2021.

If there are any questions regarding this call, please get in touch with Anja Bengelstorff, the Programme Officer for Alumni matters, on

Please use the following documents to apply:

Nairobi Information on Funding 2021_02

Application form

Budget form

Project description

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany for DAAD-Alumni of the In-Country/ In-Region Programme from Sub-Saharan Africa

The purpose of the postdoctoral fellowship programme is to provide opportunities to DAAD alumni of the In-Country/In-Region programme 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 post-doctoral researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME)

In 2014 the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) initiated the programme "Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience" (PRIME) to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships. The programme has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Union (EU/FP7/Marie Curie Actions/COFUND). Funding is provided for 18 months, in which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase) at a German university. The re-integration phase is mandatory. The German university administrates the salary during the whole funding period.