Sustainable agriculture and rural transformation: meeting smallholders’ needs in socio-ecological systems

The RLC Campus at ZEF, University of Bonn, Germany, offers scholarships for PhD students from Africa, Asia and Latin America to participate in the transdisciplinary workshop on “Sustainable agriculture and rural transformation: meeting smallholders’ needs in socioecological systems”, November 20-25, 2021.

The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global education and research initiative of universities and the Right Livelihood Foundation, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’. The RLC
Campus in Bonn is hosted by the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The workshop
The workshop will take place in Bonn from November 20 (arrival date) to 25 (departure date), 2021. PhD students, distinguished scientists and practitioners and will be participating together
with Laureates of the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. Workshop language will be English.

How to apply?
Your application should consist of:
1. Completed online application form:
2. English abstract of your PhD project (not more than 300 words)
3. CV
4. Certificate of full Covid-19 vaccination (authorized by EMA) or recovery
The deadline is October 9, 2021. Selected participants will be informed by October 15, 2021.

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Call for applications - for academic institutions/networks interested in participating as host institution in the In-Country / In-Region Programme

Every three years, the DAAD advertises Calls for institutions/networks to apply to become partners with the DAAD to host the in-country/in-region scholarship programme.

We are pleased to inform you that the call  for academic institutions/networks interested in participating as host institution in the DAAD In-Country/In-Region Programme is out!

The requirements are listed here; we are receiving applications until 30 September 2021!

More information can be found here

To the Call for Applications

Konrad Zuse Schools of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence

An initiative for German higher education institutions, research institutions and companies.

AI Made in Germany – The funding programme ‘Konrad Zuse Schools of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence’ provides excellent, research-based training for outstanding German and non-German students at master’s degree and doctorate level in order to strengthen the standing of German AI research and application in the context of international competition.

Call for applications

The application and selection of projects will take place in two stages. The first stage involves the submission of a project outline which includes qualification and research concepts for a School on AI subjects as well as a supervision concept. Eligible applicants are officially recognised German higher education state institutions.

The application deadline is 22 October 2021.

Between five and seven concepts will be selected based on the project outlines submitted. At stage two, the selected applicants will then be invited to submit an application for funding for a concretely developed AI School project before the deadline of 15 March 2022.

To the ⇒ Call for applications

Master programme “Embedded and Mobile Systems” at NM-AIST

The Master programme “Embedded and Mobile Systems” at NM-AIST in Arusha is open for 2022 applications! Financial support for qualified graduates is also available. Nationals from EAC member states (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi or South Sudan) can apply for a CENIT@EA scholarship.

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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.

Click for more details, as well as the different deadlines.

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME)

n 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.



DIES University Leadership and Management
Training Programme

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L) at the University of Oldenburg (Germany) are jointly organising the DIES University Leadership and Management Training Programme UNILEAD in Oldenburg, enabling young managers at higher education institutions in developing
countries to successfully tackle every-day challenges. The programme brings together the topics Project Management, Strategic Management & Academic Leadership and Human Resource Management with individual and practice-oriented change projects of each participant.


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