DAAD/NELGA Short-Stay Research Fellowship 2023

DAAD/NELGA Short-Stay Research Fellowship 2023

DAAD/NELGA Short-Stay Research Fellowship 2023

The DAAD/NELGA Short-Stay Research Fellowship 2023/2024 session is now accepting applications from students of all nationalities. Postgraduates candidates are eligible for this program.

This fellowship is an opportunity awarded to qualified postgraduates applicants from across the globe. This program is sponsored by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)/NELGAT and is to be taken at Institutions in Central Africa. (GIZ) as commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to organize support measures for the “Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)”.NELGA is a partnership of over 70 leading African universities and research institutions with proven leadership in education,training and research on land governance.

DAAD is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self-governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003]. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German students, doctoral students, and scholars for studies and research abroad. With an annual budget of 522 million Euros and supporting approximately 140.000 individuals world-wide, the DAAD is in fact the largest such academic grant organization worldwide. The organization was founded on 1 January 1925 but closed down in 1945, only to be re-founded again in 1950.

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Fellowship Summary:

Award Sponsor(s): German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)/NELGA

Award to be taken at: Institutions in Central Africa

Award Amount: See benefits (below)

Number of Awards: Not stated

Study level: Postgraduate

Nationality: All Nationalities

Requirements and Eligibility Criteria for DAAD/NELGA Short-Stay Research Fellowship 2023:

  • Have completed at least a first university degree (undergraduate) at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education;
  • Be enrolled or a staff member at one of the NELGA partner universities or associated institutions;
  • Return to their studies/duty station at the end of the fellowship;
  • Be nationals of an African country;
  • Be granted leave of absence by their home institution for conducting a field study.

Selection Criteria

The most important selection criteria are:

  • A convincing and well-planned research project;
  • Academic achievements
  • Relevance of the proposal to the research topics outlined in the attached factsheet

Any additional documents supporting the academic relevance of the research proposal or providing information about pertinent extracurricular activities of the applicant will also be considered in the assessment. Special consideration will be given to proposals that address the cross-border area and topics outlined in the factsheet accompanying this call. Further consideration will be given to applicants who successfully completed the MOOC on “Land and Conflict” by AUF (Agrence Universitaire de la Francophonie) and University of Youndé I


The fellowship consists of:

  • A flat-rate travel allowance: EUR 280 for in-country, EUR 430 for neighboring countries, EUR 630 for in-region, EUR 980 for out of region;
  • A monthly research allowance of EUR 460.

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Application Procedure for the 2023/2024 DAAD/NELGA Short-Stay Research Fellowship (how to apply):

Applicants will be required to:

Register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered): https://portal.daad.de/
Apply online under the following link:

Click Here to Apply

Documents Required for Application

DAAD application form, duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal);

  • Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications (if applicable);
  • Detailed description of the research proposal and a description of previous research work (max. 10 pages);
  • Weekly schedule of planned research work;
  • Letter confirming supervision by an academic adviser at the host institute, which refers to the applicant’s proposal and confirms that the host institute will provide a workplace (not applicable for studies in the field);
  • Copies of university diplomas/certificates and transcripts of record of all annual academic examinations (incl. explanation of grading system);
  • A recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about the applicant’s qualifications.

Application Deadline: October 12, 2023

For More Information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Webpage.

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