Megatrends Afrika Fellowships 2024 in Germany

Megatrends Afrika Fellowships 2024 in Germany

Megatrends Afrika Fellowships 2024 in Germany

Attention African researchers! The call for applications for the Megatrends Afrika Fellowships 2024 is now open! This is an incredible opportunity for eligible candidates to apply for a fully funded fellowship in Germany, complete with a generous monthly grant of €2,800. This is a golden opportunity for you to advance your research and broaden your horizons.

Megatrends Afrika is offering numerous fellowships to PhD researchers from African nations focusing on issues related to Africa. These fellowships are available for researchers working on a wide range of topics, and selection will be based on the strength of the research proposals submitted by applicants.

Topics of interest include:

  • Conflicts and armed violence in the Sahel, with a focus on the links between climate change, resource/land use conflicts, and armed violence.
  • Local perceptions of foreign intervention in conflict states, including remote warfare and hybrid warfare, and their implications for state legitimacy.
  • Demographic change or gender issues, such as the effects of demographic change on political attitudes and participation, and the role of women and gender orders in politics or social movements.
  • Democratization and autocratization, exploring both domestic and external factors of influence.
  • Africa’s international relations in a new world order, including engagements in multilateral or multilateral fora such as the UN, G20, and BRICS.
  • Dynamics of regional integration in Africa and cooperation with external partners, including the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
  • The nexus between domestic politics and foreign policy.

This is an exceptional opportunity for post-doctoral researchers to delve into critical issues facing Africa and contribute to advancing knowledge in these areas.

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Fellowships Summary:

Fellowships Sponsor(s): Megatrends Africa

Host Institution(s): Selected Institutes in Germany

Fellowships Worth: € 2,800 monthly grants(plus other benefits)

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postdoctoral (PhD)

Nationality: Africans

Requirements and eligibility criteria for Megatrends Afrika Fellowships 2024 in Germany:

  • Applicants must be post-doctoral researchers from African countries working on Africa-related issues.
  • Research proposals submitted by applicants must align with the specified topics of interest, including conflicts and armed violence, demographic change or gender issues, democratization, Africa’s international relations, regional integration, and the nexus between domestic politics and foreign policy.
  • Fellows must be available for a period of two to three months between May 2nd and November 30th, 2024, on a full-time basis.
  • Fellows must reside in the city of their host institution during the fellowship, which may include Berlin (SWP), Bonn (IDOS), or Kiel (IfW).
  • Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English or German, depending on the language requirements of the host institution.

Program Benefits:

  • Fellows will receive a monthly grant of €2,800 for the duration of the fellowship.
  • An economy-class return trip between the fellow’s place of residence and Germany will be provided.
  • For fellows hosted at IDOS, the honorarium will be calculated based on the IDOS fee schedule.

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Application Procedure for Megatrends Afrika Fellowships 2024 in Germany (How to apply);

To apply for the Megatrends Afrika Fellowships in Germany 2024, candidates must submit their application via email to as a single PDF document. The application should include the following documents in English:

  • A one-page letter of motivation.
  • A cover letter (one page).
  • An academic CV, including a list of academic publications, and a sample of 2 recently published research papers.
  • Copies of relevant academic transcripts and diplomas (translations not required).
  • A written concept note describing the applicant’s project, not exceeding 2000 words.
  • The concept note should discuss the project/research topic, its academic and policy relevance, feasibility, and theoretical and methodological grounding.
  • The scope and ambition of the project should be suitable for publication as a Megatrends policy brief or working paper by the end of the fellowship.

Application Deadline: 10 March 2024, 11:59

For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Webpage.

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