The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) invites applications for Ph.D. scholarships for candidates whose dissertation projects fit into one of the Graduate School’s new subject areas. Applicants of any nationality can apply for these Ph.D. scholarships.
In the focus of this unique structure of creative and innovative training are approximately 100 Junior Fellows from 27 African, American, Asian and European countries.
The University of Bayreuth is a hub of international and interdisciplinary research. African Studies have been a priority at the University of Bayreuth since its foundation in 1975. The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) brings together African and European academic networks and fosters partnership not only between the University of Bayreuth and its six Partner Universities in Africa but also among universities in Africa.
Study Subject
BIGSAS invites applications from candidates whose dissertation project fits into one of the Graduate School’s current Research Areas. The Research Areas:

  • Uncertainty, Innovation and Competing Orders in Africa
  • Knowledge, Communication, and Communities in Motion
  • Negotiating Change: Discourses, Politics, and Practices of Development

Worth of Award
BIGSAS offers a limited number of scholarships of EUR 1,200 per month for the period of three years.
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these scholarships:

  • Applicants must have a very good Master’s Degree in one of the disciplines represented at the Graduate School.
  • Applications may be sent in German, English or French, the working language of BIGSAS is English

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Deadline: The online application platform will be open from 1 August until 1 October 2016.
Click here for more details and to apply

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