DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany for DAAD-Alumni from Sub-Saharan Africa 2021

DAAD in partnership with the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) invites applications for the DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany for DAAD-Alumni from Sub-Saharan Africa in 2021.

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.

Worth of Award

The fellowship consists of a

  • monthly payment of 2.000 EUR.
  • one time payment of travel allowance. The flat-rate travel allowance will be specified in the letter of award.
  • monthly provision of an accident, personal liability and health insurance.



  • have to be Alumni of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the In-Region/In-Country Scholarship Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • must have completed their PhD degree not more than six years ago.
  • must hold an academic position at a university or research institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • have to be invited by a German host institution (please note: DAAD does not
    find or introduce host institutions).
  • have to be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.
  • Applications may come from all subject areas with strong relevance to national or regional development.
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How to Apply

The documents to be submitted for the DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany include

  • DAAD application form, duly filled.
  • Curriculum Vitae (please use the Europass specimen form at
    http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu), including a list of publications (if applicable).
  • Letter of Motivation.
  • Letter of invitation from a German host institution.
  • Research proposal (at least 5 pages).
  • Detailed time and work plan (which must have been arranged in advance with the host researcher in Germany).
  • Confirmation from a German professor stating that he/she will host the applicant during the stay.
  • 2 recommendation letters by academic referees.
  • PhD certificate (certified as a true copy of the original certificate).
  • Award Letter from previous DAAD scholarship that indicates your personal identification number (PKZ-/ID-number).
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Deadline: The application deadline is July 1, 2021, for fellowships starting on November 1, 2021.


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