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Norbert Elias Fellowships for Researchers from Africa

Norbert Elias Fellowships for Researchers from Africa

Deadline: 28 February 2020
Open to: senior researchers and postdocs from African universities from all disciplines whose research and publications are closely linked to the research group’s topic.
Benefits: monthly stipend of EUR3,000 plus free accommodation at the ZiF’s campus and travel expenses

Description

Science needs diverse perspectives. However, researchers from African countries are still underrepresented in the international scientific community. In order to increase the diversity of perspectives in the ZiF research groups and to make African researchers more visible, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) is now offering two scholarships per year for researchers from Africa: the Norbert Elias Fellowships.

Successful applicants will become fellows of the current ZiF research group for up to ten months, during which they will live and work at the ZiF. The research group will be working at ZiF from October 2020 to July 2021.

The Norbert Elias Fellowships are supported by the VolkswagenFoundation.

Eligibility

Applications are welcome from senior researchers and postdocs from African universities from all disciplines whose research and publications are closely linked to the research group’s topic. Applicants should be interested in interdisciplinary collaboration and willing to engage in the activities of the research group, such as jours fixes, talks, workshops, and conferences. Since our aim is also to extend our interdisciplinary networks to Africa, we are looking especially for researchers who are planning to continue their careers in Africa.

Benefits

The ZiF offers a monthly stipend of EUR3,000 plus free accommodation at the ZiF’s campus and travel expenses. The ZiF will also contribute to health insurance costs.

Fellows are very welcome to bring their families with them. The ZiF campus comprises flats from single room to family size to provide suitable accommodation. Fellows will also receive an additional allowance of EUR200 per month per accompanying child. We will be happy to assist with finding appropriate childcare and educational facilities.

How to apply

Please send your application in a PDF file to [email protected]

For more information, please visit the official website.

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