African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) Scholarships 2020/2021

AGNES are pleased to announce the “Call for Applications” for two of our funding programmes: 1. AGNES-PAWS Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Female Researchers’. This Grant is designed for “Programme Advocating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” (PAWS) 2. AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers (generally for Male and Female candidates)



African-German Network of Excellence in Science Scholarship

The AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant and AGNES-PAWS Intra-Africa Mobility Grant enable junior researchers (Doctoral students) from sub-Saharan African countries to spend research stays of 1-2 months at a university/research institute in another sub-Saharan African country (hereafter referred to host institution), where they will be collaborating with an experienced researcher (hereafter referred to as scientific host).

The proposed research must be part of the work towards the Doctoral research, including but not limited to bench work, laboratory studies, use of library resources and write up of thesis or part of the thesis.


Eligible junior researchers need to demonstrate the relevance of their work for further development of their home countries in sub-Sahara Africa.

African-German Network of Excellence in Science Scholarships Eligibility

Direct applications from junior researchers only will be considered for both the AGNES Mobility Grant and AGNES-PAWS Mobility Grant. On top of your proposal and in your CV, indicate whether you are applying for the AGNES Mobility Grant or AGNES-PAWS Mobility Grant. The applicant may be from any academic discipline but must be officially registered for Doctoral degree at a university/tertiary institute in sub-Sahara Africa, and must be a national of a sub-Saharan African country. Applicants must demonstrate clearly that their work is relevant towards development in sub-Saharan African countries and cannot be conducted in the home country. Only applicants with an identified scientific host and mutually agreed-upon proposal/work schedule will be considered for the Grant.

Value and Duration of Award: The Grant aims to be as financially comprehensive as is reasonably possible for a short stay outside the borders of the applicant’s country, covering travel and subsistence, and includes a research allowance to the host institute on request to cover some of the research expenses. A maximum Grant amount of EUR 2300 and EUR 3000 is earmarked for 1 and 2 months stays, respectively

How to Apply for African-German Network of Excellence in Science Scholarship

Interested junior scientists should submit their electronic applications directly to the AGNES Desk via email: [email protected] and [email protected] by 31st March 2020. Please ensure that the application and all supporting documents reach the AGNES desk by 12.00 GMT

For more information, visit the African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) SCholarship.

Application Deadline: 31st March 2020 by 12.00 GMT


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