Doctoral Scholarship

German Research Chair at AIMS Senegal 2022 for Postdoctoral Researchers

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Ifeoma Chuks

German Research Chair at AIMS Senegal 2022: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is announcing a research chair, under the programme financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) entitled “German Research Chairs”, at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Mbour, Senegal.

Application Deadline: 1st April 2022

To be Taken at (Country): Rwanda

About the German Research Chair at AIMS Senegal: The research chair is designed to help strengthen mathematical higher education and research in Africa, promote networking between AIMS Senegal and German higher education institutions and support networking amongst the various AIMS centres in Africa.

AIMS Senegal is part of the AIMS-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), which seeks to establish a coordinated network of supra-regional centres of excellence in Africa. Further AIMS centres are located in South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda and Cameroon.

The chairholder will simultaneously be affiliated with a university in Senegal.

Type: Research

Eligibility: We invite you to apply for the German Research Chair in “Mathematics and its Applications” at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Senegal if you

  • have completed your doctorate and established an internationally outstanding research record in mathematics and its applications
  • have several years of experience in research, teaching, and supervising students and, ideally, doctoral candidates
  • conduct application-relevant research into topics with the potential to contribute to the development of the African continent
  • would like to initiate academic collaborations with colleagues at German higher education institutions
  • are willing to relocate to, live and work in Senegal for the duration of the funding period

Please see the programme information for the full application requirements. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation explicitly welcomes applications from qualified female academics.

How are Applicants Selected? An independent Selection Committee that also includes representatives of AIMS Senegal and AIMS-NEI  will select the appointee to the research chair based on an independent peer review.  In a  pre-selection process, suitable candidates will be determined who will be invited to Senegal in the autumn of 2022 to present their work. We will inform applicants of the outcome immediately after the Selection Committee has made its choice.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of German Research Chair at AIMS Senegal: The research chair will receive funding of up to 835,000 euros for initially six years. This money may be used to cover

  • the salary attached to the research chair, to be determined depending on your career stage
  • relocation costs
  • research stays in Germany
  • participation in conferences in Rwanda and abroad
  • expenses for organising workshops and conferences at the AIMS centre
  • specialist literature, equipment and expendable materials at the AIMS centre

For more information please see the Regulations on the use of funds (PDF).

We moreover offer access to a wide range of alumni sponsorship measures throughout your professional career, for example, to help you maintain and expand contacts to collaborative partners in Germany.

Once you have taken up post, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will provide you with further funding for establishing your group (PhD students, Postdocs), cooperating with German higher education institutions and supporting networking among AIMS centres mobility.

How to Apply for German Research Chair at AIMS Senegal:

You may only apply online. When filling in the online application form, please observe the guidelines for completing the application and the information on the required documents. Further information and advice important for your application can be found in the FAQ.

If you are uncertain, we will be happy to advise you any time: GermanResearchChairs[at]avh.de.

Personal consultation via video call is possible upon request.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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