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African-German Scientific Exchange in the Field of Public Health 2021

We are happy to welcome you to the African-German Scientific Exchange in the Field of Public Health, an initiative by the Fundo Nacional de Investigação of the Republic of Mozambique, the German Research Foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the National Science and Technology Council of the Republic of Zambia.

When is the Application Deadline:

30th September 2021

Tell Me About African-German Scientific Exchange in the Field of Public Health:

Initiation of Cooperation in the Area of Public Health Research between Sub-Saharan African und German Researchers
In close collaboration with the Fundo Nacional de Investigação (FNI) of the Republic of Mozambique and the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) of the Republic of Zambia, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) of the Federal Republic of Germany would like to invite researchersto engage in a scientific exchange in the field of public health.

This initiative covers all research questions that are primarily concerned with population health.

Subject areas include public health issues relating to infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases; One Health; availability, quality and utilisation of data for health monitoring and surveillance; mental health; prevention strategies; population movement/migration; health policies.

Aim of the Initiative

The aim of the initiative is for participating researchers to identify joint interests in the area of public health and initiate new collaborative ventures.

The partner funding organisations aim to facilitate this exchange by means of the following measures:

(1) An invitation to submit posters reflecting the participating researchers’ expertise, research interests and ideas for collaborative research projects and subsequently to view other participants’ posters.
(2) A subsequent call for DFG proposals for funding of the Initiation of International Collaboration.
(3) A Status Workshop in Bonn/Germany to convene all researchers due to receive funding under this call for the Initiation of International Collaboration.

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Contest

Who is Eligible for African-German Scientific Exchange in the Field of Public Health?

It is the aim of the initiative to facilitate scientific exchange in the field of Public Health between researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa and Germany. In order to enter into this scientific dialogue, identify joint research interests and connect with new collaboration partners we warmly invite you to upload your poster on this website as a first step.

(1) Invitation to Submit Posters

In order to establish a networking poster platform and participate in the subsequent call, the posters should reflect the profile of the researcher or research group along with their expertise, experience and contact details. At the same time, the posters should highlight current research interests and ideas for joint research projects. Posters that show solely the results of previous research projects are out of scope and will not be considered. Posters must comply with the template provided below. Researchers are required to submit their posters in either English or French by 30 September 2021.

The posters will be screened by the funding agencies for compliance with the eligibility requirements and the scope of the initiative before confirmation of participation and upload to the poster platform. The posters will only be accessible to peers who have submitted an accepted poster and to the partnering funding agencies. When the poster platform goes live, participating researchers will be invited to view all posters, contact potential collaboration partners, develop
joint research ideas and prepare a DFG proposal for the Initiation of International Collaboration.

Eligibility: Qualified researchers from all countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Germany are invited to submit posters (as a rule they should hold a doctorate and have a track record in their respective research field).

(2) Call for the Initiation of International Collaboration

The call for the Initiation of International Collaboration serves to establish and facilitate collaborative relationships between researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa and Germany. In general, the DFG can only fund bilateral or multilateral Sub-Saharan African/German projects under this initiative. More information regarding the specifics of this call will be provided to the participants of the poster platform in October 2021. For further information on the programme and instructions for proposal preparation, please refer to the “Guidelines on Proposals for Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration” (DFG form 1.813). Proposals must be submitted in English by 28 February 2022.

Eligibility: All proposals must include at least one applicant from Germany and one cooperation partner from Sub-Saharan Africa who have both previously submitted a poster. However, proposals can only be submitted by researchers from Germany. Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa act as cooperation partners and can also receive funding. German applicants are therefore required to fulfil the DFG eligibility requirements.

(3) Status Workshop

Approved travel funds from the funding for the Initiation of International Collaboration must be used to enable Sub Saharan African project partners to participate in a Status Workshop in Bonn in the week of 27 to 31 March 2023. This workshop will be organised centrally by the DFG with the aim of assessing the need for a possible joint call for project proposals and collect lessons learnt regarding the frameworks within which such Sub-Saharan African/German collaborations can evolve.

Participation in the workshop will be limited to applicants from Germany and their cooperation partners from Sub-Saharan Africa with funding under the Initiation for International Collaboration.

How are Applicants Selected?

The posters will be screened by the funding agencies for compliance with the eligibility requirements and the scope of the initiative before confirmation of participation and upload to the poster platform. The posters will only be accessible to peers who have submitted an accepted poster and to the partnering funding agencies. When the poster platform goes live, participating researchers will be invited to view all posters, contact potential collaboration partners, develop
joint research ideas and prepare a DFG proposal for the Initiation of International Collaboration.

Which Countries are Eligible?

African countries

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Not speciifed

What is the Benefit of African-German Scientific Exchange in the Field of Public Health?

Subsequently, participating scientists will be invited to explore all posters, contact potential collaboration partners, develop joint research ideas and prepare DFG-proposals for the Initiation of International Collaboration. Further information on the next steps in this initiative will follow in due course.

How to Apply for African-German Scientific Exchange in the Field of Public Health:

Please make sure to upload your poster by 30 September 2021 at the latest and kindly use the template provided as a link in the call for proposals when drafting it. Please also consider the eligibility criteria for taking part in this initiative (as a rule, you should be holding a doctorate with a track record in your respective research field). Further information on the requirements for participation can be found in the attached call for proposals.

Please note that it will not be possible to make any changes to your poster or submit a modified or updated version after uploading!

After having uploaded your poster you will receive an e-mail confirming the successful upload. Kindly be aware that the upload of the poster does not yet legitimise to participate in the initiative. All uploaded posters will be checked against eligibility criteria by the funding organisations and will be approved or rejected thereafter.

We would like to thank you very much for your interest and commitment to participate in this African-German Scientific Exchange.

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