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NELGA Research Fellowship 2022 for African Postdoctoral Researchers

NELGA Research Fellowship 2022 for African Postdoctoral Researchers

When are the Application Deadlines:

The following deadlines apply each year:

Deadline Start of the fellowship each year
February 28th June/July/August 1st
May 31st September/October/November 1st
August 31st December/January/February 1st
December 31st March/April/May 1st

Tell Me About NELGA Research Fellowship:

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to organize support measures for the “Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)”.

NELGA is a partnership of over 50 leading African universities and research institutions with proven leadership in education, training and research on land governance.

The objectives of NELGA are:

▪ Enhancing training opportunities and curricula on land governance in Africa;
▪ Promoting demand driven research on land policy;
▪ Connecting scholars and researchers across Africa;
▪ Creating data and information for monitoring and evaluation on land policy reforms;
▪ Strengthening policy-research linkages

DAAD is offering research fellowships for research stays or field studies.

Which Fields are Eligible?

Applicants must have a background in land governance/ land management or a related field (e.g. land administration, land economics, urban and regional planning, geomatics).
Proposals covering the following cross-cutting issues will be given special consideration:
▪ Women’s land rights
▪ Land and Transparency
▪ Urban-rural linkages

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply?

We invite staff members or students of NELGA partner institutions with a background in land governance or a related field to apply for funding for NELGA research fellowships.

Applicants must
▪ have completed at least a first university degree (undergraduate) at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education;
▪ be enrolled or a staff member at one of the NELGA partner universities or associated institutions;
▪ return to their studies/duty station at the end of the fellowship;
▪ be nationals of an African country;
▪ be granted leave of absence by their home institution for conducting a field study.

How are Applicants Selected?

The most important selection criteria are:

▪ a convincing and well-planned research project;
▪ academic achievements.

Any additional documents supporting the academic relevance of the research proposal or providing information about pertinent extracurricular activities of the applicant will also be considered in the assessment.

Which Countries are Eligible?

African countries

Where will Award be Taken?

The fellowships are tenable in the field, at a state or state recognized institution of higher education or a non-university
research institute in any African country. The fellowship does not provide financial support to research at the applicant’s home institution.

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of NELGA Research Fellowship?

The fellowship consists of:
▪ a flat-rate travel allowance: EUR 280 for in-country, EUR 430 for neighbouring countries, EUR 630 for in-region, EUR 980 for out of region;
▪ a monthly research allowance of EUR 460.

The fellowship does not cover living expenses. One month after the end of the fellowship the fellow must provide a
detailed report on the implementation of the research and its findings. The fellowship is not renewable. Funding is only
eligible once per year, per topic and per educational stage.

How Long will the Program Last?

The fellowships are tenable for a period of one up to three months, depending on the project in questions and the
applicant’s timetable. Only full months are fundable. The fellowship is not renewable.

How to Apply for NELGA Research Fellowship:

Applicants will be required to:

  1. register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered): https://portal.daad.de/
  2. apply online under the following link: Click here
    For technical questions regarding the DAAD-Portal, please
    contact [email protected]

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