NELGA Research Fellowship & Staff Exchange 2023 for African Researchers

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NELGA Research Fellowship & Staff Exchange 2023 for African Researchers

When are the Application Deadlines:

The following deadlines apply:

Deadline 2023 Start of the fellowship 2023
May 14th Aug/Sept/October 1st
May 31st September/October/November 1st

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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:

  1. Research fellowships for research stays or field studies in Burkina Faso.
  2. Staff exchange between African universities.

NELGA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP:

Eligible Applicants: 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.

Eligible Fields: 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:
▪ The concept of land among different ethnic groups
▪ Problems arising from the discrepancy of traditional and administrative territorial borders
▪ The economic impact of new players competing for and using land

Place of Tenure: The fellowships are tenable in the field, at a state or staterecognized institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Burkina Faso. The fellowship does not provide financial support to research at the applicant’s home institution.

Duration: 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.

Value: The fellowship consists of:
▪ a flat-rate travel allowance: EUR 280 for in-country, EUR430 for neighbouring countries, EUR 630 for in-region, EUR 980 for out of region;
▪ a monthly research allowance of EUR 460.

Application Procedure 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].
    Documents to be submitted
    ▪ DAAD application form, duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal);
    ▪ Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications (if applicable);
    ▪ detailed description of the research proposal and a description of previous research work (max. 10 pages);
    ▪ weekly schedule of planned research work;
    ▪ copies of university diplomas/certificates and transcripts of record of all annual academic
    examinations (incl. explanation of grading system);
    ▪ a recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about the applicant’s
    qualifications.

NELGA STAFF EXCHANGE:

Eligible Applicants: We invite staff members of NELGA partner institutions with a background in land governance or a related field to apply for funding for NELGA staff exchange fellowships.

Applicants must

  • be (senior) staff at an African university;
  • be invited by an African host university;
  • be nationals of an African country;
  • be granted leave of absence by their home institution for the purpose of teaching at the host
    institution.
    Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to apply

Eligible Fields
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

Place of Tenure: The fellowships are tenable at any NELGA university.

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

Value: The fellowship consists of:

a flat-rate travel allowance: EUR 280 for in-country,
EUR 430 for neighbouring countries, EUR 630 for inregion, EUR 980 for out of region;

a monthly research allowance of EUR 1,200.

The fellowship is designed as a subsidy to the scholar’s current salary/study leave income. The travel allowance and the research allowance cover all costs arising from and in connection with the travel and stay. This may be, for example, visa fees, costs for health checks or vaccinations, baggage costs or luggage insurance, taxable charges, accommodation and provisions

Application Procedure: Applicants will be required to:

  1. register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered) https://portal.daad.de/
  2. follow the following link: https://portal.daad.de/sap/bc/bsp/sap/z_set_cookie/setcookie.htm?fund_ar=stv&id=57513438
  3. click on “Application” (between “Application and Funding Overview” and “Personal Messages”)
    For technical questions regarding the DAAD Portal, please contact [email protected] exclusively.
    Instructions for the portal are available here: https://www.daad.de/sapportal/hilfe/hb_download/en.ht
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    Documents to be submitted:
  • DAAD application form, duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal);
  • Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications (if applicable);
  • Invitation by the host institution;
  • Concept note (3-5 pages) indicating duties and functions including detailed weekly time and teaching
    plan, as well as information on the target group for the teaching;
  • Copies of university certificates;
  • Proof of leave of absence by their home institution for the purpose of teaching at the host institution

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