In the framework of the programme SPACES II of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), researchers from Germany, South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia conduct scientific collaboration projects to investigate climate processes, the global climate change, and their consequences in the region of Southern Africa. Sustainability is one focus of this research.
Sustainable research requires early support for young experts in research and education at universities and research institutes, including industry-related ones, in Germany and the participating African countries South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. Good networking, close coordination and long-term cooperation of these nations are of equal importance.
The accompanying DAAD scholarship programme “Capacity Building/Development” (CaBuDe) aims at developing the required capacities. The programme will enable scholarship holders from Southern Africa to research, to network and to be (further) educated in Germany, in order to become experts for the sustainable scientific-technical cooperation between their home countries and Germany. The same applies to the short-term research scholarship holders from Germany under this programme.

Who can apply?

The following categories of researchers can apply:
  • excellently qualified students, graduates, doctoral candidates and postdocs from South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia who are doing research within one of the SPACES research Projects under the overall theme of Earth System Management in the following specific fields:
    1. Environmental Sciences
    2. Coastal and Marine Research Sciences
    3. Geology
  • excellently qualified senior experts with no less than bachelor degree from South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia working in one of the SPACES research Projects.

What can be funded?

Type C: Short-term research scholarships for bachelor students from South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia
  • Bachelor students, to do a concrete part of their bachelor studies in Germany and complete their bachelor degree in their home country

Type D: Short-term research scholarships for master students and senior experts from South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia
  • Master students to do a concrete part of their master studies in Germany and finish the master degree in their home country
  • Senior experts, with no less than a bachelor degree, to pursue an individual research project or take part in training measures within one of the SPACES projects in Germany

Type E: Short-term research scholarships for PhD students and senior experts from South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia
  • Doctoral candidates, to do a concrete part of their PhD research in Germany and complete their PhD in their home Country
  • Senior experts, with no less than a master degree, to pursue an individual research project or take part in training measures within one of the SPACES projects in Germany

Type F: Short-term research fellowships for postdocs and senior experts from South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia
  • Postdoctoral candidates, to pursue a research project within a SPACES project in Germany
  • Senior experts, with no less than a PhD degree, to pursue an individual research project or take part in training measures within one of the SPACES projects in Germany

All types: The short-term project can only be conducted in strong cooperation with the relevant SPACES Project.

Duration of the funding

From 2 weeks to 3 months (non-extendable)

Value

Type C: Short-term research scholarships for bachelor students
  • Monthly scholarship of 750 EUR
  • Flat-rate travel allowance for outward and return journey
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

Type D: Short-term research scholarships for master students and senior experts
  • Monthly scholarship of 850 EUR
  • Flat-rate travel allowance for outward and return journey
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

Type E: Short-term research scholarships for PhD students and senior experts
  • Monthly scholarship of 1,200 EUR
  • Flat-rate travel allowance for outward and return journey
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance

Type F: Short-term research fellowships for postdocs and senior experts
  • Monthly scholarship of 2,000 EUR
  • Payments towards accident and personal liability
  • insurance (no health insurance)
  • Flat-rate travel allowance only if travel expenses are not covered by the home country or other funding source

Selection

Applications will be reviewed by an independent selection committee consisting of experts in the relevant fields.

The decisive selection criterion is the compatibility of the
research proposal with the chosen SPACES project. Other
important selection criteria are the relevance and quality of the research proposal and the applicant´s academic achievements.

Further information

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