DAAD-BIGSAS 2024 Graduate School Scholarship Programme for Female African Scholars

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The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) is extending an invitation to exceptional African women scholars currently based on the continent. BIGSAS offers the opportunity to become part of an international community of emerging researchers focused on African studies. The program delivers comprehensive doctoral training within the dynamic and interdisciplinary research framework of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth.

In 2024, BIGSAS will be granted two scholarships through the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP), facilitated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). These scholarships will be awarded to candidates who have successfully completed the BIGSAS application process. The final selection for the scholarship will be determined by the DAAD. Scholarship terms commence in October 2024 at the earliest, including a German language course option beginning in the summer of 2024. These scholarships encompass a total support period of up to four years.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants should have resided in Germany for no more than fifteen months at the time of their nomination. While applications may be submitted in German, English, or French, please be aware that English is the primary working language of BIGSAS.
  • Applicants must hold a Master’s or equivalent degree with a strong academic record.
  • The Master’s or equivalent degree should have been obtained within the six years leading up to their nomination by BIGSAS.
  • Your application must be accompanied by two academic recommendation letters from instructors who are familiar with your previous academic coursework.

For additional details and to apply,

The application deadline is December 31, 2023.

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