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BIGSAS issues a call for PhD-scholarships for women from the African continent


A new call for scholarship applications has been issued within the African Multiple Cluster of Excellence. The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, BIGSAS, offers two scholarships for two female PhD students from the African continent. Applications may be submitted until 9 February 2020.

The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, BIGSAS, is extending an invitation to outstanding female scholars from the African continent to apply for PhD scholarships. The two successful applicants will join the international community of scholars working in the field of African Studies at the University of Bayreuth. During the scholarship period, BIGSAS will provide a centre for creative and innovative PhD training based on the inter- and multi-disciplinary research environment of the Institute of African Studies, IAS, at the University of Bayreuth, and the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence.

The two scholarships the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies will award are part of the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) and provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The scholarships will begin in October 2020 and will include an intensive German language course starting in April or June 2020.

Applicants’ requirements

For these scholarships, BIGSAS will nominate candidates with excellent track records, who have successfully passed the application procedure of the graduate school. Applicants must have a very good Master’s Degree in one of the disciplines represented at the graduate school. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained within the last six years. Applicants should not have been in Germany for more than twelve months. Applications may be submitted in German, English or French, the working language of BIGSAS is English.

The final selection will be made by the DAAD. The application deadline is 9 February, 2020.

Find more information on how to apply here and here. (sg)

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