This grant closed on the 29th September 2017.
We are pleased to announce that the Call for Nominations for the “AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers” in 2017 is now open. (This grant closed on the 29th September 2017). AGNES is offering a total of 10 grants to recent doctoral graduates (sub-Saharan African nationals); these grants are funded through a joint initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers aims to strengthen the scientific capacity in Africa through active co-operation of AGNES members. It further supports the alumni of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in their efforts towards coaching and mentoring high potential junior researchers, helping them to access international networks of scientiﬁc excellence (e.g. AvH and BMBF).
Consideration of recipients for the AGNES Grant for Junior researchers is only by nomination of candidates, and not through direct application.
AGNES Founder Members and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) may nominate up to 3 excellent candidates who graduated with the PhD from 2015 onwards. Excellent candidates who will graduate before the end of 2017 may also be nominated. The nominator should consider only those candidates who have an outstanding academic record with, at least, one publication in an international journal. The nominee must be interested to carry out a post-doctoral scientific research project in Germany under the auspices of the fellowship programmes of the AvH.
NB: It is the wish of the Humboldt Foundation and of AGNES to attract excellent candidates from all sub-Saharan countries. Nominators are therefore requested if possible to contact colleagues from those countries which are least represented to request their support in detecting brilliant candidates. In this case they may nominate more candidates than authorized.
This grant closed on the 10th May 2017.
AGNES Mobility Grant (Intra-Africa) for Junior Researchers -supported by BMBF and AvH
We are pleased to announce that the Call for Applications for our funding programme: the ‘AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers’ is now open. This grant closed on the 10th May 2017. The Grant is made possible through funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and with support of the Alexandervon Humboldt Foundation (AvH).
The AGNES Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers aims to strengthen the scientific capacity and networking in Africa through active co-operation of AGNES and potential AGNESmembers. It further supports the alumni of the AvH in their efforts towards coaching and mentoring high potential junior researchers, helping them toaccess international networks of scientific excellence.
Details for the nomination procedure and a list of the under-represented countries are found here:
2017 Call for Nominations (English)
To date, AGNES has awarded a total of 45 Junior Researcher Grants.
ONLY NOMINATIONS BY AGNES MEMBERS ACCEPTED
The call for this grant will re-open in 2018