2023 Call for Applications
AGNES Junior Research Grant
Closed | Deadline: September 15th, 2023 (12.00 GMT)
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMZ)
PhD of not more than 3 years
The AGNES Junior Research Grant aims to strengthen scientific capacity in Sub Saharan Africa by funding outstanding top male and female scholar at PhD level and coach them to successfully apply and succeed to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship programmes. Consideration of candidates for the AGNES-PAWS Junior Researchers Grant (JRG) is solely by nomination of candidates, and not through direct application. Candidates cannot apply directly for the JRG. AGNES Founder Members may nominate up to three (3) excellent candidates who graduated with PhD of not more than three (3) ago, from the date of application. Excellent women candidates who will graduate before the end of the year under consideration may also be nominated.
The nominator should consider only those candidates who have an outstanding academic record with, at least, one publication in a reputable international journal with Thomson Reuters (ISI) Impact Factor. 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. 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.
H. Sergi Akone (Grantee 2018)
Megan K. Mackay (Grantee 2018)
Olanrewaju Salako (Grantee 2018)
We are pleased to announce the “Call for Applications” for our two funding programmes: “AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers.” This grant is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH). The grant aims to strengthen scientific capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa by funding outstanding top male and female PhD holders and mentoring them to apply and succeed in the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship programmes. It further supports Humboldtians in their efforts towards mentoring high potential junior researchers, helping them to access international networks of scientific excellence (e.g. AvH).
We are pleased to announce the “Call for Applications” for our funding programme: “AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers”. This grant is generously funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH). This AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers aims to strengthen the scientific capacity and networking of young researchers in Africa through the active cooperation of AGNES and potential AGNES members. It further supports the alumni of the AvH in their efforts towards mentoring high potential junior researchers, helping them to access international networks of scientific excellence. For the two grants, AGNES Governing Board will aspire to achieve 50% inclusion of female researchers on the basis of merit.
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AGNES-BAYER Science Foundation Research Grant for Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
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