AGNES Junior Research Grant
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
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.
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On official invitation of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Prof. Romain Glèlè Kakaï, President of AGNES governing board has participated in the Expert Workshop on Future African-German Cooperation in Education, Science and Research on...
On August 5 and 6, 2019, a meeting of the international selection committee for the AGNES mobility grants (photo 1a-b) was held to finalize the selection process of the 2019 AGNES mobility grantees. Fifteen doctoral students from 8 countries were selected for the...
On May 23 and 24, 2019, Prof. Dr. Romain Lucas Glèlè Kakaï organized an awareness session with Master and PhD students of the University of Parakou. As part of this sensitization program, The AGNES President presented AGNES, its goal and objectives, and its four...
We are pleased to announce the “Call for Applications” for two of our funding programmes:1. AGNES-PAWS Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Female Researchers’. This Grant is designed for “Programme Advocating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and...