2023 Call for Applications

AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant

Closed  |  Deadline: March 15th, 2024 (12.00 GMT)

Funded by

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMZ)


Male and female candidates

Grant amount

Up to EUR 3,000

AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers (generally for male and female candidates) is generously funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and with support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH).  The grant aims to strengthen the scientific capacity and networking of young male and female researchers in all fields of science and from Sub Saharan Africa through active co-operation with senior researchers in the same region. The AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant enables young male and female researchers (Doctoral students) from sub-Saharan African countries to spend 1-2 months research stays at a university/research institute in another sub-Saharan African country, where they will be collaborating with an experienced researcher.

The proposed research must be part of the work towards the Doctoral research, including but not limited to bench work, laboratory studies, use of library resources and write up of thesis or part of the thesis. Eligible young male and female researchers need to demonstrate the relevance of their work for further development of their home countries in sub-Sahara Africa. The Grant aims to be as financially comprehensive as is reasonably possible for a short stay outside the borders of the applicant’s country, covering travel and subsistence, and includes a research allowance to the host institute on request to cover some of the research expenses. A maximum Grant amount of up to EUR 3000 is earmarked for 1 and 2 months stays, respectively.

Simon CHEGE (Grantee 2019)

Simon Chege is a Kenyan PhD researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal-Durban, South Africa, undertaking research in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering with a bias towards multiple access technologies and signal processing for 5G technology. His research topic titled “Resource allocation for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) for 5G applications” investigates merits, demerits and applicability of current access schemes with a proposal to develop a hybrid scheme based on NOMA for spectral and energy efficient 5G systems.

Frédéric TOVISSODE (Grantee 2019)

TOVISSODE Chénangnon Frédéric is currently a PhD Student in Biometry at the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences (FSA), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin. His current research work focuses on extending Generalized Linear and Nonline ar mixed statistical models beyond traditional normality assumptions to more realistic models allowing better data exploitation and informed decision-making in applied biological fields.

Christopher CHUKWUEBUKA (Grantee 2019)

Chukwuebuka is an agricultural Soil Scientist, and a PhD student in the Department of Land Resources Management and Environmental Protection, Mekelle University Ethiopia. Chukwuebuka’s research interest centers on the accurate quantification of soil carbon in relation to climate change. He aims to provide framework information towards the understanding of carbon capture, distribution and transfer, vital for supporting ecosystem services and improving soil productivity.