AGNES-PAWS Intra-Africa Mobility Grant

Funded by

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


Male and Female researchers in STEM

Grant amount

EUR 2,300 – 3,000

This Grant is designed for “Programme Advocating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” (PAWS). This grant 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 female researchers (Doctoral student) in STEM and from sub-Saharan African countries through active co-operation with senior researchers in the same region.  The grant enables them to spend 1-2 months research stay f  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 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 EUR 2,300 and EUR 3,000 is earmarked for 1 and 2 months stays, respectively

Margaret TAIWO (Grantee 2019)

Taiwo, Olayombo Margaret is currently a Ph.D. student and works as a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Chemistry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is interested in Isolation and Characterization of bioactive principles from Medicinal Plants for possible drug development

Promota Haule Linga (Grantee 2019)

Promota Haule Linga is an assistant lecturer in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology in Tanzania. Currently she is a member of Wireless Communication Research Group of the University of Dar es Salaam and she is working towards a PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering and Radio Frequency propagation.

Tulimo Uushona (Grantee 2019)

Tulimo Uushona is a 30 year old Namibian lady. She is currently a 1st year PhD student at the University of Stellenbosh. Her research topic is titled: Feeding value and biopreservative potential of Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae leaf-meal for beef production and quality. She is a member of the South African Society for Animal Science.