The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme, Germany

Started by sparrow, Oct 16, 2010, 03:01 PM


The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) with the opportunity to make a 'Cooperation Visit' to an institute in Germany of no more than 3 months.

Under this programme, researchers are assisted in making a 'Cooperation Visit' to an institute in Germany. Such visits will have a duration of no more than three (3) months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.

The aim of the visit is to discuss research collaboration with German scientists, possibly including some preliminary experiments, with the ultimate goal of developing longer-term collaboration, perhaps through other DFG programmes. TWAS will cover visa, health insurance and travel expenses, while DFG will provide subsistence costs for the stay in Germany. The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations. Deadline: 31 March each year. Successful applicants will be informed 3 months after this deadline.

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