Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for Young African Researchers

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Coimbra Group Universities have been providing, since 2008, young researchers from universities in Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to spend a short period (1 to 3 months) at a Coimbra Group University to carry out part of their research there.

The Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for young African researchers aims to enable scholars to undertake research for a short research period (generally 1 to maximum 3 months) in which they are engaged in their home institution, at a selected Coimbra Group university, and to help them establish academic and research contacts. The following Coimbra Group universities are participating in the 2013-2014 edition of the scheme:
- University of Aarhus (Denmark)
- University of Barcelona (Spain)
- University of Coimbra (Portugal)
- University of Granada (Spain)
- University of Graz (Austria)
- University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
- University of Leuven (Belgium)
- University of Padova (Italy)
- University of Poitiers (France)
-University of Salamanca (Spain)

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants should be:
Under the age of 45
Nationals of and current residents in a country in Sub-Saharan Africa
Current staff members of a university or an equivalent higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa
Of postdoctoral or equivalent status. 

A limited number of grants are available for technical/administrative staff from African universities
In most universities the language of instruction is that of the country itself, but in most universities is possible to use English as the working language.

Application Procedure
Applicants must fill in the on-line application form before 29 March 2013.
Candidates will be able to select one university only. 

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