University of Bonn Argelander Scholarships 2022 for Doctoral Candidates from Developing Countries

Applications are open for the Argelander Scholarships for doctoral candidates from universities in the Global South.

Application Deadline: 1st May 2022

About the Award: Research stays in Bonn (3–12 months) for doctoral candidates at universitites preferably in Africa, Latin America, and South (East) Asia.

What is the Goal of Argelander Scholarships?

The aim is to provide funding for doctoral candidates from countries in the Global South in order to promote scientific exchange with partners, particularly in regions that have been relatively marginalized in terms of scientific production. In order to promote international cooperation in the priority regions indicated in the partnership strategy, the University of Bonn is especially calling on doctoral candidates from Africa, South America and Asia to participate. The funding is for a period of at least 3 and not more than 12 months.

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This funding line is intended to intensify collaborations between scientists in Bonn and their partners in the above- mentioned regions, and expand such collaborations with respect to the promotion of early-career researchers. When the application is submitted, a formal or informal cooperation agreement should already exist between the home institute of the doctoral candidate and the host institute in Bonn. 

The host researchers in Bonn act as applicants.

Type: PhD

Eligibility for Argelander Scholarships: Preference is given to doctoral candidates pursuing a doctoral degree at a university or a research institute in Africa, Latin America or Asia. Doctoral candidates who are already pursuing their Ph.D. at the University of Bonn are not eligible for funding. Recipients of funding should finish their doctorates at their home university (to avoid brain drain).

Selection Criteria:

  • The quality of the research project to be pursued as part of the doctoral studies during the candidate’s stay in Bonn
  • The intensity of the existing cooperation or its potential for future growth between the applicant and the home institution of the doctoral candidate.
  • The integration of the doctoral candidate into an existing research environment in Bonn (e.g. integration into a BIGS work group, etc.; use of a workplace, etc)
  • An effective supervision blueprint under the cooperation agreement.
To be Taken at (Country): Germany

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Argelander Scholarships

The funding can cover the following;
  • A travel allowance (depending on country of origin)
  • A scholarship of € 1,500 per month (additional funds for accompanying family members: up to € 300 for a spouse and € 250 per child)
  • A research expense allowance of up to € 300 per month that can be submitted to the International Office after the scholarship has been awarded. Information on applying for the allowance will be provided with your scholarship award.
Insurance benefits are not included in the scholarship.

Please note that the International Office cannot provide housing for scholarship recipients.

Duration of Award: The funding is for a period of at least 3 and not more than 12 months. When calculating costs, please note the instructions in the financing plan (and use the following Excel table, download here).

How to Apply for Argelander Scholarships 

The application must be submitted by a full-time professor from the University of Bonn. The doctoral candidates must submit a signed motivational letter.

It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage before applying.
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