BIGSAS-Scholarships for African Women Scholars based on the Continent. Apply Now!

BIGSAS-Scholarships for African Women Scholars based on the Continent. Apply Now!

About : BIGSAS-Scholarships for African Women Scholars based on the Continent 

DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme 2024 

The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, BIGSAS, invites outstanding African women scholars based on the continent to join an international community of early career researchers working in the field of African Studies. BIGSAS-Scholarships for African Women Scholars provides a centre for creative and innovative doctoral training based on the inter- and multi-disciplinary research environment of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth. 

In 2024, BIGSAS is awarding two scholarships within the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). For these, BIGSAS will nominate candidates who have successfully passed the BIGSAS application procedure. The final selection on the scholarship will be made by the DAAD. The scholarship periods begin in October 2024 at the earliest (including a German language course starting in summer 2024, if applicable). The scholarships are awarded for a total scholarship period of up to four years.

BIGSAS-Scholarships for African Women Scholars Applicants must have a very good Master’s or equivalent degree. The last Master’s or equivalent degree must have been obtained within the last six years at the time of nomination by BIGSAS. Your application must be accompanied by two reports (letters of recommendation) from academic teachers in your past study programme(s) that know you reasonably well. Please use the DAAD template or make sure that the reports cover the points listed in the DAAD template (

Applicants should not have been resident in Germany for more than fifteen months at the time of nomination. While applications may be submitted in German, English or French, do please note that the working language of BIGSAS is English. 

The application deadline is 31 December 2023. 

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