Argelander Scholarships by University of Bonn for doctoral students

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The University of Bonn, Germany has invited applications for the Argelander Scholarships for doctoral candidates from Africa, South America and Asia.

The funding is intended to intensify collaboration s 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.
The funding is for a period of at least 3 and not more than 12 months.
Eligibility: Preference will be 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.
Funding: 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 the scholarship award. Insurance benefits are not included in the scholarship. International Office cannot provide housing for scholarship recipients.
Selection: 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.
Application: For funding starting at the earliest in January 2022, and no later than July 2022, application must be submitted by a full-time professor from the University of Bonn at the Scholarship link at
Application is to include (i) Online form (ii) Project description (PDF of max. 8 pages), consisting of: An outline of the research project to be worked on during the person’s stay in Bonn, Reasons for the host to invite the doctoral candidate, An outline of how the doctoral candidate will be integrated at the host institute (place of work, participation in the institute’s teaching and research activities), and an outline of how the project will be supervised in Bonn; CV and motivational letter of the doctoral candidate (PDF); A financing plan.

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