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Coimbra Group Short Stay Scholarsip Programme for young researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa

Selection criteria

Purposes:Short stay/research, Ph.D.
Countries of origin:Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem Rep.), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Additional information

Eligible candidates:

The scheme is intended for young academics (normally those under the age of 45). Applicants should nationals of and current residents in a country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Be current staff members of a university or an equivalent higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa, and, in most cases, should be of doctoral/postdoctoral or equivalent status.

Grant information:

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.

University of Groningen

  • Duration of visit: Minimum and maximum 1 month per scholarship
  • Field: All available fields (at PhD or postdoc level)
  • Available facilities: Assistance in finding accommodation, access to university facilities (computer, libraries, canteens, etc.), visa service (if required)
  • Financial support: A grant of 1190,- EUR/month will be given to cover accommodation, food and local expenses
  • Insurance: Health insurance for the duration of the stay can be provided by the University (about €40,- per month)
  • Travel costs: reimbursement up to €1250,-
  • Objective: the visit of 1 month is meant for candidates who prepare for a PhD research but who are not yet in a PhD programme; the visit should lead to a draft of a PhD proposal  which can be submitted for approval to the University of Groningen and to fellowship programmes. Preferably,  the subject of the research proposal fits into one of the focal areas of the University of Groningen: Healthy Ageing, Energy, or Sustainable Society.
  • Latest possible starting date: 31 December 2017

Website: Faculty Graduate Schools &

Grant provider:

Coimbra Group

Available positions:



16 March 2018


Applicants must fill in the on-line application form on the website of the Coimbra group

Online Application

When selection has been agreed, the host university may send a letter of invitation directly to the successful candidate. The Coimbra Group Office will contact candidates who are not successful in obtaining a place under the scheme. Successful candidates who are currently employed by a University are responsible for ensuring that their home institution will grant them leave of absence to undertake the proposed visit.

More information:Contact the Mobility and Scholarship Desk or look at the website of the Coimbra Group
Last modified:16 March 2018 11.21 a.m.