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Short Stay Scholarships for Young Africans
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Short Stay Scholarships for Young Africans: 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 currently participating:
University of Aarhus (Denmark)
University of Barcelona (Spain)
University of Coimbra (Portugal)
University of Geneva (Switzerland)
University of Göttingen (Germany)
University of Granada (Spain)
University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
University of Leuven (Belgium)
University of Padova (Italy)
University of Siena (Italy)
University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
University of Turku (Finland)
Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria:
The scheme is intended for young academics (normally those under the age of 45).
Applicants should be current staff members of a university or an equivalent higher education institution, and, in most cases, should be of postdoctoral or equivalent status.
Applicants must fill in the on-line application form and/or the paper application form and return it, together with the required documents to the Coimbra Group Office before 15 March every year.
Please make sure you enclose the following documents:
Curriculum Vitae with passport photo
Copies of university diplomas
Explanatory report of the work programme to be pursued in the recipient university (max. 1000 words)
Two letters of reference (in sealed envelopes) from individuals familiar with the applicant's work (please indicate also their name, profession and contact details)
Document certifying the applicant’s affiliation to his/her university.
Candidates will be able to select one university only.
For more information and application: Coimbra Group, Egmontstraat 11, rue d'Egmont, 1000 Bruxelles. Belgium.
Also see website: Short Stay Scholarships for Young Africans
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