TWAS-DFG Cooperation visita el programa 2019 para investigadores postdoctorales del África subsahariana.

Plazo de solicitud: abril 1st 2019

Investigadores postdoctorales del África subsahariana, including South Africa, can go on a ‘Cooperation Visit’ lasting three months to an institute in Germany.

El programa de visitas de cooperación TWAS-DFG provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a three-month ‘Cooperation Visit’ to a research institute in Germany. Such visits must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.

The aim of the visit is to initiate research collaboration between African and German scientists with the ultimate goal of developing longer-term links, perhaps through other Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, or German Research Foundation) programmes. DFG will cover health insurance, travel expenses and provide subsistence costs for the stay in Germany. The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.


  • Los solicitantes deben tener un doctorado y deben haberlo obtenido no antes de 2014;
  • Applicants must be nationals of a sub-Saharan African country, including South Africa, and hold a research position in sub-Saharan African country.
  • Applicants already on site in Germany or with an established collaboration with the intended host are not eligible.
  • Previous receipients of a TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visit cannot reapply. For a second visit, the German host can apply for funding under the DFG Initiation of International Collaboration Programa.
  • Las mujeres científicas son especialmente alentadas a postularse.
  • Todos los campos académicos serán considerados.

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Presentando su solicitud

Applicants must complete the online application form by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this page. While filling in the online application, applicants also need to upload the following documentation:

  • copia escaneada de su pasaporte, incluso si ha caducado (página con su nombre y apellido);
  • CV, maximum two pages including a list of no more than 6 publications;
  • a recent invitation letter from a German host – on the host institution’s letterhead paper – which should contain the proposed time of the visit (up to 3 months) and should refer to the proposed cooperation. It should be made evident that the applicant and the proposed host have been in contact regarding the scientific work to be done during the visit and that the conditions for conducting the work have been agreed in terms of the timing of the visit and the facilities available.
  • dos cartas de referencia de científicos experimentados con tu trabajo. Las cartas deben estar en papel con membrete y firmadas;
  • copia del certificado de doctorado;
  • evidencia de dominio en inglés o alemán;
  • supporting statement from the Head/Director of the applicant’s home institute: it must confirm that the Head/Director is favourable to the application and that the applicant will be granted leave to take up the cooperation visit in Germany if awarded.

Otra información

  • Las visitas de cooperación TWAS-DFG no incluyen disposiciones para los miembros de la familia acompañantes.
  • Las solicitudes para visitas a tiempo parcial se considerarán no elegibles.
  • Los solicitantes exitosos no deben asumir otras asignaciones durante el período de sus visitas de cooperación.
  • DFG shall be entitled to a repayment of all or part of any funds paid to an applicant hereunder, in the event that the applicant intentionally or negligently fails to fulfil any or all of the above conditions. The applicant agrees to pay any reasonable legal and/or collection costs incurred by DFG to obtain the repayment.

Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio.

Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Profesor visitante programmes. One exception: the head of an institution who invita an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Profesor visitante programmes may still apply for another programme.

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Para más información:

Visite la página web oficial del Programa de visitas de cooperación de TWAS-DFG 2019


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