Tailored Opportunities: TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme


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) programs


Postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa including South Africa, can go on a cooperation visit lasting three months to an institute in Germany.

Applicants must hold PhD degree in any academic field obtained not earlier than 2015. Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.


The deadline for this application is 18 May 2020


Applicants must complete the online application form by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ button. The following documents should be uploaded in the online application.

  • CV of maximum two pages including list of 6 publications.
  • Recent invitation letter from a German host. Please click here for useful information on how to identify the best German host in your field.
    Two letters of references from senior scientists familiar with your work
  • Copy of PhD certificate, evidence of proficiency in either English or German
  • Supporting statement from the head  or director of the applicant’s home institute


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.

For more information please visit the link: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-dfg-cooperation-visits-programme

Contact email: exchanges@twas.org

Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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