Stadt: Bayreuth

Frist: 2014-05-15

Beginn: 2014-10-01

Gehalt: Start-up funding (1200 eur)


Call for Applications

The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), funded since 2007 by the German Research Foundation as part of the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments, will admit six additional PhD candidates beginning 1 October 2014.

BIGSAS offers three scholarships for candidates whose dissertation projects fit into one of the Graduate School’s NEW subject areas:

- Culture and Technology in Africa
- Media in Africa
- Development Economics in Africa

The other three candidates, whose dissertation projects fit into one of BIGSAS’ current Research Areas, will be expected to have their own means of funding. For information on the Research Areas, please visit:

Applicants must have a very good Master’s Degree. Applications may be sent in German, English or French. The working language of BIGSAS is English.

BIGSAS doctoral students, irrespective of their source of funding, receive travel costs for field trips, conference and summer school attendance.

The online application portal is available at:

Deadline: 15 May 2014

Applications from the African continent will be pre-selected by the six Partner Universities after the initial formal screening at the University of Bayreuth. The interview of pre-selected candidates from Africa will also take place at these Partner Universities:

Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin
Université Mohammed V-Agdal, Rabat, Morocco
Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa