Bonn SDG Fellowship 2021 in Germany
  • Partial Scholarship

The University of Bonn has been hosting a massive program of SDG Fellowship with an aim to foster joint research between professors of the University of Bonn and post-doctoral scientists in all areas of specialization that conduct research primarily on a topic addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set forth by the United Nations in its Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The scientists should research and teach together with a professor from the University of Bonn for one or two semesters. The funding is for a period of at least 3 and not more than 12 months.

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The University of Bonn currently has a large number of collaborations with universities and research institutes in Africa, Asia, and South America. As shown by the SDG index, implementing the Sustainable Development Goals poses considerable challenges for many countries in these regions. Based on the 17th Sustainable Development Goal, “Partnerships for the Goals”, researchers in the above-mentioned regions are given preference for the Bonn SDG Fellowships. The goal is to support talented researchers and build and strengthen networks through them.

Location:

Germany

Benefits

The funding can cover the following:

  • A travel allowance (depending on country of origin)
  • A scholarship of € 3,000 per month (additional funds for family members: up to € 300 for a spouse and € 250 per child)
  • A research expense allowance of up to € 500 per month can be submitted to the International Office after the fellowship has been awarded. Information on applying for the allowance will be provided with  fellowship award.
  • Insurance benefits are not included in the scholarship

It is to be noted that the International Office cannot provide housing for scholarship recipients.

The funding is for a period of at least 3 and not more than 12 months.

Eligibilities

The selection criteria are mentioned below:

  • The quality of the research project to be worked on during the stay in Bonn
  • Work on a topic that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set forth by the United Nations in its Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
  • Relevance of the research topic to developments in the region of origin
  • The fellow’s contribution to academic life in Bonn (e.g. via public lectures, seminars or colloquium)
  • The fellow’s integration into the host institute (place of work, integration into existing teaching and research activities)
  • Follow-on value: a plan for future collaboration projects between the fellow and the host institute in Bonn

Post-doctoral scientists (with foreign citizenship), invited by a professor of the University of Bonn, who research or teach at a university or research institute in the African, Asian and American regions, and who can demonstrate proven expertise in an area of research from the thematic spectrum of the SDGs would remain eligible for funding.

Eligible Regions: Africa, America and Asia

Application Process

  • Apply online through the given link.
  • Online form
  • Project description (PDF of max. 8 pages), consisting of:
    • An outline of the research project to be worked on during the fellow’s stay in Bonn
    • Reasons for the fellow’s invitation and a description of his or her contribution to research and teaching at the University of Bonn, an outline of the activities through which the fellow will enrich university life at the University of Bonn during his or her stay there
    • An overview of the collaboration between the applicant and the fellow so far
    • An outline of the integration of the fellow into the host institute (place of work, participation in teaching and research activities)
    • An outline of follow-on value: (a) plan for the outcome of the stay, (b) plan for growing the collaboration in the future.
  • Fellow’s CV (PDF)
  • A financing plan (please use the following Excel table, download here)

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Application Deadline: May 31, 2021 (50 Days Remaining)

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