30th November 2019, 23:59 CET



(Partially Funded)


Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies fellowship
The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) invites scholars working in the field of African Studies to apply for fellowships in the Bayreuth Academy of advanced African Studies. Funded through the Excellent Strategy of Germany’s federal and state governments since 1st January 2019, the aim of the Cluster is to reconfigure African Studies at the conceptual and the structural levels.

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The Bayreuth Academy Fellows are part of an international group of junior and senior scholars – professors, postdoctoral researchers, and doctoral students – affiliated with the Cluster of Excellence to advance research and scholarly debates in African Studies. They will enjoy membership status in the Africa Multiple Cluster for the duration of their fellowship. Apart from pursuing their research and engaging in informal exchanges with other Cluster members, fellow activities include:

  • participating in Cluster events while in residence; these include regular Thursday afternoon lectures, seminars, and discussion groups;
  • presenting a 45-minute talk based on the fellow’s research within the BA;
  • attending occasional social events for fellows;
  • optional participation in one of the BA’s postdoctoral working groups;
  • offering of discussion sessions for doctoral students and contributing to existing formats such as summer schools.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • International Affairs
  • Business

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

The duration of the fellowship may range from one to six months between 1st October 2020 and 31th July 2021

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Scholars with a PhD and proven track record in the study of Africa are eligible to apply. They may come from any discipline in the humanities and the social, technical and ‘hard’ sciences. Africa-based scholars are encouraged to apply.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Fellows will be given office space and access to the excellent African Studies library holdings at the University of Bayreuth.
  • In terms of remuneration, fellowships include monthly living and mobility allowances that may vary according to the fellow’s employment status and accompanying family members, and travel subsidies.
  • For long-term fellows, the fellowship may come in the form of grants to be used for a “teaching buyout” at the fellow’s home institution.

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How to Apply

First Step: Should you be interested in applying, please begin by reading the information about the Cluster’s theoretical and thematic agendas available at All proposals must demonstrate the candidate’s commitment to the Cluster’s aims and objectives and detail the proposed contribution to one of the Cluster’s Research Sections.

Second Step: The application process is facilitated through an online form that also allows you to upload the required documents. The application form together with instructions is available at

Third Step: Read the full instructions here and fill the application form.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Eman Fadel Ali / Egypt
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