University of Bonn SDG Fellowships 2024 in Germany (Fully Funded)

March 21, 2024

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University of Bonn SDG Fellowships 2024 in Germany (Fully Funded)

University of Bonn SDG Fellowships 2024 in Germany (Fully Funded)

Scholarship Description:

University of Bonn SDG Fellowships 2024 in Germany (Fully Funded) is open for International Students . The scholarship allows PhD level programm(s) in the field of All Subjects taught at University of Bonn . The deadline of the scholarship is 30 Apr 2024.

The Bonn SDG Fellowships program aims to achieve two key goals:

  1. Support Collaborative Research on Sustainability: The program provides funding for professors at the University of Bonn to invite international postdoctoral researchers for collaborative research projects. These projects should directly address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations Agenda 2030. Imagine this as a team effort between experienced researchers and recent PhD graduates to tackle global challenges.

  2. Strengthen Research Networks in Developing Regions: The program prioritizes researchers from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These regions often face significant hurdles in implementing the SDGs, as highlighted by the SDG Index. By prioritizing researchers from these areas, the program aims to support talented individuals and foster long-term research collaborations between the University of Bonn and institutions in these regions. This builds a network of expertise and fosters knowledge exchange for achieving sustainable development goals globally.

The fellowship duration is flexible, ranging from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 1 year.

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Degree Level:

University of Bonn SDG Fellowships 2024 in Germany (Fully Funded) is available to undertake PhD level programs at University of Bonn.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

The fellowship offers a comprehensive financial support package to cover your living and research expenses during your postdoctoral stay at the University of Bonn. Here’s a breakdown of what’s included:

  • Travel allowance: The program helps offset your travel costs to Bonn, with the amount depending on your home country.
  • Monthly scholarship: You’ll receive a monthly stipend of €3,000 to support your living expenses.
  • Family allowance: If you have a spouse and/or children accompanying you, there’s additional financial support: €300 per month for a spouse and €250 per month for each child.
  • Research expenses: A dedicated allowance of up to €500 per month is available to cover costs directly related to your research project.

Important notes:

  • Health insurance is not included in the scholarship. You’ll need to arrange your own health coverage.
  • The program cannot assist with finding housing in Bonn. You’ll be responsible for securing your own accommodation.
  • The fellowship duration ranges from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 1 year.
  • For detailed cost planning, refer to the downloadable financing plan (Excel file).

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international students of all nationalities.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Post-doctoral researchers: This refers to individuals who have recently completed their PhDs.
  • Foreign citizenship: You don’t have to be a German citizen to apply.
  • Joint research project invitation: A professor from the University of Bonn must invite you to collaborate on a specific research project.
  • Long-term affiliation: You should have a confirmed research or teaching position at a university or research institute beyond the duration of this fellowship.
  • Expertise in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Your research area should be demonstrably relevant to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Additional factors to consider:

  • This funding is not for individuals already funded by the program or similar programs.
  • The program cannot connect you with potential faculty collaborators at the University of Bonn. You will need to find a professor interested in working with you on a relevant project.

Application Procedure:

Who can apply?

Unfortunately, you cannot apply directly. A professor from the University of Bonn must invite you to collaborate on a research project and nominate you for the fellowship.

What are the application components?

Online application form (completed by both the professor and yourself)

Project description (PDF, max. 8 pages):

    • A concise summary of your research project (abstract, up to 250 words)
    • A detailed description of the research you’ll conduct during your fellowship at Bonn, written for a broad audience.
    • Explanation of why the professor invited you and how your expertise will benefit research and teaching at the University of Bonn.
    • Specific activities you plan to participate in to enrich the university’s academic life.
    • A history of your collaboration with the professor (if any).
    • How you’ll integrate into the host institute, including your workspace and involvement in ongoing research projects.
    • A clear plan for the outcomes of your fellowship stay and how you envision continuing the collaboration in the future.

    Your Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

    Financing plan (using the provided Excel template)

    Who submits the application?

    A tenured professor at the University of Bonn submits the complete application package on behalf of themself and the nominated fellow.

    How are applications evaluated?

    Proposals are scored based on two main criteria (each weighted at 50%):

      Academic Quality and Mutual Benefit:

        • The quality and originality of the proposed research project.

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        • Alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
        • Relevance of the research to your home region’s development.
        • How your participation will contribute to the academic environment at Bonn (e.g., lectures, seminars).
        • How well you’ll integrate into the host institute’s research activities and workspace.

          Strategic Relevance and Future Collaboration Potential:

          • The strength of the existing collaboration between you and the professor.
          • Plans for a long-term research partnership after the fellowship.
          • How the research aligns with the University of Bonn’s research focus areas.
          • Strategies for sharing your research findings with the broader academic community.

          Additional Notes:

          • In case of a tie score, more weight is given to the “Academic Quality and Mutual Benefit” category.
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