Africa-wide

Program

Education

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Details

The Africa Platform of Ghent University Association (GAP) welcomes applications for visiting fellows. As one of the five regional platforms at Ghent University, GAP facilitates and fosters academic collaboration between Ghent University Association and academic institutions in Africa. The Africa Platform hosts five visiting research fellows every year. Awardees will spend a minimum period of two weeks at Ghent University or one of the associated University Colleges.

The Africa Platform fellowships are aimed at researchers (junior or senior lecturers & professors) who are affiliated with an African higher education or research institution. A bilateral agreement or memorandum of understanding needs to be in place between Ghent University and the African institution. With any questions in this regard, please contact Annelies.Verdoolaege@UGent.be.

The fellowships consist of a grant of € 1000 + one return flight ticket, for a minimum stay of two weeks, which is meant to cover (or contribute towards) travel and accommodation costs and living expenses. This means that matching funding will need to be found in many cases. The visiting scholars will be given an office space and access to facilities (such as the library) as a Ghent University visiting scholar.

The fellowships can be taken up at any time in 2023. Awardees are expected to be present at Ghent University and to take part in the academic activities of the research unit. Visiting scholars will give at least one lecture or seminar to fellow researchers and students. For this reason, awardees are required to have an excellent command of English or French.

Criteria

Selection criteria and procedures

  • The candidate’s profile, such as CV and scientific achievements: 25%
  • The motivation, feasibility and academic quality of the research plan: 25%
  • Added value/sustainability (impact of the research stay on future departmental and institutional collaboration) – decisive criterion: 50%

Eligibility

  • Open to researchers (junior or senior lecturers & professors) who are affiliated with an African higher education or research institution
  • A bilateral agreement or memorandum of understanding needs to be in place between Ghent University and the African institution
  • An excellent command of English and French is required

 

Benefits

  • The fellowships consist of a grant of € 1000 + one return flight ticket, for a minimum stay of two weeks, which is meant to cover (or contribute towards) travel and accommodation costs and living expenses. This means that matching funding will need to be found in many cases
  • The visiting scholars will be given an office space and access to facilities (such as the library) as a Ghent University visiting scholar

About Ghent University

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium, founded in 1817. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. We are a pluralistic university that is open to all students, regardless of their ideological, political, cultural or social background. Our credo is ‘Dare to think’.