Call for Funding Applications: NELGA Digital Accompanying Measures

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to organize accompanying measures for the “Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)”.

NELGA is a partnership of leading African universities and research institutions with proven leadership in education, training, and research on land governance. Currently, NELGA has more than 50 partner institutions across Africa.

The objectives of NELGA are:
• Enhancing training opportunities and curricula on land governance in Africa;
• Promoting demand-driven research on land policy issues;
• Connecting scholars and researchers across Africa through academic
networks;
• Creating data and information for monitoring and evaluation of land policy reforms.

We invite NELGA partners to apply for funding for small measures to mitigate the effect of the covid19 crisis in the functioning of NELGA through digital means. Such measures are meant to ensure a certain operational continuity, both in term of regional collaboration between NELGA partner institution, but as well as the internal functioning within the institution (e.g. continuity of teaching). This funding is part of the general open call for NELGA accompanying measures as attached.

Measures eligible for funding:
• Conducting needs assessments for e-learning solutions
• Development of digital teaching and learning materials (e.g. new online
modules)
• Implementation of virtual events.

For the implementation of digitalization activities, expenditure on personnel for the support of digital formats, as well as software, licenses and fees and services for external e-learning experts and developers are possible.
The budget of the measure should not exceed 15,000.00 EUR.

The application is to be submitted in writing electronically and must include:
• A detailed description of the project including concrete measurable objectives;
• A schedule of all planned measures as well as a detailed budget (template on request);
• Evidence of existing/initiated contacts with partners, where applicable.

Selection of applications:
A DAAD commission will assess the funding applications. The criteria for the selection of funding applications are as follows:
• A complete application;
• Inclusion of specific, measurable objectives which are directly related to the program objectives;
• Convincing description of plans for networking and network expansion;
• Description of sustainability and consolidation of measures.
• Economic and efficient use of financial resources.

The following aspects are relevant for the selection of proposals for curriculum development and review:
• Sustainability of the measures after the covid19 crisis;
• Capacity building that will enhance the digital literacy of NELGA partners;
• Promotion of e-learning in a sustainable manner;
• Cooperation with other NELGA partner universities.

Applications for the NELGA-DAAD accompanying measures may be submitted throughout the year. For this specialized call for funding for the covid19 mitigation measure, we invite you to apply before the 15th of October 2020.

Applications can be sent to the following contact persons:
Ms Jana Bömer, boemer@daad.de

For more information and to understand our financial framework for funding, click the download buttons below.

Call for applications for research fellowships under the “Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)” during the COVID-19 crisis.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has forced the world into action. The measures taken to contain the virus have impacted the whole of society, including the education sector, with research becoming more important than ever. To help investigating how COVID-19 and related measures potentially affect housing, land, and property rights in African countries, and to deliver high-quality research on the COVID 19 implications for land governance institutions and systems in the long-term, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers support for special research fellowships under the “Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)” in the form of desk studies.

Applications for the NELGA research fellowships may be submitted throughout the year. For this specialized call we invite you to apply before the 15th of June 2020. The fellowship will be awarded for August 2020.

Download Application proceedures in English or French for more details.

In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)

Call for Scholarship Applications 2020/2021 at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (IAV Hassan II) MSc in Land Surveying Engineering and Science Engineering Domain. See attached document for details, available in French and English.

Application Closing Date at DAAD (for pre-selected candidates only):
Master Candidates: February 29th, 2020
PhD Candidates: June 9th, 2020 DAAD.

In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)

Call for Scholarship Applications 2020/2021
at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (IAV Hassan II).

Application Closing Date at DAAD (for pre-selected candidates only):
Master Candidates: February 29th, 2020
PhD Candidates: June 9th, 2020 DAAD

„In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“ Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)

Call for Scholarship Applications 2020 at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) – Department of Land Economy. See attached document for details.

Application Closing Date at DAAD (for pre-selected candidates only):
February 29th 2020.

„In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“ Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)

Call for Scholarship Applications 2020 at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Department of Geomatic Engineering. See attached document for details.

Application Closing Date at DAAD (for pre-selected candidates only): February 29th 2020.

Call for Scholarship Applications 2020 at the Institute for Land, Poverty and Agrarian Studies, University of Western Cape

NELGA Scholars

In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme “Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa”

Programme Objectives

As part of the “In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme” DAAD in close collaboration with the GIZ assisted programme “Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)” is able to offer scholarships for postgraduate studies within the Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)”. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) within the framework of the special initiative “One World – No Hunger”.
NELGA is a partnership of leading African universities and research institutions with proven leadership in education, training and research on land governance. Currently NELGA has more than 50 partner institutions across Africa.


Its overall objective is to promote good land governance by strengthening human and institutional capacities for the implementation of sustainable and development-oriented land policy in Africa.
The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another African country (In-Region scholarships).
DAAD offers up to 3 scholarships for Master studies and 3 scholarships for PhD studies at PLAAS for the intake 2020.

Application Requirements

• have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (upper third of class)
• clearly show motivation and strong commitment
• have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
• must be nationals or permanent resident of an African country
• hold a SAQA Certificate of Evaluation or be in the process of obtaining one if they hold a non-South African university degree;
• should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector.

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.
Scholarships are initially granted for one year and can be extended to upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted. All further information will be provided after admission to the scholarship programme.

Eligible Fields

The scholarships at PLAAS are available for the following Master and PhD courses:
• Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

Place of Tenure

University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Duration and Commencement

The duration of the Master programme is two years, the duration of the PhD programme is three years, generally starting in May 2020.

The application process contains two steps. Please be aware of the two application deadlines.
First step:
Applicants must apply for their studies at PLAAS using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. PLAAS has set its own deadlines.
PLAAS will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and short-list the applicants. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, the ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members will also be availed to DAAD. The ranked shortlist will contain preferably triple the number of scholarships that have been attributed to the institution.
DAAD reserves the right of final selection.

Second step:
PLAAS will provide the shortlisted candidates with the link to the DAAD-Portal. Only the pre-selected candidates are asked to log into the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit an DAAD application. DAAD Deadline: 30/11/2019

Documents to be submitted:

  • DAAD application form duly filled in (available in the DAAD-Portal)
  • Hand signed curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen form at http://europass.cedefop. Europa.eu), including a list of publications (if applicable).
  • Recommendation letter by university teachers (Master: 1, PhD: 2)
  • Letter of admission for the host university
  • Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts
  • Letter of motivation
  • Passport copy
  • In case of non-South African university degrees: SAQA Certificate of Evaluation

Scholarship Funding

The scholarship will either be disbursed by the host institution or will be paid directly to the scholarship holder´s banking account. Further details will be announced after admission to the scholarship programme.

Contact and Advice

German Academic Exchange Service
Section ST32 – Scholarship Programmes Africa
Kennedyallee 105
53175 Bonn
Germany
Ms Jana Bömer
E-Mail: boemer@daad.de