AIMS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme in the Mathematical Sciences
Deadline: 30. Oktober 2023
With this call, the African Institutes for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) support the initiation of international research collaboration between researchers in early career phases from African countries and researchers at universities in Germany in the mathematical sciences.
The aim of the initiative is to familiarise and connect the wider research communities in the mathematical sciences in Africa and Germany with each other and support their internationalisation. The initiative enables participating researchers to identify joint research interests in the field of mathematical sciences and initiate specific joint project ideas.
This call is based on the DFG funding programme “Initiation of International Collaboration”. Under this programme, applicants interested in establishing collaborative scientific relations with partners abroad may apply for funding for trips abroad or guest visits, for example.
For the purpose of this call:
- “Applicants” are researchers in the German research system who apply for funding under the AIMS-DFG Fellowship Programme,
- “Fellows” are researchers whose cooperation visits are funded under the AIMS-DFG Fellowship Programme.
Two different modules are available:
- Trips abroad to one of the five AIMS centres (in Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal or South Africa) undertaken by researchers in the German research system (max. three months)
- Guest visits to Germany undertaken by researchers in early career phases from African countries (max. three months)
The focus of this programme is to facilitate cooperation visits. However, the funding of scientific workshops can be granted in exceptional cases.
The funding remains available for a maximum of 12 months after the approval date: individual collaborative measures must be carried out within this time frame.