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Bonn SDG Fellowships

Bonn SDG Fellowships 2021 (funded)

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The University of Bonn calls applications for Bonn SDG Fellowships 2021. The aim of this funding line is to invite post-doctoral scientists in all areas of specialization that conduct research primarily on a topic addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set forth by the United Nations in its Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The scientists should research and teach at the University of Bonn for one or two semesters. The funding is for a period of at least 3 and not more than 12 months.

The University of Bonn currently has a large number of collaborations with universities and research institutes in Africa, Asia, and South America. As shown by the SDG index, implementing the Sustainable Development Goals poses considerable challenges for many countries in these regions. Based on the 17th Sustainable Development Goal, “Partnerships for the Goals”, researchers in the above-mentioned regions are given preference for the Bonn SDG Fellowships. The goal is to support talented researchers and build and strengthen networks through them.

Funding and Benefits

The Bonn SDG Fellowships cover the following

  • A travel allowance (depending on the country of origin).
  • A scholarship of € 3,000 per month (additional funds for family members: up to € 300 for a spouse and € 250 per child).
  • A research expense allowance of up to € 500 per month can be submitted to the International Office after the fellowship has been awarded. Information on applying for the allowance will be provided with your fellowship award.

Who can apply?

  • Post-doctoral scientists (with foreign citizenship), who research or teach at a university or research institute in the above-mentioned regions.
  • Candidates who can demonstrate proven expertise in an area of research from the thematic spectrum of the SDGs.

Selection Criteria

  • The quality of the research project to be worked on during the stay in Bonn.
  • Work on a topic that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set forth by the United Nations in its Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
  • Relevance of the research topic to developments in the region of origin.
  • The fellow’s contribution to academic life in Bonn (e.g. via public lectures, seminars or colloquiums).
  • The fellow’s integration into the host institute (place of work, integration into existing teaching and research activities).
  • Follow-on value: a plan for future collaboration projects between the fellow and the host institute in Bonn.

Application form Bonn SDG Fellowships


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 March,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of Bonn



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