Short Stay Research Fellowships
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 needs to be in place between Ghent University and the African institution.
The fellowships include a grant of € 2000 for a minimum stay of one month, which is meant to cover (or contribute towards) travel and accommodation costs and living expenses. 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 2021. 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).
Five fellowships will be awarded in 2020.