08 Mai 2019

Call for Proposals: PhD Scholarships

6 PhD scholarships at the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria)
6 PhD scholarships at the University of Cape Coast (Ghana)

The interdisciplinary Graduate School ‘Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West Africa’ is a collaborative training network for postgraduate students of the University of Hildesheim (Germany), the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria) and the University of Cape Coast (Ghana). The initiative is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and focuses on innovative research that brings together approaches from performance, arts and culture to bear on sustainable development as defined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A specific focus of the Graduate School is on issues of peace and conflict resolution.

We hereby announce the availability of twelve 10-month scholarships for African students at the PhD level at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and University of Cape Coast, Ghana. The scholarships will commence in March 2020 until December 2020, with the possibility of extension to up to three years depending on the funding agency.

The Graduate School is based on two intensive doctoral workshops on cultural sustainability, peace and conflict studies and global education held annually at the University of Cape Coast (Ghana) and in Abuja (Nigeria). During the two-week workshops, experts from various areas will teach specific topics related to the research subjects as well as didactics and methodology for all scholarship holders. Additionally, online tutorials will be part of the program. Throughout the year, the students will pursue their doctoral program at their home universities (course work) and conduct research.

In case of the extension of the program after 2020 and the continuation of the scholarships, a three-month exchange to the University of Hildesheim in Germany and research internships will be part of the program.

Call for Proposals University of Maiduguri:


Call for Proposals University of Cape Coast: