DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship at African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) 2018-2019

DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship at African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) 2018-2019

Deadline: November 9, 2017

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is offering Postdoctoral fellowship in Sub-saharan Africa at African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Cameroon. DAAD as a publicly funded, self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.

The purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities to post-doctoral researchers to conduct co-operative research at AIMS Cameroon, under the guidance of the research chair holder. The programme is designed to support post-doctoral training. There is also a teaching responsibility and teaching language will be in English.

The objective for fellows is to undertake research during the tenure of the award. The project should not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidate’s doctoral research project. The fellowship is tenable for a period of two years at AIMS Cameroon, located in Limbe, a pleasant coastal town in the South West Region of Cameroon, about two hours from Douala International Airport.


The fellowship consists of:

  • A travel allowance to participate in international conferences: 2000 EUR
  • A monthly instalment: 1000 EUR
  • A personal lump sum of 100 Euro/month (for work-visa etc)
  • The incumbent is obliged to conclude an insurance policy (health/accident/personal liability).


  • Applicants have to:
    • have completed their PhD degree less than three years ago;
    • be current or prospective teaching or research staff at an international university or research institution;
    • be preferably nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Preferably applicants should have a strong background in Quantitative and/or Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations and their applications in real world problems.

At the end of the fellowship the fellow has to provide a detailed report on the findings of the research signed by the hosting professor at AIMS Cameroon.


  • Go here to see application instructions and accessing the application portal
  • Documents to be submitted include:
    • DAAD application form duly filled;
    • Curriculum Vitae (please use the europass specimen form here), including list of publications (if applicable);
    • Research proposal (maximum 5 pages) including detailed time and work plan which must have been arranged in advance with the chair holder;
    • 2 recommendation letters by academic referees;
    • PhD certificate (certified as true copy of the original certificate);
    • Master’s certificate (certified as true copy of the original certificate).

Please send a copy of your application to Prof. Dr. Gisèle Mophou at AIMS Cameroon via the following email address: [email protected]

For more information, visit DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship at AIMS.