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German Research Chair in
"Mathematics and its Applications" at the
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Tanzania

The closing date for applications has elapsed. Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to apply for this programme.

The call addresses highly qualified academics from all over the world who conduct application-related research in the field of mathematics, have experience in training students and (ideally) doctoral candidates.

The application must be supported by at least one future collaborative partner in Germany.

The sponsorship will initially be made available for four years and will total up to €560,000.

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Further information

  • Doctorate followed by several years of research activity
  • Teaching experience, including proven experience in supervising students
  • Outstanding, internationally recognised research record
  • Willingness to engage in new or develop existing scientific cooperation with researchers at German universities and non-university research institutions

The Humboldt Foundation assumes that candidates will abide by the rules of good scientific practice during the application and sponsorship periods.

For further details please see the programme information and in the guide for a complete application.

The deadline for application is 1 February 2017.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that he or she has submitted all the necessary documents. The documents required in addition to the application documents, i.e. the confidential statements by the expert reviewers, can be submitted to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly, at the same time as the application.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation explicitly welcomes applications from qualified female academics.

The deadline for application is 1 February 2017.

An independent selection committee which also includes representatives of AIMS Tanzania and AIMS-NEI will decide on the appointment to the research chair in the middle of the year 2017. Selection is based on independent peer review. Suitable candidates will be invited to Tanzania to present their work. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will notify applicants of the outcome shortly after the selection committee’s decision. The successful candidate will be requested to take up post as soon as possible.

Further information

This programme is financed by the: