German Research Foundation (DFG) – German-African Cooperation Projects in Infectiology

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) calls for proposals of joint research projects between scientists in Germany and Africa investigating infectious diseases and their social and societal implications. The scope of the call includes:

• The investigation of neglected infectious diseases in humans and
animals but also research on topics of their social and economical
• The establishment or consolidation of mutually beneficial equal
partnerships that allow African researchers to investigate topics of
local significance and that open up research opportunities in Africa
for German scientists in the long term.
• An additional central goal is to provide support and funding for the
academic and professional careers of young African researchers in
their home countries in order to contribute to building research
capacities in Africa.
• It is furthermore desirable to strengthen research networks within
Africa, therefore several African partners may participate in one


The principal investigator submitting the proposal must be integrated into the German research system and is in charge of the project. Funding for the African partner/s has to be applied for within the full proposals later on.

Award Amount

Not specified

Deadline for online applications: 5 December 2018

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