DAAD/University of Maiduguri Graduate Scholarships 2019/2020

DAAD/University of Maiduguri Graduate Scholarships for African Scholars and Students 2019/2020


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 DAAD/University of Maiduguri Graduate Scholarships

DAAD/University of Maiduguri Graduate Scholarships 2019/2020

The interdisciplinary Graduate School ‘Performing Sustainability: Cultures and Development in West Africa’ hereby announces the availability of six 2-year scholarships for Master in Cultural Sustainability at the Centre for the Study and Promotion of Cultural Sustainability, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

  • Eligible Countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Germany
  • Number of Awards: 6
  • Type: Graduate
  • Duration of Programme: 2 years
  • To be taken at (country): Nigeria, Ghana

Value of Award:  Participants in the Graduate School will pay the respective tuition fees for the programs they are enrolled in, but all costs in relation to the Graduate School (workshops, access to library and technical material) will be covered. Scholarship holders will additionally receive a monthly stipend.

Programme Description: The interdisciplinary Graduate School ‘Performing Sustainability: Cultures and Development in West Africa’ is a collaborative training network for postgraduate students by 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.

The Graduate School will be based on one-year coursework and two intensive research workshops held annually at the Universities of Maiduguri and Cape Coast (Ghana). During the two-week workshops, experts from various areas will teach specific topics related to the research subjects and methodology for all scholarship holders.

Field of Study: Research proposals may focus on various topics connecting performance, arts and artistic/cultural expressions in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, such as:

  • The role of artistic and cultural expressions in processes of conflict transformation and peacebuilding (e.g. applied cinema, theatre, music, performance, fine arts, literature, media)
  • Conflict transformation and social equality (e.g. actions for righteous participation and self-determination of gender, reconciliation building after the end of violent conflicts, promoting physical/mental healing processes within the society)
  • The prevention of violent conflicts (e.g. promoting of tolerance between ethnic groups and religions, the conservation and protection of the diversity of cultural expressions, averting social exclusion and violence due to diseases and epidemics)
  • Peacekeeping (e.g. securing land and land use rights, reconciliation after violent conflicts, stopping and preventing environmental degradation and resource exploitation, educating about climate change and social challenges)

The research projects should be conducted in local contexts and be directed towards solving problems voiced by local agents and stakeholders. Projects should therefore include an applied aspect aiming at sustainable, mid- and long-term solutions in the fields of education, socio-cultural development or cultural policy.

Eligibility: The Graduate School offers the opportunity to learn and exchange experiences in an international academic environment with scholars from Nigeria, Ghana and Germany. It is targeting qualified young scholars and students. It is addressed to qualified young scientists and students.

Selection Criteria: Candidates will be selected based on their qualification and motivation. Special emphasis is
placed on gender balance. We particularly encourage women and people with diverse backgrounds to apply. International applicants are eligible to apply but requested to relocate to Maiduguri for the study period.

Application Details

Application Form – How to Apply: 

To apply please send the following documents to: daad-sdg@uni-hildesheim.de


• Research project proposal (maximum 5 pages)
• Motivation letter (2 pages) stating qualifications and interest and also indicating the specific graduate program the applicant wishes to enrol in
• CV in English
• Certificates and other relevant credentials
• 2 letters of academic reference

Selection will take place in October 2018.

We are looking forward to receiving your application. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further inquiry.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: 15th October 2018

For More Information:

Click Here to the Official Webpage of DAAD/University of Maiduguri Graduate Scholarships for African Scholars and Students 2019/2020 for more information.



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