On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the DIES ProGRANT Co-ordination Centre at the University of Cologne and a local partner are organizing the training course “ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Grants:
Practical-oriented Trainings for New Researchers”

The aim of DIES ProGRANT is to train researchers and young PhD holders in developing a promising proposal for national or international research funding (every participant will have the opportunity to tailor their application to the funding institution of their choice). Researchers from all disciplines can apply for this course. Each group will consist of 30 participants from the region. Because of its multicultural nature, DIES ProGRANT is also an effective tool for promoting international research and relationships.

Course Dates:

Seminar I:                          January 22nd – 26th, 2017, Tunisia

E-Learning Module:         February – April 2017

Seminar II:                         August 27th – 31st, 2017, Tunisia

Potential participants are researchers and PhD-holders from Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.

Selection criteria are that participants:

  • Must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent research experience
  • Have an affiliation to an academic institution in the above mentioned countries
  • Possess excellent English language skills, both written and spoken
  • Be preferably at the beginning or middle stages of their research career.

30 participants will be selected according to the quality of their exposé and also based on regional and institutional profiles. Applicants will be given a final decision by mid November 2016.

The costs for this training course will be mainly covered by funds of the DAAD (travel expenses, accommodation and meals, course expenses).

Participants and/or their home institutions are expected to cover local transportation in their home countries (for example: taxi to airport), visa costs (if applicable) and possible additional per diems for the stay in Tunisia.

Deadline for applications is October 28th, 2016, 11:00 pm German time.

For detailed information concerning the application requirements and process please see call for application tunisia-call-for-applications-progrant-update_verlaengerte-deadline and http://proposalwriting.globalsouth.uni-koeln.de