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AIMS Rwanda 2022 PhD & Postdoc fellowships for Africa Countries

AIMS Rwanda PhD and Postdoc fellowships 2022 for African Scholars: The Call for PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Discrete Mathematics and Probability At the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda is open now!

The German research chair, Dr. Jan H?z?a at AIMS Rwanda, in collaboration with Prof. Nicola Kistler at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, is offering PhD and Postdoc fellowships at AIMS Rwanda research center in Kigali. These fellowships are made available and funded by the DAAD and sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and research in Germany, to promote international academics exchange as well as educational cooperation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programs.

AIMS Rwanda is looking for excellent candidates with strong interest and background in research in Discrete Mathematics and Discrete Probability with applied motivations. The research topics will be mathematical, motivated by various applications like error-correction in data transmission, voting procedures, network processes and understanding machine learning algorithms.

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AIMS Rwanda PhD & Postdoc fellowships


Aim and Benefits of AIMS Rwanda PhD & Postdoc fellowships

PhD

  • The Ph.D. positions are tenable for 3 years, contingent on satisfactory progress, and could be extended for one more year.
  • Monthly scholarships are 1.325 EUR (during stays in Rwanda) and 1.200 EUR (during research stays in Germany).
  • Tuition fees are covered.
  • Travel costs (if applicable) are covered.
  • Health insurance costs are covered.
  • Additional benefits are made available for mobility when commencing and finishing the scholarship in Rwanda and for research stay at the Goethe University during the course of the doctoral project. 
  • The positions are expected to start as soon as practicable, aiming for late 2022.

PostDoc

  • The postdoc fellowships are tenable for one year, contingent on satisfactory progress, and could be extended for one more year.
  • Monthly scholarships are 1.850 EUR (during stays in Rwanda) and 2.000 EUR (during research stays in Germany).
  • Travel costs (if applicable) are covered.
  • Health insurance costs are covered.
  • Additional benefits are made available for mobility when commencing and finishing the scholarship in Rwanda and for research stays at the Goethe University during the course of the fellowship. 
  • The position is expected to start as soon as practicable, aiming for late 2022.

Requirements for AIMS Rwanda PhD & Postdoc fellowships Qualification

Eligibility for PhD applicants

  • A Master’s degree in mathematical sciences (two-year degree is strongly preferred).
  • Strong interest in one of the areas indicated above.
  • Any experience in the areas indicated above is a plus.
  • Good coding skills (eg., Python, Matlab/Mathematica and similar) are a plus.
  • Academic excellence.
  • Good communication skills in English.
  • Preferably a national of an African country.

Eligibility for PostDoctoral applicants

  • A PhD degree in mathematical sciences (PhD graduation at most 6 years before the start of the fellowship).
  • Strong interest and background in one of the areas indicated above.
  • Previous research in the areas indicated above is a strong plus.
  • Good coding skills (eg., Python, Matlab/Mathematica and similar) ae a plus.
  • Academic excellence and track record in conducting research.
  • Good communication skills in English.
  • Preferably a national of an African country.

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Application Deadline

May 15, 2022


How to Apply

The call for applications will be held and organised directly from the actual chairholder Dr. Jan Hazla at AIMS Rwanda. Please find attached links with further infromation:

For more details,visit AIMS website


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