Researchers based in Germany are encouraged to submit proposals within the DFG’s Initiation of International Collaboration Programme to develop cooperation projects with partners from any sub-Saharan African country. Visits by the African project partners to their partners in Germany should be planned so as to enable joint participation in a central status workshop in Bonn during the week of 28 June 2021. This workshop will be organised centrally by the DFG with the aim of assessing the need for a possible joint call for proposals and to collect lessons learnt about the frameworks in which such German/sub-Saharan African collaborations can evolve.
Project ideas should be rooted in the field of solar energy, comprising at least one of the disciplines of engineering, chemistry, physics, humanities or social sciences. Proposals should primarily address fundamental research questions. Projects limited to the collection of data or product development will be declined.
Proposals must be submitted in English within the Initiation of International Collaboration Programme by 3 June 2020 in order to be considered for participation in the status workshop. Proposals can only be submitted via elan, the DFG’s electronic proposal processing system.
More information as well as the detailed call can be found on the DFG website.