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3 PhD scholarships at University of Bayreuth

The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) at the University of Bayreuth in Germany offers three fully funded PhD scholarships beginning 10/2014 in the following research areas:

– Culture and Technology in Africa

– Media in Africa

– Development Economics in Africa

The successful candidate in the area ‘Culture and Technology in Africa’ will be supervised by me – please feel free to get in touch with inquiries via I particularly welcome applications on questions of (renewable) energy and energopolitics in Africa. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this area, but do not have a concrete research proposal yet, please also get in touch with me as there may be an opportunity to link your PhD topic to a developing research project.

Applicants must have an excellent Master’s Degree. Applications may be sent in German, English or French.

The working language of BIGSAS is English.

The online application portal is available at:

Deadline: 15 May 2014

Applications from the African continent will be pre-selected by the six Partner Universities after the initial formal screening at the University of Bayreuth.

The interviews of pre-selected candidates will also take place at these Partner Universities:

Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin

Université Mohammed V-Agdal, Rabat, Morocco

Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies – BIGSAS – Bayreuth University D-95440 Bayreuth – Germany

Phone: ++ 49 (0) 921 / 55-5101 fax: ++ 49 (0) 921 / 55-5102 e-mail: web: