Bonn SDG Fellowships

Deadline: 31 May 2021
Open to: post-doctoral scientists from Africa, Asia and South America
Benefits: a scholarship of € 3,000 per month, travel allowance (depending on country of origin)


The aim of this funding line is to invite post-doctoral scientists in all areas of specialization that conduct research primarily on a topic addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set forth by the United Nations in its Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The scientists should research and teach at the University of Bonn for one or two semesters. The funding is for a period of at least 3 and not more than 12 months.
The University of Bonn currently has a large number of collaborations with universities and research institutes in Africa, Asia and South America. As shown by the SDG index, implementing the Sustainable Development Goals poses considerable challenges for many countries in these regions. Based on the 17th Sustainable Development Goal, “Partnerships for the Goals”, researchers in the above-mentioned regions are given preference for the Bonn SDG Fellowships. The goal is to support talented researchers and build and strengthen networks through them.


Post-doctoral scientists (with foreign citizenship), who research or teach at a university or research institute in the above-mentioned regions, and who can demonstrate proven expertise in an area of research from the thematic spectrum of the SDGs.


The funding can cover the following:

  • A travel allowance (depending on country of origin)
  • A scholarship of € 3,000 per month (additional funds for family members: up to € 300 for a spouse and € 250 per child)
  • A research expense allowance of up to € 500 per month can be submitted to the International Office after the fellowship has been awarded. Information on applying for the allowance will be provided with your fellowship award.

How to apply?

Application is submitted through:  Application form Bonn SDG Fellowships. The application must be submitted by a full-time professor at the University of Bonn together with the fellow. 

For more information please visit the official website.