Course(s) Offered: Any subject
Course Level: Graduate (master’s, phd)
Country to Study in: Austria
The objective of the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education & Research for Development (APPEAR) is to strengthen institutional capacities in higher education, research and management in the key regions of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) through academic partnerships with Austrian academic institutions and Master's and PhD Programmes as a contribution to sustainable reduction of poverty.
Appear wants to encourage researchers, professionals and academic institutions in the addressed countries and in Austria to share their knowledge and experiences, to design innovative projects targeting the general objective described and to improve the overall standards in higher education, research and management.
Students and professionals from the eligible countries (see below) are invited to apply to the Master's and PhD programme of appear. Their studies are expected to be in line with the development priorities of their home countries and the thematic focus of the programme.
The objective is to contribute to institutional capacity development and poverty reduction in their home countries by completing their specific Master’s or PhD studies or parts thereof at an Austrian university. The studies enable them to contribute to the improvement of higher education and research in their home countries and institutions.
The age limits for applicants take the specific needs and living conditions of women in the South into account:
- Master's: not older than 30 years (for women not older than 35)
- PhD: not older than 35 years (for women not older than 40)
Citizens of the following countries:
- Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya
- Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Senegal
- Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala
- Bhutan, Nepal
- Palestinian Territories
Partner institutions in the South (from the countries above), and participants of Master's and PhD programmes at Austrian universities
Fields of study
All proposed activities are expected to be related to the thematic focus of APPEAR:
- Higher education and research for development
- Water supply and sanitation, rural development, energy, private sector development, governance and human rights
- Poverty reduction, environment and natural resources, peace building and conflict prevention, gender equality
- Strengthening of skills in social sciences as an instrument to systematically analyze the reasons of poverty and to empower capacities in social science research
APPEAR awards the Preparatory funding and Master's and PhD grants.
The 'Budget Guidelines' assist you with completing the budget sheet for academic partnerships and preparatory funding and with preparing the financial reports. You may download the budget guidelines from the official website (link to it is below)
Method of Application
For overall guidelines, Application forms, and other essential documentations and/or application procedures; please see the Application page.
Calls are made throughout the year. The third call for submissions closed on 31 December 2011.
Application Deadline: 31 December 2011
Open to International students: Yes (ONLY eligible countries)
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