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University Of Maiduguri DAAD Cultural Sustainability Scholarships, 2018



Application Deadline: October 15, 2018

University Of Maiduguri Cultural Sustainability Scholarships are currently being offered. Applications are currently ongoing for the University Of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) Cultural Sustainability Scholarships. See how to apply if interested.

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University Of Maiduguri Cultural Sustainability Scholarship Details and FAQs

The University Of Maiduguri – Nigeria is pleased to announce the availability of Cultural Sustainability Scholarship Program to Students who are interested in undergoing a degree program at the Institution.

This scholarship program focuses on innovative research that brings together approaches from performance, arts and culture to bear on sustainable development as defined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The interdisciplinary Graduate School ‘Performing Sustainability: Cultures and Development in West Africa’ is a collaborative training network for postgraduate students by the University of Hildesheim (Germany), the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria) and the University of Cape Coast (Ghana). The initiative is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and focuses on innovative research that brings together approaches from performance, arts and culture to bear on sustainable development as defined in the UN Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs). A specific focus of the Graduate School is on issues of peace and conflict resolution.

The Graduate School will be based on one year course work and two intensive research workshops held annually at the Universities of Maiduguri and Cape Coast (Ghana). During the two-week workshops, experts from various areas will teach specific topics related to the research subjects and methodology for all scholarship holders.

When is the application deadline?

October 15, 2018

Eligible Countries:

Nigeria, Ghana, Germany

To be taken at:

Nigeria, Ghana

Scholarship Type: 

Masters, Graduate

What are the eligible fields of study for the UNIMAID DAAD Graduate Scholarship?

Research proposals may focus on various topics connecting performance, arts and artistic/cultural expressions in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, such as:

  • The role of artistic and cultural expressions in processes of conflict transformation and peace building (e.g. applied cinema, theatre, music, performance, fine arts, literature, media)
  • Conflict transformation and social equality (e.g. actions for righteous participation and self-determination of gender, reconciliation building after the end of violent conflicts, promoting physical / mental healing processes within the society)
  • The prevention of violent conflicts (e.g. promoting of tolerance between ethnic groups and religions, the conservation and protection of the diversity of cultural expressions, averting social exclusion and violence due to diseases and epidemics)
  • Peacekeeping (e.g. securing land and land use rights, reconciliation after violent conflicts, stopping and preventing environmental degradation and resource exploitation, educating about climate change and social challenges)

The research projects should be conducted in local contexts and be directed towards solving problems voiced by local agents and stakeholders. Projects should therefore include an applied aspect aiming at sustainable, mid- and long-term solutions in the fields of education, socio-cultural development or cultural policy.

Value of Scholarships: 

Participants in the Graduate School will pay the respective tuition fees for the programs they are enrolled in, but all costs in relation to the Graduate School (workshops, access to library and technical material) will be covered. Scholarship holders will additionally receive a monthly stipend.

UNIMAID DAAD Graduate Scholarship Duration:

2 years

Eligibility Criteria:

The Graduate School offers the opportunity to learn and exchange experiences in an international academic environment with scholars from Nigeria, Ghana and Germany. It is targeting qualified young scholars and students. It is addressed to qualified young scientists and students.

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor degree in the  humanities, social sciences, cultural sciences or cultural policy.
  • Applicants must have a very good command of English in oral  and  written  communication.
  • Applicants are requested to relocate to Maiduguri for the study period.

How to Apply for the UNIMAID Cultural Sustainability Scholarship

Candidates will be selected based on their qualification and motivation. Special emphasis is placed on gender balance. We particularly encourage women and people with diverse backgrounds to apply. International applicants are eligible to apply but requested to relocate to Maiduguri for the study period.

Interested applicants are required to send the following documents to daad-sdg@uni-hildesheim.de:

  • Research project proposal (maximum 5 pages)
  • Motivation letter (2 pages) stating qualifications and interest and also indicating the specific graduate program the applicant wishes to enroll in
  • CV in English
  • Certificates and other relevant credentials
  • 2 letters of academic reference Selection will take place in October 2018.

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