Europe

Belgian Development Agency

Mixed doctorate scholarships are mainly awarded to doctorate/PhD students and cover a stay of 16 months in Belgium, which the scholarship student will use for his research (16 months to be divided in 4 stays over a duration of maximum four years).

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates within the Sandwich Model. PhD students carry out their research and studies alternately in their home country and in Germany, following a schedule set in advance and under continuous supervision by a German academic. The doctorate is obtained at the home university. Training and further education of future and young university teachers is given special priority. Scholarships are initially awarded for a maximum of 1 year, but have the possibility of being extended for a further year (2 years in total).

CIMO - Finland

Awards are intended to work as start-up finance, providing 3-12 months of funding, for young PhD students and researchers, who are yet to be invited to a Finnish university and who do not have a long post-Master’s research career behind them. However, the CIMO scholarships are also applicable to those who have, for example, been accepted into a doctoral degree programme, even though they can not cover the whole time it takes to complete a PhD. The monthly allowance is 900-1200 euros (in 2011). The scholarship is intended to cover living expenses in Finland for a single person. Expenses due to international travel to and from Finland are not covered by CIMO. Researcher must have a Finnish host university; only the Finnish university can apply for the grant on behalf of the visiting researcher.

Finnish Government Scholarship Pool

The Finnish Government offers scholarships of 3-9 months for Doctoral level studies and research at Finnish universities. The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool programme is open to young researchers from all academic fields. The scholarship includes a monthly allowance of EUR 1200. Expenses due to travel, international or in Finland, are not covered. Based on cultural agreements or similar arrangements between Finland and other countries –in SSA only Namibia has this arrangement, with applications via the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Namibia.

The Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT)

Visiting Researchers Programme. Scholarships for 1–6 months are available for high-level research projects in areas pertinent to the Institute's research objectives. For the most part scholarships are admitted to post doc researchers, but PhD candidates may also get funding. Visiting researchers have access to all BOFIT facilities, including data and computer resources. Visiting researchers are expected to participate actively in BOFIT seminars and other research activities. Scholars focusing on the Russian or Chinese economy will be given priority.

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

North-South-South - Higher Education Institution Network Programme. The NSS-programme supports cooperation between higher education institutions in Finland and developing countries. The length of a student exchange varies from 3 to 12 months. The hosting Finnish institution or department appoints a supervising professor for the incoming postgraduate student, and the student participates in the study programme provided by the institution or department. The programme does not support mobility that aims at the completion of a degree in the host country or institution. The student grant covers additional costs arising from the exchange. The level of each grant is based on the length and estimated costs of the exchange. Travel costs are covered on the basis of actual costs. In addition, it is possible to cover costs related to permits and insurances.

Research Council of Norway

South African - Norwegian programme for Research Co-operation. The programme offers Post-graduate exchange grants. Grants can be made available for full-time students at Master's and PhD levels to spend up to 12 months at the partner institution within the research project.

Swedish Institute

Guest Scholarship Program. For PhD and post-doctoral studies in Sweden. For nationals from countries on the Development Assistance Committee list of recipients of Official Development Assistance. Provides funding for 6-12 months in Sweden. Offers 20 scholarships at PhD level (compared to around 120 at Master’s level). The scholarship amounts to SEK 12,000 per month for PhD students.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Split-site PhD Scholarships: Scholarships to support PhD candidates registered at a home university to undertake 12 months of research in the UK (usually in 2 six month blocks). Candidates can be nominated via national agencies (typically ministries), via their home university, or by some NGOs or DFID sponsored programmes.

SNF – Swiss National Science Foundation

NCCR North-South. The NCCR North South is one of 20 National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) established by the SNF. The programme focuses on partnership and collaborative research between Swiss research institutions and institutions in the South and is arranged around specific research themes. Current themes include; Institutions, Livelihoods, Conflicts and Natural Resources, Economy, Governance. These themes are supported by Swiss research institutions and partners in developing countries and typically comprise 4-6 research projects that include senior researchers as well as PhD and Master’s students.
For participants of the programme there is provision for PhD fellowships and Master’s fieldwork. In addition, the NCCR North South conducts thematic and methodological courses to help interdisciplinary communication and cooperation between researchers.