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EURAXESS Africa is an initiative of the European Commission established with the aim to provide free access to information about research in Europe, opportunities for research funding, international collaboration and trans-national mobility. It links researchers in Africa to Europe. Furthermore, the network is open to all nationalities and research fields.

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PhD Positions

Europe (DK/DE/IT/ES/FR) - 10 fully funded PhD positions on the Internet of Skills

10 fully-funded PhD positions are available in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Network “TOAST” (Touch-enabled Tactile Internet Training Network and Open Source Testbed). TOAST bringing together world-class researchers from academia and industry with expertise in haptics, teleoperation, haptic
EURAXESS Africa January Cairo

Participation of EURAXESS Africa in the R&I for Mediterranean Resilience Horizon Europe Mediterranean Initiative Event

We are very proud of the participation of EURAXESS Africa in the R&I for Mediterranean Resilience Horizon Europe Mediterranean Initiative Event, which was held in Cairo on 30 January 2023. Over 200 participants (+200 online) attended this great event. This regional event aimed at fostering
Postdoctoral Fellowship

12 Postdoctoral Fellowships available in various domains within the MSCA COFUND programme ApogeeBio

Are you an experienced researcher? Are you looking for a fertile ecosystem for research and innovation? Submit your application to the ApogeeBio call for post-doctoral fellowships! 12 positions open within Genopole Campus Attractive allocations: up to €3000 net monthly salary for 24 months Strictly

8 PhD positions available in varied domains within the MSCA COFUND programme - Wit

Wit is a highly competitive, merit-based, International Fellowship Programme aimed at attracting 16 Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) to Navarra, through two international calls. The Government of Navarre is dedicated to promoting the role of women in science, and, therefore, explicitly invites women

 Mediterranean Initiative
30/1/2023 - 30/1/2023

Launch the Mediterranean Initiative under Horizon Europe (Work Programme 2023-2024)

We are pleased to announce the participation of EURAXESS Africa in the "R&I for Mediterranean Resilience Horizon Europe Mediterranean Initiative" Event. The event will take place on 30 January 2023 in Cairo, Egypt, with online attendance also available. EU New calls for Proposals- The European
Launch Event Horizon Europe
1/2/2023 - 1/2/2023

Horizon Europe Launch Event – Focus on WP 2023-2024 and Africa Initiative II

Horizon Europe Africa Initiative II This event was co-organised by Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, the EU Delegation to the African Union, and EURAXESS Africa. The event intends to provide information about opportunities for researchers and african research
afrique initiative 2
2/2/2023 - 2/2/2023

Événement de lancement d'Horizon Europe - Focus sur le WP 2023-2024 et l'Initiative Afrique II

Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter au webinaire "Horizon Europe - Initiative Afrique II" qui aura lieu le 2 février 2023, de 9h30 à 12h30 CET (en ligne). Co-organisé par la Direction Générale de la Recherche et de l'Innovation de la Commission européenne, la Délégation de l'UE auprès de l'Union
de Fevereiro
6/2/2023 - 6/2/2023

Horizonte Europa - evento de lançamento online: foco no Programa 2023-2024 de Horizonte Europa e na Iniciativa África II

Temos o prazer de convidá-lo para o evento virtual "Horizon Europe Africa Initiative II", que acontecerá no dia 6 de fevereiro de 2023, das 12:00 às 14:20 CET. Este evento é co-organizado pela Delegação da UE na União Africana e pela EURAXESS África. O evento visa fornecer informações sobre









Careers options

You will find below fellowships, grants and other funding opportunities for your research stays in Europe including hundreds of support schemes for research cooperation and mobility between EURAXESS WW and Europe. EURAXESS covers all research fields, including Social Sciences and Humanities, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

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Fully Funded PhD and Postdoc Vacancies at University of Tromsø

As part of this post, our Fastepo team provides a summary of all the fully-funded PhD and Postdoc vacancies at the University of Tromsø in Norway, including key information and deadlines. Please note that this post will be updated on a regular basis. As part of our professional application help, we

EUROPE: 10 PhD positions in the field of cancer precision medicine

Applications are invited from candidates of excellence wishing to pursue a PhD degree in the field of cancer precision medicine. The pan-European, academic & private sector GLIORESOLVE Doctoral Network, which comprises 10 funded beneficiaries and 11 associated partner organisations representing 10

EUROPE: 13 PhD positions in the field of Engineering

13 PhD positions are available in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Network “MIRELAI - MIcroelectronics RELiability driven by Artificial Intelligence”. MIRELAI is the first European Industrial Doctorate Programme that trains researchers for the next generation of reliable microelectronics, more

Updated Available Fully Funded PhD and Postdoctoral positions at University of Cologne in Germany

Fully Funded PhD and Postdoc Programs at University of Cologne This post intended to list all available fully funded PhD and Postdoctoral Programs with brief details and deadlines at the University of Cologne. These Positions will be updated regularly. The University of Cologne The University of



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Horizon Europe is the EU’s next funding programme for research and innovation.

It will run from 2021 to 2027 with a proposed budget of €95,5 billion.

The programme is structured into 3 pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.

Horizon Europe is fully open to international cooperation you are invited to take a part in this world-renowned programme.

EURAXESS Africa will offer first-hand information to African researchers on this programme on a regular basis.


Click here to find more about the HORIZON EUROPE programme!




Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions - MSCA

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon Europe’s Excellent Science pillar provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide. The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation.

For researchers who want to:

► undertake a research project in Europe through a doctorate or a postdoc programme, in an academic or other (e.g. business) setting,

► spend their time at the leading labs in Europe or beyond,

► be part of a well-established and prestigious European Union programme,

► benefit from good working conditions.

For organisations to:

► build and strengthen strategic partnerships with leading research groups, universities and industry worldwide,

► develop excellent doctoral programmes,

► increase the number of researchers,

► host and train leading and promising researchers at no cost.


Click here to find out more about MSCA!




European Research Council - ERC

The European Research Council (ERC) is a flagship component of Horizon Europe’s Excellent Science.

The European Research Council supports frontier research, cross-disciplinary proposals and pioneering ideas in new and emerging fields which introduce unconventional and innovative approaches.

The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of research, on the basis of scientific excellence.

The ERC is providing funding for excellent researchers of any nationality, to carry out frontier research in Europe, via annual calls.



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Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027. Education, training, youth and sport can make a major contribution to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the European policy agenda for growth, jobs, equity and social inclusion.

Erasmus+ has opportunities for a wide range of organisations, including universities, education and training providers, think-tanks, research organisations, and private businesses.

Erasmus+ includes a strong international dimension (i.e. cooperation with Partner Countries) notably in the fields of higher education and youth. African institutions and individuals are eligible for participation promoting cooperation and mobility activities that have a positive impact on the qualitative development of youth work, youth policies and youth systems as well as on the recognition of non-formal education in Partner Countries, notably in African countries.


Click on the links below to find out more about possibilities to participate in ERASMUS+ programme!








The AU-EU High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation was adopted at the 3rd AU-EU Summit in Tripoli in 2010 as an important element of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES). The dialogue serves as a platform for regular exchange on research and innovation policy and aims to formulate and implement long-term priorities to strengthen Africa-Europe cooperation in research and innovation. The AU-EU High-Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation is co-chaired by the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and by the African Union member state holding chair of the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Education, Science and Technology of the African Union.



In the context of the Joint EU-Africa Strategy (JAES) and the partnerships adopted at the AU-EU Summit in December 2007, the HLPD SOM plays a central role in formulating, reinforcing and evaluating the Africa-Europe cooperation in research and innovation (R&I).

The dialogue is co-chaired by the European Commission (DG RTD) and by the African Union (STC on Education, Science and Technology). During its biennial Senior Officials´ Meetings (SOMs), the HLPD brings together the R&I representatives from the 27 EU and the 55 AU member states. To engage the AU and EU economic regions in the policy dialogue, the regional economic communities, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and other regional organisations are invited as observers to attend the SOM.


Participants of the HLPD SOM 2019 at the African Union Commission headquarter


The HLPD SOM also acts as the forum which reports, supports and prepares the Ministerial Meetings on Research and Innovation. It further assists the follow-up the implementation of the Ministerial decisions. The first ever AU - EU R&I Ministers’ Meeting took place on 16 July 2020, under the framework of the AU-EU High-Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation.


The HLPD SOM is supported by the HLPD Bureau, comprising of representatives from several AU and EU member states. From 2013 onwards, the HLPD bureau has met more than 50 times, mostly through video conference.


The Bureau provides logistic and technical support to the SOM and the chair, particularly in preparing input documents, following-up the implementation of SOM decisions and organising the SOM and Ministerial Meetings. The Bureau is chaired by the SOM chair. To this end, current members of the Bureau from the African side are: AUC – Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology, Uganda (AU co-chair), Central African Republic (1st Vice Chair), Namibia (2nd Vice Chair), Algeria, Egypt, Senegal, South Africa and Sudan. From the European side the following countries Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain are members of the Bureau.

The HLPD supports the implementation of the JAES by defining priority areas for research cooperation. So far, the HLPD focuses on the implementation of its four long-term, jointly funded R&I partnerships:



  • Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA),
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (CCSE),
  • Innovation
  • Public Health represented by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).



During the first Ministerial Meeting of the African Union and European Union R&I Ministers in July 2020, the EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel announced the Partnerships of the HLPD as part of the four thematic priority groups between the two continents: Public Health, Green Transition; Innovation and Technology and Capacity for Science. In this sense, each pillar will touch upon existing instruments of the cooperation:



  • Priority group Public Health: the EDCTP for Health;
  • Priority group Green Transition: the two partnerships on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA), as well as Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (CCSE),
  • Priority group Innovation and Technology: the working group on Innovation under the HLPD.

At the request of the AU-EU Summit 2014, an African-European expert group was tasked, under the guidance of the HLPD, to draft a roadmap towards an AU-EU R&I Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA).






EURAXESS Africa will keep you updated on future events and activities within Africa-EU Partnership. Past events you can look at the Africa-EU Partnership website.





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