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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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Marie Curie Alumni Association annual conference and general assembly: Call for sessions

The Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) is organising its annual conference and general assembly from 14 to 16 March 2024, in Milan, Italy. The theme of the conference will be “10 Years of MCAA: Past, Present and Future”. A call for sessions is currently open for proposals focusing on the areas of

PhD in Finance - Oslo, Norway

The Department of Finance at BI Norwegian Business School is inviting applications for doctoral scholarships, start date August 2024. Department of Finance The department is committed to research at the highest international level. There are currently over 30 faculty members and they represent about

European Parliament confirms Iliana Ivanova as the new European Commissioner for Innovation and Research

In a plenary vote held in Strasbourg on Tuesday, 522 EU lawmakers voted in favour of the appointment, with 27 against and 51 abstentions. The 47-year-old Bulgarian was nominated for the role after Mariya Gabriel stepped down in May to become Bulgaria's foreign affairs minister. Her appointment comes

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship call 2023 closed: see the statistics

The MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship call 2023 closed yesterday with 8,039 applications submitted. Applicants will be informed on the results in February 2024. This schedule may be subject to change, check regularly the call page on the funding & tenders portal for updates. Check out how many

29 Sep 2023 - 29 Sep 2023

2023 European Researchers’ Night

The European Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens' daily lives in fun, inspiring ways. This year, the event will take place in 26 countries on Friday 29 September 2023. The European Researchers' Night aims to bring
11 Oct 2023 - 12 Oct 2023

Horizon Europe info days - Cluster 4

This event aims to inform potential applicants about the funding opportunities of the 2024 calls of Horizon Europe Cluster 4 Work Programme 2023-2024 About the event This event aims to inform potential applicants about the funding opportunities of the 2024 calls of Horizon Europe Cluster 4 'Digital









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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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Sweden - 27 PhD positions in Synchrotron methods and applications

PRISMAS - PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden – is a new doctoral network, training the next generation of 40 leading synchrotron experts and offering them opportunities for the development of their research careers, leading to the development of new
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Austria - 21 PhD positions in Chemical Sciences at the University of Vienna

The Vienna Doctoral School in Chemistry offers 21 fully funded PhD positions to be filled between early summer and end of 2023 The University of Vienna, Faculty of Chemistry, is home of the Vienna Doctoral School in Chemistry (DoSChem). DoSChem is the largest doctoral training program in Austria

The Netherlands - 6 Postdoctoral positions available in mathematics, computer science and quantum computing

The research project NETWORKS is looking for 6 international postdoctoral fellows in mathematics, computer science and quantum computing. Are you interested in the stochastics and algorithmics behind network problems? And would you like to be part of this project with its many activities? About
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Europe - 12 PhD positions in the field of Regenerative Biology & Medicine

The REGENERATE-IT Network is funded by the European Union and is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Doctoral Networks (MSCA-DN) programme. The network brings together a full spectrum of disciplines – from fundamental to applied research – to train the next generation of researchers in



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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.


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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.


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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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