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ACT is a service centre in the state of Baden-Württemberg for scientific and societal exchange with Africa.

This means, on the one hand, that African students and researchers, as well as researchers at ACT can inform themselves about study and career options (education and research) in Europe. Further, they get disclosures about research infrastructures and symposia, as well as potential professional and financial sponsors within Europe, especially in Switzerland, France, and Germany. On the other hand, ACT will provide information about the current situation of African research initiatives and networks, as well as potential research partners and institutions on the African continent to European students and researchers. Both sides will get information about opportunities of mobility and residence in the respective host country. The existing information, provided at state, federal, and EU level, shall not be doubled. Instead, an appropriate internet platform, in terms of a “portal of portals”, shall be allocated. Furthermore, the portal displays the network of actors and activities in science and culture with reference to Africa in Baden-Württemberg and offers helpful evidence about the African scientific and cultural landscape.


Calls for Applications

There are currently no calls for applications available.


Funding for students

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Offers from the University of Freiburg


Selection of further funding programmes


Offers from the University of Freiburg


Selection of further funding programmes

Funding for researchers



Further databases and information

Mobility portals of Baden-Württemberg universities

KIT University of Heidelberg
University of Hohenheim
University of Konstanz


University of Mannheim University of Stuttgart
University of Tübingen
University of Ulm

Fellowship Facilitation

ACT, the Africa Centre for Transregional Research, supports visiting scholars from African countries in their search for opportunities to be accepted as scholars at the University of Freiburg. We would be happy to put you in touch with other universities in Baden-Württemberg as well.

ACT offers additional services to successful applicants with an affiliation at the University of Freiburg and ensures connections between participating university institutions.

In addition, we support all African fellows at the universities in Baden-Württemberg in the following ways:

  • Arranging contacts to scientific members of ACT to initiate cooperations
  • Networking in an academic context with other institutions at the University of Freiburg and the surrounding area (e.g. African associations, Bosch College, Freiburg city museums, Freiburg theater, city administration, etc.)
  • Further options in the cooperation with ACT, if your research project is compatible with the projects of ACT mentioned below:
    • Creation of a video format
    • Participation in Freiburg Africa Talks
    • Participation in colloquia of partner institutions (e.g. ABI)
    • Arrangement of lectures at partner institutions in Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg and beyond


If you are interested please send an email to anika.becher(at)