Department of Business and Management

Africalics Visting PhD Fellowship


The African Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence building (AfricaLics, – in collaboration with the IKE group at the Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University with financial support from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) - is looking for suitable African PhD student candidates from African countries enrolled at universities in Africa to participate in a PhD fellowship programme focused on innovation and economic development. By the field of innovation and development we refer to the research and analysis of innovation or the production and introduction of products, processes and business models and their implications on economic and social development.

A total of four fellowships will provide the selected PhD students with the opportunity to study at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark, for a maximum of six months starting 1st February 2018. The Call for the fellowships is available here.

The fellowship option is open to students enrolled at African universities that are studying in the field of innovation and development and have completed their first year of PhD studies before arrival to Denmark by 1st February 2018. The visiting PhD students will be able to utilize library resources; attend lectures from key academics in their research areas; present own papers to senior scholars and fellow PhD students at Aalborg University and participate in specialist doctoral training courses such as the AfricaLics 2018 PhD Academy.

Further information about the AfricaLics Fellowship Programme including application form is available on the AfricaLics web-site:



Questions regarding the visiting scholarship call may be forwarded to