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Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft: Travel Grant Developing Urban Futures Conference

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In order to promote young talent and enhance the exchange between German-speaking countries and Africa, Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft is offering a travel grant to five University students to attend the "Developing Urban Futures" conference in Addis Ababa from November 29th - 30th. In addition to full participation in the conference, the grant covers a briefing, a city-tour, and a networking dinner in Addis Ababa as well as a follow-up event in Berlin. What is the "Developing Urban Futures" conference? The 17th Urban Age conference, jointly organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, will focus on the development of cities in rapidly urbanising countries. By convening urban experts, policymakers and practitioners from around the world, the conference will address the economic foundations of urban change and investigate current models of planning and governance with regards to efficiency and social justice.   Why participate? Grant recipients will enjoy a unique experience in one of Africa’s most dynamic and politically significant cities and will have the opportunity to engage in networking and intellectual exchange with established experts. The experience will be rounded off with a day of post conference reflection and networking in Berlin.

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Art der Förderung

You will receive a full travel grant that covers (in addition to flight and hotel expenses) a briefing, a city-tour, and a networking dinner in Addis Ababa as well as a follow-up event in Berlin.

Hinweise zur Bewerbung

Please submit a one-pager letter of motivation (approx. 450 words), a one page CV and a policy proposal (approx. 1000 words) on the following topic: Sub-Saharan Africa is facing rapid growth of its urban population; the urban governance structures which are able to meet their responsibilities and manage the change are limited. Please propose one specific measure by which a European government could support an African city government in coping with a particular challenge of rapid growth in cities.

Applications will be accepted from July 9 to September 5.

Winners will be informed on October 15.

Please send the essay and motivation letter, along with your a one-page CV in pdf form to

End report: At the end of the conference, applicants will be asked to provide Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft with a report or blog on a selected theme which has been discussed at the conference. Further details will be distributed with the results of the selection process.

For any questions, including details about the selection committee and process, please contact Elisabeth Mansfeld


We are open to university students in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein at all levels (bachelor-PhD) and from all disciplines, as long as a significant interest in urban development can be demonstrated.

Art des Stipendiums

Zuschüsse für Sach- oder Reisekosten, Allgem. Förderung, Lebensunterhalt


Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Sonstige (Europa)


Promovierende, Habilitanden, Diplom/Magister-Studenten, Master-Studenten, Bachelor-Studenten, FH-Studenten, MBA-Studenten, LL.M.-Studenten

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Das ist mit jedem Förderprogramm kombinierbar und bietet über 60 geldwerte Leistungen.

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