HGGS Newsletter & South-South-North Programme
South-South-North Programme at the HGGS
The HGGS has been hosting outstanding doctoral scholars from South America, the Caribbean and other world regions since 2018. They have been funded through the Baden-Württemberg Foundation, with the kind support of the International Office at Heidelberg University. African, Asian and Latin American scholars and postdocs also received short-term grants from the DAAD to research and study at the HGGS in recent years.
International applicants can be awarded the status of visiting scholar at the HGGS for a period of two to twelve months to participate in the academic programme at Heidelberg University and to carry out their research. Doctoral candidates, postdocs and university lecturers who are interested in applying as visiting scholars are encouraged to contact the HGGS at any time of the academic year.
In 2024 the HGGS welcomes a new group of nine visiting scholars, who join the Graduate School to participate in the South-South-North programme and other academic activities at the HGGS.
The Class of 2023:
Florelia Linares (Venezuela), Ricardo Ruiz (Venezuela), Juliette Ortiz (Cuba), Ariel Zulueta (Cuba), Irene Ramirez (Venezuela).
During the Winter Semester 2023/24, the HGGS has also been hosting Dr. Yomé Rodrigues, a DAAD postdoctoral researcher from the Ministry of Higher Education in Cuba. Dr. Rodriguez is an expert on Distance Education and currently drives ahead a new project with partner institutions in Africa and Germany. Her postdoctoral work deals with the Digital Transformation in Higher Education Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities of Distance Education.
Dr. Yomé Rodriguez (left), with Juliette Ortiz and Irene Ramirez.
The Class of 2022:
Camilo Cuervo (Colombia, permanent HGGS Member), Maryeling Pérez (Venezuela), Danay Bulnes (Cuba), Isabel Gaviria (Colombia, permanent HGGS Member), Jany Barcenas (Cuba), Cástor David Mora (HGGS), Fabia González (Cuba), Ana Evelìn Duque (Venezuela), Eliézer Calderón (Venezuela).
Classes of 2018-2021:
Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba in Germany, H.E. Mr. Ramon Ignacio Ripoll Diaz, and Counsellor for Scientific and Academic Affairs of the Cuban Embassy, Lic. María Milagros Franco Suárez, visiting the HGGS, Heidelberg University, 2021.
South-South-North Colloquium & Workshop Series
With the scholars from the Universidad de La Habana, Cuba, the Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador and the Universidad Central de Venezuela, the HGGS has also started to host a colloquium and workshop series in Spanish in 2019, which allows participating doctoral candidates to present their research in their main working language. HGGS members from other universities in Latin America have also participated in these academic encounters; other interested members of Heidelberg University are always welcome to join.
The results of the South-South-North exchange have been first published by the HGGS in a collection of essays in 2020, where scholars presents an important aspect of their doctoral projects. A new collection of essays with interdisciplinary approaches to the corona health crisis has recently been published; other volumes are forthcoming in 2023.
Conference and Workshop, 2023
Baden-Württemberg Stipends (incoming)
Please contact the HGGS about application details. Contact
Baden-Württemberg Stipends (outgoing) / Study Abroad
DAAD Research Grants
Short-term research stays, 2 - 12 months, as well as full doctoral programmes
Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for Young Professors and Researchers from Latin America
Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for Young Scholars from Africa
Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for Young Researchers from the European Neighbourhood
Short-term research stays for scholars from:
Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan.
European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean (EU-LAC) Foundation
Ute and György Széll International Scholarship