APPEAR supports projects for academic partnerships (Master- and PhD-Programs) with higher education institutions in selected developing countries (eligible countries).

Most of the financial support will be allocated to students and researchers in these countries.

Eligible countries:

  • Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Senegal
  • Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala
  • Bhutan, Nepal
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Georgia, Armenia, Republic of Moldova

Thematic focus of the projects:

Strengthening of institutional capacities in higher education and research for development:

  • Water supply and sanitation, rural development, sustainable energy, environment and natural resources; in this field a consideration of the Nexus approach (water - energy - food security) is welcome
  • Private sector development
  • Poverty reduction, peace building and conflict prevention, governance and human rights, gender equality
  • Strengthening of skills in social sciences as an instrument to systematically analyse the reasons of poverty and to empower capacities in social science research