The Research Centre in the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Tanzania is pleased to invite interested postgraduate students who have completed a one-year MSc degree in any of the mathematical science disciplines and have an interest in partial differential equations, calculus of variation or climate change to apply for a one-year research MSc position.

Successful candidates will benefit from financial support for the duration of the research program. This research program is linked to the possibility of being appointed as a Research Assistant.

The program is made possible by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) within the framework of the German Research Chair program at AIMS. The climate change component is made possible by a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada,, and financial support from the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC) within the framework of the Mathematical Science for Climate Change Resilience Program.

Financial Information

This is a one-year scholarship program to cover Living Costs only.

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  • Applicants can be from any country and residing in any part of the world.
  • Applicants must hold a one-year MSc qualification in the mathematical sciences.
  • Applicants who have not yet completed the above degree must ensure that their degree would have been conferred before the specified start date of this position.
  • Applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing research in partial differential equations, calculus of variation or climate change.
  • Applicants must be admitted in an accredited institution in Tanzania.
  • Applicants must be willing to reside in Dar es Salaam for the duration of their research.

How to Apply

Apart from the recommendation letters which ought to be submitted directly by your referees via email, all other supporting documents must be uploaded in the electronic application from and submitted with the form. You are therefore advised to have all your supporting documents ready to upload before completing the application form. Your supporting documents should be saved as a pdf in the format: ‘‘applicant’s_name-surname-type of_document_degreeprogram_AIMScentre_month-year’ e.g. ‘johnjake_CV_MScprogram_AIMSTanzania_August2018’.

Your complete application package should be received before the 8/31/2018 and should contain the following documents:

  • a completed application form,
  • a letter of motivation which outlines why you should be offered this position,
  • most recent transcripts and attestation,
  • a current CV,
  • a copy of your student ID and admission letter.

Two academic referees from tertiary institutions should email confidential letters of support directly to copying using the subject line: ‘applicant’s name-surname- supportletter_degree program_AIMS centre_month-year of application’ e.g. ‘johnjake_supportletter_MSc_AIMS Tanzania_August2018’. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that these letters of support are received before the application deadline. The applicant should also download and send the ‘Instructions for Referee’ document and the above email to their respective referees.


The application deadline is 8/31/2018 at midnight EAT. Only complete applications received by the application deadline will be considered.

Selection and Award

Applications shall be vetted by a panel of experts who will review each application based on well-defined criteria. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. The outcome of the application will be released by the 9/15/2018 and the successful candidate will be expected to commence their research on 10/1/2018.

Contact Information

For further information contact Dr. Marc Sedjro using the email or visit AIMS Tanzania, which is located at Plot No: 288, Makwahiya Street, Regent Estate, P.O.Box 106077, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. You can call us through mobile phone +255 769 027 764.

About the Research Centre and the Research Program in AIMS Tanzania

The Research Centre in AIMS – Tanzania was established in January 2018 following the appointment of the German Research Chair in ‘Mathematics and its Application’. The current research interests of the Centre lie in the field of Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations. More specifically, the topics of interest arise in meteorology and in the dynamics of fluid. Researchers at the Centre are also interested in the study of the stationary state in the theory of Mean Field Games. The centre has been also active in other research areas since its establishment in August 2014. For example, the staffs have been working on Bayesian Analysis of different models in epidemiology, ecology, finance and climate sciences.

The Research Centre seeks to: strengthen university education in mathematics and research in Africa; promote networking between AIMS Tanzania, other AIMS Centres of Excellence in Africa, institutions in Tanzania, institutions in Africa, German universities and other institutions outside Germany.

The Centre also seeks to establish active collaborations with industries and government institutions, especially in areas where expertise at the Centre can be beneficial to the society.

The Research Centre will routinely organize and host scientific events (conferences, workshops, seminars, public lectures etc.); host visiting research fellows from all over the world, train research MSc, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows; undertake research visits and participant in scientific events inside and outside Tanzania.  An upcoming scientific event (workshop) will be held from the 1st to 5th October, 2018 in Dar es Salaam in partnership with the University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Mathematics. Tanzania.