November 4, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations

The German research chair with specialization in Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations at AIMS South Africa, in collaboration with the Communication and Information Theory Chair at TU Berlin, is offering two Postdoctoral fellowships at AIMS South Africa research center in Cape Town. These fellowships are made available and funded by the DAAD to promote international academics exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programs.

Scientific interests:

The German Chair’s research, at AIMS South Africa, revolves mostly around problems in Fluid Dynamics, games involving large number rational agents and optimal transport.  More specifically, the Chair is interested in the Almost Axisymmetric Flows that arise in Meteorology, Mean Field Games and applications of the theory of optimal transport.


PhD degree in Mathematics (not more than 6 years from the starting date of the appointment)

Interest in Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations

Academic excellence and track record in conducting research and projects

Preferably a national of an African country

Females candidate and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to apply.


The deadline for the postdoctoral fellowship application is 19 January 2020.

For any questions, please email

For more about the position and how to apply please click here

DISCLAIMER: AIMS South Africa reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications. AIMS also reserves the right not to make an appointment to the position as advertised or to extend the deadline for applications. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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