MeerWissen supports partnerships of at least one German and one African academic
institution. It is, however, required that a German academic institution submits the
application. The German institution will receive the grant and will forward resources to the
In order to receive funding all organizations (German and African) must fulfill legal and
The contracting German partner institution with head office in Germany must be
governed by public law or must have a non-profit-making status
All partner institutions receiving forwarded funds must be legal entities and have publicbenefit or non-profit status.
Contribution (e.g. in-kind) from the German applicant
MeerWissen supports partnership projects in the following African coastal states that are
cooperation countries of official German Development Cooperation:
Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Guinea,
Liberia, Libya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia,
South Africa, Tanzania.