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How to Apply for Nordic Africa Institute Guest Researchers’ Scholarship

Application Deadline: 1st May 2022.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Uppsala, Sweden

About the Nordic Africa Institute Guest Researchers’ Scholarship: 

The purpose of the Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral researchers in Africa to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries. The scholarship offers access to the Institute’s library and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment. Through the programme, the Nordic Africa Institute can establish and maintain relations with and between African and Nordic research communities.

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Type: Research

Eligibility: 

  • The Nordic Africa Institute Guest Researchers’ Scholarship programme is directed at postdoctoral researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research within the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • The applicant should be affiliated to an African university/research center and have a proven track record of extensive research experience.
  • The Institute strives to achieve a fair distribution of scholarship positions in regards to gender and geographic focus.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • The Nordic Africa Institute Guest Researchers’ Scholarship includes a return air-fare (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of 400 SEK (approx. 42 USD) per day plus an installation grant of 2,500 SEK (approx. 260 USD) and access to a workspace, including a desk computer, in a shared office at the Institute. Please note that the subsistence allowance will be provided only for the days spent in Uppsala.
  • The Institute’s library is specialized in literature on contemporary Africa and focuses on Social Sciences. Furthermore, Guest Researchers have access to the Uppsala University Library and to the Library of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Guest Researchers have the possibility to present their research at the Nordic Africa Institute and to visit other institutions in the Nordic countries.

Duration of Program: The maximum duration of the stay is 90 days, minimum is 60 days.

How to Apply for Nordic Africa Institute Guest Researchers’ Scholarship: 

Apply online and upload the following documents:

  • Up-to-date CV, including list of publications (if available online, please include links)
  • Outline of research project, 5 pages:
    • A well elaborated research proposal
    • A work plan, including expected results, specific for the time spent at the Institute
  • Reference: A signed letter of support from the applicant’s Head of Department or other senior scholar in the same field, which confirms current work place/affiliation and field of research

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Persons currently or previously employed by or otherwise professionally affiliated with the Nordic Africa Institute are not eligible for scholarships. Kindly also note that the application must be in English. In the extraordinary event that the Scholarship Programme for 2023 does not receive full funding, applicants will be informed immediately.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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