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Study-In-Sweden: 2022 Fully-Funded Nordic Africa Institute Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme

The Nordic Africa Institute provides opportunity for early career researchers in Africa to pursue their own research projects in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. 

The scholarship offers access to the Institute’s library and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment.

The purpose of the African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme is to provide opportunities for early career researchers based in Africa to work and develop their ongoing research at the Nordic Africa Institute.

Scholarship Details:

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 aims to contribute to building capacity in the production of knowledge about Africa, and to promote and establish relations with and between African and Nordic research communities.

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Scholarship Requirements:

The programme is open to two main categories of early career researchers:

  • Staff employed by an African-based university or research center who are enrolled on a doctoral programme in the African region and who do not have access to an international scholarship
  • Postdoctoral researchers (within 5 years or less of PhD completion).
  • 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.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • The maximum duration of the stay is 90 days, minimum is 60 days. Also note that most academic institutions in the Nordic countries, including the Nordic Africa Institute, are closed or at least running at a reduced capacity during the periods 15 June–15 August and 15 December–15 January. Applicants can thus not choose these periods for their visit.
  • The scholarship includes a return air-fare (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of 400 SEK (approx. 40 USD) per day plus an installation grant of 2,500 SEK (approx. 250 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.

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit 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.

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should click on the button below to commence their application. It is also possible to apply through regular postal service.

Deadline: May 1, 2022

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