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Nordic Africa Institute African Guest Researchers’ scholarships 2023

This is to inform yo that a great opportunity for early career researchers in Africa to pursue their own research projects in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities is here. The Nordic Africa Institute’s African Guest Researchers’ scholarships offers access to the Institute’s library and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment.

Nordic Africa Institute African Guest Researchers’ scholarships 2023 for Africa-based researchers (Fully Funded to Uppsala, Sweden)

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. 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.

The length of the programme

  • The maximum duration of the stay is 90 days, the 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.

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The scholarship programme is directed at early career researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research. The research topic should be within the disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities, and with a focus on contemporary Africa. The research should also be relevant to the core principles of the UN Agenda 2030, as indicated in the NAI 2022-2026 Strategy External link..

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).

The Institute strives to achieve a fair distribution of scholarship positions in regards to gender and geographic focus.

Financial support and other benefits

  • 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.

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How to apply

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
  • Click here to Apply 

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.

It is also possible to apply through regular postal service. For more information contact marie.karlsson@nai.uu.s

Applications Deadline: May 1st 2022

For More Information, Visit the Official Webpage of the Nordic Africa Institute’s African Guest Researchers’ scholarships 2023

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