The Nordic Africa Institute is now accepting applications for scholars to pursue their own research projects at NAI – Africa. African scholars are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.
The Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) is a center for research, documentation and information on modern Africa in the Nordic region.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for scholars to pursue their own research projects at NAI – Africa.
Study Subject: Applications are invited from scholars with research projects related to one or more of the following research themes at the Institute:
-Agrarian Change, Property and Resources
-Conflict, Security and Democratic Transformation
-Mobility, Migration and Transnational Relations
Scholarship Award: The African Guest Researchers’ scholarship includes a return air-fare (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of 300 SEK (approx. 35 USD) per day plus an installation grant of 2,500 SEK (approx. 290 USD) and access to a computer in a shared office at NAI.
-The maximum duration of the stay is 90 days, minimum is 60 days. Please 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 are thus asked not to choose these periods for their visit.
-The Institute’s library is specialized in literature on contemporary Africa and focuses on Social Sciences. Guest Researchers also have access to the Uppsala University Library, including their online resources, and to the Library of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Scholarship can be taken at: Africa (Nordic Africa Institute)
Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:-
The Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme is directed at scholars
– in Africa engaged in research on/about the African continent and with a proven track record of extensive research experience. The applicant should be placed at or affiliated with an African university or other African research institution.
– in Sweden, Finland and Iceland engaged in research on/about the African continent and with a proven track record of extensive research experience. The applicant should be placed at or affiliated with a university or other research institution in Sweden, Finland or Iceland.
-Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply for these scholarships.
Nationality: African scholars (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme. Applicants in Sweden, Finland and Iceland engaged in research on/about the African continent and with a proven track record of extensive research experience can also apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: For scholars in Africa the applicant should be placed at or affiliated with an African university or other African research institution. For scholars in Sweden the applicant should be placed at or affiliated with an university or other research institution in Sweden, Finland or Iceland.
Supporting Material: In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:-
-a completed application form
-an up-to-date curriculum vitae
-a short abstract of the research project to be carried out at the Nordic Africa Institute
-a well elaborated research proposal outlining the main features of the research topic. The proposal should focus on the project to be carried out at the Nordic Africa Institute and include the expected results. Length of the proposal: 5 pages copies of and/or references to the applicant’s publications; the two most important articles related to the research project to be pursued at the Nordic Africa Institute
-a signed letter of support from the applicant’s Head of Department or other senior scholar in the same field.
How to Apply: Applications can be sent by post/airmail or by email. Applications sent by post/airmail should contain 2 copies of each document. Applications sent by email should contain only 1 copy of each document.
Application Deadline: The application should be sent by 1st April 2016.