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Nordic Africa Institute 2020 Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Program-Uppsala, Sweden

The Nordic Africa Institute is currently inviting applications from qualified candidates who wish to further their studies in Uppsala, Sweden.

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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About The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

The Nordic Africa Institute conducts research and offers resources that help further understanding about contemporary Africa. We believe that research-based knowledge and analysis offer a solid base for informed decisions and contribute to the fulfilment of the global development agenda.


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Aim and Benefits of NAI Research

  1. The 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Guest Researchers have the possibility to present their research at the Nordic Africa Institute and to visit other institutions in the Nordic countries.

Requirements for NAI Research Qualification

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

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Application Deadline

April 1, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) on nai.uu.se to apply

Application is done online. Remember to upload the following during your appliation:

  1. Up-to-date CV, including list of publications (if available online, please include links)
  2. Outline of research project, 5 pages:
    1. A well elaborated research proposal; the research topic must relate to the thematic research areas of the Institute as outlined in the Strategy 2017 – 2021
    2. A work plan, including expected results, specific for the time spent at the Institute
  3. Reference: A signed letter of support from the applicant’s Head of Department or other senior scholar in the same field, which confirms current 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 2021 does not receive full funding, applicants will be informed immediately.

It is also possible to apply through regular postal service. For more information contact [email protected]

For more details, Visit NAI website


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