Tuesday, February 9, 2016

2016 African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme at Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden





The Nordic Africa Institute is seeking applications for its African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme, to support scholars in Africa who are engaged in research on the African continent. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply for these scholarships.


The purpose of the Scholarship Programme is to provide opportunities for scholars in Africa to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries, and to provide opportunities for scholars in Sweden, Finland and Iceland to pursue their own research projects.

Research Themes
  • Agrarian Change, Property and Resources
  • Conflict, Security and Democratic Transformation
  • Mobility, Migration and Transnational Relations
  • Urban Dynamics

Scholarship Information
  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria
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 an university or other research institution in Sweden, Finland or Iceland.
  • Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply for these scholarships.

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.
  • The application should contain:
    • a completed application form
    • an up-to-date curriculum vitæ
    • 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

Deadline: 1 April 2016




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