One of the Nordic Africa Institute’s Strategic goals is to contribute to building capacity in the production of knowledge about Africa.
The purpose of the African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme is to provide opportunities for Africa-based researchers with a PhD 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 can promote and establish relations with and between African and Nordic research communities.
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.
scholarship programme is directed at postdoctoral researchers based in
Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research within the disciplines of
Social Sciences and Humanities.
- The applicant should be
affiliated to an African university/research center and have a proven
track record of extensive research experience.
- The Institute strives to achieve a fair distribution of scholarship positions in regards to gender and geographic focus.
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.
- 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
- Guest Researchers have the possibility to
present their research at the Nordic Africa Institute and to visit
other institutions in the Nordic countries.
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; the research topic must relate to the thematic research areas of the Institute as outlined in the Strategy 2017 – 2022
- A work plan, including expected results, specific for the time spent at the Institute
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.
The application should be submitted by 1 April 2022.