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2024 AFRICA NORDIC RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDIES IN HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

DEADLINE: 10 APRIL 2024


The purpose of the African 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, hosting by the Institute's researchers, networking opportunities 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.


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


ELIGIBILITY

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 programme is open to two main categories of early career researchers:

  • Staff full-time 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).


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

  • Work plan, 1 page:

  • The plan should be specific for the time spent at the Institute, including research objectives and expected results

  • 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


For more information or assistance, contact Marie Karlsson, marie.karlsson@nai.uu.se, phone +46 18 471 52 54 or visit https://nai.uu.se/opportunities/scholarships/african-scholarship-programme.html

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