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Nordic Africa Institute Scholarships for Applicants Based in the Nordics 2020

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 Apply now for the 2020 Nordic scholarship programme 

Application Deadline: 21st October 2019.

To Be Taken At (Country): Uppsala, Sweden.

About the Award: The aim of the scholarship programme is to offer a 1-month stay at the Nordic Africa Institute in order to facilitate use of the Institute’s library collections on contemporary Africa (books, periodicals, newspapers, and government publications), and to create links to existing research at the Institute.

Type: Masters

Eligibility: 

  • Master students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers pursuing Africa-oriented studies/research in Social Sciences and Humanities and affiliated to universities and research centers in Sweden, Finland and Iceland are eligible candidates, regardless of citizenship.
  • Africa-oriented journalists and writers within the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities in Sweden, Finland and Iceland can also apply for a scholarship.

Selection Criteria: Applications are primarily evaluated based on the outline of the research project.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • The scholarship covers travelling expenses for the least expensive fare from residential address (in Sweden, Finland and Iceland) to Uppsala and return.
  • The scholarship holders are provided with a desk and computer in a shared office at the Institute and free accommodation centrally located in Uppsala.
  • The scholarship also include a subsistence allowance of SEK 200 per day and free photocopying up to a maximum of 1,000 copies.
  • Please note: The scholarship does not include health care insurance or other insurances.

Duration of Programme: 1 month

How to Apply:

  • Application form
  • Up-to-date CV, including list of publications (if any).
  • Outline of research project, 3-5 pages:
    – Objective of the research project: The research topic should be clearly identified and contextualized within its academic discipline.
    – Method and time frame: Describe how the research project will be accomplished, state the research method, data gathering techniques and time frame.
    – Theoretical explication: A brief indication of the theoretical basis of the research project must be included.
    – The applicant should clarify what part of the research project he/she will work upon during the stay at the Nordic Africa Institute.
  • Reference: A signed letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor or head of department, which confirms current affiliation and field of research. (Scanned versions of signed support letters can be emailed by the applicant.)

Applications are primarily evaluated based on the outline of the research project.

Please note: 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 and appendices must be in English. In the extraordinary event that the Scholarship Programme does not receive full funding, applicants will be informed immediately.

Send your complete application by email or post.
E-mail address: [email protected]
Postal address: The Nordic Africa Institute, Marie Karlsson, P.O. Box 1703, SE-75147 Uppsala, Sweden

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Important Notes: 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 and appendices must be in English. In the extraordinary event that the Scholarship Programme does not receive full funding, applicants will be informed immediately.

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