Nordic Africa Institute Scholarships for Applicants Based in the Nordics 2022

Nordic Africa Institute Nordic Scholarships: A 1-month stay at the Nordic Africa Institute to facilitate use of the Institute’s library collections on contemporary Africa, and to create links to existing research at the Institute. The scholarships are awarded once per year.

Application Deadline: 31st October 2021.

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

About the Nordic Africa Institute Nordic Scholarships: The aim of the scholarship programme is to offer a 1-month stay at the Nordic Africa Institute to facilitate the 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.

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Type: Short courses

Eligibility: The Nordic Africa Institute Nordic Scholarships are for:

  • 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.
  • Africa-oriented journalists and writers within the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities in Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

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 traveling 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 includes a subsistence allowance of SEK 300 per day and free photocopying up to 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 identified and contextualized within its academic discipline.
    – Method and time frame: Describe how the research project will be accomplished, and 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 on 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. (The applicant can email scanned versions of signed support letters.)

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.

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Important Notes: In the extraordinary event that the scholarship programme does not receive full funding or cannot for other unforeseen reasons be implemented in 2022 applicants will be informed accordingly.

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