NAI: Scholarships - For Researchers Based In Africa

The Nordic Africa Institute


Grant amount: Up to kr29,500

Anticipated deadline: Apr 1, 2019

Applicant type: Faculty Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Africa

Must travel to: Sweden

Gender restriction: Female

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Overview:

The Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) is a center for research, documentation and information on modern Africa in the Nordic region. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, the Institute is dedicated to providing timely, critical and alternative research and analysis of Africa in the Nordic countries and to strengthen the co-operation between African and Nordic researchers.

Who can apply?

The scholarship programme is directed at postdoctoral researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research within the discipline 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.

Financial support and other benefits

The African Guest Researchers' scholarship includes a return air-fare (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of 300 SEK (approx. 34 USD) per day plus an installation grant of 2,500 SEK (approx. 280 USD) and access to a computer in a shared office at NAI. The Institute’s library is specialized in literature on contemporary Africa and focuses on Social Sciences. Guest Researchers also have access to the Uppsala University Library, including their online resources, and to the Library of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

The maximum duration of the stay is 90 days, minimum is 60 days. Please note that the subsistence allowance will be provided only for the days spent in Uppsala. 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 are thus asked not to choose these periods for their visit.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should be postdoctoral researchers based in Africa, engaged in research on the African continent.
  • The applicant should be affiliated to an African university/research center and have a proven track record of extensive research experience.  
  • The research topic must relate to the research themes of the Institute 

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Ineligibility:

  • Persons currently or previously employed by or otherwise professionally affiliated with the Nordic Africa Institute are not eligible for scholarships.