Nordic Africa Institute’s African Guest Researchers’ Scholarships

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Nordic Africa Institute’s African Guest Researchers’ Scholarships

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.

Application Deadline: April 1st 2019


The Institute strives to achieve a fair distribution of scholarship positions in regards to gender and geographic focus.

The scholarship includes a return air-fare (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of 400 SEK (approx. 45 USD) per day plus an installation grant of 2,500 SEK (approx. 280 USD) and access to a workspace (including computer) in a shared office at the Institute.

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.

The application should contain

Application form

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 – 2021,
– A work plan, including expected results, specific for the time spent at the Institute

Submission of applications

Applications including all supporting documents should be sent by e-mail to:

Annika Franklin, Research Administrator, e-mail:

Please note: On the subject line of your email, write: “Application: Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme”.

Deadline for applications

The application should be submitted by 1 April 2019.

Further information 

Annika Franklin,, phone +46 (0)18 471 52 45.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nordic Africa Institute’s African Guest Researchers’ scholarships 2019/2020

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