Call for Applications: Nordic Africa Institute African Guest 2024 Researchers’ Scholarship Programme

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Call for Applications: Nordic Africa Institute African Guest 2024 Researchers’ Scholarship Programme

Call for Applications: Nordic Africa Institute African Guest 2024 Researchers’ Scholarship Programme

The African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme aims to give chances for African early-career academics to work and further their ongoing research at the Nordic Africa Institute. The scholarship includes access to the Institute’s library, hosting by Institute researchers, networking opportunities, and other resources that help create a stimulating research environment. The Nordic Africa Institute hopes to contribute to capacity building in the creation of knowledge about Africa through the program, as well as to promote and establish relationships with and between African and Nordic research communities.

The maximum duration of the stay is 90 days, minimum is 60 days. 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 can thus not choose these periods for their visit.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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 research should also be relevant to the core principles of the UN Agenda 2030, as indicated in the five impact ares of the InstituteOpens in new window..

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).

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

BENEFITS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Guest Researchers have the possibility to present their research at the Nordic Africa Institute and to visit other institutions in the Nordic countries.

APPLICATION

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
  • Workplan, 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

Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Apply here

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