Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme

Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)
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Published in: 
http://www.nai.uu.se/scholarships/african/
Last date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Country: 
Sweden

Detailed Description

This scholarship programme is directed at scholars

  • in Africa, engaged in research on the African continent
  • in Sweden, Finland and Iceland, engaged in Africa oriented research.

The purpose of the programme

  • The purpose of the Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme is to provide opportunities for scholars in Africa to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries, and to provide opportunities for scholars in Sweden, Finland and Iceland to pursue their own research projects.
  • The programme offers scholars access to the Institute's library and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment.
  • Through the Programme, the Nordic Africa Institute can establish and maintain relations with and between African and Nordic research communities.   

Who can apply?

The Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme is directed at scholars

  • in Africa engaged in research on/about the African continent and with a proven track record of extensive research experience.
  • The applicant should be placed at or affiliated with an African university or other African research institution.
  • in Sweden, Finland and Iceland  engaged in research on/about the African continent and with a proven track record of extensive research experience.
  • The applicant should be placed at or affiliated with an university or other research institution in Sweden, Finland or Iceland.
  • Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply for these scholarships.

The scholarship and facilities

  • The African Guest Researchers' scholarship includes a return air-fare (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of 300 SEK (approx. 35 USD) per day plus an installation grant of 2,500 SEK (approx. 290 USD) and access to a computer in a shared office at NAI.
  • The maximum duration of the stay is 90 days, minimum is 60 days.
  • Please 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.
  • 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.

Additional activities

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