APPLY: 2016 African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme

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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.

Applications are invited from scholars with research projects related to one or more of the following research themes at the Institute:

– Agrarian Change, Property and Resources
– Conflict, Security and Democratic Transformation
– Mobility, Migration and Transnational Relations
– Urban Dynamics

Please see this website for more details on the research themes.

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.

The application should contain

a completed application form
an up-to-date curriculum vitæ
a short abstract of the research project to be carried out at the Nordic Africa Institute
a well elaborated research proposal outlining the main features of the research topic. The proposal should focus on the project to be carried out at the Nordic Africa Institute and include the expected results. Length of the proposal: 5 pages
copies of and/or references to the applicant’s publications; the two most important articles related to the research project to be pursued at the Nordic Africa Institute
a signed letter of support from the applicant’s Head of Department or other senior scholar in the same field

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