The Nordic Africa Institute supports studies on Africa in the Nordic countries through six types of grants.
- Within the Travel Scholarship Programme, some approximately 30 scholars from universities in the Nordic countries are sponsored annually for short research trips to Africa in connection with ongoing research projects.
- The Study Scholarship Programme permits students, text book writers and journalists at Nordic universities, to spend one month in Uppsala using the Institute's library resources.
- The Scholarship for PhD Candidates enables PhD candidates who wish to cooperate with the research clusters at NAI to spend one or two months at the institute.
- One important task of the Nordic Africa Institute is to establish and maintain relations and collaboration with Nordic researchers. This is inter alia carried out through the Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme, the aim of which is to provide opportunities for African scholars to pursue their own research projects at the institute and to facilitate use of the institute’s library and other resources. The African guest researchers are invited to stay at the institute for two or three months.
- The Claude Ake Visiting Chair at Uppsala University is a collaboration between the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, and the Nordic Africa Institute. It is funded by the Swedish government and Uppsala University to honour the memory of Professor Claude Ake, prominent African scholar, philosopher and humanist. More information on the visiting chair.