Scholarships

Scholarships - for researchers based in Africa

The purpose of the scholarship programme is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral researchers in Africa to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strenghtening the academic milieux in African countries.
The scholarship offers access to the Institute's library and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment. The programme is directed at postdoctoral researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research within the discipline of in Social Sciences and Humanities.

The application period for scholarships in 2018 will open in the beginning of 2017. 

More information about the scholarship programme

Scholarships - for students and researchers based in Sweden, Finland and Iceland

The aim of the scholarship is to offer a 1-month stay at the Nordic Africa Institute in order to facilitate use of the Institute’s library collections on contemporary Africa (books, periodicals, newspapers, and government publications), and to create links to existing research at the Institute. 

Master students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers pursuing Africa-oriented studies/research in Social Sciences and Humanities and affiliated to universities and research centers in Sweden, Finland and Iceland are eligible candidates, regardless of citizenship. Africa-oriented journalists and writers within the discipline for Social Sciences in Sweden, Finland and Iceland can also apply for a scholarship. 

Deadline for applications is 16 October (for scholarships in 2017).

More information about the scholarship programme and application form 

The Claude Ake Visiting Chair

The Claude Ake Visiting Chair is a co-financed collabortation between the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, and the Nordic Africa Institute. The purpose of the scholarship programme is to honor the memory of Professor Claude Ake, prominent African scholar, philosopher and humanist, and to invite applications from internationally recognized senior scholars with professorial competence in their respective fields of expertise. 

More information about the scholarship programme

Travel scholarships

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.
DUE TO BUDGET CONSTRAINTS THE PROGRAM IS TEMPORARILY CANCELLED.

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