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Guest Researchers’ programme at Nordic Africa Institute, 2020

The Nordic Africa Institute is now accepting applications for scholars to pursue their own research projects at NAI – Africa. African scholars are eligible to apply for this application programme.

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.

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The Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) is a center for research, documentation and information on modern Africa in the Nordic region.

Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Course Level: award is available for scholars to pursue their own research projects at NAI – Africa.
  • Study Subject: 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.
  • Award: The award includes a return air-fare (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of 300 SEK (approx. 34 USD) per day plus an installation grant of 2,500 SEK (approx. 280 USD) and access to a computer in a shared office at NAI.
  • Number of Awards: Not given
  • Nationality: African scholars
  • The award can be taken in Africa (Nordic Africa Institute)

Eligibility::

  • Eligible Countries: African scholars (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this application programme. Applicants in Sweden, Finland and Iceland engaged in research on/about the African continent and with a proven track record of extensive research experience can also apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: The programme is directed at postdoctoral researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research within the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities. The applicant should be affiliated to an African university/research center and have a proven track record of extensive research experience. The Institute strives to achieve a fair distribution of scholarship positions in regards to gender and geographic focus.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

 

Application Procedure:

Applications can be sent by post/airmail or by email. Applications sent by post/airmail should contain 2 copies of each document. Applications sent by email should contain only 1 copy of each document.

How to Apply: The application should contain

  • Application form
  • 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; the research topic must relate to the research themes of the Institute
    – A work plan, including expected results, specific for the time spent at the Institute
  • Reference: A signed letter of support from the applicant’s Head of Department or other senior scholar in the same field, which confirms current affiliation and field of research. (Scanned versions of signed support letters can be emailed by the applicant.)

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Persons currently or previously employed by or otherwise professionally affiliated with the Nordic Africa Institute are not eligible for programmes . Kindly also note that the application must be in English. In the extraordinary event that the programme for 2018 does not receive full funding, applicants will be informed immediately.

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