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NAI African Scholarships in Sweden

To support African students who need time and a conducive environment for finishing and writing up their ongoing research, the Nordic Africa Institute has launched its NAI African Scholarships for the academic year 2022-2023.

The individuals who hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline and have more than seven years of experience post PhD conducting research are eligible to apply for this position.  The applicants must be from Africa to be considered. On being appointed to the position, the candidates will be provided with a satisfying salary and remuneration package.

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Founded in 1962, Nordic Africa Institute serves as a research, documentation and information centre on modern Africa for the Nordic countries. The institute is financed jointly by the Nordic countries and has a biannual research conference arranged by the Nordic Africa Institute named the Nordic Africa Days.

The Nordic Africa Institute is part of AEGIS, a network of African Studies Centres in Europe, and organized its 4th international conference (ECAS) in 2011. Its Nordic Africa Days gathers researchers and writers from all over the world working on Africa-related knowledge production. It provides a dialogue between African specialists within academic and policy arenas. In 2016, the Nordic Africa Days gathered 239 participants from 36 countries.

Application Deadline: Applications will close on 29th August 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Nordic Africa Institute
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Research
  • Award: Salary
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Sweden.

NAI African Scholarships in Sweden


  • Eligible Countries: Africa.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for the Senior Researcher position in the African continent/countries and the changing face of geopolitics or security issues and roles played by external forces, Energy, energy transition and resource politics, the African Union, women and gender equity, Urbanization, mobilities, and demographic transition at the Nordic Africa Institute.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • It is essential the applicant has seven or more years’ experience post-PhD conducting academic research.
  • A current research/teaching position in an African university or research institution.
  • Record of high-quality scholarly research.
  • Strong ability to present complex issues to non-academic audiences.
  • Demonstrated track record in science communication and policy/practice engagement with non-academic stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of African scientific communities, policy environments, and other stakeholders and actors relevant to the research topic.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: All interested candidates must apply online for this position. All applicants will be considered.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Research Proposal
  • Presentation on the ongoing research
  • CV
  • Applicants’ publications
  • Evidence of policy engagement
  • Contact and details of two referees
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must hold a PhD degree in anthropology, geography, sociology, gender studies, international development, development economics or a related subject.
  • Language Requirement: The candidates must be excellent in written and spoken English.


The candidates selected will be appointed to the Senior Researcher position at the Nordic Africa Institute with a salary and remuneration package.

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