Fully-Funded Scholarship for Postdoctoral African Researchers in Sweden 2020

Date limite : 01 avr. 2020

Spécialités: Droit , Lettres Sciences Humaines

Niveau d'études: Doctorat

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Fully-Funded Scholarship for Postdoctoral African Researchers in Sweden 2020

The Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden is offering the 2020 African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Program for postdoctoral researchers based in Africa to work and develop their ongoing research. It is an opportunity for postdoctoral researchers in Africa to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic life in African countries. The scholarship offers access to the Institute's library and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment. Through the program, the Nordic Africa Institute aims to contribute to building capacity in the production of knowledge about Africa, and to promote and establish relations with and between African and Nordic research communities. The maximum duration of the stay is 90 days, minimum is 60 days. Also 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 can thus not choose these periods for their visit.

Areas of research:

  1. Inclusive growth, poverty and inequality in urban and rural Africa.
  2. Climate change and sustainable development.
  3. Gender equality.
  4. Conflict, security and democratic transformation.
  5. Mobility and migration.

Who can apply?

  1. The scholarship program is directed at postdoctoral researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research within the disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities. 
  2. The applicant should be affiliated to an African university/research center and have a proven track record of extensive research experience.
  3. The Institute strives to achieve a fair distribution of scholarship positions in regards to gender and geographic focus.

Financial support and other benefits:

  1. The scholarship includes a return air-fare (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of 400 SEK (approx. 42 USD) per day plus an installation grant of 2,500 SEK (approx. 260 USD) and access to a workspace, including a desk computer, in a shared office at the Institute. Please note that the subsistence allowance will be provided only for the days spent in Uppsala.
  2. The Institute’s library is specialized in literature on contemporary Africa and focuses on Social Sciences. Furthermore, Guest Researchers have access to the Uppsala University Library and to the Library of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
  3. Guest Researchers have the possibility to present their research at the Nordic Africa Institute and to visit other institutions in the Nordic countries.

About the Institute:

The Nordic Africa Institute conducts research and offers resources that help further understanding about contemporary Africa. It believes that research-based knowledge and analysis offer a solid base for informed decisions and contribute to the fulfilment of the global development agenda. The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) houses a combination of high-quality research, skilled communication and an extensive library collection on contemporary Africa, all under one roof. At NAI, cutting-edge research intersects policy dialogue and a full-service library, resulting in a unique setting for Africa studies in the Nordics.

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