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Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) Scholarship Programme: A Unique Opportunity for African Researchers

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Are you an early career researcher based in Africa and interested in pursuing your own research project in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities? Do you want to access the rich library collections and resources of the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), one of the leading research centers on contemporary Africa? Do you want to connect and collaborate with other scholars and experts in your field of study? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be eligible for the NAI Scholarship Programme!

What is the NAI Scholarship Programme?

The NAI Scholarship Programme is a competitive and merit-based scholarship that offers a one-month stay at the NAI in Uppsala, Sweden, for early career researchers based in Africa. The scholarship covers travel expenses, accommodation, a monthly stipend, and visa fees. The scholarship also provides access to the NAI’s library and other resources, as well as the opportunity to interact with NAI research hosts and staff.

The NAI Scholarship Programme aims to support and enhance the research capacity of African scholars in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities, and to foster academic exchange and collaboration between Africa and the Nordic countries (Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland).

Who can apply for the NAI Scholarship Programme?

The NAI Scholarship Programme is open to early career researchers based in Africa, who have a PhD degree or equivalent academic qualifications, and who are affiliated to an academic institution or research center in Africa. The applicants must have a well-defined research project that is relevant to contemporary Africa and falls within the thematic areas of the NAI: [Conflict, Displacement and Transformation], [Urban Dynamics], and [Mobility and Migration].

The applicants must also have a good command of English, both written and spoken, and be able to communicate their research findings effectively. The applicants must be able to travel to Sweden and stay at the NAI for the duration of the scholarship period, which is usually between January and June each year.

How to apply for the NAI Scholarship Programme?

The application process for the NAI Scholarship Programme is simple and straightforward. The applicants need to fill out an online application form, where they provide their personal and academic information, a brief description of their research project, and a motivation letter explaining why they want to participate in the programme and how it will benefit their research and career development. The applicants also need to upload their CV, a copy of their PhD certificate or equivalent, and a letter of recommendation from their current or previous supervisor or employer.

The application deadline for the programme in 2025 is 10 April 2024. The applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a selection committee composed of NAI researchers and external experts. The selection criteria include the academic merit and originality of the research project, the relevance and contribution to the NAI’s thematic areas, and the potential impact and dissemination of the research findings. The successful applicants will be notified by email and invited to sign a contract and prepare for their travel and stay at the NAI.

FAQs

  • Q: How many scholarships are available each year?
  • A: The number of scholarships varies depending on the availability of funds and the quality of applications. In 2024, the NAI awarded 10 scholarships to researchers from 9 different African countries.
  • Q: What are the benefits of the NAI Scholarship Programme?
  • A: The NAI Scholarship Programme offers a unique opportunity for African researchers to pursue their own research projects in a stimulating and supportive environment, where they can access the NAI’s library and other resources, interact with NAI research hosts and staff, and network with other scholars and experts in their field of study. The programme also enhances the research capacity and visibility of African scholars, and fosters academic exchange and collaboration between Africa and the Nordic countries.
  • Q: What are the expectations and obligations of the scholarship holders?
  • A: The scholarship holders are expected to work on their research projects during their stay at the NAI, and to present and discuss their work at the NAI Guest Researcher Dialogue, a seminar series where guest researchers share their findings and receive feedback from NAI researchers and other participants. The scholarship holders are also expected to acknowledge the NAI’s support in their publications and presentations, and to submit a final report at the end of their scholarship period.

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