Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Applications invited from African Scholars for the Guest Researcher at Nordic Africa Institute

The Nordic Africa Institute is seeking applications for the Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Program from scholars in Africa that are engaged in research on the African continent. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply for these scholarships.

The Nordic Africa Institute is a center for research, documentation and information on modern Africa in the Nordic region. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, the Institute is dedicated to providing timely, critical and alternative research and analysis of Africa in the Nordic countries and to strengthen the co-operation between African and Nordic researchers.

Purpose of the Program
One of the main purposes behind this scholarship program is to establish and maintain relations with African research communities. The Nordic Africa Institute does this through the Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Program that provides opportunities to its participants in pursuing their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries, and promoting scholarly exchange with Nordic research communities.

Nordic Institute’s Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Program targets scholars in Africa that are engaged in research on/about the African continent and with a proven track record of extensive post-graduate research experience. The institute encourages women to apply for these scholarships.

The institute invites applications from scholars with research projects related to current thematic research clusters at the Institute:
  • Agrarian Change, Property and Resources
  • Conflict, Displacement and Transformation
  • Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration
  • Urban Dynamics
Scholarship Provisions and Facilities
Monetary provisions and facilities under the Guest Researchers’ scholarship include a return air-fare (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of SEK (Swedish kronor) 300 (approx. USD 45) a day plus an installation grant of SEK 2,500 (approx. USD 370), a shared office and free photocopying facilities up to a maximum of 1,000 copies. Guest Researchers have access to a computer/MS Word at the office and have to do their own typing.
The maximum duration of the stay is 90 days. To be entitled to a refund of the travel costs, the Guest Researcher has to stay for at least two months.

Additional activities
The Guest Researcher is expected to give a lecture in at least one other Nordic country. Train or air tickets (economy class) and accommodation will be provided for this trip.
Guest Researchers are sometimes invited to write a discussion paper for the Institute’s publications’ series or a short article for the Institute’s website. The draft of the discussion paper should be presented during the stay in Uppsala, preferably in a public forum.
Last date for submission of applications for the next round is April 1, 2012
For more information, visit this link.

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