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African Guest Researchers Scholarship Programme 2011 - Sweden

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    African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme

    This scholarship programme is directed at scholars in Africa, engaged in research on the African continent. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply for these scholarships.
    Next deadline for applications is 1 April 2011.

    » Application form (pdf)

    The purpose of the programme
    One important task of the Nordic Africa Institute is to establish and maintain relations with African research communities. This is inter alia carried out through a Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme, the aim of which is to provide opportunities for its participants to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries, and promoting scholarly exchange with Nordic research communities.

    Who can apply?
    The Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme is directed at senior scholars in Africa engaged in research on/about the African continent with a proven track record of extensive post-graduate research experiences. We would especially like to encourage women to apply for these scholarships.

    Applications are invited from scholars preferably with research projects related to the following current research clusters at the Institute:
    1. Agrarian Change, Property and Resources
    2. Conflict, Displacement and Transformation
    3. Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration
    4. Urban Dynamics
    Please see this website for more details on the research clusters.

    Applicants are requested to identify which research theme they want to be attached to.

    The scholarship and facilities
    The Guest Researcher’s scholarship includes a return air-fare (Economy Class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of SEK (Swedish kronor) 300 (approx. USD 40) a day plus an installation grant of SEK 2,500 (approx. USD 350), 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 the travel costs, the Guest Researcher has to stay for at least two months.

    Please 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 are thus asked to avoid these periods.

    The Institute’s library is specialized in literature on contemporary Africa. Guest researchers also have access to the Uppsala University Library, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Library of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

    Expected commitments
    As a part of the exchange between the Guest Researchers and the Nordic institutions, each Guest Researcher is expected to make a lecture tour to at least one other Nordic country. Train or special fare air tickets and accommodation will be provided for this trip.

    Sometimes, the Institute also invites the Guest Researcher to write a short article for its website. In addition the Guest Researcher is invited to produce a discussion paper to be published within the Institute’s publications’ series. The draft of the discussion paper should be presented preferably in a public forum prior to the end of the stay in Uppsala.

    The application should contain
    • a complete application form (pdf) (3 copies)
    • an up-to-date curriculum vitæ (3 copies)
    • a well elaborated research proposal outlining the main features of the research topic pursued during the period in Uppsala, and the expected result (3 copies)
    • copies of and/or references to the applicant’s writings
    • a letter of support from his/her Head of Department or other senior scholar in the same field.
    Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Applications for positions in 2012 must be in by 1 April, 2011. Please note that airmail from Africa may take several weeks to reach Sweden. Selection of Guest Researchers will take place during April–May 2011.

    The application should be addressed to
    The Programme Officer
    The African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme
    Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
    P.O. Box 1703
    SE-751 47 Uppsala, Sweden
    For further information, please contact Inga-Britt Isaksson Faris, (, phone +46 18 56 22 11.