1 April 2020



(Fully Funded)


African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme

The purpose of the African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship programme is to provide opportunities for Africa-based researchers with a Ph.D. to work and develop their ongoing research at the Nordic Africa Institute.

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One of the Nordic Africa Institute’s Strategic goals is to contribute to building capacity in the production of knowledge about Africa. The scholarship offers access to the Institute’s library and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment. Through the programme, the Nordic Africa Institute can promote and establish relations with and between African and Nordic research communities.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Social Sciences.
  • Humanities.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

The maximum duration of the stay is 90 days, the minimum is 60 days.

Please note that the subsistence allowance will be provided only for the days spent in Uppsala. 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.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The scholarship programme is directed at postdoctoral researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research within the disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • The applicant should be affiliated to an African university /research center and have a proven track record of extensive research experience.
  • Persons currently or previously employed by or otherwise professionally affiliated with the Nordic Africa Institute are not eligible for scholarships.
  •  the application must be in English.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

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).
  • access to a workspace (including computer) in a shared office at the Institute.

How to Apply

First Step: Register for the application from here

The application should contain

  • Up-to-date CV, including list of publications (if available online, please include links)
  • Outline of research project, 5 pages:
    • A well elaborated research proposal; the research topic must relate to the thematic research areas of the Institute as outlined in the Strategy 2017 – 2021
    • A work plan, including expected results, specific for the time spent at the Institute
  • Reference: A signed letter of support from the applicant’s Head of Department or other senior scholar in the same field, which confirms current affiliation and field of research.

Second Step: Submission of applications.

It is also possible to apply through regular postal service. For more information contact

Please note that

incomplete applications will not be considered. Persons currently or previously employed by or otherwise professionally affiliated with the Nordic Africa Institute are not eligible for scholarships. Kindly also note that the application must be in English. In the extraordinary event that the Scholarship Programme for 2021 does not receive full funding, applicants will be informed immediately.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hamed Salah / Egypt

Reviewed by” Reem Wally/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team