Who can apply?
PhD candidates at universities and research centres in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) awarding doctoral degrees in social sciences and humanities, are eligible candidates, regardless of citizenship.
The PhD research should relate to current research at the Institute. The research at the Institute is organized into broad thematic clusters. The current clusters are Conflict, Security and Democratic Transformation; Urban Dynamics; Rural and Agrarian Change, Property and Resources; and African Links (new name for Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration). The application should indicate what research cluster(s) the PhD candidate intends to link up with during the time as scholarship holder and in what ways the PhD project relates to the cluster(s) in question.
The purpose of the scholarship
The purpose of the scholarship is to offer PhD candidates links to the existing research at the Nordic Africa Institute and to provide access to resources at the Institute, such as the NAI library with its collection of literature on contemporary Africa (books, periodicals, newspapers, and government publications) with focus on social sciences.
Deadline for application
The scholarships are awarded annually and the applications must be in by October 1, 2013
(for a scholarship in 2014).
Inga-Britt Isaksson Faris, e-mail
Phone: +46-18 471 52 47