The Guest Scholarship Programme for post-doctoral research in Sweden

2014/2015 Swedish Institute Guest Scholarship Programme for post-doctoral research in Sweden.

Application deadline is 24:00 CET, Wednesday, 15 January 2014.

The programme aims at strengthening and developing research relevant to capacity building and fighting poverty in programme countries. An estimated 20 scholarships will be offered for the academic year 2014/2015.


The programme is targeted at candidates from the following countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. 

Target group

The programme provides researchers with a PhD degree with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities and research institutes. Priority will be given to applicants with a PhD degree from 2009 or later.

Who is eligible?

The scholarships are intended for holders of a PhD degree within any of the above-mentioned disciplines eligible for 2014/2015 for full-time research in Sweden. The applicant is not eligible for this scholarship if any of the following is true:

  • Has already lived in Sweden for two or more years when the scholarship period is due to begin.
  • Already has a Swedish permanent residence permit.

Applicants who have previously been awarded a scholarship from SI for study or research at a Swedish university will not be given priority.

Scholarship benefits

The scholarship amounts to SEK 18,000 per month. The scholarship includes one travel grant of SEK 15,000 and insurance coverage. The scholarship cannot be prolonged or extended.

Duration of scholarship

The scholarships will be granted for long-term visits (6, 9 or 12 months) during the academic year 2014/2015 (1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015).

Fields of research
The following disciplines only are eligible during this call for applications:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology
  • Environmental Science related to Agricultural Sciences or Natural Sciences or Technology

The first necessary step in order to apply for this scholarship is to obtain a letter of invitation from a Swedish university department willing to accept you as a visiting scholar. Additionally, your application must be supported by a contact person at your home university. Applications must be submitted online with enclosures as digital documents.

Scholarship categories

You must register as one of the following categories in your application:

  • Postdoctoral researchers: holders of a PhD degree from 2009 or later.
  • Senior scientists: holders of a PhD degree obtained before 2009.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Swedish Institute Guest Scholarship Programme



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