Nordic Africa Institute’s Nordic Scholarship Programme 2019 for Africa-oriented studies in the Nordics (Funded)

Application Deadline: October 8th 2018

The aim of the Nordic Africa Institute’s Nordic Scholarship Programme is to offer a 1-month stay at the Nordic Africa Institute in order to facilitate use of the Institute’s library collections on contemporary Africa (books, periodicals, newspapers, and government publications), and to create links to existing research at the Institute.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Master students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers pursuing Africa-oriented studies/research in Social Sciences and Humanities and affiliated to universities and research centers in Sweden, Finland and Iceland are eligible candidates, regardless of citizenship.
  • Africa-oriented journalists and writers within the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities in Sweden, Finland and Iceland can also apply for a scholarship.

Financial support and other benefits

  • The scholarship covers travelling expenses for the least expensive fare from residential address (in Sweden, Finland and Iceland) to Uppsala and return.
  • The scholarship holders are provided with a desk and computer in a shared office at the Institute and free accommodation centrally located in Uppsala.
  • The scholarship also include a subsistence allowance of SEK 200 per day and free photocopying up to a maximum of 1,000 copies.

Please note: The scholarship does not include health care insurance or other insurances.


  • Up-to-date CV, including list of publications (if any).
  • Outline of research project, 3-5 pages:
    – Objective of the research project: The research topic should be clearly identified and contextualized within its academic discipline.
    – Method and time frame: Describe how the research project will be accomplished, state the research method, data gathering techniques and time frame.
    – Theoretical explication: A brief indication of the theoretical basis of the research project must be included.
    – The applicant should clarify what part of the research project he/she will work upon during the stay at the Nordic Africa Institute.
  • Reference: A signed letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor or head of department, which confirms current affiliation and field of research. (Scanned versions of signed support letters can be emailed by the applicant.)

Submission of applications
The scholarships are awarded once per year. Applications must be in by 8 October 2018. (for scholarships in 2019)

Applications can be sent by email or by post.

Applications sent by email should be addressed to
Annika Franklin, Research Administrator, email:

Applications sent by post/airmail should be addressed to
The Nordic Africa Institute
Annika Franklin
P.O. Box 1703
SE-751 47 Uppsala, Sweden.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nordic Africa Institute’s Nordic Scholarship Programme 2019


One response to “Nordic Africa Institute’s Nordic Scholarship Programme 2019 for Africa-oriented studies in the Nordics (Funded)”

  1. Arowora Fausat O Avatar

    Pls keep me updated on any scholarship or essay\debating competition available for this 2018 by connecting with me on my email …Thank you

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