The Nordic Africa Institute, SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PHD CANDIDATES 2015

Application Deadline: October 1st 2014

The Nordic Africa Institute, which encourages research and studies on Africa in the Nordic countries, invites applications for a couple of scholarships for a one or two months stay at the Institute to study at the Institute’s library.

The scholarships cover travel expenses to and from Uppsala and include a shared office and free accommodation at Gästhem Samariten, centrally located in Uppsala.

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 International Links.
  • 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.

Financial support and other benefits

  • The scholarships cover travelling expenses for the least expensive fare from residential address in a Nordic country to Uppsala and return.
  • The scholarship holders are provided  with a desk and computer in a shared office and free accommodation at Gästhem Samariten, a hostel centrally located in Uppsala.
  • The scholarships also include a subsistence allowance of SEK 150 per day and free photocopying up to a maximum of 1,000 copies.

Please note: The scholarships do not include health care insurance or other insurances

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2014 (for a scholarship in 2015).

For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the The Nordic Africa Institute, SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PHD CANDIDATES



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