April 1, 2011

Nordic Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme for Senior Researchers

Nordic Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme

Course(s) Offered: Social sciences, related fields
Course Level: Graduate research
Provider: Nordic Africa Institute
Country to Study in: Sweden

Scholarship Description
In 2000, the Nordic Africa Institute initiated a new Guest Researchers’ Programme, aimed at senior researchers in the Nordic countries. The Nordic Guest Researchers' Programme is directed to scholars who are associated with university departments or other research institutions in the Nordic countries.

The Institute aims at being a useful resource for research on Africa in the Nordic countries. The Programme is one way to establish and maintain relations with universities and research institutions in the Nordic countries. Guest researchers are expected to contribute to the intellectual environment by participating in scholarly exchange with Nordic and African researchers at the Institute.

ADDENDUM: No applications will be taken in 2011

Eligibility (Who can apply?)
The Nordic Guest Researchers’ Programme is directed to scholars who are attached to university departments or other research institutions in the Nordic countries. It is open for senior researchers. The research project should relate to contemporary Africa.

Priority will be given to projects, which relate to ongoing research themes at the Institute. For information about them, please visit the official website via link below.

Selection criteria:
The selection process may be influenced by an effort to achieve a balance of guests regarding sex, institutional affiliation, discipline and theme.

Participating Institutions
All approved universities and research institutions in the Nordic countries

Fields of Study
Which projects qualify for support? The scholarships are intended for research and preparation of research projects. Research should concern development issues in Africa and emphasis is placed on the social sciences and closely related fields (anthropology, history, economics, human geography etc).

Sponsorship duration
The duration of the stay is two months, but a shorter or a longer stay can be considered.

Scholarship benefits
The grant includes travel expenses to Uppsala at cheapest possible rate, accommodation, a subsistence allowance of SEK 150 a day, a shared office, free photocopying facilities up to a maximum of 1,000 copies and access to a computer/MS Word.

The Programme offers opportunities for its participants to pursue their own research projects and to utilize the library of the Institute. The Institute’s library is specialized in literature on contemporary Africa. Guests also have access to the Uppsala University Library, the Dag Hammar-skjöld Library and the Library of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Method of Application
No applications will be taken in 2011. The application should contain:
  • a covering letter stating during which period the applicant wants to stay at the Institute
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae with a list of publications
  • a research plan outlining the main features of the research topic to be worked on during the period at the Institute
  • a letter of support from the applicant’s home institution, or from a senior scholar within the same field.
Application letters should be addressed to:
The Programme Officer
The Nordic Guest Researchers' Programme
Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
P O Box 1703
SE-751 47 Uppsala, Sweden

DEADLINES:
The scholarships are awarded biannually and the applications must be received at the Institute by 1 April for the period August-December and 1 October for the period January-June. No applications will be taken in 2011.

PLEASE NOTE:
Expected commitments:
A Nordic guest researcher is expected to conduct independent research, to give one lecture, and to participate in the public seminars at the Institute.

The Institute invites each guest researcher to write a brief presentation of her/his research work for News from the Nordic Africa Institute. Those who produce manuscripts during their stay at the Institute are also invited to have them evaluated for publication by the Institute.

Contact
For further information, please contact Inga-Britt Isaksson Faris:
E-mail - inga-britt.faris@nai.uu.se, Phone - +46 (0)18 56 22 11.

Application Deadline: 1 April / 1 October 2011
Open to International students: No (ONLY senior researchers in the Nordic countries)

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