The Nordic Africa Institute, which encourages research and studies on Africa in the Nordic countries, calls on students pursuing Africa-oriented studies at universities and colleges in the Nordic countries to apply for a number of one-month scholarships to facilitate use of the Institute’s library.

The Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) is a center for research, documentation and information on modern Africa in the Nordic region. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, the Institute is dedicated to providing timely, critical and alternative research and analysis of Africa in the Nordic countries and to strengthen the co-operation between African and Nordic researchers. As a hub and a meeting place in the Nordic region for a growing field of research and analysis the Institute strives to put knowledge of African issues within reach for scholars, policy makers, politicians, media, students and the general public. The Institute is financed jointly by the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).

Worth of Awards

  • The primary purpose of the scholarships is to offer the scholarship holders a one-month stay at the Nordic Africa Institute in order to facilitate use of the Institute’s large library collections on contemporary Africa (books, periodicals, newspapers, and government publications).
  • The scholarships cover travel expenses to and from Uppsala and include a shared office and free accommodation at Gästhem Samariten, centrally located in Uppsala.

Eligibility 

  • Students pursuing Africa-oriented studies at universities and colleges in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) are eligible candidates for these scholarships, regardless of citizenship.
  • A basic academic degree (Bachelor’s degree) is required.
  • The scholarships are also intended for Africa-oriented journalists and textbook writers.

How to Apply

You are to obtain an online application form in order to apply. Click here to download application form (PDF)

Deadline: The study scholarships are awarded once per year and the applications must be in their office by October 1, 2013 (for a scholarship in 2014).

You  can also send an email to [email protected]

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