The Nordic Africa Institute, NAI, calls for applications for a couple of scholarships for a one or two months stay at the Institute to study at the Institute’s library. The scholarship will enable PhD candidates write their PhD Dissertation in Uppsala through the help of the Institute’s library.
Worth of Awards

  • The aim 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 large collection of literature on contemporary Africa (books, periodicals, newspapers, 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.


  • 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 Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration. The application should indicate which of the different research clusters the PhD candidate intends to link up with during the time as scholarship holder and in which ways the PhD research relates to the research cluster.

How to Apply
You are to apply online via the online application form. Click here to download form (PDF)
Deadline: The scholarship is awarded annually and the applications must be in October 1, 2013 (for a scholarship in 2014).
You Contact Inga-Britt Isaksson Faris via e-mail [email protected] for further information.
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