PhD holders from Developing Countries, especially Africa can now apply for the 2014 Guest Scholarship in Swedish Universities. This is aimed at strengthening and developing research relevant to capacity building and fighting poverty in countries.
The programme provides researchers with a PhD degree with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities and research institutes. Priority will be given to applicants with a PhD degree from 2009 or later. An estimated 20 scholarships will be offered for the academic year 2014/2015. The scholarships will be granted for long-term visits (6, 9 or 12 months) during the academic year 2014/2015 (1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015).
Worth of Awards

  • The scholarship amounts to SEK 18,000 per month.
  • The scholarship includes one travel grant of SEK 15,000 and insurance coverage. The scholarship cannot be prolonged or extended.

Eligible Countries: The programme is targeted at candidates from the following countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Eligible Courses:  The next call for applications for the academic year 2015/2016 will be open for the following disciplines only:

  • Business and Social Sciences
  • Health and Medicine
  • Environmental Science related to Social Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

How to apply: You are to apply online via their website (see link below)
Deadline:  Application deadline is  January 15, 2014.
Click here for more about the scholarship and apply online.