The Nordic African Guest Researchers Scholarship Programme 2024

The Nordic Africa Institute is offering opportunities for early career researchers in Africa to pursue their own research projects in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities through the 2024 African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme.

The purpose of the African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme is to provide opportunities for early career researchers based in Africa to work and develop their ongoing research at the Nordic Africa Institute. The scholarship offers access to the Institute’s library, hosted by the Institute’s researchers, networking opportunities, and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment.

Through the program, the Nordic Africa Institute aims to contribute to building capacity in the production of knowledge about Africa and to promote and establish relations with and between African and Nordic research communities.

The Institute strives to achieve a fair distribution of scholarship positions in regard to gender and geographic focus. Furthermore, Guest Researchers have access to the Uppsala University Library and to the Library of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.


The Nordic African Guest Researchers Scholarship Programme offers:

  • A return air-fare (economy class),
  • Accommodation,
  • A subsistence allowance of 400 SEK (approx. 40 USD) per day plus an installation grant of 2,500 SEK (approx. 250 USD) and
  • Access to a workspace, including a desk computer, in a shared office at the Institute.


The Nordic African Guest Researchers Scholarship Programme is open to two main categories of early career researchers:

  • Staff full-time employed by an African-based university or research center who are enrolled in a doctoral program in the African region and who do not have access to an international scholarship
  • Postdoctoral researchers (within 5 years or less of PhD completion).
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Application Process

Interested applicants are welcome to apply with the following documents:

  • UpToDate CV, including a list of publications (if available online, please include links)
  • Outline of the research project, (5 pages)
  • A well-elaborated research proposal
  • Work plan, (1 page)
  • Reference

To apply for the Nordic African Guest Researchers Scholarship Programme, click here.

Deadline: March 31, 2023.

For more information on the Nordic African Guest Researchers Scholarship Programme, visit the official site.

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