NORDIC African Scholarship Programme 2024 [Fully-funded]

NORDIC African Scholarship Programme 2024 [Fully-funded]

The Nordic Africa Institute is currently accepting applications from suitably qualified candidates for its African Scholarship Programme. An opportunity for early career researchers in Africa to pursue their own research projects in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The purpose of the African Scholarship Programme is to provide opportunities for early career researchers based in Africa to work and develop their on-going research at the Nordic Africa Institute.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala
  • Host Institution(s): Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala
  • Funding Amount: Fully-funded
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Researchers
  • Nationality: African Students

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Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the NORDIC African Scholarship Programme are as follows:

  • Staff full-time employed by an African-based university or research center who are enrolled on a doctoral programme in the African region and who do not have access to an international scholarship
  • Postdoctoral researchers (within 5 years or less of PhD completion).
  • The scholarship programme is directed at early career researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research.
  • The research topic should be within the disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities, and with a focus on contemporary Africa.
  • The research should also be relevant to the core principles of the UN Agenda 2030, as indicated in the five impact areas of the Institute.


Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship benefits for NORDIC African Scholarship Programme include:

  • 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.

Please note that the subsistence allowance will be provided only for the days spent in Uppsala.

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested candidates seeking for the NORDIC African Scholarship Programme should Apply online and upload the following documents:

  • Up-to-date CV, including list of publications (if available online, please include links)
  • Outline of research project, 5 pages:
    • A well elaborated research proposal
  • Work plan, 1 page:
    • The plan should be specific for the time spent at the Institute, including research objectives and expected results
  • Reference: A signed letter of support from the applicant’s Head of Department or other senior scholar in the same field, which confirms current work place/affiliation and field of research.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Persons currently or previously employed by or otherwise professionally affiliated with the Nordic Africa Institute are not eligible for scholarships. Kindly also note that the application must be in English. In the extraordinary event that the Scholarship Programme for 2025 does not receive full funding, applicants will be informed immediately.

It is also possible to apply through regular postal service. For more information contact [email protected].

Application deadline: April 10, 2024

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