Nordic Africa Institute Scholarship 2023

Nordic Africa Institute Scholarship 2023

The Nordic Africa Institute has opened an Application for an African guest researchers Scholarship Program for interested applicants to apply.

The Nordic Africa Institute’s African Scholar Program is targeted at researchers based in Africa who need time and a conducive environment for finishing and writing up their ongoing research

About Nordic Africa Institute

The Nordic Africa Institute conducts research and offers resources that help further understanding about contemporary Africa.

We believe that research-based knowledge and analysis offer a solid base for informed decisions and contribute to the fulfilment of the global development agenda.

It offers a Senior Researcher position at the Nordic Africa Institute for the duration of 12 months. 

The Nordic Africa Institute is looking for a qualified researcher from African universities and research institutions with demonstrable research interest.

The Senior Researcher under the Institute’s African Scholar Program will develop and execute research projects within at least one of the institute’s research thematic areas, namely:

The African continent / countries and the changing face of geopolitics or security issues and roles played by external forces

Energy, energy transition and resource politics

The African Union, women and gender equity

Urbanisation, mobilities, and demographic 

Benefits of Nordic Africa Institute NAI Scholarship

Salary is negotiable within the current levels at the institute.

The successful candidate might use the period of his/her employment at NAI to complete on-going research, develop new research projects, or complete articles, books or monograph manuscripts. 

The scholar-researcher should take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Nordic Africa Institute and expect to contribute meaningfully towards actualizing NAI’s vision and mandate in return.

Requirements for Nordic Africa Institute Scholar Program

A PhD degree in a social science or humanities discipline. The applicant should have considerable experience of work on Africa-related issues.

A research/teaching position in a university or research institution in Africa.

Strong writing ability and capacity to present complex issues in a readable form for both academic and non-academic audiences.

Strong analytical skills.

Strong communication skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment

Knowledge of Africa’s scientific community, policy environment, and other relevant stakeholders and actors in Africa.

Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.

Summary of Nordic Africa Institute Scholarship Program

Type of program :Post Graduate

Host country: Sweden

Gender; Male and female

Application Deadline:29 August 2022.

How to apply for Nordic Africa Institute Scholarship Program

The application process is as follows,The application should contain the following.

Proposal not exceeding 5 pages presented.Clidk and apply here

A realistic work plan for the length of stay at the institute detailing proposed intellectual activities, expected outputs such as publications, dissemination activities, participation at seminar/workshop/conference activities, and policy engagements.

Presentation of the on-going research project, objective, questions, theory and method;

A complete CV with a list of scientific publications where it is clearly indicated which publications are formally considered as peer reviewed.

Indication of internet addresses to the applicant’s own publications relating to his/her research maximum of three publications.

Evidence of policy engagement / science-policy communication to non-academic audiences 1 page summary, or up to three non-academic outputs.

Names and contact details of at least two references.

As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their proposed research projects for the Nordic Africa Institute via Zoom.

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