Nordic Africa Institute Travel MA/PhD Scholarships

Deadline: 31 January 2014
Open to: students registered in educational at Nordic universities, colleges and other research institutions in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden
Scholarship: travel expenses to Africa and contribution to the cost of local travel and living expenses

Description

The Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) is a center for research, documentation and information on modern Africa in the Nordic region. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, the Institute is dedicated to providing timely, critical and alternative research and analysis of Africa in the Nordic countries and to strengthen the co-operation between African and Nordic researchers. As a hub and a meeting place in the Nordic region for a growing field of research and analysis the Institute strives to put knowledge of African issues within reach for scholars, policy makers, politicians, media, students and the general public. The Institute is financed jointly by the Nordic countries.

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) is offering 20-30 travel scholarships for students of Nordic Universities in Africa. Masters and PhD students are granted scholarship for research and preparation of research projects. The travel research scholarship is awarded once in a year which covers local travel and living expenses. The evaluation of the application is on the basis of scientific quality, relevance and the distribution among the Nordic countries, disciplines and gender.

The scholarships are intended for research and preparation of research projects. Research should concern development issues in Africa and emphasis is placed on the social sciences (anthropology, history, economics, human geography, political science, sociology, etc.).

Eligibility

Students registered in educational at Nordic universities, colleges and other research institutions in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) can apply for the scholarships regardless of citizenship.

The scholarships are only intended for MA and PhD candidates.

Scholarship

The scholarships are intended for research and preparation of research projects. Research should concern development issues in Africa and emphasis is placed on the social sciences (anthropology, history, economics, human geography, political science, sociology, etc).

Scholarships are intended to cover travel expenses to Africa and to contribute to the cost of local travel and living expenses. Exceptionally, scholarships may be awarded for archive studies in Europe.

Application

The application form (available HERE) must be mailed to Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, P.O. Box 1703, SE-751 47 Uppsala, Sweden, and must be received by 31 January 2014. Detailed directions for applicants can be found HERE. NAI does not accept applications sent by e-mail.

Scholarships will be awarded in late April. All applicants will receive notification in writing. The scholarships are payable from May 1st. The evaluation is a two-step process where the applications are primarily evaluated on the basis of scientific quality and relevance. Secondly, the distribution among the Nordic countries, disciplines and gender is considered.

For questions, please contact Annika Franklin: [email protected] or phone +46-18 471 52 45. For further information, please visit the official website HERE.

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