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The Nordic African Institute African Scholar Programme for Senior Researchers in Sweden 2019

The Nordic African Institute is inviting applications for the NAI African Scholar Program for Senior Researchers in Sweden for the 2019/2020. NAI offers a stimulating intellectual environment, an interdisciplinary research orientation, a team of researchers from different social and natural scientific backgrounds, and a library with modern facilities. In addition, the institute is linked to an extensive network of research institutions in Africa and the Nordic countries.

NAI has followed the trends and development of Africa studies in the Nordic region and in the African continent, and also actively initiated new ideas and forms of engagement to fulfil its mission as the main centre for African knowledge in the Nordic countries and to serve its stakeholders in the Nordic countries, and globally.

Award Value

  • 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.
  • It offers a Senior Researcher position at the Nordic Africa Institute for the duration of 12 months.
  • Salary is negotiable within the current levels at the institute.


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

  • A research/teaching position in the 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 multi-cultural environment
  • Knowledge of Africa’s scientific community, policy environment, and other relevant stakeholders and actors in Africa.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English

Application Procedure

The application should contain;

  • A proposal not exceeding 5 pages. It should include the applicant’s
  • Presentation of the on-going research project(s) – objective, questions, theory, and method;
  • Work plan for the length of stay at the institute – detailing proposed intellectual activities, expected outputs (such as publication, dissemination activities, participation at seminar/workshop/conference activities, and policy engagements);
  • A complete CV with a list of scientific publications where it is clearly indicated which publications are formally considered as peer-reviewed.
  • Copies of the applicant’s own publications relating to his/her research (a maximum of three publications).
  • Proof of networking and collaboration.
  • The names and addresses (phone, fax, e-mail) of at least two references.

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

Applications Deadline: April 8, 2019.

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