The Chair honours the memory of Professor Claude Ake, a distinguished scholar, philosopher, teacher and humanist, who died tragically in 1996.
The Chair is intended for scholars who, like Claude Ake, combine a profound commitment to scholarship with a strong advocacy for social justice.
The Chair is open to prominent social scientists working at African universities with problems related to war, peace, conflict resolution, human rights, democracy and development on the African continent.
This Visiting Professorship covers a period of up to 6 months and is awarded once a year.
The Visiting Professor is offered a conducive environment to pursue his or her own research, while there is also opportunity for lecturing, holding seminars and contributing to ongoing research activities at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, the Nordic Africa Institute and in the Nordic countries.
The holder is expected to be based in Uppsala for the duration of the stay.
Nomination and Appointment
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research and the Nordic Africa Institute invite social science departments, research institutions and institutes, in Africa and elsewhere, to propose candidates for the Claude Ake Visiting Chair.
The nomination of female candidates is encouraged.
Proposed candidates should be established and internationally recognized senior scholars with professorial competence in their respective fields of expertise.
Nominations are to be submitted in writing and should present the proposed researcher, his/her planned research and the motives for the nomination.
There is no specific form to use.
Candidates cannot nominate themselves.
Nominations may come from individual scholars/colleagues, but must be supported by the institution with which the nominee is affiliated.
A complete curriculum vitae, including relevant data regarding academic title, current and previous positions, research and teaching activities, publications as well as contact details shall be attached to the nomination.
The proposed researcher must be informed and consent to the nomination.
Claude Ake Uppsala University Fellowship Terms
The awardee is entitled to a tax-free stipend/scholarship, currently set at SEK 30,000/month.
In addition, travel and housing costs for the holder of the position, and his/her accompanying spouse/significant other, are covered by the grant.
Final date to submit nominations for November 1.