PhD candidates at universities and research centres in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) awarding doctoral degrees in social sciences and humanities, are eligible to apply, regardless of citizenship.
The PhD research should relate to current research at the Institute.
The research at the Institute is organized into broad thematic clusters.
The current clusters are Conflict, Displacement and Transformation, Urban Dynamics, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration, Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS and Cultural Images and Expressions.
The application should indicate which of the different research clusters the PhD candidate intends to link up with during the time as scholarship holder and in which ways the PhD research relates to the research cluster.
The scholarship facilitates a three-month visit to the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala. The preferred time period/s of the scholarship should be indicated in the application.
In consultation with the staff at the Nordic Africa Institute, this period can be divided into two or three time periods within the duration of one year.
The scholarship covers travelling expenses for a return fare from study/work place to Uppsala and accommodation in a shared apartment.
Moreover, the scholarship holder receives a small cash contribution to cover extra expenses while in Uppsala.
At the Nordic Africa Institute, the scholarship holder will hold an office space in a shared office with access to printer and copying machine.
For more information see: Write on your PhD dissertation in Uppsala
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