The Nordic Africa Institute


The Institute has two kinds of scholarship programmes. One programme for early career researchers based in Africa, and one programme for students and researchers based in Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden.

Closed for applications

An opportunity for early career researchers in Africa to pursue their own research projects in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. The scholarship offers access to the Institute's library and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment.

More information and how to apply to the African Guest Researcher's Scholarship

Nordic Scholarship Programme

For researchers based in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland

We offer a 1-month stay at the Nordic Africa Institute in order to facilitate use of the Institute’s library collections on contemporary Africa, and to support connection to existing work at the Institute through NAI research hosts.

Master students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers pursuing Africa-oriented studies/research in Social Sciences and Humanities and affiliated to universities and research centers in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland are eligible candidates, regardless of citizenship.

More information and how to apply to the Nordic Scholarship Programme

Awarded scholarships

Awarded scholarships

Listen to previous Guest Researchers

Joyce De-Graft Acquah - Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Felix Dade - Master student at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Arnaud Yombo Sembe - Postdoctoral researcher at the African Institute for Development Policy, Malawi

Jackson Tamunosaki Jack - Postdoctoral researcher at Federal Univeristy Otuoke, Nigeria

Alemu Asfaw Nigusie - PhD student at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Peace Musiimenta - Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at Makerere University, Uganda

Mohammed El-Fengour - Professor at the University Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco

Abayineh Amare - Assistand Professor at Jimma University, Ethiopia