The Nordic Africa Institute


The Institute has two kinds of scholarships. Postdoctoral researchers based in Africa can apply for a three-month stay, while students and researchers based in Finland, Iceland and Sweden can apply for one month.

Closed for applications

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 create links to existing research at the Institute.

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 and Iceland are eligible candidates, regardless of citizenship.

More information and how to apply to the Nordic Scholarship Programme

Postponed call for 2022

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and current restrictions relating to international travel and to office-based working in Sweden, the Nordic Africa Institute has regretfully taken the decision to postpone the Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme call for 2022. Public Health advice is being closely monitored and we will reappraise this decision when circumstances permit.

This is an opportunity for postdoctoral researchers in Africa to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strenghtening the academic milieux in African countries. 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

Awarded scholarships

Awarded scholarships