The Nordic Africa Institute

Awarded scholarships

A list of awarded scholarships. Please contact us if you want to see earlier years.

African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme

  • Abayineh Woldeamanuel, Jimma University, Ethiopia. Research project: New options to manage climate risks: index-based livestock insurance in Arid and semi-Arid part of Ethiopia
  • Anusa Daimon, University of the Free State, South Africa. Research project: ‘Alien’ migrants in hostile spaces: Malawians and the politics of othering in Zimbabwe, c. 1920s-2013
  • Christian L. Nguena, University of Dschang, Cameroon. Research project: Financial innovation and pro poor & inclusive growth in developing countries
  • Grace Idahosa, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Research project: Mid-level managers agency for transformation in South African higher education
  • Ifeanyi Onwuzuruigbo, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Research project: The cultural politics of citizenship: autochthony, indigenity and the anti-open grazing laws in Nigeria
  • Khadijat B. Amolegbe, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Research project: Economic shocks, household debt, and women’s autonomy
  • Peace Musiimenta, Makerere University, Uganda. Research project: Masculinity revisited: change, continuities and fractures in Western Uganda
  • Ruth Murambadoro, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Research project: Localising peacebuilding in Zimbabwe
Nordic Scholarship Programme 2020
  • Emma Sundkvist, Lund University, Sweden. Research project: Human rights as law, language and space: feminist activism in contemporary Egypt 
  • Enzo Vignoli, Dalarna University, Sweden. Research project: The impact of decentralized cooperation in sustainable energy projects for local communities in Sub-Saharan Africa: study case of Tanzania
  • Eva Nilsson, Hanken School of Economics, Finland. Research project: Corporate responsibility and governance in African states. A study of a large foreign investment in
    Tanzania
  • Christopher Chagnon, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: Playing favourites: investigating Chinese investment policy in Africa
  • Jerkko Holmi, University of Turku, Finland. Research project: Motivations in Finnish cooperation in Southern Africa 1985-1995
  • Marja Tiilikainen, Migration Institute of Finland. Research project: Islam and security revisited: Transnational Somali families in Finland, Canada and Somalia

African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme

  • Opeyemi Akinyemi, Covenant University, Nigeria. Research project: Energy sustainability, green growth and the sustainable development agenda in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Nicholas Kilimani, Makerere University, Uganda. Research project: Agro-climatic shocks, coping mechanisms and income diversification: Implications for household welfare in Uganda
  • Ivor Miller, University of Calabar, Nigeria. Research project: The symbolic mask: Indigenous traditions of governance in the Cross River Region and its Atlantic diaspora
  • Valence Silayo, Stella Maris University, Tanzania. Research project: Water from the mountain of God and dynamics of the Kilimanjaro furrow system in Tanzania
  • Ronald Ndesanjo, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Research project: Enhancing Climate Resilience in Tanzania
  • Abosede Babatunde, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Research project: Oil conflict and ethnic politics in Nigeria’s Niger Delta
  • Lauren Paremoer, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Research project: The importance of social citizenship in realizing health for all

Nordic Scholarship Programme 2019

  • Nicolai Baumert, Lund University, Sweden. Research project: ‘Population dynamics in Western and Central Africa – Demographic transitions in British Nigeria and German Cameroon since 1889’.
  • Marc Dunnink, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Research project: ‘Africa’s sleeping giant; African issues in national elections. Political entrepreneurship in South Africa’s national elections’.
  • Saana Hansen, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: ‘Seeking decent belonging and formal recognition: Exploring the dynamics of returnee emplacement in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’.
  • Jenny Lorentzen, Lund University, Sweden. Research project: ‘Norm-translation in war-to-peace transitions: Women, peace and security in Mali’.
  • Ilona Steiler, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: ‘Setting work to rights: The re-construction of the Tanzanian popular economy’.

African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme

  • Sandra Manuel, Univerity Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique. Research project: Intimacy and sexual heritage in Mozambique.
  • B Camminga, Institute for Humanities in Africa, South Africa. Research project: (re) settled: The experiences of African transgender-identified asylum seekers and migrants living in Europe.
  • Olumuyiwa Bayode Adegun, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria. Research project: Developing a framewok for just sustainability in informal settlement intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Anthony Diala, Centre for comparative law in Africa, South Africa. Research project: Bottom-up peacebuilding: the interface between state and non-state commercial laws in Nigeria.
  • Richard Sambaiga, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Research project: Contemporary discourses on fertility control and abortion in Tanzania: Competition, intersections and coexistence.
  • Aziza Moneer, American University in Cairo, Egypt. Research project: 'It is not all about economic growth': Epistemology of the South and environmental movements in Egypt, Morocco and Algeria.
  • Tabitha Naisiko, Makerere University, Uganda. Research project: Anthropological discourses of the post disarmament transition and gender disparities in Karamoja of Uganda.
  • Josephine Musango, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Research project: Urbanisation and sustainable electricity for all in African cities: The case of Cape Town.

Nordic Scholarship Programme 2018

  • Obert Hodzi, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: The end of a non-intervention era: China in African civil wars.
  • Ruvimbo Mavhiki, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: Zero conditionality: The rise of competetive authoritarianism and China's foreign aid.
  • Fisseha Tefera, Lund University, Sweden. Research project. Interrogating narratives of "Africa/Ethiopia rising" through local perceptions and practices of development in rural Ethiopia.
  • Niina Ahola, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: Life after return - Revsiting the reintegration of former Lord's Resistance Army abductees.
  • Timo Särkkä, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Research project: The lure of copper in colonial Zambia and Katanga: A study of the city finance and imperialism.
  • Akinbode Fasakin, Stockholm University, Sweden. Research project: A study on the nexus of leadership and national security in Nigeria.
  • Karine Jensen, Umeå University, Sweden. Research project: Contagion and culture: the 2005 - 2007 chikungunya epidemic in the western Indian Ocean.
  • Ajali Nguyahambi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Research project: Growth into citizenship in civil society encounters (GROW) project.