Nordic Africa Institute Claude Ake Scholarships 2024 [Fully Funded]

The Claude Ake Visiting Chair Programme is a scholarship opportunity dedicated to honouring the memory of Professor Claude Ake. It invites internationally recognized senior scholars with professorial competence to apply. This program is designed for social scientists from African universities who specialize in areas such as war, peace, conflict resolution, human rights, democracy, and development and are passionate about championing social justice. The scholars awarded the chair will have the opportunity to pursue their research while contributing to ongoing activities at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research of Uppsala University and the Nordic Africa Institute.


The Nordic Africa Institute Claude Ake Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships that are open to both men and women from all over the world who are interested in studying at the Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden. The awardee is entitled to a tax-free stipend/scholarship of 30,000 SEK per month. In addition, travel costs and accommodation for the holder of the position are covered by the grant. The Chair holder is provided office space at the DPCR and NAI, as well as basic office equipment.


To apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit a complete and updated curriculum vitae (CV), including relevant information regarding academic titles, current and previous positions, research and teaching activities, and a list of publications. The application should also include a short abstract of the research project to be carried out as visiting chair holder and a research proposal outlining the main features of the research project to be carried out during the visit, including the expected results. Two of the applicant’s publications should also be submitted. These should normally be the two most important articles related to the research project to be pursued during the visit. Additionally, a signed recommendation letter from a senior scholar or policymaker working in the same field as the applicant and a signed letter from the applicant’s Head of Department or Dean (or equivalent) which confirms that the application is supported by the institution with which the nominee is affiliated are also required.

The application deadline for the Nordic Africa Institute Claude Ake Scholarships is January 21, 2024. If you are interested and qualified, you can visit the Nordic Africa Institute’s website to apply.


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