Course Level: PhD, Research

Eligible Countries: African countries

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants should be internationally recognized senior scholars with professorial competence in their respective fields of expertise. Normally, this translates to Professor, Associate Professor, or their equivalence. The Chair holder is expected to spend three (3) months in Uppsala in the time-span mid-August to mid December 2018. Applications from female candidates are encouraged.

Value of Scholarship: 

  • The awardee is entitled to a tax-free stipend/scholarship of 25 000 SEK/month. The total amount is calculated according to the number of days spent in Uppsala.
  • In addition, travel costs and accommodation for the holder of the position, and, if relevant, his/her accompanying spouse/ significant other, are covered by the grant.
  • The Chair holder is provided office space at the DPCR and NAI, and basic office equipment

Duration of Scholarship: 3 months. The Chair holder is expected to spend three (3) months in Uppsala in the time-span mid-August to mid December 2019.

Method of Application: The application must contain:

  • A complete and updated curriculum vitae (CV), including relevant information regarding academic title, current and previous positions, research and teaching activities, and a list of publications. It should also include all relevant contact information.
  • A short abstract of the research project to be carried out as visiting chair holder.
  • A research proposal outlining the main features of the research project to be carried out during the visit including the expected results. The preferred time period for the visit during 2019 should also be stated. Please note that arrival in Uppsala should be avoided during the academic recess period of mid-June to mid- August. The length of the proposal should be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 pages.
  • Two of the applicant’s publications. These should normally be the two most important articles related to the research project to be pursued during the visit.
  • A signed letter of nomination from a senior scholar in the same field. Nominations may come from individual scholars/colleagues, including former Claude Ake Visiting Chairs, and must include a motivation for the nomination.
  • 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.

Addresses for the submission of applications: E-mail:
The Nordic Africa Institute
Att: The Claude Ake Visiting Chair
Box 1703
751 47 Uppsala

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Scholarship Application Deadline:  1st December 2018.

Award Provider: Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, and the Nordic Africa Institute

Important Notes: Please note that incomplete applications or applications received after this date will not be considered. Applications should be sent either via regular mail or e-mail. Also note that the Claude Ake Visiting Chair is dependent on external funding. In the extraordinary event that the program does not receive full funding, applicants will be informed immediately.