Nordic Africa Institute Claude Ake 2024 Scholarships: Fully Funded Opportunities

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The Claude Ake Visiting Chair Programme commemorates Professor Claude Ake’s legacy and welcomes highly regarded senior scholars with professorial competence to apply. This program targets social scientists from African universities who advocate for social justice, specializing in domains such as war, peace, conflict resolution, human rights, democracy, and development. Scholars awarded the Chair will have the opportunity to conduct their research while contributing to ongoing initiatives at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research of Uppsala University and the Nordic Africa Institute.


  • The awardee will receive a tax-free stipend/scholarship of 30,000 SEK per month. Absences from Uppsala not linked to the program will result in stipend and scholarship deductions.
  • Additionally, the grant covers travel expenses and accommodation for the chairholder. Office space at the DPCR and NAI, along with basic office equipment, will be provided.

Application Procedure:

The application should include the following:

  • Updated curriculum vitae (CV) containing academic credentials, current and previous roles, research and teaching engagements, and a list of publications, along with relevant contact details.
  • A brief summary of the proposed research project as a visiting chair holder.
  • A research proposal outlining the primary aspects of the intended research project during the visit, including anticipated outcomes (3-5 pages).
  • Two publications authored by the applicant, preferably the two most pertinent articles related to the proposed research.
  • A signed recommendation letter from a senior scholar or policymaker in the same field as the applicant.
  • A signed endorsement letter from the applicant’s Head of Department or Dean (or equivalent), affirming institutional support for the nominee’s application.

For Further Details,

Application Deadline: January 21, 2024

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