Senior Research Fellowship Program at Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden 2020


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In this article, the application process for Senior Research Fellowship Program at Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden will be explained in details. Here, we will help you learn the right way to apply for the Senior Research Fellowship Program for the academic year  2020/2021, via Nordic Africa Institute Scholarship Portal.

In summary, interested and qualified candidates are going to be systematically guided on the most appropriate way to put in for the Senior Research Fellowship Program.

Scholarship Description

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) are looking for senior researchers who have wide network with other African scholars and research organizations working on Africa, particularly in Africa and the Nordic countries.

Applications are invited for Senior Researcher Conflict and Security.

Senior researchers at the Institute are expected to initiate new research projects and lead the execution of research projects/programs. They are expected to work in an interdisciplinary environment and systematically share analyses with colleagues and stakeholders. Researchers are also expected to engage in other activities of the institute such as policy dialogues, media engagements, dissemination activities, planning and organizing research seminars and conferences, scholarship programs etc. within their areas of specialization and expertise. Researchers should be able to participate actively in the preparation of research projects/programs, review of different applications within the area of research. Other tasks and assignments may include planning, facilitating academic networking and dissemination of research findings. In addition, senior researchers will carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Research.

Available Subjects

Conflict and Security.

Eligible Nationalities and Benefits

This scholarship is open to students from countries all over the world.

Benefits of Senior Research Fellowship Program

Salary is negotiable within the Institute’s current salary levels and remuneration packages. The position comes with attractive benefits as well as conditions provided for employees of Swedish civil service.



  • A PhD degree in relevant discipline within social sciences or humanities.
  • At least five (5) years of post-doctoral working experience from Africa focused research as well as publishing on conflict and security with particular focus on the impact of external powers and/or growth of terrorism.
  • Proven experience in policy advice and media engagements.
  • Ability to present complex issues in a readable form for both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Strong analytical skills including the use of quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, and competences and skills in effective communication.


  • Strong connections within African studies as well as with other related stakeholders in the above mentioned research area particularly on the African continent.
  • Good knowledge of research centers, networks, and universities in the Nordic countries and in Africa.
  • Proven knowledge of policy processes and policy environments.
  • Proven capacity to attract external funding for research programs and projects.
  • Knowledge of French or Portuguese.

How to Apply

Documents Required for Application

The application should contain:

  1. Proposal for a research project not exceeding 5 pages which should include:
  • Research problem, methodology and conceptual & theoretical framework;
  • Potential sources of external funding for proposed research activities;
  • Strategies for disseminating research findings (including platforms for policy engagements and media activities).
  • A complete CV with a list of scientific publications (including books, articles, research reports, policy notes, etc), research projects conducted/participated (with indication of those dealing with conflict and security), and most recent papers presented at conferences.
  1. Three sample publications by applicant that relate to the thematic area of research. (Preferably through links to online sources, and in two copies each if print copies are sent).
  2. The names, professional titles and addresses (phone, e-mail) of two references.

Apply by email to (Including publications to the extent possible or by indication of internet addresses when available).

As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted applicants will be called to present their planned research projects for the Nordic Africa Institute.

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The application deadline for Senior Research Fellowship Program at Nordic Africa Institute is 14th August 2020. Applicants should ensure they submit their applications on or before the specified date.