Nordic Africa Institute Claude Ake Visiting Chair Scholarships 2019 for Researchers in African Countries (Funded to Sweden)

Prazo de inscrição: 1 2018 dezembro

The Claude Ake Visiting Chair is a co-financed collaboration between the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, and the Nordic Africa Institute. The purpose of the scholarship programme is to honor the memory of Professor Claude Ake, prominent African scholar, philosopher and humanist, and to invite applications from internationally recognized senior scholars with professorial competence in their respective fields of expertise.

The Claude Ake Visiting Chair was set up in 2003 at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University (DPCR), in collaboration with the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) and with funding from the Swedish Government and Uppsala University. The Chair honours the memory of Professor Claude Ake, a distinguished scholar, philosopher, teacher and humanist, who died tragically in 1996. The Chair is intended for scholars who, like Claude Ake, combine a profound commitment to scholarship with a strong advocacy for social justice.

The Chair is open to social scientists working at African universities with problems related to war, peace, conflict resolution, human rights, democracy and development on the African continent.The visiting chair holder is offered a conducive environment to pursue his or her own research, while there is also opportunity for lecturing, holding seminars and contributing to ongoing research activities at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research and the Nordic Africa Institute.

Application and Appointment

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research and the Nordic Africa Institute currently invite applications to the Claude Ake Visiting Chair for 2019. 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 2019. Applications from female candidates are encouraged.

O aplicativo deve conter:

  • Um curriculum vitae completo (CV) completo, incluindo informações relevantes sobre o título acadêmico, posições atuais e anteriores, atividades de pesquisa e ensino e uma lista de publicações. Também deve incluir todas as informações de contato relevantes.
  • Um breve resumo do projeto de pesquisa a ser realizado como titular da cátedra visitante.
  • Uma proposta de pesquisa delineando as principais características do projeto de pesquisa a ser realizado durante a visita, incluindo os resultados esperados. O período de tempo preferido para a visita durante 2019 também deve ser indicado. Por favor, note que a chegada em Uppsala deve ser evitada durante o período de recesso acadêmico de meados de junho a meados de agosto. A duração da proposta deve ser no mínimo 3 e no máximo 5.
  • Duas das publicações do candidato. Estes normalmente devem ser os dois artigos mais importantes relacionados ao projeto de pesquisa a ser perseguido durante a visita.
  • Uma carta assinada de nomeação de um estudioso sênior no mesmo campo. As nomeações podem vir de acadêmicos / colegas individuais, incluindo ex-presidentes de visita de Claude Ake, e devem incluir uma motivação para a indicação.
  • Uma carta assinada pelo Chefe de Departamento ou Reitor do candidato (ou equivalente) que confirma que o pedido é apoiado pela instituição à qual o candidato é afiliado.

Condições

  • The awardee is entitled to a tax-free stipend/scholarship of 25 000 SEK/month.
  • If the awardee is absent from Uppsala for reasons not associated with the program, deductions will be made to the stipend/scholarship.
  • 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.

Prazo para as inscrições: 1 dezembro 2018

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 – and the awarded position is withdrawn or the size of the scholarship reduced – the awardee or applicants will be informed immediately.
Endereços para a apresentação de candidaturas: E-mail: [Email protegido]
OR
The Nordic Africa Institute Att: The Claude Ake Visiting Chair Box 1703 751 47 Uppsala SWEDEN

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