Claude Ake Visiting Chair Programme 2024 (Funded)

Deadline: January 21, 2024

Applications for the Claude Ake Visiting Chair Programme 2024 are now open. The Claude Ake Visiting Chair Programme is dedicated to honoring Professor Claude Ake’s memory and invites internationally recognized senior scholars with professorial competence to apply.

This programme is designed for social scientists from African universities who champion social justice and specialize in areas like war, peace, conflict resolution, human rights, democracy, and development. Scholars awarded the Chair will have the opportunity to pursue their own research while contributing to ongoing activities at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research of Uppsala University and the Nordic Africa Institute.


  • The awardee is entitled to a tax-free stipend/scholarship of 30 000 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 is covered by the grant. The Chair holder is provided office space at the DPCR and NAI, and basic office equipment.


  • 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 2024. Applicants should be available at this period.
  • Applications from female candidates are encouraged.


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 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 recommendation letter from a senior scholar or policymaker working in the same field as the applicant.
  • 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.

For more information, visit Claude Ake Visiting Chair Programme.