Application Deadline: December 15 2014
The U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) program brings early- career faculty from African universities to Ann Arbor for residencies lasting up to six months. Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor during their stay and have full access to U-M’s resources to further their work on a research project, an academic degree, publications, grant proposal, or other relevant activity.
The program supports the development of the next generation of African scholars by integrating them into international academic networks, and it internationalizes U-M by generating research and teaching collaborations across diverse disciplines, from engineering to African literature.
For All Applicants:
- Preference given to early career faculty who have taught in the higher education system for less than ten years
- Applicants may or may not have received their PhDSpecific Eligibility Requirement for Applicants from: Ghana, Liberia, South Africa or Uganda
- Must be a faculty member of a college or university in Ghana, Liberia, South Africa or Uganda.
- Completion of online form and submission of all required supporting documents.
Applicants must submit:
- A completed application form (online or download pdf)
- A curriculum vitae
- A letter of support from the head of department, dean, or vice chancellor at the applicant’s home institution
- A scholarly program proposal, not to exceed five pages (see Guidance on the Research Proposal)
Alternatively, you may print your applications. Hard copies can be mailed to the following address:
Director, African Studies Center – UMAPS
The University of Michigan, International Institute
1080 S. University Ave, Suite 3603, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109-1106
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