2014/2015 University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program.

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

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.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit:

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program


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