2015 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program for African higher education institutions

Application Deadline: December 8, 2014

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (ADF) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in partnership with Quinnipiac University (QU), the program is funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), to support 100 short-term faculty fellowships for African-born academics.

The program exemplifies CCNY’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships

Eligibility Requirement

  • African-born academics currently living in the United States and Canada and working in higher education. Fellows will engage in educational projects proposed and hosted by faculty of public or private higher education institutions in the following CCNY partner countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

How to Apply:

  • Scholars must have been born in Africa, live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries.
  • To be placed on a roster of available candidates, scholars also need to hold a terminal degree in their field and can hold any academic rank. University staff, research associates and postdocs are not eligible.
  • Scholars submit brief personal statements and information on their academic qualifications, disciplinary expertise and administrative experience.
  • A letter of reference from an administrator at the scholar’s current college or university with the position of dean or higher is required.
  • Candidates matched with a project receive a fellowship, to engage in an educational project at an African institution for one visit of between 14 and 90 days.


Application deadline for next round of fellowships: December 8, 2014

For next round, project visits can begin as early as May 2015.

All project visits must be completed by August 2015.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program



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