Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 12 A.M. EST.
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in partnership with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). In the first two years of the program, the CADFP supported 110 short-term faculty fellowships for African-born academics.
In October 2015, additional funding was secured from CCNY to support up to 140 fellowships. The program exemplifies CCNY’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. USIU-Africa provides strategic direction through Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and an Advisory Council he chairs.
- 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.
For African Scholars:
- 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.
For African Host Institutions
Eligible types of project activities that can be requested by the African host institution are:
- curriculum co-development,
- research collaboration and
- graduate student mentoring and training.
- Fellowships of two weeks to one semester (14 to 90 days) in Africa are available for Diaspora scholars.
- Fellowship funding to scholars includes a daily stipend, visa costs, limited health insurance coverage, international travel, domestic travel to and from the airport in Canada or United States.
- The host institution is encouraged to fund housing, meals and local transportation to and from the airport in the host country.
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