The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) Fall 2018 competition for African-born Academics (Fully Funded)


Application Deadline: December 9, 2018.

TheCarnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) Fall 2018 competition will open on October 1 and will close on December 9, 2018. The CADFP is always accepting applications for the scholar roster.

CADFP 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 the Advisory Council.

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a fellowship program for African institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda to host an African-born scholar to work in projects in research collaboration, graduate student teaching/mentoring and curriculum co-development.


  • 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 between 21 and 90 days.



For the fellowship, the African Diaspora Fellow will receive

  • a $200/day stipend
  • visa costs
  • limited health insurance coverage
  • round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S. or Canadian airport.

Review Criteria

  • Quality of proposed project
  • Evidence of mutual benefit for host institution and scholar in proposed project
  • Appropriateness of time proposed for project visit
  • Fit and quality of proposed scholar match
  • Potential for impact
  • Host institution cost share

Application Procedure:

Submit information to express interest in participating in the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship
Program (CADFP). Information will be maintained in a roster of available candidates.
Parts of the Scholar Roster Application
Part I: Scholar Snapshot to highlight your experience and Personal Statements
Part II: Letter of Reference
Part III: Your curriculum vitae and data page of your passport
Guidelines for Each Part of the Scholar Roster Application
Part I: Scholar Snapshot and Personal Statements
a. Brief summary of key highlights from your experience. The program will use this data to search applications by field of study, specializations and other relevant factors.

  • Biographical Information
  • Employment History (last three years only
    o Field of Study – From the drop down list of disciplines, select the most relevant one for your experience. Choose “Interdisciplinary Studies” for specializations that do not fit neatly within one discipline.
    o Subfields/Areas of Expertise – Enter key words to describe your specializations, in order to increase the searchability of your profile.
  • Academic Credentials – a terminal degree is required. Only list terminal degree(s)
  • Teaching Experience – five sample courses taught in order to exemplify your areas of expertise
  • Presentations Given at Conferences and Seminars – five samples with presentation title, meeting name and date.
  • Leadership Roles and Consultancies in your academic career, especially any roles working with curriculum development and/or the mentoring and advising of graduate students
  • Awards, Grants, Fellowships and Appointments

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program 2019


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