Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Online Application‏


For scholars born in Africa who are now working in U.S. or Canadian colleges and universities, we are pleased to announce a new fellowship. The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF) Program is open, for African higher education institution project requests and scholar applications, at   The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and guided by an Advisory Council led by Quinnipiac University.

Applications are now being accepted through March 17, 2014 for the first round of fellowships.  A second round is expected to open in May/June 2014.

•    Scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries, can apply online to be placed on a roster of available Diaspora candidates for a fellowship; scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and can hold any academic rank.

•    Public and private higher education institutions in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda, accredited by the national agency in their country, can submit a project request online to host a scholar.

Please see the program website for application guidelines,  Selection decisions for the first round of fellowships will be in May 2014; the project visit can begin as early as June 2014.

Projects for the following activities can be requested by the African institution:
•    curriculum co-development,
•    research collaboration and/or
•    graduate student mentoring and training.

Projects can be conducted in Africa for between two weeks and one semester (between 14 and 90 days), with an African-born scholar who meets the criteria for the roster. Prospective African host institutions must submit the project request, and prospective scholar fellows can cooperate with a host university to design a mutually beneficial project.  An institution may, but is not required to, name a proposed scholar in the project request. Both the proposed scholar and the project request will be evaluated by a review committee and are subject to approval by the program Advisory Council. For projects submitted without a proposed scholar, IIE can assist to match a scholar from the roster to the project, based on the discipline specializations, expertise, activities and objectives described in the project request.

A Microsoft Word version of the project request is available on the program website. Scholars and colleagues at African institutions can use it to collaborate on a working draft before the African institution logs in and submits the project online.

If a project and scholar are selected for funding, the scholar will receive a fellowship for daily stipend, health insurance coverage, international travel and visa costs for the project visit. The host institution is encouraged to provide cost-sharing for the costs of the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation during the project.

For questions about the program and submitting a scholar application to the roster, please contact:

Debra Egan, Director, Scholar Academic Partnerships
Dylan Gipson, Senior Program Officer
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program
Scholar Exchanges Division
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-2403 USA
Tel: 202.686.6245
Fax: 202.686.4029
Email: [email protected]

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