Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program 2016

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program 2016

Deadline: July 5, 2016

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).Fellowships of two weeks to one semester (14 to 90 days) in Africa are available for Diaspora scholars

CADFP is accepting applications from

  1. African institutions
  2. African scholars

Eligibility

  • One CADFP-funded project visit by a Diaspora Fellow of 14 to 90 days is proposed during program period. Project visit date parameters follow:
  • Diaspora Scholar was born in Africa, lives in and works at accredited higher education institution in United States or Canada and holds terminal degree. Diaspora Scholar application includes letter of reference from administrator at level of dean or higher from home institution, scholar curriculum vitae and biodata page from scholar passport.
  • Project request is from an accredited public or private higher education institution in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda or Tanzania.
  • Project request includes a letter of support from dean or higher from prospective host institution.
  • Project request indicates either a specific Diaspora scholar or the areas of expertise sought in a Diaspora scholar collaborator. Scholar application and host institution project request are submitted and complete by applicable deadline.

Quality of proposed project

  • Specific activities are proposed to collaborate on research, curriculum co-development and/or graduate student teaching, training and mentoring.
  • Strong project concept and rationale are provided; project demonstrates innovation.
  • Project Request clearly indicates what has been done by the institution on the proposed topic(s), the resources of the host institution, the problem to address, the goals of what to change or improve, the gaps and the anticipated specific role of the Diaspora Fellow in the proposed activities.
  • Clear mission of what the host institution wants to accomplish through project visit is articulated, and justification is provided on reasons to partner in the effort with a Diaspora scholar.

How to Apply

To apply for this fellowship please visit the ‘How to Apply’ Section of the CADFP website and follow the instructions.

For more information, visit CADFP

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