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Applications are now being accepted through July 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT

for the Spring 2018 competition of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)

  • Accredited universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda can submit a project request online to host a scholar.
  • 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 candidates for a fellowship. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and may hold any academic rank.

Links to the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and guidelines are posted on the CADFP website. Selection decisions will be made in October 2018; project visits can begin as early as December 2018 and must be completed by August 31, 2019.

For more information, please find recorded How to Apply Webinars on posted on our YouTube Channel.

 Activities: African host institutions can request that the scholar participate in projects in curriculum co-development, collaborative research and/or graduate student teaching and mentoring. The following types of fellowships are available:

  • All-Discipline Fellowships

    Open to Project Requests from all disciplines.
  • Thematic Fellowships

    In each competition cycle, the CADFP will offer fellowships focused on priority areas. Themes for the May 2018 competition are:
    • Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM)
    • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Multi-Institutional Fellowships

    With this type of fellowship, fellows can visit multiple institutions. Hosting institutions must collaborate on a single Project Request. Project Requests are specifically encouraged that demonstrate a collaboration between established and newer universities. Collaborations between universities and research organizations are also an option with the multi-institutional Fellowship. Please contact if you plan to apply for the multi-institutional fellowship.
  • Cohort Fellowships

    Two or more Fellows collaborate on a single project. Please contact if you plan to apply for this type of Fellowship.

Process:  Prospective African host institutions and fellows (scholars) can cooperate in designing a project that the institution submits. An institution may, but is not required to, name a proposed scholar in a project request. Both the proposed scholar and the project request are subject to evaluation by a review committee and approval by the program Advisory Council.

Scholars submit their information online for the roster. The Institute of International Education (IIE) maintains and searches the roster for a possible match, according to the discipline specializations, expertise, activities and objectives described in a project request.

Fellowship:  Projects can be conducted in the African host country for 21-90 days. For the fellowship, the African Diaspora Fellow will receive:

  • $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./Canadian airport.

IIE manages the fellowships and payments to fellows. Host institutions are encouraged to provide cost-share for the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation.

For more information on the fellowship program and application process, as well as the projects of current fellows, please visit our website and our communities on Facebook and Twitter.  The program flyer (attached below) provides additional information regarding the program.

Please contact:

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP), Institute of International Education (IIE)   |   Email:   |