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Institute of International Education

Applications are now being accepted through

December 8, 2016 11:59 PM EST

for the fall 2016 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.  Scholars who have already received a fellowship in the fall 2015 or spring 2016 competitions, are not eligible to participate.

Links to the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and guidelines are posted on the program website, Selection decisions will be made in March 2017; project visits can begin as early as May 1, 2017 and must be completed by August 31, 2017.

For more information, please register for our webinar on Thursday, October 13th from 9:00-10:00 AM EDT (4:00 PM EAT) or our webinar on Friday, October 14th from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT (8:00 PM EAT).  After the webinars, we will post a recording on our YouTube Channel.

Activities: African host institutions can request that the scholar participate projects in curriculum co-development, research collaboration and/or graduate student mentoring and training. The CADFP Advisory Council seeks applications for innovative projects and specifically encourages projects that involve collaboration among multiple institutions or from groups of faculty addressing related topics. The Council also plans to award some fellowships to faculty members who are alumni from the first two years of the program.

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 14-90 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 contactJeremy Coats, Program Officer

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
Scholar Exchanges Division
Institute of International Education (IIE)