Academic Faculty Enhancement and Enrichment (AFEE) Program

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Goal

The Academic Faculty Enhancement and Enrichment (AFEE) Program supports interdisciplinary, Africa-related initiatives at Howard University.  The goal of the program is to improve and enhance student learning, curriculum development, teaching, professional development, and research related to Africa.

Purpose and Criteria

The AFEE program funds can be used to develop and introduce new interdisciplinary courses with predominantly African content or enhance existing courses with new modules devoted to Africa. AFEE funds are only available to groups of more than one faculty member pursuing collaborative interdisciplinary activities with a primary focus on Africa.  The lead faculty member must be from a department or school within Howard University, however, other collaborators can be from other universities.  Applications must include at least one full-time tenured and/or tenure-track faculty at Howard University.


Use of Funds

Allowable AFEE programs include symposia, policy forums, workshops, public lecture series, and community college outreach and engagement events. Funds may be used to cover honoraria for speakers and qualified project costs. Funds cannot be used for international travel, entertainment/food/receptions, or honoraria for presently employed Howard faculty and staff. Funds cannot be used to support individual faculty research agendas.


Maximum grant amount: $5,000.00

Applications are received on a rolling basis. There are no deadlines, but all funds must be expended by August 31 of the academic year of the award. 


Project Report

A project report is due 30 days after the termination of the project. In the report, please document if the stated project goals were attained, the outcomes of the project, how funds were used, if different than in the proposal and any outstanding results of the project. Please include pictures, documents distributed, etc.


Required Disclaimer

All notices, publications, etc. that are developed using AFEE funds must carry this disclaimer as required by the Department of Education:

“The contents of this (insert type of publication, such as book report, film) were developed under grant # P015A140031 from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.”


Application

To apply fill out the online application and submit the required materials below.

Along with the online application, you need to submit the following materials. These are to be uploaded as PDF files or Word documents within the application.

*** Be sure to include your full name on each document submitted.

  1. Project Description: it must include: goal/purpose of the project; how this project meets the AFEE program goals and objectives and the interdisciplinary nature of the project. Include information on project outcomes. (3-page maximum)
  2. Projected Timeline
  3. Complete project budget with a narrative justification
  4. Statement from collaborators outlining roles and commitments
  5. CV/resume of each collaborator (2-page maximum)


Contact

  • Dr. Wheeler R. Winstead, Assistant Director
  • Howard University Center for African Studies
  • 2225 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 405
  • Washington, DC 20059
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  • wheeler.r.winstead@howard.edu
  • (202) 238-2354

 The AFEE program is funded by a grant from the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office of the U.S. Department of Education, Title VI.