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Academic Faculty Enhancement and Enrichment (AFEE) Program

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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 to enhance existing courses with new modules devoted to Africa. AFEE funds are only available to full-time faculty members pursuing collaborative interdisciplinary activities with a primary focus on Africa.  The lead faculty member must be full time and from a department or school within Howard University. However, other collaborators can be from other universities.

Use of Funds

Funds may be used to cover honoraria, supplies, student assistance (no more than one per funded project) and other qualified project costs. Funds cannot be used for individual faculty research, international travel, overseas hires, entertainment, food, or receptions. Funds cannot be used to pay presently employed Howard faculty and staff.  

All projects must have an outcome enhancing or creating a new course with at least 25% Africa-related content.

Maximum grant amount: $3,000.00

Applications are received on a rolling basis. There are no deadlines, however, every effort should be made to expend all funds within one academic year. 

Project Report

A project report is due 30 days after the completion of the project. In the report, please document if the stated project goals were attained, how funds were used, any outstanding results of the project and specifically, how the project enhanced or is leading to the creation of a new course with Africa-related content.

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 # P015A180157 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.”

Also, acknowledgement of support from the Center for African Studies at Howard University must be made.


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: must include the goal/purpose of the project, the interdisciplinary nature of the project, expected outcomes, and how these outcome will enhancing or creating a new course with at least 25% Africa-related content.
  2. Projected Timeline
  3. Complete project budget with a narrative justification
  4. CVs/resumes of each collaborator highlighting courses taught. (2 page maximum)
  5. Letter of support of the project from the department chair of the lead faculty.


  • Dr. Wheeler R. Winstead, Assistant Director
  • Howard University Center for African Studies
  • 2218 6th Street, NW
  • Washington, DC 20059
  • wheeler.r.winstead@howard.edu
  • (202) 806-5904

 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.