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.  Specifically, this program funds projects that improve and enhance student learning, curriculum development, teaching, professional development and research related to Africa.  The program also encourages development of Africa related partnerships with DMV area community colleges. Project activities should lead to concrete outcomes such as:

  • The design and introduction of new interdisciplinary courses with exclusively African content or enhanced existing courses with new modules devoted to Africa.
  • The development and organization of academic enrichment and enhancement programs such as conferences, symposia, policy forums, workshops, public lecture series, and community college outreach and engagement events. 


AFEE funds are 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.  Funding is not available 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. 

Use of Funds

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. 

Project Report

A project report is due 30 days after the termination of the project. Please include pictures, documents distributed, etc.


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

In addition to the online application, you need to submit the following materials via email to Dr. Wheeler Winstead

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

  1. Project Description: Explain how it meets the purposes of the AFEE Program. Include information on projected outcomes. (2-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)

For more information, contact:

  • Dr. Wheeler R. Winstead, Assistant Director
  • Howard University Center for African Studies
  • 2225 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 405
  • Washington, DC 20059
  • (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.