Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

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Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

Institute of International Education in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) is delighted to announce the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. The program is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions.

The CADFP program is open for African institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda to host an African-born scholar to work in projects in research collaboration, graduate student teaching/mentoring and curriculum co-development.

Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the CADFP program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY).

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

For African-Born Scholars:

  • Scholars must have been born in Africa, live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries.
  • To be placed on a roster of available candidates, scholars also need to hold a terminal degree in their field and can hold any academic rank.

For African Institutions

  • A Project can be conducted in the African host country between 21 and 90 days, with one visit by an African-born scholar who lives in the United States or Canada and works in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:


  • University staff, research associates and postdocs are not eligible.
  • Scholars submit brief personal statements and information on their academic qualifications, disciplinary expertise, and administrative experience.
  • A letter of reference from an administrator at the scholar’s current college or university with the position of dean or higher is required.
  • Candidates matched with a project receive a fellowship, to engage in an educational project at an African institution for one visit between 21 and 90 days.
  • The program does support multi-institutional Project Requests.
  • Note that institutions you are working with must only submit one Project Request.
  • Additionally, the academic institution must take the lead on submitting the project request on behalf of both institutions; however, each institution must submit their own letter of support.
  • There are no restrictions regarding the number of institutions, but keep in mind that the project must be completed in one visit and the participation of each institution must be clearly justified in the Project Request.


For the fellowship, the African Diaspora Fellow will receive

  • A $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. or Canadian airport.

Application Deadline:

The fall 2018 competition will open on October 1 and will close on December 9, 2018.

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