Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

Institutional Capacity Building

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). A total of 471 African Diaspora Fellowships have been awarded for scholars to travel to Africa since the program’s inception in 2013. CADFP exemplifies CCNY's enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. USIU-Africa provides strategic direction through the Advisory Council.

Applications from African institutions and Diaspora scholars are now being accepted in the Spring 2020 competition until June 30, 2020.

African host institutions may request a Diaspora scholar to work on a project for a period of 14 to 90 days. The CADFP supports multiple fellowship types. Host institutions can name a specific eligible scholar, or submit a project without one. If a request is submitted without naming a specific scholar, IIE will search the CADFP Scholar Roster to identify a qualified candidate.

Host universities can submit Project Requests to support one or two of the following activities. Under these activities, potential hosts are highly encouraged to propose:

Innovations in curriculum co-development. Requests outlining activities in curriculum co-development should focus on innovative and collaborative approaches to designing and implementing new courses and curriculum(s). Fellowships that assist host institutions in developing and strengthening online instructional capacities are highly encouraged.
New approaches and methods to graduate mentoring and training. Requests which include mentoring and training graduate students should identify new approaches and methods that will enhance graduate students’ disciplinary knowledge and academic research skills.
Impactful research collaboration and capacity strengthening. Research collaborations proposed by potential hosts and fellows should demonstrate long-term impact and strengthening of host faculty disciplinary knowledge and academic research skills.
Project requests must include a letter of support from an administrator at the level of Dean or higher at the prospective host institution. All materials, including the letter of support, must be submitted online.

Date and time
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 00:00