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 programâ€™s inception in 2013. CADFP exemplifies CCNYâ€™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.
- Hold a terminal degree; and
- Be employed at an accredited college or university.
- Scholars may hold any academic rank, but postdocs are not eligible.
- Applicants must have been born in any African country, as evidenced by the biographical data in the scholarâ€™s passport;
- Live in the United States or Canada;
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program Benefits.
African Diaspora Fellows receive the following:
- Supplemental health insurance coverage
- Round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from the scholarâ€™s home to the North American airport
- A $150/day stipend
- Visa costs (if required)
- Potential opportunities to apply for supplemental funding to cover knowledge production activities and workshop attendance.
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program Selection Criteria.
- Fit and quality of proposed scholar match
- Potential for impact
- Host institution cost share
- Quality of proposed project
- Evidence of mutual benefit for host institution and scholar in proposed project
- Appropriateness of time proposed for project visit
Method of Application
As part of the application, scholars submit personal statements and information about their academic qualifications, disciplinary expertise and administrative experience. A letter of recommendation from a Dean (or from an administrator of equal or higher level) from the scholarâ€™s current institution is required.
Scholar applications must be submitted and matched to a project request on or beforeÂ 30th June, 2020.