Applications for the next round of competition for the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) sponsored by the Institute of International Education (IIE) is now open. The CADFP is an exchange program for African Diaspora scholars who intend to do project in any of the selected African Institutions. The Fellows will be fully funded for their fellowship project and will receive a $150/day stipend, and other incentives.
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program is a scholar exchange program for African higher education institutions to host a diaspora scholar for 14-90 days for projects in curriculum co-development, research collaboration and graduate student teaching and mentoring.
- Selected fellows receive a $150/day stipend, visa costs, limited health insurance, round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S./Canadian airport.
- Selected Host Fellows and Diaspora Fellows can apply for supplemental funds to be used for fieldwork, publication costs and workshops. The CADFP Team manages the fellowships and payments to fellows.
- Host institutions will provide cost-share for the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation.
The program is made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York through the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Level and Areas of Study
Scholars of any academic rank, but holding a terminal degree in their field.
Place of Study
Select African Institutions as listed in the eligibility section.
Who is eligible for the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program?
- Accredited universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda,
- Member institutions of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) (including Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; the University of Rwanda; Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal; and University of Mauritius) can submit a project request to host a scholar.
- Scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries, can apply online to be placed on a roster of candidates for a fellowship.
- Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and may hold any academic rank.
How-To-Apply: Interested scholars are to use the Links and information about the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and review guidelines posted on the CADFP website. Interested parties are also invited to register for one of our informational webinars:
Information for Diaspora Scholars, Webinar #1: Wednesday August 3 at 12 noon Eastern US Time.
Information for Potential Hosts, Webinar #1: Thursday, August 4 at 12 noon West Central Africa Standard Time.
Information for Diaspora Scholars, Webinar #2: Tuesday, August 23 at 2:00 PM Eastern US Time.
Information for Potential Hosts, Webinar #2: Wednesday, August 24 at 2:00 PM West Central Africa Time.
After the webinars, a recording will be posted on the YouTube Channel.
- The deadline for project requests from host universities and scholar applications for diaspora scholars is September 30, 2022.
- Selection decisions will be made in October-November 2022;
- project visits can begin as early as January 1, 2023 and must be completed by November 30, 2023.