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Princeton in Africa Nexus Fellowship Program

Last updated: Sep 5, 2023

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Target: Scholars in Africa,

Award Value: Funded,

Host Institution: Institutions in Africa


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Princeton in Africa Nexus Fellowship ProgramPrinceton in Africa Nexus fellowship program invites applications for the pilot 2024-25 fellowship year.

In 2023, Princeton in Africa expanded its model to pilot Nexus! Princeton in Africa Nexus will pair 5 Africa Fellows educated and resident on the African continent with 5 Fellows educated at U.S. accredited institutions in the same fellowship host organizations on the African continent for a co-fellow exchange of skills, knowledge, leadership, and technical expertise. The Nexus is an addition to PiAf’s signature fellowship program tailored for young leaders educated at a U.S.-accredited institution!

Fellowship Description

The Princeton in Africa Nexus fellowship program is designed to enrich Fellows’ experience and professional growth on the African continent and bring young professionals educated in African institutions into the Princeton community of nearly 700 alumni spanning all over the world.

Fellowship Benefits

Fellows’ exchange of skills, knowledge, leadership, and technical expertise.

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Level and Areas of Fellowship

Undergraduate Degree or a Master’s degree, or a Ph.D. program in an African University.

Place of Study

The Princeton in Africa Nexus Fellowship program is sponsored by Princeton University, USA, and hosted by Accredited Institutions in an African Country.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Princeton in Africa Nexus fellowship, applicants must:

  • Have citizenship in an African Country and have current residency in an African country (applicants with dual U.S. citizenship will not be considered).
  • Have an Undergraduate Degree or a Master’s degree (or equivalent), or a Ph.D. from an African University.

The eligibility requirements of the general PiAf fellowship program are:

PiAf general applicants must be recent graduates or graduating seniors of a U.S.-accredited 4-year college or university. Note, most universities outside of the U.S. are not U.S.-accredited; if you graduate from a non-U.S. accredited university, then obtain an additional degree from a U.S.-accredited university, you would be eligible to apply for Princeton in Africa. All applicants must have a 4-year undergraduate degree or a graduate degree from a U.S.-accredited university.

If a candidate interested in Nexus only has a degree from an accredited 4-year U.S. college or university they would be considered for the general fellowship program.

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Application Procedure

The Princeton in Africa Nexus fellowship Application Requirements are:

  • Resume or CV (2 pages max)
  • Official transcript (All Applicants)
  • University Enrollment Verification Documentation (Nexus Applicants Only)
  • One letter of recommendation (submitted using this form)
  • Complete Online Application
  • Demonstrated commitment to service
  • 2023-24 Orientation

Nexus Fellows are required to attend the 2024-25 orientation virtually and in real-time.

When applying, applicants must attest that if selected for the Nexus Fellowship, they will be able to virtually attend Princeton in Africa’s full mandatory orientation in real-time. Orientation starts on Thursday, June 6th and concludes on Saturday, June 8th, 2024.

Application Deadline: October 25, 2023.

Website and Application Link


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