Tuesday, November 3, 2015

COMPETITION: Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

Applications are now being accepted through
December 8, 2015
for the Fall 2015 competition of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.

·         Public and private higher education institutions in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda, accredited by the national agency in their country, can submit a project request online 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 available candidates for a fellowship. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and may hold any academic rank.

Links to the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and guidelines are all posted on the program website, http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Carnegie-African-Diaspora-Fellows-Program/How-to-Apply.
Selection decisions for the first round will be in March 2016; project visit can begin as early as May 2016.

Activities: African host institutions can request that the scholar participate in mutually beneficial projects in curriculum co-development, research collaboration and/or graduate student mentoring and training. The CADFP Advisory Council seeks applications for innovative projects, and specifically encourages projects that involve collaboration among multiple institutions or from groups of faculty who are addressing related topics.  As a way of solidifying links that have already been developed between host institutions and visiting scholars, the council also plans to award some fellowships to faculty members who are alumni from the first two years of the program
Process:  Prospective African host institutions and fellows (scholars) can cooperate in designing a project that the institution submits. An institution may, but is not required to, name a proposed scholar in a project request. Both the proposed scholar and the project request are subject to evaluation by a review committee and approval by the program Advisory Council.
Scholars submit their information online for the roster. The Institute of International Education (IIE) maintains and searches the roster for one or more possible matches, according to the discipline specializations, expertise, activities and objectives described in a project request.
Fellowship:  Projects can be conducted in the African host country for 14-90 days. For the fellowship, the African Diaspora Fellow will receive:
·         $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./Canadian airport.

IIE manages the fellowships and payments to fellows. Host institutions are encouraged to provide cost-share for the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation during the project.
Please contact:
Jeremy Coats
Program Officer
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program
Scholar Exchanges Division
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Tel: 202.686.6231; Fax: 202.686.4029
: africandiaspora@iie.org