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.
- 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 scholar’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 scholar’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 scholar’s current institution is required.
Scholar applications must be submitted and matched to a project request on or before 30th June, 2020.