About the program
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in partnership with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). In the first two years of the program, the CADFP supported 110 short-term faculty fellowships for African-born academics. In October 2015, additional funding was secured from CCNY to support up to 140 fellowships. The program 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 Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and an Advisory Council he chairs.
Who can participate?
African-born academics currently living in the United States and Canada and working in higher education. Fellows will engage in educational projects proposed and hosted by faculty of public or private higher education institutions in the following CCNY partner countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
Project Requests and Activities
Project requests to host scholars are submitted online by an African higher education institution in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Uganda. A scholars on the roster is only considered for a fellowship if a complete project request is received at IIE by the program deadline that either requests the scholar by name or fits the discipline specializations and expertise of the scholar. A scholar whose experience fit the activities and objectives proposed in a project request may be matched with the project.
Types of project activities that can be requested by an African host institution are:
- Curriculum co-development,
- Research collaboration,
- Graduate student teaching, training and mentoring.
An African host institution may, but is not required to, name a proposed scholar in a project request. Both the proposed scholar and the project request itself are subject to evaluation by a review committee and approval by the Advisory Council. It is possible that a project request from a host institution will be approved, but that the prospective fellow identified will not. All due consideration will be given to prospective fellows identified by host institutions.
African institutions and prospective fellows (scholars) can collaborate on ideas for a project that the institution submits. Scholars must submit information online for the roster. IIE will maintain and search the roster for one or more possible matches, according to the discipline specializations, expertise, activities and objectives described in a project request.
For the fellowship, the African Diaspora Fellow will receive
- a $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. or Canadian airport.
IIE manages the fellowships and payments to Fellows. Host Institutions are strongly encouraged to provide cost-share to cover the Fellow's costs while in the host country. These costs include daily meals, lodging and transportation to and from the host country airport and to and from campus to the site of lodging.
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