Application now open for the next competition of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)

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Application now open for the next competition of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that the next round of competition for the CADFP is now open.
Apply now or share this message with those who might be interested. 

What is the CADFP?
The CADFP 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. The Association of African Universities (AAU) is a partner of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.

Who is eligible?

  • Accredited universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda, and 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 do I apply?
Links and information about the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and review guidelines are posted on the CADFP website.  Interested parties are invited to register for one of the 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 IIE’s YouTube Channel.
The deadline for project requests from host universities and scholar applications for diaspora scholars is September 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST. 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.

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 are encouraged to provide cost-share for the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation.

For more information on the fellowship program and application process, as well as the projects of current fellows, please write to visit the Programme  website and communities on Facebook and Twitter. The program is made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.


Please contact:
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
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