Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) 2019/2020

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) for African-Born Researchers in US and Canada 2019/2020


Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) for African-Born Researchers in US and Canada 2019/2020…Interested apps and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) 2019/2020

Applications are on for the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP). CADFP is a scholar fellowship programme which regularly offers equitable, effective and mutually beneficial international higher education engagements between scholars in Africa and African Diaspora academics in Canada and the United States. Multifaceted, innovative projects are encouraged, which are in line with the transformations taking place in higher education between Africa and the Western world.

Offered annually? Twice in the year

Type: Research, Fellowship

Duration of Fellowship: Fourteen to Ninety days

Award Provider: The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP)

Eligible Countries: African-born academics currently living in the United States and Canada and working in higher education.

To be taken at (country): 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

About the Award: The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship programme for educational projects at African higher education institutions for African researchers in diaspora. Offered by IIE in partnership with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the programme is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). In the first two years of the programme, 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 programme exemplifies CCNY’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the programme, including applications, project requests and fellowships.

Eligible Project Activities: 

  • curriculum co-development
  • research collaboration
  • graduate student mentoring and training

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme:

  • One CADFP-funded project visit by a Diaspora Fellow of 14 to 90 days is proposed during program period. Project visit date parameters follow
  • Diaspora Scholar was born in Africa, lives in and works at accredited higher education institution in United States or Canada and holds terminal degree. Diaspora Scholar application includes letter of reference from administrator at level of dean or higher from home institution, scholar curriculum vitae and biodata page from scholar passport.
  • Project request is from an accredited public or private higher education institution in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda or Tanzania.
  • Project request includes a letter of support from dean or higher from prospective host institution.
  • Project request indicates either a specific Diaspora scholar or the areas of expertise sought in a Diaspora scholar collaborator. Scholar application and host institution project request are submitted and complete by applicable deadline.

Selection Criteria of Project: 

  • Specific activities are proposed to collaborate on research, curriculum co-development and/or graduate student teaching, training and mentoring.
  • Strong project concept and rationale are provided; project demonstrates innovation.
  • Project Request clearly indicates what has been done by the institution on the proposed topic(s), the resources of the host institution, the problem to address, the goals of what to change or improve, the gaps and the anticipated specific role of the Diaspora Fellow in the proposed activities.
  • Clear mission of what the host institution wants to accomplish through project visit is articulated, and justification is provided on reasons to partner in the effort with a Diaspora scholar.
  • The proposed scholar’s discipline, subfields, areas of expertise, experience and motivation for applying are well-suited to the success and impact of the project.
  • Evidence of relevant experience by the proposed scholar in each requested project activity is demonstrated.
  • The proposed project must have the potential for impact
  • If potential impact of longer term project will take more time to be realized or evaluated, explanation is provided on how initial impact of project visit will be measured or how it is expected to contribute to larger goals.

Value of Fellowship: 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.

Application Procedure:

Application Form – How to Apply: Go here to apply

See the Review Criteria and the How to Apply for African Institutions links for further information.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: 9th December, 2018

For More Information:

Click Here to the Official Webpage of Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) for African-Born Researchers in US and Canada 2019/2020 for more information.



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