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Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) Application is Open!

We are pleased to announce that the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is accepting Project Requests from African host universities and Scholar Applications from qualified African academics in the diaspora in the United States and Canada.

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-developmentcollaborative research and graduate student teaching and mentoring.

How do I apply?
The CADFP is a two-sided application: a project request submitted by the African institution and a scholar application submitted by the diaspora scholar. Links and information about the African host institution project request, scholar application, types of fellowships, review guidelines, and FAQs are posted on the program website.

Who is eligible?

  • Universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and member institutions of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), as well as partner universities with the Consortium for Advanced Research Training (CARTA) can submit a project request to host a diaspora scholar. Potential host institutions can apply with a diaspora scholar in mind or request a match from IIE.
  • Diaspora scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work full-time at an accredited college or university in either country, 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.
  • The lifetime maximum for CADFP Fellowships is two (2).  

Interested parties are invited to register for one of our informational webinars:

Webinars are recorded and posted on YouTube.

View our most recent recordings below:
How to Apply – for Diaspora Scholars
How to Apply – for Potential Hosts

The deadline for Project Requests and Scholar Applications for diaspora scholars is March 4, 2024 at 11:59 pm EST. Selection decisions will be made by late April or early May 2024; project visits can begin as early as May 15, 2024 and must be completed by November 30, 2025.

Learn More
Visit iie.org/AfricanDiaspora for more information about how to apply, program benefits, and details about previously funded Fellows and Projects.

Apply now or share this message with those who might be interested.

The program is made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.