Apply: Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship 2020

Deadline: 30 June, 2020

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) is a fellowship programme for African institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda to host an African-born scholar to work in projects in research collaboration, graduate student teaching/mentoring and curriculum co-development.

Offered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the programme 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 programme’s inception in 2013. CADFP exemplifies CCNY’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the programme, including applications, project requests and fellowships. USIU-Africa provides strategic direction through the Advisory Council.


  • A $150/day stipend
  • Visa costs (if required)
  • 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
  • Potential opportunities to apply for supplemental funding to cover knowledge production activities and workshop attendance


To be eligible for the CADFP, a scholar must:

  • Have been born in any African country, as evidenced by the biographical data in the scholar’s passport
  • Live in the United States of America or Canada
  • Hold a terminal degree
  • Be employed at an accredited college or university
  • Scholars may hold any academic rank, but postdocs are not eligible

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.

To apply and for more information, click here.

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