The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship for African-Born Scholars (CADFP) is accepting applications for the scholar roster. The fellowship allows researchers, lecturers, etc to collaborate with an institution that is based in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Uganda.


  • 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.
  • 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.

Worth of Award

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.


  • Scholars must have been born in Africa, live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries.
  • To be placed on a roster of available candidates, scholars also need to hold a terminal degree in their field and can hold any academic rank.
  • University staff, research associates and postdocs are not eligible. Scholars submit brief personal statements and information on their academic qualifications, disciplinary expertise, and administrative experience.
  • A letter of reference from an administrator at the scholar’s current college or university with the position of dean or higher is required.
  • Candidates matched with a project receive a fellowship, to engage in an educational project at an African institution for one visit between 21 and 90 days.

How to Apply

Submit information to express interest in participating in the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP).

Information will be maintained in a roster of available candidates.

Parts of the Scholar Roster Application

  • Part I: Scholar Snapshot to highlight your experience and Personal Statements
  • Part II: Letter of Reference
  • Part III: Your curriculum vitae and data page of your passport

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 scholar 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.

Please email [email protected] with questions.

Deadline: The Fall 2018 competition will open on October 1 and will close on December 9, 2018.

Click here for more details and to apply

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