Tailored Opportunities: Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program for those who live in United States and Canada


The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). A total of 395 African Diaspora Fellowships have been awarded for scholars to travel to Africa since the program’s inception in 2013. CADFP exemplifies CCNY’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. USIU-Africa provides strategic direction through the Advisory Council.

Who? 

An applicant should be born in any African country as evidenced by passport bio page and live in the United States or Canada.  An applicant should hold a terminal degree and be employed at an accredited college or University.  Applicants can hold any academic rank; however, postdocs are not eligible


The deadline of the application is 9th of December 2019. Applications from African institutions and Diaspora scholars are now being accepted in the Fall 2019 competition until December 9, 2019. The Spring 2020 competition will run April 1-June 30, 2020.


Applicants should 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.


African Diaspora fellows receive $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.

For more information, please visit Review Process and Criteria and How to Apply for African Institutions for more information on how the program operates.https://www.iie.org/programs/carnegie-african-diaspora-fellowship-program

Please email africandiaspora@iie.org with questions.

This interesting Opportunity was shared by our sister Dr. Mahlet Mesfin. “Dr. Mahlet Mesfin, Ph.D, is the Deputy Director of the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy and former Assistant Director for International Science and Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She is an alumna of the AAAS Science & Technology Fellowship Program and co-founder of the Science Diplomacy Fellows Affinity Group.”

Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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