Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)

DEADLINE: June 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT

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-development, research collaboration and graduate student teaching and mentoring.

Who is eligible?

  • Accredited universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda and member institutions of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) can submit a project request to host a scholar.
  • Scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries, 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.

How do I apply?
Links and information about the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and review guidelines are posted on the CADFP website. Register for our informational webinars to learn more.

Information for Scholars, Webinar #1: Tuesday April 14 at 10 AM Eastern US Time
Information for Hosts: Tuesday April 21 at 11 AM East Africa Time
Information for Scholars, Webinar #2: Thursday, April 30 at 11 AM Eastern US Time
After the webinars, we will post a recording on our YouTube Channel.


The deadline for project requests from host universities and scholar applications for diaspora scholars is June 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Selection decisions will be made in October 2020; project visits can begin as early as January 11, 2021 and must be completed by August 31, 2021.

Selected fellows receive a $150/day stipend, visa costs, limited health insurance, round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S./Canadian airport. Selected Hosts and Fellows can apply for supplemental funds to be used for fieldwork, publication costs and workshops. The CADFP Team manages the fellowships and payments to fellows. Host institutions are encouraged to provide cost-share for the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation.

For more information on the fellowship program and application process, as well as the projects of current fellows, please visit our website and our communities on Facebook and Twitter.

Please contact:
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
Institute of International Education (IIE)