Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) 2020/2021 for African-Born Researchers in US and Canada

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) Institute Of International Education (IIE) 1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005-2403 Email: [email protected]

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) is on. CADFP is a scholar fellowship program that regularly offers effective, equitable, and mutually beneficial higher education engagements internationally between scholars in Africa and African Diaspora academics in the United States and Canada.

Innovative Multifaceted projects are encouraged, which are in line with the changes taking place in higher education within Africa and the Western world.

Closing date:

9th December 2019.

Offered annually;

Twice in a year.

Eligible Countries:

Eligible to African-born students that are currently residing in the United States and Canada, and that is also working in higher education.

Country to be taken:

Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Uganda. Fellows will engage in projects recommended and hosted by faculty of private or public higher education institutions in the listed countries.

About the Award:

The Fellowship Programme of the Carnegie African Diaspora is a fellowship program for educational projects at African various higher education institutions for researchers in diaspora in Africa. It is offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), fully funded by a grant from (CCNY) New York. The CADFP supported 110 short-term faculty fellowships for African-born students/scholars in the first two years of the program. Additional funding was obtained from CCNY to sponsor up to 140 fellowships in October 2015. The program embodies CCNY’s enduring involvement in higher education in Africa. IIE manages the program, including project requests, applications, and fellowships.

Eligible Project Activities:

  • research collaboration
  • curriculum co-development
  • graduate student mentoring and training


Fellowship, Research


To qualify for the CADFP, you must:

  1. Be born in any African country, as evidenced by the biographical data in the scholar’s credentials;
  2. Live in Canada or the United States
  3. Hold a terminal degree; and
  4. Be employed at an authorized college or university.

Scholars must submit personal statements and information about their academic qualifications, administrative experience, and disciplinary expertise as part of the application. A letter of recommendation from the applicants Dean or (administrator of equal or higher level) from the applicants’ current institution is required.

Criteria for Selection:

  • Special activities are proposed to help with research, curriculum co-development, or graduate student teaching, training, and mentoring.
  • Strong project notions and rationale are provided.
  • A clear mission of what the host institution wants to achieve through project visit is articulated, and justification is likewise provided on reasons to partner in the effort with a Diaspora scholar.
  • The proposed scholar’s discipline, areas of expertise, subfields, experience, and motivation for applying are well-suited to the progress and impact of the project.
  • The proposed project should and must have the potential for impact.

Value of Fellowship:

The following are what the African Diaspora Fellow will get

  1. A $150/day stipend
  2. Visa costs (where required)
  3. Health insurance coverage (supplemental)
  4. A round-trip international air travel and also ground transportation costs to North American airport to and from the scholar’s home.
  5. Potential chances to apply for supplemental funding to cover workshop attendance and knowledge production activities.


Fourteen to Ninety days.

Award Provider:

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP).

How to Apply:

Visit this link to apply

Also, you should visit the official website for the fellowship for more details.

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