Dr. Zeleza chairs an Advisory Council of academic leaders from Africa and prominent African Diaspora academics for strategic vision and project approval. The program goal is to facilitate equitable, effective and mutually beneficial international higher education engagements between scholars in Africa and African Diaspora academics in Canada and the United States. Multifaceted, innovative projects are encouraged, attuned to the transformations taking place in contemporary systems of higher education within the landscape of internationalization.
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Fellowships of two weeks to one semester (14 to 90 days) in Africa are available for Diaspora scholars. Fellowship funding to scholars includes a daily stipend, visa costs, limited health insurance coverage, international travel, domestic travel to and from the airport in Canada or United States. The host institution is encouraged to fund housing, meals and local transportation to and from the airport in the host country.