The CADFP is always accepting applications for the scholar roster, however please note that the CADFP will not have any open application cycles in 2023. Please email to be added to the program contact list to receive updates.

In addition to reviewing the information below, scholars should familiarize themselves with the process of submitting a project by a prospective host institution in Africa.


Submit a scholar application


Download Scholar Application Guidelines


Scholar Eligibility

To be eligible for the CADFP, a scholar must:

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

Scholars may hold any academic rank, but postdocs are not eligible.

As part of the application, scholars 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.


Fellowship Benefits

African Diaspora Fellows receive the following:

  1. a $150/day stipend
  2. visa costs (if required)
  3. supplemental health insurance coverage
  4. round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from the scholar's home to the North American airport
  5. potential opportunities to apply for supplemental funding to cover knowledge production activities and workshop attendance.

Please visit Review Process and Criteria and How to Apply for African Institutions for more information on how the program operates.

Please email with questions.

The CADFP is made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.