Types of Fellowships Offered in Each Cycle

All-Discipline Fellowships

Open to Project Requests from all disciplines in each competition cycle.

Thematic Fellowships 

The CADFP give preference to different thematic areas over three competition cycles. Though projects in thematic, priority areas will be given priority, many all-discipline fellowships will be awarded. Priority Fellowship Themes with corresponding application dates:

Fall 2017: October 1-December 8, 2017

  • Health sciences and well‐being
  • Climate change, resilience, and adaptation

Spring 2018: May 1-July 6, 2018

  • Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM)
  • Sustainable cities and communities

Fall 2018: October 1-December 9, 2018

  • Peace, social justice, equality, and security (including cyber security)
  • Agriculture, industry, and innovation 

Alumni Fellowships 

Opportunity for program alumni to do another stay at their initial host institution. Alumni can also collaborate with new institutions.   

Multi-Institutional Fellowships 

With this type of fellowship, fellows can visit multiple institutions. Hosting institutions must collaborate on the Project Request. Project Requests are specifically encouraged that demonstrate a collaboration between established and newer universities. Collaborations between universities and research organizations are also an option with the multi-institutional Fellowship. Please contact africandiaspora@iie.org if you plan to apply for the multi-institutional fellowship.

Cohort Fellowships 

Two or more fellows collaborate on a single project. Please contact africandiaspora@iie.org if you plan to apply for this type of fellowship.

Coming Soon!

Workshop Facilitation Grants 

Fund provides the diaspora scholar the opportunity to facilitate a workshop. More details are forthcoming. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact africandiaspora@iie.org

Mini-Grant for Conference Participation

Opportunity for the host collaborator and fellow to attend an international conference and present jointly on research from their CADFP Project Visit. Opportunity available for program alumni only.