Faculty at degree-conferring higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as faculty at institutions that are members of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), are eligible to apply to serve as hosts the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) by using the online project request system.

Submit a Project Request

Download Project Request Guidelines

African host institutions may request a Diaspora scholar to work on a project for a period of 14 to 90 days.  The CADFP supports multiple fellowship types.  Host institutions can name a specific eligible scholar, or submit a project without one.  If a request is submitted without naming a specific scholar, IIE will search the CADFP Scholar Roster to identify a qualified candidate.

Host universities can submit Project Requests to support one or two of the following activities. Under these activities, potential hosts are highly encouraged to propose:

  • Innovations in curriculum co-development. Requests outlining activities in curriculum co-development should focus on innovative and collaborative approaches to designing and implementing new courses and curriculum(s). Fellowships that assist host institutions in developing and strengthening online instructional capacities are highly encouraged.
  • New approaches and methods to graduate mentoring and training. Requests which include mentoring and training graduate students should identify new approaches and methods that will enhance graduate students’ disciplinary knowledge and academic research skills.
  • Impactful research collaboration and capacity strengthening. Research collaborations proposed by potential hosts and fellows should demonstrate long-term impact and strengthening of host faculty disciplinary knowledge and academic research skills.

Project requests must include a letter of support from an administrator at the level of Dean or higher at the prospective host institution.  All materials, including the letter of support, must be submitted online.

See the Review Process and Criteria and the How To Apply for African-born Scholars links for more information on how to apply. 

The CADFP is not currently accepting project requests.  Please email africandiaspora@iie.org with questions, or to be added to contact list to be informed of future competition deadlines.

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