Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Announces 56 awards for scholars

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) has announced the award of 56 fellowships to individuals and institutions in Africa to take part in joint academic projects with resident institutions on the African continent.

The CADFP says it will continue to partner with the institute of International Education (IIE) and work with Fellows as well as hosts to deepen and strengthen the highly successful CADFP model.

In a statement made available to Voice of Nigeria, the CADFP said the program established a new partnership with the Association of African Universities (AAU), a Pan-African higher education institution with a membership of over 400 universities and focused on higher education development and policy on the African continent.

The institutions further stated that in April , AAU, IIE, and other stakeholders convened the Advisory Council to select the 56 awardees and hosted a highly successful CADFP Stakeholder Forum in Accra, Ghana. On how the project works, the Carnegie

African Diaspora Fellowships disclosed that the program will match host universities with African-born scholars from Canada or the United States.

It further stated that this would be done individually or in groups, while it covers the expenses for project visits of three months.

The partners confirmed that scholar and project proposals were evaluated by an independent review committee which would be approved by the Advisory Council.

Public and private higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda, along with member universities or affiliates of the African Research Universities Alliance including Addis Ababa University, Cheikh Anta Diop University, University of Mauritius, and University of Rwanda are invited to submit a project request to host a scholar for 21 to 90 days”

Candidates are required to have a terminal degree in their field and can hold any academic rank.”

The CADFP has funded

584 fellowships for African scholars from the United States and Canada to collaborate with over 203 institutions of higher learning in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal,

South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda in the areas of collaborative research, curriculum co-development and graduate student teaching and mentoring.

Hauwa M.

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