The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (ADF) is a scholar exchange program, offered by Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with Quinnipiac University and funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). CADF will support 100 short-term faculty exchange fellowships for African-born academics based in the United States and Canada to collaborate on teaching, curriculum, research and graduate training and mentoring. The program exemplifies CCNY's enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE will manage and administer the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. Quinnipiac will provide strategic direction through Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, vice president of academic affairs, and an advisory council he will chair.

Learn more about Zeleza's research through the report, "Engagements between African Diaspora Academics in the U.S. and Canada and African Institutions of Higher Education: Perspectives from North America and Africa" (PDF).

Advisory Council
The advisory council is comprised of prominent African scholars and university administrators who offer 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.

Fellowships of 14-90 days at host institutions in the six participating countries—Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda—are envisioned for diaspora scholars. Fellowship funding to scholars will include a daily stipend, international travel, domestic travel to and from the airport in Canada or United States, and health benefits coverage. The host institution is encouraged to fund housing, meals, and local transportation to and from the airport in the host country.

How to Apply
Forms and guidelines for African Diaspora scholars are available through the IIE. Learn more

Contact Information
For more information, please contact the IIE at 202-686-6245 or

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