Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) | Call for Applications

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that the next round of competition for the CADFP is now open.

Apply now before February 28, 2022 at 11:59PM EST

What is the CADFP?

The CADFP is a scholar exchange program for African higher education institutions to host a Diaspora scholar for 14-90 days for projects in curriculum co-development, research collaboration and graduate student teaching and mentoring.

Who is eligible?

  • Accredited universities of Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda, and member institutions of the African Research Universities Alliance(ARUA) (including Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; the University of Rwanda; Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal; and University of Mauritius) can submit a project request to host a scholar.
  • Scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or University in either of those two countries, can apply online to be placed on a roster of candidates for a fellowship. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and may hold any academic rank.

How do I apply?

  • Links and information about the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and review guidelines are posted on the CADFP website. Interested parties are invited to register for one of our informational webinars:
  • Information for Diaspora Scholars, Webinar #1: Thursday, January 13 at 11 AM Eastern US Time
  • Information for Potential Hosts: Wednesday, January 19 at 10 AM South Africa Standard Time
  • Information for Diaspora Scholars, Webinar #2: Thursday, January 27 at 12 noon Eastern US Time
  • After the webinars, we will post a recording on our YouTube Channel.


The deadline for project requests from host universities and scholar applications for Diaspora scholars is February 28, 2022 pm EST. Selection decisions will be made in March-April; project visits can begin as early as June 1, 2022 and must be completed by November 30, 2023.


Selected fellows receive a $150/ day stipend, visa costs, limited health insurance, round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S/Canadian airport. Selected Host Fellows and Diaspora Fellows can apply for supplemental funds to be used for fieldwork, publication costs and workshops. The CADFP Team manages the fellowships and payments to fellows. Host institutions are encouraged to provide cost-share for the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation.

For more information on the fellowship program and application process, as well as the projects current fellows, please write to us at visit our website via and our communities on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also click the link below to apply:

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program