The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY).


  • Scholars must have been born in Africa, live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries.
  • To be placed on a roster of available candidates, scholars also need to hold a terminal degree in their field and can hold any academic rank


The African Diaspora Fellow will receive:

  • a $200/day stipend
  • visa costs
  • limited health insurance coverage
  • round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S. or Canadian airport.
Types of fellowships available
  • All-Discipline Fellowships
    • Open to Project Requests from all disciplines.
  •  Thematic Fellowships
    • In each competition cycle, the CADFP will offer fellowships focused on priority areas. Themes for the Fall 2017 competition are:
      • Health sciences and well‐being
      • Climate change, resilience and adaptation
  • Multi-Institutional Fellowships
    • With this type of fellowship, fellows can visit multiple institutions. Hosting institutions must collaborate on a single 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 if you plan to apply for the multi-institutional fellowship.
  • Cohort Fellowships
    • Two or more Fellows collaborate on a single project. Please contact if you plan to apply for this type of Fellowship.

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Internal Deadline for Review  Please contact Heloise Emdon one before the external deadline to sponsor
cuResearch Checklist  December 01, 2017
Submission to Sponsor  December 08, 2017  11:59 PM (ET)

Submitting Your Checklist

  • Checklists must be submitted via cuResearch, through which the Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact Heloise Emdon.