African Diaspora Fellows Selected, More Slots Still Open

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The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program selected 33 African Diaspora scholars to collaborate with higher education institutions in Africa on curriculum co-development, research, graduate teaching, training and mentoring activities, according to a news release from Institute of International Education. The winning projects were submitted by 24 institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. The scholars will receive Fellowships to travel to the African host institutions beginning this month to undertake the projects. From archaeology to linguistics and veterinary medicine, the projects span an impressive range of fields across the arts and humanities, social sciences, education, sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. This innovative Fellowship program facilitates engagement between scholars born in Africa who are now based in the United States or Canada and scholars in Africa on mutually beneficial academic activities. More opportunities are available. Scholars can apply for Fellowships and African host institutions can submit project requests until July 21, 2014, to be considered in the second selection cycle. Selected Fellows and Hosts will be announced in October, for project visits to be conducted between December 2014 and August 2015. The program is managed by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with Quinnipiac University, which chairs the Advisory Council, and is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Learn More