As enrollment in African higher education grows at eight percent annually, new and expanding institutions require academic staff, resources, and updated curricula. The highly educated African academic diaspora represents a huge intellectual resource for the continent faced with a rapidly growing higher education sector. It has the potential to fill gaps in academic staff, spur progressive pedagogy, and stimulate the growth of departmental capacity of African universities. To strengthen training and research on the continent, the Diaspora Linkages subprogram offers opportunities to bridge African universities with African academic diaspora through new models designed by African educators. Grants aim to advance academic research and dissemination, curricula and pedagogy development, and international cooperation among scholars and institutions.