IIE is pleased to announce the launch of the new Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows Program, funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). African-born scholars currently living in the United States and Canada and working in higher education are eligible to sign up now for further information. The Carnegie Corporation called the scholar-exchange program, offered by the Institute of International Education in partnership with Quinnipiac University, “an ambitious project to build international research partnerships mediated by Africa’s diaspora—in short, to turn the continent’s ‘brain drain’ into ‘brain gain’.”
The 100 short-term faculty exchange fellows will conduct collaborative research in curricula development, co-publish, and supervise graduate students. IIE will manage and administer the program, including applications, project requests, and fellowships. Quinnipiac University will provide strategic direction through Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History at Quinnipiac University, and an Advisory Council he will chair. Fellows will engage in educational projects proposed and hosted by faculty at higher education institutions in countries where Carnegie Corporation operates in sub-Saharan Africa.
For more information and to sign up now to receive application forms and guidelines when they are available in early 2014, visit http://www.iie.org/africandiaspora.