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CODESRIA 2023 African Academic Diaspora Visiting Fellowships for African Students

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites joint proposals from African academics in the diaspora and within universities in Africa for the African Academic Diaspora Visiting Fellowships to African universities. This call targets African scholars in the diaspora wishing to be supported to spend some time in an African university to undertake specific academic activities aimed at strengthening teaching and research in the Social Sciences, the Humanities or in Higher Education studies. The fellowships will only be undertaken in universities located in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and South Africa). The tenure of the fellowships will range from 2 weeks (14 days) to three months (90 days).


CODESRIA African Academic Diaspora Visiting Fellowships

Application DeadlineMarch 15, 2023
Funding TypePartially Funded
Country to studyGhana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda
TypeFellowship
SponsorCouncil for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of CODESRIA African Academic Diaspora Visiting Fellowships

  •  CODESRIA will allocate USD250 per day to successful applicants.
  • This amount will cover the upkeep of the visiting fellow. CODESRIA will also cover the cost of a round-trip ticket from the fellows’ home institution to the host institution in Africa

Requirements for CODESRIA African Academic Diaspora Visiting Fellowships

  • Those eligible for support under this programme are African-born academics in the diaspora, especially in North America and Europe.
  • African scholars based in countries other than their own in Africa but interested in being supported as visiting fellows in other African universities are encouraged to apply.
  • Prospective visiting diaspora academics should get in touch with the host university/department to agree on details of the relevant activities they will be engaged in during the tenure of their fellowship.

Application Documents

  • A brief joint concept note highlighting the activities to be undertaken by the visiting fellow during the period of the fellowship in the African university, and the gaps in the host institutions’ academic plan that the activities will contribute to addressing. The concept should also include the duration of the fellowship and the exact timing the fellowship will be undertaken
  • Supporting documents from the host African institution indicating the nature of support the host institution will extend to the visiting fellow as part of the host institution’s subsidizing of the Fellowship
  • Budget- this should be linked to the time and activities the visiting fellow will undertake in the African host institution. For planning purposes, interested fellows should note that CODESRIA will allocate USD250 per day to successful applicants. This amount will cover the upkeep of the visiting fellow. CODESRIA will also cover the cost of a round-trip ticket from the fellows’ home institution to the host institution in Africa

Application Deadline

March 15, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) on codesria.org to apply

For more details,visit CODESRIA website


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