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University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program 2023/2024

University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program 2022/2023 | Fully Funded to Study in USA: University of Michigan Calls for Applications from Faculty Members of Colleges or Universities for its 2023 African Presidential Scholars Program. See Eligibility, Benefits, Requirements, Selection Process, How to Apply and other Information.
UMAPS welcome direct applications from faculty members of colleges or universities from Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda. Applicants from other countries in Africa cannot apply directly to UMAPS but need to be nominated by a University of Michigan faculty member with whom they already have an established relationship.

The UMAPS program hosts two cohorts per year—August through December, and January through May—with *one* application round for both cohorts. Applicants will have the opportunity to indicate their preference for a particular cohort during the application process, but placement in a particular cohort (upon acceptance in the program) is not guaranteed.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Previous recipients of the UMAPS fellowship are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants without extensive international experience outside the continent.

All applicants must:
Be an early career faculty member who has taught in the higher education system for less than ten years, and who is presently teaching in a college or university in Africa
Be employed in an ongoing position at a university or college in Africa
Be able to demonstrate support from a home institution with a letter of recommendation from the head of department, dean, or vice chancellor
Be able to remain in residence for five months

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Application Checklist
All applicants must:
  • Complete the online application form » (IN THIS APPLICATION CYCLE, this link can only be used by applicants from the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda)
  • Upload a curriculum vitae using the online application
  • Upload a scholarly program/research proposal (not to exceed five pages). Applications from a wide range of disciplines and schools are welcome; applications that align with the center’s disciplinary initiatives—AHHI, ASRI, and STEM-Africa—are encouraged

NOMINATIONS REQUIREMENTS

For applicants from outside Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, or Uganda, nomination is required and needs to be completed by a U-M faculty member familiar with the work of the prospective applicant. The nominating faculty must:

Complete the online nomination form (for University of Michigan faculty only and access requires U-M login)

Submit /upload a letter of endorsement that indicates their willingness to serve as a mentor during the length of the residency, commit to meet regularly, and if possible provide an office space for the prospective participant

DEADLINE:

15th October, 2022.