The U-M African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS) brings early career faculty members from African countries to the University of Michigan for residencies lasting up to six months. UMAPS accepts direct applications from faculty members of colleges or universities in Africa.
Eligibility: The Candidate must be a faculty member from universities in Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Liberia, and South Africa. Since a primary goal of the program is to assist in capacity building in African academe, strong preference will be given to early-career members of the faculty. Mid-career faculty will also be considered.
- Be an educator in the higher education system for less than ten years, presently teaching in a college or university 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 from four to six months
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of the Program: Those admitted to the UMAPS Program will receive:
- Four to six months residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, paired with a faculty mentor with full access to the university’s resources
- Round-trip airfare from their home country to Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Free housing, and a modest stipend to cover living, health care, and research costs while at U-M. The UMAPS program is unable to accommodate spouses and/or dependents
- Office/Laboratory space
- Opportunity to present research to the U-M community
Duration of Scholarship: Eligible scholars may apply to visit U-M for a semester (four months) or for a half year (six months) beginning in Late August – Early February
How to Apply: Visit link below.