The U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) program brings early career faculty from universities in Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, and Uganda to Ann Arbor for residencies lasting up to six months. Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor during their stay and have full access to U-M’s resources to further their work on a research project, an academic degree, publications, grant proposal, or other relevant activity. The program supports the development of the next generation of African scholars by integrating them into international academic networks, and it internationalizes U-M by generating research and teaching collaborations across diverse disciplines, from engineering to African literature.
African scholars will be provided with round-trip airfare from their home country to Ann Arbor, Michigan
Scholars will receive a stipend to cover living, housing, and research expenses during their tenure at the University of Michigan
Scholars will begin their residency in late August
Each scholar will be asked to give a presentation on their work during the residency
The scholarship may be combined with other scholarships or funds to support an extended stay
Preference given to early career faculty who have taught in the higher education system for less than ten years
Applicants may or may not have received their PhD
Must be a faculty member of a college or university in Ghana, Liberia, South Africa or Uganda.
Completion of online form and submission of all required supporting documents.
Direct applications are not accepted from applicants from countries other than Uganda, Ghana, Liberia and South Africa. Direct applications from applicants from countries other than Uganda, Ghana, Liberia and South Africa will be disregarded
Only a U-M faculty member with a pre-existing established relationship may nominate a candidate from countries other than Uganda, Ghana, Liberia and South Africa.
DEADLINE: October 15, 2015
To apply and for more information visit here