Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program


The University of Michigan Society of Fellows


The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship


Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). A total of 387 African Diaspora Fellowships have been awarded for scholars to travel to Africa since the program’s inception in 2013. The Fall 2018 competition will open on October 1 and will close on December 9, 2018.


The University of Michigan Society of Fellows

The Michigan Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was established in 1970 with endowment grants from the Ford Foundation and the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds. Each year the Society selects outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools.  They seek a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcome candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

The newly appointed Postdoctoral Fellows join a unique interdisciplinary community composed of their peers as well as the Senior Fellows of the Society, who include many of the University’s leading scholars. Alumni Fellows of the Society have gone on to become distinguished scholars at institutions around the world. The Chair of the Society is Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan.

In the fall of 2015, the Society of Fellows entered into an agreement with Tsinghua University, Beijing to provide three three-year fellowships at Tsinghua University.  The purpose of the Tsinghua-Michigan Society of Fellows is to promote advanced scholarly inquiry in humanities and humanistic social science fields in a collaborative intercultural setting and to foster academic exchange between the Tsinghua Institute for World Literatures and Cultures and the Michigan Society of Fellows, and at every level between Tsinghua University and the University of Michigan.

The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports 30 early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. These $70,000 fellowships support non-residential postdoctoral proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.

Killiam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


Course Woodrow Wilson Fellowship


Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship  

The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. Their primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts. The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are available for most fields of research. It was Mrs. Killam's desire that those selected to receive fellowships: "be likely to contribute to the advancement of learning or to win distinction in a profession. A Killam scholar should not be a one-sided person... Special distinction of intellect should be founded upon sound character." The number of new awards offered each year presently varies between three and five.

Annual Value: $50,000 annual stipend for a maximum of two years, plus a travel research allowance of $4,000 over two years

Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

The Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching will support rising stars in the academy who love teaching and demonstrate excellence as educators. The Course Hero-WW Fellowship is a “genius grant” for outstanding teachers. For junior faculty on the tenure track, the award will emphasize the balance between scholarly excellence and commitment to teaching practice that draws on new approaches to pedagogy, creating a new level of engagement for students in and beyond the classroom. For non-tenure-track instructors—newly eligible for the program in 2018-19—the Fellowship supports overall commitment to excellence in teaching. In short, Fellows will be emerging heroes in their fields, on a clear trajectory to become great college educators.

In its 2018-19 cycle, the Course Hero-WW Fellowship will identify eight outstanding Fellows—four tenure-track junior faculty members and four non-tenure-track instructors.

  • The tenure-track Fellows will receive a one-year grant of $30,000—approximately $20,000 to support the engagement of a research assistant and the balance to be used for research and travel support.

  • The non-tenure-track Fellows will receive a one-year grant of $20,000 to strengthen their teaching and support research and conference participation.

Additional Resources

Three Books Every AD Scholar Should Read

  • The African Diaspora: A History through Culture - Patrick Manning

  • Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora - Michael Gomez

  • Little Man Little Man - James Baldwin and Yoran Cazac