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Call for Applications: 2017 University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program

2017 University of Michigan AfricanPresidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program

The African Studies Center at the University of Michigan invites faculty from African universities—representing all disciplines and all subjects—to apply for the 2017 University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program. This fellowship opportunity brings early career faculty from African universities to Ann Arbor, Michigan for residencies lasting up to six months. Each selected scholar will be paired with a faculty mentor with similar interests, and will have full access to university 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 promotes U-M’s international commitment to research and teaching collaborations across diverse disciplines, from engineering to literature to economics.

UMAPS accepts direct applications from faculty members of colleges or universities in Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, and Uganda. Faculty members of colleges and universities in all other African countries cannot apply directly to the UMAPS program without first being nominated and invited to apply by a U-M faculty member with whom s/he already has a pre-existing relationship.

Selected scholars will begin their residency in late August 2017.

Application and nomination forms will be available starting August 15 to October 15, 2016.

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