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4 October 2019
Upcoming deadline (OCT 15) for early-career faculty residency program: UMAPS

(Published - 4 October 2019)

The African Studies Center at the University of Michigan invites faculty from African universities—representing all disciplines and all subjects—to apply to the 2020-2021 University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program. This fellowship opportunity brings early career faculty from African universities to Ann Arbor, Michigan.

UMAPS accepts direct applications from faculty members of colleges or universities in Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, and Uganda. Faculty members of colleges and universities in all other African countries can only apply to the UMAPS program upon nomination by a U-M faculty member with whom they have a pre-existing relationship. Previous recipients of the UMAPS fellowship are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants without extensive international experience outside the continent.

Scholars are paired with a faculty collaborator during their stay and have full access to the University of Michigan'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 promotes U-M’s international commitment to research and teaching collaborations across diverse disciplines, from engineering to literature to economics.

Starting in 2020, the program will host two cohorts per year (August through December, and January through May). Applicants will have the opportunity to indicate their preference for a particular cohort during the application process.

Application period ends October 15, 2019.

For online application and other info, visit: /umaps. Please see attachment for a printable UMAPS program poster/flyer for further distribution.


Andries Coetzee
Director, African Studies Center
Professor, Department of Linguistics