African Presidential Scholars Program 2022 Application Update : Current School News

African Presidential Scholars Program 2022 Application Update

Filed in Scholarships Update by on August 17, 2022

African Presidential Scholars Program is now open for applications from suitably qualified students. It is a fully funded scholarship for all students sponsored by the University of Michigan.

African Presidential Scholars Program

About the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1817 in Detroit, as the Catholepistemiad, or the University of Michigania, 20 years before the territory became a state, the university is Michigan’s oldest.

Benefits of African Presidential Scholars Program

Those admitted to the UMAPS Program will receive:

1. Five months of residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, paired with a faculty collaborator with full access to the university’s resources.

2. Round-trip airfare from their home country to Ann Arbor, Michigan.

3. Free housing (private room & bath in a suite setting), medical insurance, a research allowance, and a modest stipend to cover living (Important note: The UMAPS program is unable to accommodate spouses and/or dependents).

4. Office/Laboratory space.

5. Opportunity to present research to the U-M community.

Requirements for African Presidential Scholars Program 

Previous recipients of the UMAPS fellowship are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants without extensive international experience outside the continent.

All applicants must:

1. Be an early career faculty member who has taught in the higher education system for less than ten years, and who is presently teaching in a college or university in Africa.

2. Be employed in an ongoing position at a university or college in Africa.

3. Be able to demonstrate support from a home institution with a letter of recommendation from the head of department, dean, or vice chancellor.

4. Be able to remain in residence for five months.


Selection Criteria

Review and selection will be made by a multidisciplinary faculty committee at the University of Michigan and will be based on:

1. Academic quality of the candidate and of the proposed program of scholarship.

2. Academic fit of the candidate with others selected in the cycle and with the areas of interest described in the Scholarly Program section below–it is our hope to facilitate scholarly networks.

3. Fair representations of scholars aligned with ASC’s three disciplinary initiatives.

4. Support of the candidate’s home institution.


Application Deadline

October 15, 2022.

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