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University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program 2020/2021 for Study in USA (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: October 15 2019

Starting in 2020, the UMAPS 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.

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.

Eligibility Requirement
*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:

  • Be an early career faculty member who has taught in the higher education system for less than ten years, presently teaching in a college or university in Africa
  • Be able to demonstrate support from home institution with letter of recommendation from head of department, dean, or vice chancellor
  • Be able to remain in residence for five months

Applicants outside of Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, or Uganda must be nominated by a University of Michigan faculty member with whom the interested applicant already has a pre-existing/established relationship.

The nominating faculty must:

  • Complete the online nomination form (for University of Michigan faculty only; access requires U-M login)
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