African Diaspora Funding Opportunity - March 17 Deadline

25 February 2014
Dear All,

We have been notified by one our networks that, there is a new funding opportunity with a fast approaching deadline – the Carnegie Corporation  is supporting African diasporans to travel back to Africa for short periods for capacity building at African Universities. The information is below, but in a nutshell, it provides funding for African-born scholars (from all disciplines) based in North America to visit Africa for a period of 2 weeks to one semester to engage in joint curriculum development, research collaboration and/or graduate student training and mentoring in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. This is the first round of competitions and the applications are due March 17, 2014!  

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY TO YOUR AFRICAN-RELATED NETWORKS AND HELP GET THE WORD OUT! It’s the hope of the organizers that there will be a very healthy representation of scientists among the first cohort - the first round of any competition can help shape it, and demonstrate the demand!

Related Documents:
http://dicotaus.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Email-to-Prospective-African-Host-Institutions.docx
http://dicotaus.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Application-Announcement-Carnegie-African-Diaspora-Fellowship-Program.docx
http://dicotaus.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Email-to-Prospective-Disaspora-Scholars.docx
http://dicotaus.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Project-Request.doc

In a related effort, please also note that the Department of State works with AAAS and the National Academies in a partnership called NODES – Networks of Diasporas in Engineering and Science.  The website for this partnership (http://www.aaas.org/program/science-and-engineering-diasporas) has many resources and groups – alas in its new website design, AAAS now requires that you dig around – but there are treasures under the Events/Resources/Groups/About tabs. The Deputy Secretary of State recently authored an article of the Potential of Science Diasporas (http://www.aaas.org/news/potential-science-diasporas).

Let me know if you will have any question,

With Kind Regards,

Dr. Ndaga Mwakabuta,
DICOTA President.
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