African Academies Diaspora Fellows Program

Key Contacts

EXTENDED DEADLINE: While some strong applications have been received, we would like to encourage more IAP member academies in Africa and their young academy counterparts to take advantage of this opportunity. Therefore the deadline for submission has been extended to May 25, 2018.


The InterAcademy Partnership’s Project on Harnessing Science, Engineering, and Medicine to Address Africa’s Challenges is pleased to announce a pilot program that will enable African academies of science, medicine or engineering to invite members of the African Diaspora to work with them on policy initiatives and/or other activities designed to strengthen the host academy. Officers of any senior or young academy in any country in Africa are eligible to apply for funds to invite a Diaspora fellow for visits of 7 days or longer. It is the responsibility of the host academy to identify a member of the African Diaspora to participate in the proposed project. Members of the Diaspora may also initiate the process by approaching a national academy in Africa to express interest in collaborating, but the proposal must be submitted by the host academy. Diaspora fellows must be full or foreign members of a senior or young national academy of science, medicine or engineering anywhere in the world, or of TWAS, or of the Global Young Academy.


The application guidelines and form are available for download here.  Please note that all applications should be sent to and .