Applicants are now welcome to apply for the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program 2020.
The UMAPS Program brings early-career faculty from African universities to Ann Arbor, Michigan. 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. Further, 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.
Those admitted to the UMAPS Program will receive:
*Previous recipients of the UMAPS fellowship are not eligible to apply. also, Preference will be to applicants without extensive international experience outside the continent.
Review and selection will be made by a multidisciplinary faculty committee at the University of Michigan and will be based on the following:
Priority to candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds. Further, Promotion of gender equity in the current class of scholars and in the African academy. Preference will be to candidates who do not have significant international experience outside the continent.