University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program 2022/2023

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University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program 2022/2023

University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program 2022/2023

 

Specifications

Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline 15 October,2021
Country USA
Open to All
Organizer The University of Michigan

Details

Applications are open for the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program 2022/2023 in the United States of America. 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 (U-M) 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 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.

Award Details

Participants at the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program will receive the following benefits

  • 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.
  • Round-trip airfare from their home country to Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Free housing, 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)
  • Office/Laboratory space.
  • Opportunity to present research to the U-M community.

Selection Criteria

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

  • The academic quality of the candidate and of the proposed program of scholarship
  • The 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
  • Equitable representations of scholars aligned with ASC’s three disciplinary initiatives
  • Support of the candidate’s home institution

University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program 2022/2023

Priority will be given to candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds. The promotion of gender equity in the current class of scholars and in the African academy will also be prioritized. Preference will be given to candidates who do not have significant international experience outside the continent.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE;

https://ii.umich.edu/asc/umaps.html

 

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