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Apply for University of Michigan Presidential Scholars Program fellowship.


The UMAPS program hosts two cohorts per year (August through December, and January through May), with one application round for both cohorts. Applicants will have the opportunity to indicate their preference for a particular cohort during the application process, but placement in a particular cohort (upon acceptance in the program) is not guaranteed. Applicants outside of Ghana, South Africa, or Kenya must be nominated by a University of Michigan faculty member with whom they already have an established relationship.


Those admitted to the UMAPS program will receive:

  • Five months of residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, paired with a faculty collaborator with full access to the Universities 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.

  • Office/laboratory space.

  • Opportunity to present research to the U-M community.


  • Previous recipients of the UMAPS fellowship are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants without extensive international experience outside the continent.

  • Applicants must be an early-career faculty member who has taught in the higher education system for less than ten years, and who is presently teaching in a college or university in Africa

  • Applicants must demonstrate support from a home institution with a letter of recommendation from the head of department, dean, or vice-chancellor

  • Applicants must be able to remain in residence for five months.


15th October 2020

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