ANNOUNCEMENT Carnegie Fund for Conference Attendance

The Carnegie Corporation on New York's board of trustees recently approved a grant for the Carnegie Fund for Conference Attendance (CFCA), a competitive fund to support African beneficiaries of Corporation-supported postgraduate degree and postdoctoral programs to present papers at major international conferences.  A list of eligible Corporation-supported programs is attached.  Since 2008, the Corporation’s primary strategy in Africa has been to assist in the development and retention of the next generation of African academics through support for African universities, postgraduate training networks, and fellowship programs.  Close to 1,000 fellows at masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels have received support.  This fund is meant to enable a selection of those fellows who have papers accepted for presentation at major international conferences to heighten their visibility within their disciplines and expand their professional networks.


The fund will be managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international exchange organizations, whose mission it is to advance international education and access to education worldwide. IIE currently implements more than 200 programs, benefiting over 30,000 men and women from 185 nations. Funders include the U.S. Department of State in support of the Fulbright Program, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); major philanthropic foundations; private and public corporations; foreign governments; and individuals.

More information about the fund and details of the application process will be available soon from IIE, but the basic outline is as follows:

IIE looks forward to developing an ongoing relationship with all CFCA stakeholders and is prepared to respond to questions regarding eligibility to participate in the CFCA, status of applications submitted for review, and inquiries on the selection process overall.  Inquiries regarding the above can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Helene Mantell and Brenton Harper, who will oversee and manage the fund, will be in touch with you shortly with additional information and to request your assistance to advise them on conferences that are particularly significant in the disciplines prioritized in your Corporation-supported programs.


Consortium for Advanced Research Training in AfricaDoctoral fellows

Regional Initiative in Science and EducationMSc, MPhil, Doctoral, and Postdoctoral fellows

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in AgricultureDoctoral fellows

King’s College/African Leadership CentreMasters fellows

African Humanities ProgramDoctoral and postdoctoral writing fellows

International Foundation for Science Collaborative Research GrantsCollaborative research grant recipients

Next Generation Social Sciences In Africa Fellowship ProgramDoctoral fellows

University of Cape TownDoctoral and postdoctoral fellows in civil engineering, economics, molecular and cell biology, and the Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine

University of GhanaMPhil and doctoral fellows in biosphere sciences, computational sciences, and sociology and CAPREx postdoctoral fellows

Makerere UniversityDoctoral and postdoctoral fellows in humanities, social sciences, and food, nutrition, and value addition, and CAPREX postdoctoral fellows

University of the WitwatersrandDoctoral and postdoctoral fellows in clinical medicine and global change and sustainability

Stellenbosch University African Doctoral AcademyDoctoral fellows