College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Great Plains Faculty Development Fellowship


For Educators at Community Colleges and Minority-Serving Institutions Interested in African Studies
Do you have research related to Africa or its Diaspora that could benefit from access to new materials or consultations with colleagues in your field? 

The Kansas African Studies Center at the University of Kansas (KU) offers visiting fellowships of up to $1,000 for non-KU faculty members at minority-serving institutions and community colleges to conduct library research or other professional development activities at KU. These short-term fellowships are designed to facilitate access to the libraries and faculty of the University of Kansas and a wealth of related professional development opportunities. Applicants should show how they will enhance the production of scholarship on African studies and/or the implementation of new skills and knowledge related to African Studies into their curriculum. Funding for Great Plains Faculty Development Fellowships comes from a 2018-2022 U.S Department of Education Title VI grant to the Kansas African Studies Center, one of ten National Resource Centers for African Studies in the nation.

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter on your school’s letterhead addressed to Dr. Glenn Adams, Director of the Kansas African Studies Center, that explains the research, consultations, or other work that you will be conducting with these funds. Provide details of your work plan and indicate if you intend to use the KU Libraries, consult with KU faculty, take a professional development course, or engage in other activities related to KU. Send your letter and detailed CV to Applications will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Center staff welcome enquiries to discuss possible work plans in advance of application submission. 

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