Academic Capacity Development Program/Academic Consultants Program

Higher education reform efforts are often impeded by a number of factors, including: a lack of funding, ineffective education policies, poor planning and management, reliance on traditional curricula that emphasize passive rather than active learning, and limited flexibility in career choices.

The goal of the Academic Capacity Development Program (ACDP) is to help breakdown these obstacles by focusing on both educational institutions and individual scholars and helping to build local, regional, and global academic networks.

The Academic Consultants Program selects highly qualified scholars in the social sciences to assist selected partner departments where Returning Scholars are placed in their reform processes. For more information please check the call for departmental partners.

Eligibility Criteria

Supported fields consist of the following:

  • gender studies
  • human rights and public law 
  • international relations 
  • journalism and media studies 
  • political science 
  • public health 
  • public policy and public administration 
  • social anthropology
  • social psychology
  • social work 
  • sociology
Ineligibility Criteria

The program does not support scholars in philology, performing arts, or business.