Academic Capacity Development Program/International Scholars Fellowship 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 International Scholars Fellowship Program selects highly qualified scholars in the social sciences and humanities 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 are:

  • anthropology;
  • area/cultural studies;
  • economics;
  • gender studies;
  • history;
  • human rights & public law;
  • international relations;
  • journalism/media studies;
  • philosophy;
  • political science;
  • psychology;
  • public policy/environmental studies;
  • public policy/public health;
  • social work; 
  • sociology.
Ineligibility Criteria

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