The University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS) enhances collaboration between early career faculty from Ghana, South Africa, Liberia and Uganda and students and faculty at the University of Michigan. UMAPS seeks to build and strengthen lasting relationships with African scholars and their institutions by bringing individuals to Ann Arbor for periods of two to six months. The program supports faculty development in Africa and capacity building for African home institutions by helping to cultivate the next generation of African scholars.
Individuals are paired with a U-M faculty mentor during their stay and work collaboratively on projects that help advance their careers. Scholars have full access to U-M’s library and research materials to further their work on a research project, an academic degree, a new course, a grant proposal, or other relevant activity. Scholars may apply for a two-month, four-month, or six-month residency.
Junior faculty from Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and the University of Liberia may apply.