ASC Welcomes the 2014-2015 Scholars

ANN ARBOR, MI—The African Studies Center (ASC), a member of the International Institute, is pleased to announce the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) for 2014-15.

The cohort represents a broad range of academic interests and disciplines, including pharmacology, environmental history, mathematics, and nursing. Each scholar will be in residency for a two- to six-month period and will work closely with U-M faculty while pursuing individual writing and research projects.

UMAPS is designed to enhance collaboration between early career faculty from Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, and Uganda with students and faculty at the University of Michigan. The program is designed to support faculty development in Africa and capacity building for their home institutions. African scholars are brought to campus for four to six months and given access to library and research materials that can assist them with research projects, academic degrees, grant proposals, or other relevant activity. While in residency, the scholars are paired with a U-M faculty member for mentorship or collaboration on projects that will help advance their careers. These activities allow the university to build and strengthen lasting scholarly relationships with visiting scholars and their home institutions.

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