Princeton in Africa

Campus deadline:  October 21, 2013 (Application, letters of recommendation, and transcript/s turned in to Fellowships office Howarth 114)

National deadline:  November 6, 2013, postmark date

Eligibility requirements:

  • Young alumni and graduating seniors from any non-profit college or university in the United States are eligible to apply. Prior experience in Africa is not a prerequisite.
  • Should you be invited for an interview, you must be available for one of the sessions in January 2014

Award summary and conditions: Mission: Princeton in Africa seeks to develop young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement. To accomplish this, we offer opportunities for service through fellowships with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.

  • PiAf and partner organization cover:
  • On-the-ground expenses including housing and living stipend.
  • Group medical and evacuation insurance.
  • Pre-departure orientation for all Fellows.

Costs:

  • Round-trip air travel to/from their post.
  • Some pre-departure medical expenses. (While a Fellow should be able to cover many of the medical costs associated with immunization and malaria prevention directly from the stipend received from PiAf/partner organization, as everyone’s health needs are different, there may be some instances where a Fellow will need to pay some expenses out of pocket.)
  • Sundries and recreational travel.

Note: PiAf is committed to ensuring that all applicants are able to participate in the fellowship program without regard to need. Students with demonstrated financial need should speak directly with PiAf. We will work with applicants to ensure that financial considerations do not prevent any applicant selected for a fellowship from participating.

Application process: hardcopy and electronic

Application materials:

  • three copies of completed online application form
  • three copies of  resume/CV
  • photo
  • letter of reference from a professor, employer, or former employer who knows you well
    current transcript from each undergraduate/graduate university attended
  • application fee of $50. Please make checks payable to Princeton in Africa.

Faculty Representative: Greta Austin

National committee interview: Yes

Selection and announcement dates:

March-April: Applicants notified of status
May: Placements finalized
Mid-May: Orientation
June-September: Fellowships begin

Each applicant is required to meet with Fellowships Director, Sharon Chambers-Gordon in Howarth 114 (send an email to scgordon@pugetsound.edu for an appointment).

See the Princeton in Africa website.