Carnegie Fund for Conference Attendance (CFCA): 2nd Call for Applications

Deadline: October 30, 2015

The Corporation’s board of trustees approved a grant for the Carnegie Fund for Conference Attendance (CFCA), a competitive fund to support African beneficiaries of Corporation-supported postgraduate degree and postdoctoral programs to present papers at major international conferences.  Since 2008, the Corporation’s primary strategy in Africa has been to assist in the development and retention of the next generation of African academics through support for African universities, postgraduate training networks, and fellowship programs.  Close to 1,000 fellows at masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels have received support.  This fund is meant to enable a selection of those fellows who have papers accepted for presentation at major international conferences to heighten their visibility within their disciplines and expand their professional networks.

The fund will be managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE). IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international exchange organizations, whose mission it is to advance international education and access to education worldwide. IIE currently implements more than 200 programs, benefiting over 30,000 men and women from 185 nations. Funders include the U.S. Department of State in support of the Fulbright Program, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); major philanthropic foundations; private and public corporations; foreign governments; and individuals.


  1. CFCA Application Form – Cycle 2
  2. CFCA Budget form
  3. CFCA Rec letter I
  4. CFCA Rec letter II
  5. CFCA FAQs – Cycle 2

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