Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Princeton in Africa

About the Princeton in Africa

Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organization that work across the African continent. The program matches applicants with organizations working across the continent in various fields that include:
• Advocacy, Research and Civil Society
• Agricultural Development
• Business & Economic Development
• Community level development
• Education & Youth Capacity Building
• Environment and Conservation
• Income Generation
• International Humanitarian Aid & Development
• Public and Community Health

Special Location of award, if applicable: Africa

Eligible applicants:

– Recent alumni, graduating seniors and graduate students who are recent graduates of an accredited college or university in the US.
– International students who have recently graduated from a college or university accredited in the US may apply. (Note that PiAf cannot help with or advice on any visa or legal issues related to participating in our fellowship program.)

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Princeton in Africa application process:


Start by reviewing the scholarship website for details on eligibility and other requirements to determine whether it is a good fit for your academic and career goals.

Speak with your mentor(s) and CFSA about your plans to apply.

Join the mailing list by emailing piafapp@princetoninafrica.org and plan to attend the webinar organized by the PiAf in early October.

The application is open in late August.

The application components include:
– three essays
– transcript(s) (official and unofficial)
– one letter of recommendation
– application fee of $50.

Application deadline is in late October.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started.

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu
More Information:  http://www.princetoninafrica.org/

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,