2017/2018 Princeton in Africa Fellowship Program

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Princeton in Africa Fellowship

Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.

Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements.

Sponsor: Princeton in Africa

Fellowship Benefits

  • Transportation to/from Princeton for interviews.
  • Transportation to/from Princeton for PiAf’s entire MANDATORY pre-departure orientation.
  • $150 program placement fee, paid upon acceptance of a PiAf fellowship post. This contribution is only a fraction of the total yearly program costs to PiAf for each fellowship post.
  • Round-trip air travel to/from their fellowhip post in Africa
  • Pre-departure medical expenses (e.g. immunizations, malaria prevention medications, personal medications)
  • Visas and work permits
  • Sundries and recreational travel
  • On-the-ground expenses, including housing and living stipend
  • Medical insurance, medical evacuation insurance and security evacuation insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation for all Fellows
  • Mid-year retreat in Africa (including partial travel grant for travel to/from the retreat)
  • Princeton in Africa program support and operating costs


October 30, 2016


To be eligible for this fellowship, you must:

  • Be young alumnus and graduating senior from any college or university accredited in the United States (Prior experience in Africa is not a prerequisite)


To apply for the 2017/2018 Princeton in Africa Fellowship, you’re required to note the following:

  1. You must complete and submit the online application and submit the following materials in order for your application to be complete. Your application is not complete until we have received:
  • Completed online application form including your resume, a photo, and an unofficial copy of your transcript from each institution you attended
  • An official transcript from each undergrad/grad institution you attended
  • A letter of recommendation (submitted through the LOR form)
  1. Go here to read more on the application procedure.

Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.

For more information: Check Fellowship Official Page


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