Grant Program & Course Proposals

Mwalimu Fellowship Grant

Each year, Diversity Global holds an innovative fellowship grant competition program in which we accept proposals for creative short-term immersive courses in one of our international locations.

Successful grant winners will receive awards which include travel to and from the program location, lodging, meals, transportation, and a cash stipend ranging from around $1500 potentially up to $2500. Diversity Global also provides full logistical support and teaching support, as necessary.

The grant program is composed of three stages:

The first portion is a competitive application process in which prospective grantees submit written applications and go through an interview process.

Finalists are selected based on the application process and proceed to the second stage, where prospective grantees collaborate with Diversity Global on finalizing details of a program. During this stage, finalists are required to recruit a certain number of students or participants for the proposed course, in addition to participating in a number of professional development and orientation sessions.

Upon successful completion of the second stage, finalists officially become grant winners (!) and move on to the third and final stage, which consists of the program itself. The stipend is awarded in two equal disbursements – one at the beginning of the program, and one at the conclusion. As part of the grant, grantees are awarded covered lodging in-country for up to a week beyond the dates of the course, for professional development, research, or other purposes.

Proposals are not limited to faculty. If you have an innovative, impactful idea and can explain why you’re qualified to lead your proposed course, we’re excited to receive your application!

Successful grant proposals include:
  • Clear learning outcomes.
  • Thoughtful integration of the host location/community to further the learning experience and/or have a positive social impact.
  • Connection of course themes with contemporary issues, and/or pathways for the utilization of new skill sets, perspectives, or learning outcomes as members of society.
  • A plan for the continuation of the course after the grant year.
  • Qualifications, possibly beyond what can be found on a resume, for leading this particular course.
  • How will you leverage this professional and personal development opportunity in the future.

We look forward to receiving your proposal!