Visiting University Scholars Program (VUSP)

Over the last several years, the Africa Institute has been very pleased to offer our members additional support to host visiting scholars associated with their African partnerships.  We are pleased to announce a new round of funding for 2018-2019. 

This past year we were able to host three scholars: Dr. Janet Adekannbi from University of Ibadan (co-hosted by Faculty of Information and Media Studies); Dr. Judith Kinnaird from University of Witwatersrand (co-hosted by Faculty of Science); and Dr. Jean-Damascene Ntawukuliryayo a Rwandan Politician (co-hosted by Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry).

We are now seeking nominations for future Visiting University Scholars for 2018 -2019 for the Africa Institute. The Africa Institute will contribute $3000 so that the total amount of funding available through the Visiting University Scholars Program (VUSP) would be $9,000 CAD ($3,000 from Western International, $3,000 from the Africa Institute and $3,000 from the home Department).

For more information on our previous scholars visit our Visiting University Scholars Program Directory. 

For further information on the Visiting University Scholars Program (VUSP) and the application, please visit Western International's VUSP section. 

If you are interested in bringing a colleague from a partner institution in Africa to Western, for a few weeks up to a whole term, please email with their name and how they could positively contribute to the Africa Institute.