Theo Udeigwe

Plant and Soil Science Professor Earns Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

International fellowship will help Theo Udeigwe contribute to advancement of higher education in Africa.

Theo Udeigwe, an assistant professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Plant and Soil Science, was recently awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF), a program for educational projects at higher education institutions in Africa.

Sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the same institute that manages the Fulbright scholar program, the Carnegie ADF program supports African-born academics at accredited higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada in partnership with accredited higher education institutions in select African countries.

Capacity-building education projects are jointly developed by U.S./Canadian scholars and African host institutions and are evaluated and approved by an advisory council.

“This will be a significant international experience and an activity that will lead to future collaborations with the host institution and open up other opportunities with the IIE and IIE-managed programs,” Udeigwe said.”