Princeton in Africa Nexus Program

In 2023, Princeton in Africa expanded our model to include the Nexus program! Princeton in Africa’s Nexus program pairs 5 Nexus Fellows, educated and resident on the African continent, with 5 co-Fellows from the general fellowship program who were educated at U.S.-accredited institutions. Each pair of Fellows, one Nexus Fellow and one general Fellow, works together at one of Princeton in Africa’s host organizations on the African continent. During their year-long Princeton in Africa fellowships, the Nexus Fellow and general co-Fellow have the opportunity to exchange skills, knowledge, leadership experience, and technical expertise with one another while working together to support their host organization’s mission and learn about their host community. The Nexus program is an addition to PiAf’s signature fellowship program tailored for young leaders educated at U.S.-accredited institutions.

The program is designed to enrich our Fellows’ experience and professional growth on the African continent and bring young professionals educated in African institutions into our community of over 700 alumni spanning all over the world.

How does the Nexus program differ from the general fellowship program?

Who is eligible to apply for the Nexus program?

All Nexus applicants must meet the eligibility criteria listed below. Please see our Apply page and additional FAQs on our website to learn more.

Please see additional FAQs on our website to learn more.

How do I apply for the Nexus program?

If you meet the eligibility requirements for the Nexus Program, you can apply by submitting a Princeton in Africa fellowship application by our October 2024 deadline. Please see our Apply page page for more information about the application. Both Nexus and general applicants will apply for the fellowship using the same application form.

Please note that all required documents must be submitted by the application deadline. We are not able to accept late materials and will not review applications that do not include all required documents. Please read over the list of application requirements carefully and ensure that you request your transcript, proof of enrollment document, and letter of recommendation well in advance of the deadline.

2025-26 Orientation

All Fellows are required to attend the virtual 2025-26 orientation live and in real-time. The orientation will take place in Eastern Daylight Time and will be hosted via Zoom so that all Fellows can join virtually and interact with PiAf staff, presenters, and other Fellows on the program.

When applying, applicants must attest that if selected as a Nexus Fellow, they will be able to attend Princeton in Africa’s full virtual orientation in real-time. Orientation starts on Friday, June 6th and concludes on Sunday, June 8th, 2025.