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GBSN-INSEAD African Faculty Fellowship

The 4th Industrial Revolution and the pandemic have changed the way we work, live our lives and has brought on a new normal in Africa and across the globe. Education is an essential tool to equip us to mitigate the challenges we will face.

In its effort to promote the continual improvement in quality learning and research across business schools in Africa, GBSN and INSEAD are joining forces to offer a GBSN-INSEAD Africa Faculty Fellowship designed for educators who are committed to advancing the quality of their learning and teaching. The Fellowship is designed to support African faculty members to further develop their teaching practice. During the Fellowship, the Fellow will work with an INSEAD Faculty member(s) to develop a teaching resource or tool that can be brought back to their home institution and used in the classroom. Through the Fellowship’s experience, activates and deliverables, they will help advance the quality of business and management education in their respective country. This fellowship is open to one faculty member from an African business school that is a member of GBSN and will take place in the academic year 2022.

Terms of the Fellowship

Beyond pursuing their own projects, the Fellows will be expected to attend research seminars and workshops, to sit in on class sessions at the invitation of faculty, to interact with faculty, administrative staff, and students, and to serve as a guest speaker in class if requested. This experience should be seen as an opportunity for both personal and institutional development. Upon returning home, the Fellow will be expected to share their learnings, strategies, and teaching tools with their home institution, and to maintain a relationship with the INSEAD Africa Initiative. Finally, the Fellow will be asked to write a follow-up report about their experience with the GBSN-INSEAD Fellowship, highlighting key learnings and activities.

The Application Process

Applicants must be active faculty with the potential for – or actual duties of – academic leadership at a GBSN member school. Professors of all academic fields of business and economics are welcome to apply. 

Candidates for the Fellowships should submit the following documents in support of their application:

  1. the completed application form and a current curriculum vitae.
  2. a letter from the Dean of their institution supporting the application. The letter should explain the suitability of the candidate for the award and how the institution expects to benefit from the Fellow’s engagement with INSEAD. 
  3. An expression of interest and proposal of personal objectives, activities, and desired project deliverables (e.g., research working paper, teaching tools, course syllabus, simulations, etc.) during the visit to INSEAD.


As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD offers participants a truly global educational experience. With locations in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) and North America (San Francisco) and alliances with top institutions, INSEAD’s business education and research spans the globe. Our 165 renowned faculty members from 41 countries inspire more than 1,300 students in our degree and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD’s executive education programmes each year.