FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

(a)   OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH

  1. The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is a life-changing leadership journey.

Description: The scholarship combines financial support with a leadership programme that will challenge you, grow you, and connect you to young African changemakers

 

We look for young leaders who aspire to the principles below and who have demonstrated the potential to live them out.

Leadership

Do you aspire to be a visionary leader who has moral authority? Do you see leadership as more than just personal ambition – as a way to pursue the advancement of equality and freedom, human rights and human dignity? And do you want to guide and inspire others to reach their full potential?

Reconciliation

Do you believe that reconciliation – combined with reparation – is the key to harnessing an imperfect past to develop a more just world? And are you prepared to start the process by looking at your own internal landscape?

Education

Do you have excellent academic results but believe that your education should not only benefit you but make a difference for others? And do you agree that intellectual excellence must be accompanied by character and a rounded personality?

Entrepreneurship

Do you want to see Africa take its rightful place as an equal and competitive presence in the global world? Have you demonstrated individual effort, innovation and creativity to this end?

 Eligibility criteria

  1. If you are between the ages of 19 and 29,
  2. are a citizen of any African country,
  • and have a first degree with above average academic results (70% or upper second), you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Benefits

  1. This includes tuition and registration fees,

allowances for study materials, research, and medical aid,

  1. accommodation and meals,
  • personal allowance and economy class travel to and from your home country to your South African university at the beginning and end of your degree. You will also receive a personal allowance.

Selection criteria

We look for young Africans who have demonstrated the potential to embody our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership. You must have already assumed leadership and made an impact on your campus or community.

Application deadline: 20th April, 2021.

 

(b)   SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY (UNDERGRADUATE/POSTGRADUATE)

  1. Study-In-Australia: 2021 University of New South Wales International Scholarships

Description: University of New South Wales UNSW offers a wide range of Scholarships and Awards to assist International undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students to undertake full-time study at UNSW.

 

Scholarship Summary

Host Country: Australia

Study Abroad:  Study in Europe

Category:  Undergraduate Scholarships | Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | PhD Scholarships

Eligible Countries: All Countries

Reward: Full & Partial Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2021

 

Scholarship Details

Some scholarships will also be awarded on a competitive basis via your application for admission. In order to be considered for these scholarships you will need to receive an eligible offer of admission to UNSW.

Click on the scholarship name below to view scholarship details including the application process, value, eligibility and selection criteria. More scholarships may be added to this list progressively.

 

Benefits:

Offer 1: Full tuition fee scholarships paid directly towards tuition fees for the minimum duration of program

Offer 2: $20,000 per annum paid directly towards tuition fees for the minimum duration of program

 

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

Be an International Student

Be commencing full-time study on campus in a UNSW Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework program (excluding PG online and UNSW Canberra

Must have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 2 2021 by Wednesday 31 March 2021 * Offers of admission must be one of the following:

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional)

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Conditional English Package Offer (UEEC) – students must be enrolled in the UNSW Institute of Languages and successfully complete the program prior to commencing in Term 2 2021.

   Application link: https://www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au/term-2-2021-unsw-international-scholarships

 

Deadline: March 31, 2021

 

 

3.. University of Kwazulu Natal Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) PhD Scholarship 2021 for Young Africans

As part of HEARD’s commitment to investing in the development of African scholars, we are offering PhD Scholarships for 2021. The scholarship is aimed producing expertly qualified graduates to advise or to be part of influential policy-making or programme implementing entities in Africa, and to pursue additional research priorities.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Applications are invited from citizens of all African countries. Female candidates and, in the case of South Africa, those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply.

APPLICANTS MUST

Hold a Master’s Degree in a pertinent subject or a first or upper second class degree together with a track record of professional experience in a health or health-related field.

Have demonstrable research experience.

Undertake to register for a PhD dissertation (full time) at the University of KwaZulu–Natal (UKZN).

Make a commitment to remain on the African continent for at least TWO years after graduation.

HOW TO APPLY

A letter of motivation and CV.

An eight to ten-page concept note on one of HEARD’s key thematic research areas: Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights; Gender Equality and Health; Health Governance and Finance; and Health Systems Strengthening.

Certified copies of both your academic qualifications and your full academic records. If qualifications were obtained from non-English speaking countries please ensure that an official English translation is included.

A certified copy of your ID/passport.

Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be academic. The second can be from an individual of professional standing.

FEES & FUNDING

The value of each scholarship is R540, 000 and will be paid in equal tranches over three years and payments will be conditional on research progress. Successful candidates are required to be based in Durban, South Africa, for the duration of the scholarship, with the
exception of the time during which they may undertake field research elsewhere.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Applicants in the process of completing a Master’s degree will not be considered.

PhD students may not work while studying.

The first scholarship tranche will be released on proof of PhD registration
and the opening of a South African bank account.

If you have not received a reply within 6 weeks of the closing date, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

Applications must be submitted to Ms Cailin Hedderwick, PhD Programme Manager (Hedderwick@ukzn.ac.za) by 15 April 2021.

 

Application link  https://www.heard.org.za/news-post/2021-phd-scholarship-applications-open/

 

  1. 2021 KNB Indonesian Government Scholarship for International Students

Description: KNB Indonesian Government Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship program offered by the government of Republic of Indonesia to selected applicants originating from developing countries.

Managed by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, the scholarship has been disbursed since 2008 to 1,290 recipients from 94 countries.

The role of KNB Scholarship, has been central in supporting Indonesian higher education institutions in their endeavour for internationalization.

 

Scholarship Summary

Host Country: Indonesia

Study Abroad: Study in Asia

Category: Undergraduate Scholarships/ Postgraduate Scholarship / Masters Scholarships

Eligible Countries: All Countries

Reward: Full Scholarship

Deadline: April 20, 2021

 

Scholarship Details

The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship is available in all Academic Fields & Majors for the International Students. The Duration of Bachelor Degree Scholarships for International Students is 8 Semesters & for master degree scholarships for international students is 24 Months (4 Semesters).

The number of international students is indicative of global visibility of higher education institutions. In support of Indonesian universities’ internationalization and to accommodate the increasing interests from applicants all around the world, the number of scholarships being awarded every year has continued to grow.

 

Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 35 years old.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (master degree holder is not eligible to apply).

Applicants must have a TOEFL or IELTS (or other certified English Proficiency Test) score
of 80 or 6.0 or equivalent.

Applicants must complete the on-line application form.

Prior to the departure to Indonesia, the successful candidates must sign the Statement
Letter and Scholarship Agreement prepared by the KNB Scholarship management.

              (i)

            (ii)    Scholarship Duration and Reward

The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang KNB Scholarship 2021 is a Full Free Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students. All the Expenses will be Covered. Detail is given below:

A Settlement Allowance of IDR 1,250,000 will be given to new students upon
their arrival in Indonesia

While taking the Indonesian language course and preparatory programs, the
new students will only receive a Living Allowance of IDR 2,550,000 per month;

During the Master Program, the KNB students will receive a scheme of Monthly allowance as detailed below:
– Living Allowance IDR 2,550,000
– Research Allowance IDR 400,000
– Books Allowance IDR 350,000

Health insurance with a maximum of IDR 200,000 monthly premium (In case of
the cost of medical services exceeded to those covered by the health insurance,
the difference should be borne by the student);

A Round-trip international airfare (economy class) from the international airport of the student’s home countries to Indonesia, including local transport to the host university.

Durations

Indonesian Language Course and Master Preparatory Program: Maximum 12 Months

MS Degree Programs: Maximum 24 Months (4 Semester)

Bachelor’s Degree Program: Maximum 48 Months (8 Semester).

 

Method of Application

Interested applicants should use the link to access the online application form.

The Selection result will be announced on the 1st week of June 2021.

The Confirmation deadline is on July 6th, 2021.

Students are expected to arrive in Jakarta on August 5th, 2021.

Application link: http://knb.kemdikbud.go.id/

Application deadline:  April 20, 2021

  1. 2021 Google Africa Fellowship Program for Students and Professionals

Description: Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor.

Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology.

Google’s mission is to foster inclusive research communities and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply. We currently offer Fellowships in Africa, Australia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, India, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the United States.

 

Scholarship Summary

Host: Google

Category:  Undergraduate Scholarships | Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | PhD Scholarships

Eligible Countries: All African Countries

Reward: Full Scholarships with US $30,000

Deadline: April 21, 2021

           (iii)    Scholarship Requirements

Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD and enrolled in an African, Indian or Southeast Asian* institution.

Undergraduate or Master’s students and professionals may apply.

Undergraduate and Master’s student applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time students at an African, Indian, or Southeast Asian university.

Professionals must be employed/affiliated with an organization registered in Africa, India, or Southeast Asia.

For these applicants, the Fellowship award shall be contingent on the awardee registering for a full-time PhD program of an African, Indian, or Southeast Asian university in computer science (or an adjacent field) within the calendar year of the Fellowship award, or the award shall be forfeited.

Grant of the Fellowship does not mean admission to the PhD program of a university. The awardee must also complete the PhD admission process of the respective institute/university where they wish to register for a PhD.

Grant of the Fellowship will be subject to the rules and guidelines applicable in the institute/university where the awardee registers for the PhD program.

Students must remain enrolled full-time in the PhD program for the duration of the Fellowship or forfeit the award.

Google employees, and their spouses, children, and members of their household are not eligible.

Students that are already supported by a comparable industry award are not eligible.

 

           (iv)    Scholarship Duration and Reward

Students receive named Fellowships which include a monetary award. The funds are given directly to the university to be distributed to cover the student’s expenses and stipend as appropriate. The funds are given as an unrestricted gift, and it is Google’s policy not to pay for overhead on unrestricted gifts.

In addition, the student will be matched with a Google Research Mentor who we hope will become a valuable resource to the student. There is no employee relationship between the student and Google as a result of receiving the fellowship. Fellowship recipients are not subject to intellectual property restrictions unless they complete an internship at Google.

Fellowship recipients serving an internship are subject to the same intellectual property and other contractual obligations as any other Google intern. If a Fellowship student is interested, an internship at Google is encouraged, but not guaranteed or required.

1)       Africa

Up to 3-year Fellowship

US $30K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel

Google Research Mentor

Application link: https://research.google/outreach/phd-fellowship/

Deadline: April 21, 2021

  1. 2021 Australian Government Scholarships Awards

Description: Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They aim to contribute to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

             (v)    Scholarship Summary

Host Country: Australia

Study Abroad: Study in Europe

Category: Undergraduate Scholarships| Postgraduate Scholarships| Masters Scholarships| PhD Scholarships

Eligible Countries: 27 Countries

Reward: Full Scholarship

Deadline: Varies with Countries

           (vi)    Scholarship Details

The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries.

         (vii)    Scholarship Requirements

Applicants who want to accept an Australia Awards Scholarship will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the scholarship.

Scholars are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the scholar incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:

full tuition fees

return air travel–payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route

establishment allowance–a once only payment as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials

Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department.

Introductory Academic Program (IAP)–a compulsory program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on living and studying in Australia

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)–provided to cover the scholar’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions)

Pre-course English (PCE) fees–if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training

supplementary academic support may be available to ensure a scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience

fieldwork (for research awards and Masters by coursework which have a research component where fieldwork is compulsory) may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.

        (viii)    How to Apply

Before you apply:

Check the opening and closing dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. See the participating countries page for opening and closing dates.

If you intend to apply, you must read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. The handbook provides information including general eligibility requirements, selection processes, entitlements and responsibilities. Note that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade may revise and update the handbook at any time without notice.

Some countries encourage and allow you to apply online while others require hard-copy applications. See your participating country profile for more information

Applying online

Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS). When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique registration number, username and password.

You do not need to submit your application immediately. You can set up a draft application form and update it, and your supporting documentation, until the designated closing date as on the relevant participating country profile.

Once submitted, your application cannot be changed. We strongly advise applicants applying online to do so well before the closing date. OASIS experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants may experience delays.

Refer to the Applicant’s Online User Manual if you need help.

Applying by mail

If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail. Please check your participating country profile for contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable).

Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by your country. See the opening and closing dates for each country.

Application link: https://oasis.dfat.gov.au/

Deadline: 30 April 2021

 

  1. Master mind Scholarship

Description: The Flemish Ministry of Education and Training awards scholarships for master’s programmes in Flanders and Brussels to outstanding students from around the world. A Master Mind Scholarship includes a grant of €8 200 + a tuition fee waiver per academic year (60 ECTS). Master Mind Scholarship holders only pay an administrative enrolment fee. The grant is paid in instalments and covers accommodation costs, insurances and a significant amount of their living expenses. If you are interested, you first need to apply to one of the Flemish host institutions that participates in the Master Mind Scholarship Programme.

Eligibility

  • The applicant applies to take up a master’s degree programme at a Flemish higher education institution.
  • The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential:
    • The student has a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 out of 4.0:
  • The student has a good knowledge of the English language:
    • An overall minimum band score of 7.0 on the IELTS test
    • A minimum total score of 94 on a TOEFL test
    • A C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference
    • Or a similar result in another official language test (recognized by the host institution)
    • Online language tests of IELTS and TOEFL will also be accepted:
  • Students who apply for a master’s programme at a school of arts have at least:
    • An overall band score of minimum 6.5 on the IELTS test
    • A minimum total score of 90 on the TOEFL test
    • A B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference
    • Or a similar result in another official English language test (recognized by the host institution)
    • Online language tests of IELTS and TOEFL will also be accepted:
  • The host institution also performs an academic check of the student’s file. The student has to be accepted by the host institution to be able to receive the scholarship. Even if the host institution’s decision to accept the student is taken after the selection of the Master Mind Scholarships programme, this criterion applies.
  • All nationalities can apply. The previous degree obtained should be from a higher education institution located outside Flanders. International students who have been on credit mobility in a hosting Flemish higher education institution are still eligible for a Master Mind Scholarship.
  • Students who are already enrolled in a Flemish higher education institution cannot apply. The only exception is made for international students who, at the moment of their application in Spring 2021, are already enrolled in a specific preparatory programme in order to start a master’s programme in September 2021.
  • Students who enroll for the following programmes for the academic year 2021-2022 are not eligible for the Master Mind Scholarship:
    • Preparatory programmes
    • Bridging programmes
    • Distance learning
  • Student mobility to partner institutions outside Flanders and Brussels during the master’s programme is allowed. However, at least half of the study credits of the master’s programme must be obtained at the Flemish host institution.
  1. World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Description: The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to citizens of certain developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.

Scholarship Benefits

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.

Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover:

  • VISA application(s) costs
  • Expenses to bring and/or support a scholar’s family members;
  • Extra-curricular courses or training;
  • Courses that do not meet the minimum credits required to earn the graduate degree;
  • Language training not provided by the graduate program;
  • Additional travel during the course of the study program;
  • Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or
  • Educational equipment such as computers.
  • Resident permit fee

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Details on Eligibility Criteria for each call for applications are provided in that call’s Application Guidelines, and these detailed eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made.

Broadly speaking, Developing Country nationals must:

  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country
  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;
  • Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;
  • Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the Application Deadline. Please see FAQs on how to count qualified part time employment toward this 3-year requirement. Please see Annex 2 of the Application Guidelines for a suggested list of development-related topics. The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that is on the list of Fragile and Conflict States featured in Annex 3 of the Application Guidelines. In these exceptional cases, we do take into consideration the limited employment opportunities in those countries listed in Annex 3.
  • On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens. The letter of admission must be uploaded before submitting your application. For details, see “How to Apply”.
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.

 

Application period: The 2021 Application Period will open on March 22, 2021 and close on May 21, 2021 for developing country nationals.

Application link: https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships#3

 

  1. Study-In-France: 2021 Université Paris-Saclay International Scholarship Programme

Description: Université Paris-Saclay aims to promote access for international students to its Master’s programmes, provided by its faculties, component-institutions and associated universities, and to make it easier for highly-qualified international students to join the University, especially for those wishing to develop an academic project through research up to the doctoral level.

Scholarship Summary

Scholarship Details

All applicants to the scholarship programme will be informed by email of the jury’s decision. If students fail to respond within this timeframe, they will be deemed as having refused the scholarship.

 

Université Paris-Saclay reserves the right to refuse or cancel the scholarship awarded if the information provided by the candidate proves to be false.

 

         (ix)    Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

Students admitted to a Université Paris-Saclay Master’s programme delivered by one of the following institutions: AgroParisTech, CentraleSupelec, ENS Paris-Saclay, INSTN-CEA, IOGS, UEVE, UPSaclay, UVSQ. Among these students, only those who answer one of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Newly arrived international students, aged 30 and less during the course of the selection year.
  • Students of foreign nationality living on the French soil for less than a year, previously or currently enrolled in a training course or internship that does not lead to certification.
  • Students of foreign nationality living on the French soil for less than a year, taking language classes (type FFL).
  • Students who have lived in France in the past, within the framework of a mobility programme during their studies (e.g., Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degrees, exchange programme…) that did not lead to certification.

 

Are ineligible:
• All students who have been or who are enrolled in a French higher education institution during their studies, except international students enrolled in a French higher education institution abroad.
• Individuals who have interrupted their studies for more than 3 consecutive years.
• Students holding any other type of scholarship whose amount exceeds €600/month.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

The scholarship amount is €10,000 per year. It is paid by Université ParisSaclay for the duration of the academic year, and for a period of no less than 10 consecutive months per year (September to June). A maximum of €1,000 for travel and visa expenses is also awarded depending on the candidate’s country of origin.

These scholarships are awarded for 1 or 2 years depending on the admission level (M1 or M2) and subject to students completing the required number of credits to advance to the next year level.

Deadline: May 16, 2021

Application link: https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/admission/bourses-et-aides-financieres/international-masters-scholarships-program-idex

 

  1. 2021 University College London (UCL) Scholarship for African Students

Description: The Scholarship is a one-off award for the academic year September to study Global Health and Development at UCL. Obtaining a UK Visa, often involves a long process and you will need to give yourself at least three months before the start of the course to obtain a visa. In the event that a successful scholarship candidate is unable to obtain a UK visa on time before the start of the degree programme, the scholarship will not be reserved for them for the following academic year. They will have to reapply.

Scholarship Summary

Host Country: United Kingdom UK

Study Abroad: Study in Europe

Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships

Eligible Countries: All African Countries

Reward: Full Scholarship (£45,000)

Deadline: May 3, 2021

             (x)    Scholarship Details

Our unique, cross-disciplinary approach is reflected throughout our research and teaching. We work in the real world, collaborating with communities at all levels, and offering workable solutions for policy makers.

The Institute for Global Health implements UCL’s Grand Challenge of Global Health, a cross disciplinary initiative to provide innovative, workable solutions to global health problems.  Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to our approach to research, teaching and beyond.

           (xi)    Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

The candidate must be an African national and a permanent resident of an African nation, at the time of application.

The candidate must have applied and obtained an offer letter to study a fulltime postgraduate program at the UCL Institute for Global Health for the coming academic year.

Demonstrate financial need.

The scholarship covers UCL tuition fees, accommodation, and cost of living. The candidate must arrange for and obtain the additional funding required to cover travel, student visa, and initial expenses.

Please also see the application procedure below for additional information.

 

Scholarship Duration and Reward

The African Graduate Scholarship will cover:

£25,800 – Tuition fee for overseas students in 2021-2022 AY

£10,000 – Estimated value of an accommodation bursary in the International students house (ISH).

£9,200 – Subsistence stipend for the year disbursed in regular intervals

Travel expenses* (You will need to calculate and pay for the cost of your travel to and from the UK as well as the cost for the student visa, and initial expenses (warm clothes for winter, student supplies etc.)

MSc Project costs* (You will need to calculate and pay for the costs of your project if you choose to conduct an MSc project overseas.

Candidates are not required to write a dissertation that requires travelling).

Payment of the Scholarship is made in the form of paying your tuition fees and providing you accommodation at the start of the academic session and providing maintenance cheques at regular intervals throughout the academic year to pay for food, transport and daily expenses.

Required Documents

Eligible candidates are required to submit their completed scholarship application form with the following documentation:

Copy of your offer letter for the MSc Global Health and Development programme

your academic transcripts/certificates, references and CV from your MSc application.

completed scholarship application form including personal statement.

evidence of your current employment and income e.g., letter from employer confirming employment status and annual salary in GBP.

Proof of funding status including evidence that they have applied to other funding bodies for the additional expenses. If any additional funding has been obtained, the applicant must provide evidence of this in the form of a signed letter from the funding organisation stating the additional sponsorship/scholarship amount in sterling.

If the funding comes from personal resources, copies of official bank statements showing the balance of funds must be submitted. Candidates must submit their scholarship application to: igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk by 3rd May 2021.

Method of Application

Please complete the application form and return by email together with supporting documentation as a single file.

Please do not submit individual scanned pages of the application form unless there is a particular page that requires a signature.

 

Selection Procedure

Completed application forms will be reviewed shortly after the deadline stated on the application form. The applications are considered and awarded by the UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) Scholarship Committee. The committee aims to contact successful candidates by email and post within 4 weeks of the deadline.

Application link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-health/file/3853

Application deadline: May 3rd, 2021

 

  1. 2021 Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) For International Students

Description:  The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to citizens of certain developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.

Subject to available funding, JJWBGSP offers scholarships for 48 Participating Programs at universities in U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. Please note that if you are not admitted to one of these 48 programs, you are not eligible to apply for a JJWBGSP Scholarship in 2021.

The 2021 Application Period will open on March 22, 2021 and close on May 21, 2021 for developing country nationals.

         (xii)    Scholarship Summary

Host: Japan & World Bank

Study Abroad: Study in Asia | Study in Europe | Study in USA

Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships

Eligible Countries: All Developing Countries

Reward: Full Scholarship with Monthly Stipends

Application Opens: March 22, 2021

Deadline: May 21, 2021

        (xiii)    Scholarship Details

A JJWBGSP scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

Scholarship Requirements

Details on Eligibility Criteria for each call for applications are provided in that call’s Application Guidelines, and these detailed eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made.

Broadly speaking, Developing Country nationals must:

Be a national of a World Bank member developing country on this list;

Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;

Be in good health;

Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;

Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;

Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the Application Deadline. Please see FAQs on how to count qualified part time employment toward this 3-year requirement. Please see Annex 2 of the Application Guidelines for a suggested list of development-related topics. The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that is on the list of Fragile and Conflict States featured in Annex 3 of the Application Guidelines. In these exceptional cases, we do take into consideration the limited employment opportunities in those countries listed in Annex 3.

On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens. The letter of admission must be uploaded before submitting your application. For details, see “How to Apply”.

Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.

Please note: All eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made. Eligibility criteria WILL NOT change during an open call for applications. However, this information is subject to change between the close of one application process and the opening of the next.

        (xiv)    Scholarship Duration and Reward

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;

Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.

While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.

Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover:

VISA application(s) costs

Expenses to bring and/or support a scholar’s family members;

Extra-curricular courses or training;

Courses that do not meet the minimum credits required to earn the graduate degree;

Language training not provided by the graduate program;

Additional travel during the course of the study program;

Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or

Educational equipment such as computers.

Resident permit fee

 

Note: The JJ/WBGSP scholarship may only supplement, and does not duplicate, any other source of financial support/fellowship you might have. If you are notified to be a semi-finalist or if you are awarded a scholarship, you must inform and document to the JJ/WBGSP at that time if you have other sources of scholarship funds.

          (xv)    Selection Process

The JJ/WBGSP uses the following process to review eligible scholarship applications from developing country nationals, with the aim of identifying the candidates with the highest potential, after completion of their graduate studies, to impact the development of their countries.

Two qualified assessors independently review each eligible application and score the application on a scale of 1 to 10, taking into account four main factors and the degree of cohesion among them:

Quality of Professional Experience (30% weight)

Quality of Professional Recommendations (30% weight)

Quality of Commitment to your Home Country (30% weight)

Quality of Education Background (10% weight)

The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat uses the average score of the two assessors and the following criteria to select the finalists:

Maintaining a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards

Maintaining a reasonable distribution of awards across gender

Unusual circumstances/hardships, when assessing the employment experience and other aspects of an application;

Giving scholarships to those applicants who, other things being equal, have limited access to financial resources for graduate studies abroad.

The JJWBGSP Secretariat presents the finalists for the Participating Program scholarship to the JJ/WBG Steering Committee (composed of members of the World Bank Board of Directors and WB management) for approval. Winners are notified soon after the JJWBG Steering Committee approval.

        (xvi)    Method of Application

The call for applications for a JJWBGSP Scholarship will open on March 22, 2021 and the deadline for applying will be May 21, 2021. Guidance for the 2021 call for applications, including the call’s: (i) instructions and requirements to submit an application, the eligibility criteria applicants must meet; and the selection process are provided  in the Application Guidelines, FAQs, and the complete list of JJ/WBGSP Participating Programs. Master Degrees currently offered.

Inquiries on how to submit an admission application to a Participating program should be submitted to the respective university. All applicants to the JJ/WBG will need to have an unconditional offer of admission from a participating program to be eligible to apply.

Once you are familiar with the application requirements and processes, click HERE to apply, and refer to the “Accessing your online application” and “Navigating your online application” to learn how access and navigate the online application.

Application link: https://www.intelregion.com/scholarships/apply-2021-joint-japan-world-bank-graduate-scholarship-program-jj-wbgsp-for-international-students/#

Application deadline: May 21, 2021

  1. University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship

In this most unprecedented of years, we are delighted to be offering a major new scholarship for international students, the Global Masters Scholarship, an award of £10,000 to provide support for you to study at the University of Birmingham in 2021/22.

Eligibility Criteria

All taught Masters programmes are eligible for this scholarship, with the exception of programmes in the Birmingham Business School, for which there are separate scholarships on offer.

In order to be eligible, candidates must meet the following requirements. Candidates must:

Have received, and accepted, an offer of admission for a taught Masters degree at the University of Birmingham UK Campus to study in the 2021/22 academic year.

Be classed as ‘domiciled’ in one of the eligible countries.

Be classed by the University as an overseas fee payer for tuition fee purposes.

Start their studies at the University in September/ October 2021 on a course delivered on-campus.

Be academically exceptional and able to provide evidence for this in the scholarship application statement. Candidates must also have, or be expecting to achieve, a first class overall grade (at least 70% in the UK system) in a bachelors degree or equivalent.

 

As an example, the minimum equivalent grade requirement in the US, India, Nigeria and China are as follows:

3.5 out of 4.0 and above in the US GPA system.

70% in the Indian grading system

3.5 (out of 4.0) or 4.5 (out of 5.0) or 6.2 (out of 7.0) in the Nigerian grading system

85% grade awarded by a top tier Chinese University, 90% grade awarded by a mid-tier Chinese University

Students in receipt of a full scholarship or sponsorship covering full tuition fees from an alternative internal or external source are also not eligible for this scholarship. Those with other partial awards may be able to conjoin this scholarship with other scholarships.

 

Application Link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk//international/students/global-masters-scholarship.aspx

Application Deadline: 30th June, 2021.

 

  1. Study-In-Australia: 2021 Flinders University AGRTP Scholarships for International Students

 

Description: The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships (AGRTPS) (International) are specifically intended to support international students to undertake a Higher Degree by research at Flinders University.

  (xvii)

     (xviii)    Scholarship Summary

Scholarship Details

The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Master’s degree.

Successful applicants are required to undertake full time study and must be commencing a higher degree by research in Australia for the first time.

Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Applicants must satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Master’s degree by research or Doctorate by research.
  • Applicants are required to have successfully completed a degree at least the equivalent/comparable to an Australian First-Class Hons degree (this is a four-year degree with a major research project in the final year)
  • Applicants must have met the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application. Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.
  • Applicants must not hold an equivalent Higher Degree by research qualification.  Applications are only open to students commencing a Higher Degree by research in Australia for the first time.
  • Applicants must not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship. Please see the attached conditions of award for full eligibility criteria.

 

         (xix)    Required Documents

All applicants are required to read the application guidelines provided below before submitting an application.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

To ensure your application is complete and competitive, please read and attend to the following:

Research Supervisor
You must make contact with an academic staff member  and have an informal agreement from that person to supervise you if successful. Email evidence of the supervisor’s agreement should be included with your application. Applicants who do not have a supervisor at the time of application will not be considered for an AGRTPS/FIPRS.

Publications
You must include evidence that you have published; you may include up to five of your publications with your application.
Each publication must be accompanied with a completed coversheet; publications without coversheets will not be considered. Publications will be used to judge the quality of previous research in the area that you intend to study at Flinders University. Applicants with more than five publications should consult with their Flinders University supervisor and select the top five. Explain briefly why these five were chosen. Do not provide more than five publications. Additional publications may be noted on your CV or in a separate list. Coversheets are not required for publications listed on the CV but not included among the top five.

Typically, only publications in English should be included among the top five. Publications in other languages will be accepted only if the nature of the publication (for example, a report to a government agency) dictates that another language is most appropriate.

Publications must not be more than 5 years old

Please note, due to the highly competitive nature of the AGRTPS, applicants who have not published are unlikely to be competitive.

Academic Transcripts
You must provide certified copies of all university level academic transcripts, translated into English, please do not provide secondary school certificates or non educational certificates or awards.

Research Proposal
You must include a research proposal of approximately 500 words in length, outlining the problem, hypothesis or question and the methodology or approach.

Academic Referees
Complete Section A of two copies of the Academic Referee’s Confidential Report forms and forward them to two appropriate referees of your choice.  If possible the referees should have an informed, personal and professional knowledge of your academic ability and be able to exercise judgment of your research potential. Indicate on your application form who the Referee Report forms have been sent to. Academic Referee reports must be returned to rhdscholarships@flinders.edu.au by 6August 2021.

Curriculum Vitae
An updated CV outlining your work experience, all research experience, and a full list of cited publications should be included with your application.

Format & Language
All documents must be uploaded via the application portal, and should be in English.  Please save as a PDF and scan and save in the correct orientation. Please name all documents with your family name and document name, for example: name_Transcript, name_publication 1.

Application link: https://www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships- system/index.cfm/scholarships/display/a731e2

Application deadline: August 6, 2021

  1. Minerva International Scholarship Funded Foundation For Leiden University

Description: Another opportunity is here for international students from the Netherlands in Minerva International Scholarship Funded Foundation for Leiden University. Minerva International fully funded scholarship program Foundation for Leiden university is open now for all students without the restriction of any nationality.

 

Brief Description:

Country of scholarship: Netherlands

Course available Bachelor’s, Master’s

Deadline:  15 April 2021

Scholarship Amount: Between 900 euros to 2000 euros

Subjects:

  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Medicine/LUMC
  • Archeology
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Interfacultair Centrum voor Lerarenopleiding, Onderwijsontwikkeling en Nascholing (ICLON)
  • Governance and Global Affairs
  • Science

Eligibility criteria:

Following are the basic eligibility requirements for apply in tis program.

  • It is not necessary to be a member of L.S.V Minera for applying to this program.
  • You should have a prestigious level of research or study abroad or in the Netherlands.
  • The type of your project should be a research, study, or internship in this program.
  • You have to submit a final report at the end of this project with proper images and details.
  • You are required to be a Ph.D. student in this university who has already complete the master’s program in this university.

Benefits of Leiden University:

  • In this fund, you will get an amount between 900 euros to 2000 euros for fulfilling the needs of your project.
  • You can use this amount of money for the expenses of your research work of the project and you can also use this money for covering your living costs during your stay.
  • You are also allowed to use the money for international traveling.
  • You will be with the amount from €900 to €2000 for your project. This money can be used for not only your research but also your living costs and international traveling.

 

Deadline:

The deadline for applying to this scholarship program is 15th April so hurry up download and fill the application form and attach all required documents and send it to the provided address.

For more details regarding scholarship application and all other queries you can send a email to the minervascholarshipfund@lsvminerva.

 

Application link: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/scholarships/sea/minerva-scholarship-fund

  1. The Denys Holland Scholarship at University College London

Brief description:

The Denys Holland Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students from any country, who without the support of the scholarship would be unable to secure the funding required to study at UCL, and who can demonstrate their intention to make full use of the activities offered by UCL and the Student Union.

Host Institution(s):

University College London, UK

Level/Field of study:

Bachelor’s Degree Programme in any subject offered at the University

Number of Awards:

There is one award for 2021/22.

Target group:

Students from any country

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship is worth £9,000 per year for three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Eligibility:

Applicants should:

  • hold a valid UCL Student Number
  • hold a valid UCAS Application Number (not UCAS Registration number)
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL for full-time undergraduate study commencing in September 2021, in any department;
  • be in financial need;
  • be able to demonstrate that they have broad interests and intend to be actively involved in and contribute to the life of the university.

Application instructions:

Applicants must provide UCL Student Number or UCAS Application Number for applications to be considered valid. Complete applications and supporting documentations should be submitted by email before 11.59pm BST, Friday 2 July 2021.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: 2 July 2021 (annual)
Course starts Sept 2021

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships/denys-holland-scholarship

 

(c)    OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN

  1. ShEquity launches SHEBA -ShEquity Business Accelerator

Description: ShEquity’s purpose is to provide smart investments for African female entrepreneurs and innovators, the key driver of inclusive socio-economic growth. ShEquity aims for a triple bottom line: financial, social and environmental returns, with direct impact correlating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, ShEquity facilitates access to a pool of de-risked deals to investors composed of innovative, impactful and scalable female-led and owned businesses.

More info

SHEBA will offer venture building and technical support to African female entrepreneurs with impactful and scalable businesses viewed as potential ShEquity investment candidates in agribusiness (agtech, production, processing, wholesale & retailing, any other agribusiness value chain aspects), healthcare, technology (fintech, clean-tech, etc.), renewable energies, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). In addition, qualifying participants will receive funding needed to structure their businesses and become ShEquity investment ready.

Requirements

Interested applicants must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Be a woman leading/owning an impactful and scalable business
  • Committing to the 6 months program duration
  • Have a business that has been in operation for a minimum of 24 months and is based in the ECOWAS Region
  • Signing the SHEBA agreement (to be provided to these selected)

Application link: https://shequity.com/sheba/

  1. HIGH LEAD Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health | 2021 Application now OPEN!

In an effort to equip and empower more women leaders in global health, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers a transformational fellowship specifically designed to promote leadership skills in individuals from low- and middle-income countries who will, in turn, mentor future female leaders in global health. We are excited to announce that the 2021 LEAD Fellowship application is now open.

Harvard Global Health Institute LEAD Fellows have access to world-class faculty, are provided with senior mentors and the opportunity to build a custom curriculum aligned to their own unique personal growth and leadership plan. Based on their specific interests and leadership goals, LEAD fellows engage in tailored leadership training program, speaking and networking opportunities, and independent project work. The fellowship offers the unique opportunity to build a global network of peers and relationships across schools and departments of Harvard University. The fellowship experience provides global health leaders time to reflect, recalibrate, and explore uncharted territories.

We look forward to welcoming a third cohort of LEAD Fellows, who will join a close-knit community of former Fellows from around the world. To date, Fellows have come from 6 different countries, with representation from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. Their areas of focus have ranged from HIV/AIDS and healthcare to health policy at the highest levels of government and span disciplines including research, advocacy, administration and policy. You can learn more about our current and past fellows here.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with Harvard University protocol, the 2021-22 LEAD fellowship program will be entirely virtual. While we cannot offer an in-person experience at this time, we are committed to ensuring the 2021 remote Fellowship will be equally as meaningful an experience.

Application details:

We welcome applicants from all continents, regions, disciplines, sectors, gender and gender identities. Candidates nominate themselves by applying for the fellowship. There are no age limits or academic prerequisites.

Applicants must work full-time in the field of global health and have at least 15 years of professional experience. Global-health related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience.

Applicants must have demonstrated leadership experience.

Applicants must have the full support of their employer and a champion in their organization who serves as an internal mentor.

Applicants must take a leave of absence (or equivalent) from their home institution during the fall full curriculum semester.

During the two years prior to arrival at Harvard, the fellows should not have participated in a full-time fellowship that lasted 4 months or longer.

Application deadline: The 2021 application is now OPEN and will close on April 22nd 2021.

Application link: https://globalhealth.harvard.edu/hghi-lead-fellowship-for-promoting-women-in-global-health-2021-application-now-open/

 

  1. TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award 2021 Female Scientists ($ 4000 cash award)

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

TWAS is inviting nominations for the 2021 Award from all its members as well as science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions in developing and developed countries.

*Self nominations (i.e. applications) WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Eligibility:

The 2021 award will be awarded to a woman scientist national of a Least Developing Country (LDC), living and working in a LDC during the last two years immediately prior to their nomination, based on scientific achievements in any of the thematic areas below:

Clean and renewable energy

Green chemistry

Sustainable agriculture and agrobiodiversity

Plastic: degradation, pollution and microplastic

Water purification and sanitation

Climate change: environmental effects, methane contribution, carbon capture

Transportation technologies: efficiency for smart cities

Waste management

Biodiversity: the sixth mass extinction, ecosystem services, habitat recovery and restoration

Ecological economics and planetary health

Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered.

Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.

The same nominee cannot be nominated for more than one ‘Fellows of TWAS Awards’ in a given year. The secretariat retains the right to bring to the attention of the relevant nominators that the nomination may be suitable for another award, and the final decision whether or not to shift the nomination will be taken by the nominators themselves.

How to Nominate a Scientist:

The 2021 nominations can only be submitted electronically through the on-line platform by clicking on the “NEW NOMINATION” button at the bottom of this page.

To resume working on saved nominations, click on the “RESUME” button at the bottom of this page.

Before starting compiling the nomination, PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE MAXIMUM CHARACTERS ALLOWED.

The deadline for receiving nominations is 12 May 2021, however we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the deadline but submit the nomination as early as you can to enable us to process it as quickly as possible.

Application Link: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-samira-omar-innovation-sustainability-award

 

  1. Study-In-UK: 2021 Eira Francis Davies Scholarship for Women in Developing Countries

Description: The Eira Francis Davies Scholarship is a full tuition fee scholarship ordinarily awarded to one outstanding female student per academic year. The student must be a national of and resident in an eligible developing country, who pursues a postgraduate taught Master’s programme within Swansea University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Scholarship Summary

Host: University of Swansea, UK

Study Abroad: Study in Europe

Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships

Eligible Countries: All Developing Countries

Reward: Full Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2021

              (i)    Scholarship Details

Eira understood the value and transformative power of education; especially to women from countries whose economic, social and cultural background might present challenges and barriers to the realization of their potential. As a woman of independent means, in 2012 Eira endowed a significant fund to Swansea University for the establishment of a Scholarship in her name. Her purpose was to help such women realize their potential, and in doing so lift both their community and home country.

Eira took a keen interest in the women that her scholarship sponsored. She followed their progress and their stories and enjoyed meeting them at the annual Scholarship Winners Dinner – although preferring to keep her identity hidden, she never revealed herself as their benefactor.

Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

hold a minimum 2:1 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification.

have formally accepted an offer to study one of the following full-time, postgraduate taught Master’s programmes at Swansea University for entry September 2021

be female.

be a new student to Swansea University from September 2021.

within their application, demonstrate strong academic ability, financial plan to study and motivation for their chosen course at Swansea University.

be a national, and permanent resident of, a non-EU developing country listed by the World Bank Country and Lending Groups classification as being ‘low income’ or ‘lower-middle income’ as of June 2020.

not receive any other financial support from Swansea University (e.g., tuition fee reduction, scholarship or bursary).

not be a progressing student from The College, Swansea University.

Deadline: June 1, 2021

Application link: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/eira-francis-davies-scholarship/

(d)   INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

(e)    FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

  1. Call for Projects: 2021 Paris Peace Forum

This year, the Forum will showcase 80 projects tackling the issues at the core of the fourth edition, and invites applications from projects working exclusively on one of the following themes:

Fighting against the Covid-19 crisis

Better governing the global commons

Better governing the digital world

Fighting fake news and threats to the press

Protecting the civic space in times of Covid-19

Achieving equality among men and women

Strengthening South-South cooperation

Reforming capitalism through the impact economy

Who can participate?

This Call for Projects is open to all governance actors: states, international bodies, local governments, non-governmental organizations, companies, foundations, development agencies, religious groups, associations, think tanks, universities, etc.

Why should you submit your project?

By taking part in the Paris Peace Forum, project leaders will have the unique opportunity to showcase their innovative solution and push their project forward:

By increasing its visibility, benefiting from the number of visitors as well as the international media coverage of the event

By presenting it to diverse audiences, through a pitch presentation, as part of a debate, or by scheduling meetings with other participants at your stand

By connecting with potential partners: senior representatives from participating governments, international organizations, NGOs, companies, philanthropists, experts, journalists, etc.

By sharing expertise and knowledge with other project leaders and participants from all over the world.

All projects presented at the fourth edition will have the opportunity to be chosen as a Scale-up initiative to benefit from one year of customized support from the Forum to drive visibility, advocacy, partnerships, and organizational structure forward.

What are the eligibility conditions and the selection criteria?

To be eligible, your project must meet each of the following conditions:

Be either normative (instruments of law, standards and good practices) or capacity-building (new mechanisms, institutions and solutions)

Be supported by an organization and not just by an individual

Be managed by a team who can send a minimum of 2 persons can fully participate in the 3 days of the event from 11 to 13 November

Bring a concrete solution to tackle a transnational challenge

Be related to at least one of the themes of the fourth edition

Offer a cooperative approach

Having reached a certain level of advancement

Involve concrete, tangible, and distinct action

Applying without a view to request funding from the Paris Peace Forum

Have an international dimension

The relevance and overall quality of your project will be examined considering the following criteria:

  • Overall quality of the project
  • Feasibility and coherence
  • Credibility and capacity
  • Impact

Relevance of the project to the Paris Peace Forum’s priorities and approach

  • Universality, global or international relevance
  • Multi-stakeholder, governance dimension
  • Innovative or unique character
  • Value for the project to be presented at the Paris Peace Forum

Application deadline: May 9th 2021

Application Link: https://parispeaceforum.org/call-for-projects/

 

  1. The Nigeria Economic Summit Group : Application for the 2021 NESG Bridge Fellowship

About the bridge fellowship

Launched in 2019, the NESG Bridge Fellowship, an initiative of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group in collaboration with Leap Africa was established to equip a new cadre of young visionary leaders with leadership, research and policy advocacy skills, to champion policy reform in diverse policy areas.

The NESG Bridge Fellowship is designed to inspire and equip a new generation of young visionary Nigerian leaders, with the requisite skills to carry out policy-oriented research and advocacy for national transformation. Selected participants will go through a rigorous and engaging capacity development process where they will contribute to knowledge and policy advocacy on a National level. The selected Bridge Fellows will also be matched to the NESG Policy Commissions to have hands-on experience in the area of Policy Advocacy, Research and Leadership

ELIGIBILITY

The NESG Bridge Fellowship is open to young Nigerians that meet the following criteria:
Are between the ages of 22 to 35 on or before the application deadline

Are not employees or immediate family members of employees of the NESG and LEAP Africa

Are able to undergo rigorous research training for a period of 15 months

Are committed to attending online training and available for mentoring throughout the Fellowship period

Are currently employed or self-employed

Are proficient in reading, writing and speaking English (this will aid participation and help in getting the full benefits of the fellowship)Have at least a Bachelor’s degree
Have a minimum of 3 years post-NYSC working experience

Application deadline: April 7th, 2021

Application link: https://www.nesgroup.org/fellowship/applicationINTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

GENERAL OPPORTUNITY/ESSAY WRITING

  1. The Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

 

* This program is an activity within the framework of UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030).

Theme : “What is Life?”

What does life mean to you? Have you had an experience that made you think about the meaning of life? What kind of things can you do to cherish and invigorate your own life and all life on earth?

 

Guidelines

  1. Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2021) in one of the following age categories: a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15 – 25)
  2. Essays must be 700 words or less in English or French, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese. Essays must be typed, with your name and essay title included at the top of the first page.

There are no particular rules regarding formatting (font style, size, line space, etc.). However, essays must be submitted in either MS Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format.

* Your name and essay title are not included in the word count limit.

  1. Entries must be submitted online. To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page, and follow the required steps. Entries submitted by postal mail or e-mail are not accepted.

Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group by creating an ‘account for school/organization entrant’ on the online registration page.

* Only one entry per person is accepted.

* We are unable to confirm receipt of essays.

  1. Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.
  2. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
  3. Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.

Awards

  • The awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:
  • 1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$900 as of March 2021) and gift … 1 entrant
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$450 as of March 2021) and gift … 3 entrants
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and gift … 5 entrants
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift … 25 entrants

* 1st to 3rd prize winners will be invited to the Winners Gathering to be held online.

* Additional awards (Best School Award, School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable.

* All prize winners will be announced on October 31, 2021 (Japan time) on this website. Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December 2021.

Application link: https://www.goipeace.or.jp/en/work/essay-contest/

Deadline: Entries must be received by June 15, 2021 (23:59 your local time).

 

  1. BECOMING A FUTURE ENERGY LEADER

Description: For those accepted onto the programme, there are significant opportunities to progress ideas, projects and even careers. For employers the Council’s development programme is a unique opportunity to add to their company’s career paths allowing the next generation of leaders to develop new skills and expertise in an international environment. For the Council and the broader energy sector, this unique development programme helps build the much-needed capabilities to ensure we are taking positive steps towards successful energy transition.

WHO CAN JOIN?

During the first half of every year, we on-board around 35 new participants and the same number of participants are replaced. Programme applicants should meet the following essential criteria:

  • Solid interest and proven track record in energy or energy +; the CV indicates a specific achievement and the potential to become a leader in his / her field
  • 3-5 years junior management experience in an energy-related field considered a plus
  • Highly motivated and encouraged to work with the World Energy Council, and ready to commit to become a member of the exclusive FEL-100 and remain engaged for at least one up to typically three years
  • Advanced level of English
  • Not more than 32 years old at the time of application
  • Availability for at least 15 days contact time with the development programme (20 days in Congress years). Validation by employer would be considered a plus.

Document to upload

  1. CV
  2. Recommendation letter

Application link: https://www.worldenergy.org/impact-communities/future-energy-leaders/becoming-a-future-energy-leader

  1. Cardinal stone job opportunity

Description: Job Summary CardinalStone Partners is looking to recruit resourceful, analytical and driven Graduate Trainees who are passionate about the financial services sector and have taken personal steps to develop themselves and enrich their profiles in order to have an edge. Are you smart, open to learning, passionate about financial services and looking to join a team of result oriented young professionals? If Yes, WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Investment Banking:

  • Analyze financial statements.
  • Build robust financial models.
  • Perform valuation analysis for various sectors.
  • Prepare marketing & statutory transaction documents including information memoranda, teasers, prospectuses, scheme documents among others.
  • Preparing client presentations and pitch books
  • Carry out research on various sectors to support transaction origination and execution.

Private Equity:

  • Assist in development of detailed financial models.
  • Participation in due diligence of potential investee companies
  • Assist in valuation of existing and potential investments.
  • Assist in Identifying potential investee companies / investment opportunities.
  • Work with a team in monitoring performance of investee companies

 

Securities Trading:

  • Execute trades for clients on a best effort basis putting into consideration the urgency of the order, volume weighted average price and other key metrics.
  • Knowledge of the stock market, market structure and trading practices
  • Give CardinalStone approved recommendations to clients regarding trends or insights in the stock market.
  • Thorough grasp of both fundamental and technical analysis
  • Develop trading strategies and ideas and recommend same to clients.
  • Maintain relationship with clients,
  • Monitor clients’ portfolios.
  • Proficiency on Bloomberg and other applications providing financial information.
  • Maintain Strong and cordial relationship with Regulatory Agencies especially the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NASD, FMDQ, other exchanges and the Central Securities Clearing System

 

JOB EXPERIENCE

 

  • 0 – 3 years’ experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of Second-Class Honors (Upper Division) in a numerical or business-related course
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Passionate about financial services
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • Result driven and open to learning
  • Excellent team spirit and interpersonal skills
  • Microsoft Office savvy

 

NOTE: Kindly be informed that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: Apr 10, 2021

Application link: https://cardinalstone.seamlesshiring.com/?redirect_to=https%3A%2F%2Fcardinalstone.seamlesshiring.com%2Fjob%2Fapply%2F31%2Fgraduate-trainee-investment-management

(f)    MSME OPPORTUNITIES

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES

MARCH 22ND 2021

  

1.    OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH

2.    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY (UNDERGRADUATE/POSTGRADUATE)

3.    FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

4.    INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

  1. GENERAL OPPORTUNITY

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH

  1. 2021 CBN Social Media Challenge for Young & Talented Nigerians

 

Description: Central Bank of Nigeria is inviting young and talented Nigerians to compete in the 2021 Social Media Challenge.

To commemorate the 2021 Global Money Week (GMW), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is organizing a social media contest called the “Global Money Challenge” where youths can showcase their talents, artworks and skills.

Applicants are meant to Showcase their talents, artworks, and skills by posting a 120 seconds video or a photo on how you can Take Care of Yourself and Take Care of Your Money.

Winners in the challenge stand a chance to win an Apple MacBook Pro, HP Pavilion x360, Apple ipad Pro!

 

Scholarship Summary

  • Host: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
  • Category: Competitions
  • Eligible Country: Nigeria
  • Age: 18-35 Years
  • Reward: Apple MacBook Pro, HP Pavilion x360, Apple ipad Pro!
  • Deadline: March 26, 2021

 

Requirements

To be eligible for participation in the contest, entrants must fulfil/meet the following:

  1. a)   Participants must be persons between the ages of 18 and 35 years and must be resident in Nigeria.
  2. b)   Employees, officers or agents of the CBN, Financial Institutions and other Financial Regulators are not eligible to participate in the challenge;
  3. c)    Entrants must have genuine social media account(s) such as Instagram, Twitter and must follow all CBN social media handles, namely:
  • Facebook: @cenbankng
  • Instagram: @centralbankng
  • Twitter:      @cenbank

Participants can make only single entry on the social media platforms, Instagram or Twitter.

  1. d)   Instagram profile must be a public profile to enter for the challenge
  2. e)   Winners shall provide proof of address and age, birth certificate and/or affidavit, Utility bill and any other valid means of identification for prizes to be awarded.

Reward

Prizes for the contest would be specified on the CBN social media platforms;

(b)    Only top ten (10) entries will be shortlisted and invited for the Grand Finale;

(c)     Results of the Global Money Challenge shall be announced on all the CBN social media platforms within 15 days of the closure of the competition. The announcement may include publication of the name(s), photographs, locations and details of the prize of each prize winner;

(d)     Virtual Grand Finale involving the selection and announcement of winners on Tuesday March 30th, 2021;

(e)     Winners would receive their prizes not more than 30 days after the virtual Grand Finale ceremony;

(f)      Reasonable efforts would be made to contact winners for at least 5 days. In the absence of a response from a preferred winner, a reserved winner may be considered for the prize. The CBN shall not be responsible and shall be absolved of any liability as a result of the failure to respond by the preferred winner of any prize. However, if the winner fails to respond to our notification attempts within this time or fails to meet any of the eligibility requirements or is otherwise unable to comply with the contest terms and conditions, we reserve the right to disqualify that entrant and offer the prize to the next eligible entrant.

Application link: https://cbngmw.lndg.page/P5sVJ1

Deadline: March 26, 2021

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY (UNDERGRADUATE/POSTGRADUATE)

  1. Newcastle University MBA Sustainable Leadership Scholarship (MBA)

As a Business School contributes to shaping an inclusive and sustainable future for business and society.

Our MBA Sustainable Leadership Scholarship rewards candidates who can demonstrate substantial experience of leading sustainable and or social business initiatives. The successful candidate will also be an inspirational role model for peers and colleagues looking to become sustainable business leaders of the future.

Value of Award

A full fee award of £24,600, payable towards the cost of tuition fees.

Duration of Study: Starting September 2021, a year study

Eligibility

To be eligible for this full-fee scholarship you must meet the following criteria

  • Have worked or currently work in a sector which is moving to more sustainable business models e.g. energy, packaging.
  • Completed the scholarship application form including submitting an essay of no more than 1,500 words in response to the question listed. Submissions need to be in English.
  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer of admission to the Full-time MBA program of 2021 entry
  • Have substantive managerial experience (minimum 3 years prior to starting the MBA); demonstrating significant career progression in terms of e.g. budgets, projects, seniority
  • Preferably hold the equivalent of a UK 2:1 honors degree (however, applicants who do not meet this requirement but can demonstrate relevant work experience above the minimum plus significant career progression may also be considered)
  • Perform well at interview across all competency areas
  • Hold an English language qualification of IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent with no subskill below 6.0 (if your first language is not English).

Sponsor: Newcastle University Business School

How to apply

Applications and essays will be reviewed by the School’s MBA Scholarship Committee. Candidates need to complete the online application form by visiting the application link:

Form link:https://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=10032444

School link: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/sources/allstudents/mbasls21.html

Application Deadline: 1st April, 2021

 

  1. 2021 Google Africa Fellowship Program for Students and Professionals

Description: Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor.

Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology.

Google’s mission is to foster inclusive research communities and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply. We currently offer Fellowships in Africa, Australia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, India, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the United States.

 

Scholarship Summary

Scholarship Requirements

  • Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD and enrolled in an African, Indian or Southeast Asian* institution.
    • Undergraduate or Master’s students and professionals may apply.
    • Undergraduate and Master’s student applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time students at an African, Indian, or Southeast Asian university.
    • Professionals must be employed/affiliated with an organization registered in Africa, India, or Southeast Asia.
    • For these applicants, the Fellowship award shall be contingent on the awardee registering for a full-time PhD program of an African, Indian, or Southeast Asian university in computer science (or an adjacent field) within the calendar year of the Fellowship award, or the award shall be forfeited.
    • Grant of the Fellowship does not mean admission to the PhD program of a university. The awardee must also complete the PhD admission process of the respective institute/university where they wish to register for a PhD.
    • Grant of the Fellowship will be subject to the rules and guidelines applicable in the institute/university where the awardee registers for the PhD program.
    • Students must remain enrolled full-time in the PhD program for the duration of the Fellowship or forfeit the award.
  • Google employees, and their spouses, children, and members of their household are not eligible.
  • Students that are already supported by a comparable industry award are not eligible.

 

Scholarship Duration and Reward

Students receive named Fellowships which include a monetary award. The funds are given directly to the university to be distributed to cover the student’s expenses and stipend as appropriate. The funds are given as an unrestricted gift, and it is Google’s policy not to pay for overhead on unrestricted gifts.

In addition, the student will be matched with a Google Research Mentor who we hope will become a valuable resource to the student. There is no employee relationship between the student and Google as a result of receiving the fellowship. Fellowship recipients are not subject to intellectual property restrictions unless they complete an internship at Google.

Fellowship recipients serving an internship are subject to the same intellectual property and other contractual obligations as any other Google intern. If a Fellowship student is interested, an internship at Google is encouraged, but not guaranteed or required.

Africa
  • Up to 3-year Fellowship
  • US $30K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
  • Google Research Mentor

Application link: https://research.google/outreach/phd-fellowship/

Deadline: April 21, 2021

  1. ISEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship 2021 in Medical Statistics for African Scientists (Fully funded)

The ISEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists launched in 2005 and forms a key part of ISEG’s investment in capacity strengthening.

Applicatons are open for Postgraduate Studies /Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists. The scholarship is funded by the UK Medical Research Council(MRC) and the faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health at The Scheme enables promising research students from Sub-Saharan Africa to undertake MSc training in Medical Statistics at LSHTM followed by a year working as a statistician at one of our partner Centres in Africa. The fellow continues to receive mentoring, supervision and support for the duration of their fellowship from members of the Group.

The summer project, chosen by the fellow, often provides an introduction to the research topic to be pursued further during the placement year. During the placement year, the fellow is exposed to different aspects of research including study design, data management, analysis and reporting of findings. They are guided by local statisticians and researchers as well as relevant ISEG members.

The Scheme is highly competitive, we have hundreds of applications every year. The majority of our fellows are now either working as medical statisticians at research institutions in Africa, or are engaged in PhD studies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be resident in and a national of a country in sub-saharan Africa
  • Be in possession of an excellent degree with a background in Mathematics, statistics or a related subject
  • Have at least 1 year work experience in medical statistics or epidemiology
  • Be able to meet the English requirements policy

Application deadline:25th April 2021

Application link: https://www.Ishtm.ac.uk/resaerch/centres-projects-groups/mrc-international-statistics-and-epidemiology-group#fellowships

Questions/ Enquiries should be forwarded to ISEG@lshtm.ac.uk

 

  1. 2021 KNB Indonesian Government Scholarship for International Students

Description: KNB Indonesian Government Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship program offered by the government of Republic of Indonesia to selected applicants originating from developing countries.

Managed by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, the scholarship has been disbursed since 2008 to 1,290 recipients from 94 countries.

The role of KNB Scholarship, has been central in supporting Indonesian higher education institutions in their endeavour for internationalization.

 

Scholarship Summary

  • Host Country: Indonesia
  • Study Abroad: Study in Asia
  • Category: Undergraduate Scholarships/ Postgraduate Scholarship / Masters Scholarships
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: Full Scholarship
  • Deadline: April 20, 2021

 

Scholarship Details

The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship is available in all Academic Fields & Majors for the International Students. The Duration of Bachelor Degree Scholarships for International Students is 8 Semesters & for master degree scholarships for international students is 24 Months (4 Semesters).

The number of international students is indicative of global visibility of higher education institutions. In support of Indonesian universities’ internationalization and to accommodate the increasing interests from applicants all around the world, the number of scholarships being awarded every year has continued to grow.

 

Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 35 years old.
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (master degree holder is not eligible to apply).
  • Applicants must have a TOEFL or IELTS (or other certified English Proficiency Test) score
    of 80 or 6.0 or equivalent.
  • Applicants must complete the on-line application form.
  • Prior to the departure to Indonesia, the successful candidates must sign the Statement
    Letter and Scholarship Agreement prepared by the KNB Scholarship management.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang KNB Scholarship 2021 is a Full Free Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students. All the Expenses will be Covered. Detail is given below:

  • Settlement Allowance of IDR 1,250,000will be given to new students upon
    their arrival in Indonesia
  • While taking the Indonesian language course and preparatory programs, the
    new students will only receive a Living Allowance of IDR 2,550,000 per month;
  • During the Master Program, the KNB students will receive a scheme of Monthly allowance as detailed below:
    – Living Allowance IDR 2,550,000
    – Research Allowance IDR 400,000
    – Books Allowance IDR 350,000
  • Health insurancewith a maximum of IDR 200,000 monthly premium (In case of
    the cost of medical services exceeded to those covered by the health insurance,
    the difference should be borne by the student);
  • Round-tripinternational airfare (economy class) from the international airport of the student’s home countries to Indonesia, including local transport to the host university.

Durations 

  • Indonesian Language Course and Master Preparatory Program: Maximum 12 Months
  • MS Degree Programs: Maximum 24 Months (4 Semester)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Program: Maximum 48 Months (8 Semester).

 

Method of Application

Interested applicants should use the link to access the online application form.

  • The Selection result will be announced on the 1st week of June 2021.
  • The Confirmation deadline is on July 6th, 2021.
  • Students are expected to arrive in Jakarta on August 5th, 2021.

Application link: http://knb.kemdikbud.go.id/

Application deadline:  April 20, 2021

6 .Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for candidates

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered for citizens of certain developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

Purpose: To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals in key development areas.

Intended beneficiaries:  High-quality postgraduate students who wish to access training not available in their home countries, who wish or need to remain in their home country while they study, and who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

Development themes and impact

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those unable to study in the UK for financial and other reasons.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion and opportunity

To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, candidates should:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases.
  • Be unable to afford to study the programme without this scholarship

Application link: https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-distance-learning-scholarships-information-for-candidates/

Application deadline: 26th April 2021.

 

 

 

  1. 2021 Australian Government Scholarships Awards

Description: Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They aim to contribute to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

Scholarship Summary

  • Host Country: Australia
  • Study Abroad: Study in Europe
  • Category: Undergraduate Scholarships| Postgraduate Scholarships| Masters Scholarships| PhD Scholarships
  • Eligible Countries: 27 Countries
  • Reward: Full Scholarship
  • Deadline: Varies with Countries

Scholarship Details

The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries.

Scholarship Requirements

Applicants who want to accept an Australia Awards Scholarship will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the scholarship.

Scholars are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the scholar incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:

  • full tuition fees
  • return air travel–payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route
  • establishment allowance–a once only payment as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)–a compulsory program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on living and studying in Australia
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)–provided to cover the scholar’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions)
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees–if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training
  • supplementary academic support may be available to ensure a scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience
  • fieldwork (for research awards and Masters by coursework which have a research component where fieldwork is compulsory) may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.

How to Apply

Before you apply:

  • Check the opening and closing dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. See the participating countriespage for opening and closing dates.
  • If you intend to apply, you must read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. The handbook provides information including general eligibility requirements, selection processes, entitlements and responsibilities. Note that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade may revise and update the handbook at any time without notice.
  • Some countries encourage and allow you to apply online while others require hard-copy applications. See your participating country profile for more information
  • Applying online
  • Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System(OASIS). When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique registration number, username and password.
  • You do not need to submit your application immediately. You can set up a draft application form and update it, and your supporting documentation, until the designated closing date as on the relevant participating country profile.
  • Once submitted, your application cannot be changed. We strongly advise applicants applying online to do so well before the closing date. OASIS experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants may experience delays.
  • Refer to the Applicant’s Online User Manualif you need help.

Applying by mail

  • If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail. Please check your participating country profilefor contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable).
  • Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by your country. See the opening and closing dates for each country.

Application link: https://oasis.dfat.gov.au/

Deadline: 30 April 2021

 

  1. 2021 University College London (UCL) Scholarship for African Students

Description: The Scholarship is a one-off award for the academic year September to study Global Health and Development at UCL. Obtaining a UK Visa, often involves a long process and you will need to give yourself at least three months before the start of the course to obtain a visa. In the event that a successful scholarship candidate is unable to obtain a UK visa on time before the start of the degree programme, the scholarship will not be reserved for them for the following academic year. They will have to reapply.

Scholarship Summary

Scholarship Details

Our unique, cross-disciplinary approach is reflected throughout our research and teaching. We work in the real world, collaborating with communities at all levels, and offering workable solutions for policy makers.

The Institute for Global Health implements UCL’s Grand Challenge of Global Health, a cross disciplinary initiative to provide innovative, workable solutions to global health problems.  Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to our approach to research, teaching and beyond.

Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • The candidate must be an African national and a permanent resident of an African nation, at the time of application.
  • The candidate must have applied and obtained an offer letter to study a fulltime postgraduate program at the UCL Institute for Global Health for the coming academic year.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • The scholarship covers UCL tuition fees, accommodation, and cost of living. The candidate must arrange for and obtain the additional funding required to cover travel, student visa, and initial expenses.
  • Please also see the application procedure below for additional information.

 

Scholarship Duration and Reward

The African Graduate Scholarship will cover:

  • £25,800 – Tuition fee for overseas students in 2021-2022 AY
  • £10,000 – Estimated value of an accommodation bursary in the International students house (ISH).
  • £9,200 – Subsistence stipend for the year disbursed in regular intervals
  • Travel expenses* (You will need to calculate and pay for the cost of your travel to and from the UK as well as the cost for the student visa, and initial expenses (warm clothes for winter, student supplies etc.)
  • MSc Project costs* (You will need to calculate and pay for the costs of your project if you choose to conduct an MSc project overseas.
  • Candidates are not required to write a dissertation that requires travelling).

Payment of the Scholarship is made in the form of paying your tuition fees and providing you accommodation at the start of the academic session and providing maintenance cheques at regular intervals throughout the academic year to pay for food, transport and daily expenses.

Required Documents

Eligible candidates are required to submit their completed scholarship application form with the following documentation:

  • Copy of your offer letter for the MSc Global Health and Development programme
  • your academic transcripts/certificates, references and CV from your MSc application.
  • completed scholarship application form including personal statement.
  • evidence of your current employment and income e.g., letter from employer confirming employment status and annual salary in GBP.
  • Proof of funding status including evidence that they have applied to other funding bodies for the additional expenses. If any additional funding has been obtained, the applicant must provide evidence of this in the form of a signed letter from the funding organisation stating the additional sponsorship/scholarship amount in sterling.

If the funding comes from personal resources, copies of official bank statements showing the balance of funds must be submitted. Candidates must submit their scholarship application to: igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk by 3rd May 2021.

Method of Application

  • Please complete the application form and return by email together with supporting documentation as a single file.
  • Please do not submit individual scanned pages of the application form unless there is a particular page that requires a signature.

 

Selection Procedure

Completed application forms will be reviewed shortly after the deadline stated on the application form. The applications are considered and awarded by the UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) Scholarship Committee. The committee aims to contact successful candidates by email and post within 4 weeks of the deadline.

Application link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-health/file/3853

Application deadline: May 3rd, 2021.

 

9.The Miles Morland Foundation African Writers’ Scholarship

The Miles Morland Foundation African Writers’ Scholarship is available to an applicant who has applied for a place on the MA Creative Writing Prose Fiction or Biography and Creative Non-fiction in the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing who is a national of any country within Africa or who was born in any country within Africa or whose parents were both born in Africa. A scholarship application is required. ​

Type of Course; Postgraduate Taught

Funding Type; Tuition Fees/ Maintenance

Total Value; £25000

Annual Value; £25000

International Fees  .Self-Funded.

  • School/Faculty: Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Course; MA Creative Writing Prose Fiction or MA Biography and Creative Non-Fiction
  • Country / Region; International/Africa
  • Applicant’s Nationality; Any
  • Country of Domicile; Any

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Both parents born in Africa (If the scholarship is awarded on this basis, copies of both parents’ passports must be provided as evidence to UEA at point of acceptance of the scholarship.)
  • Cannot be in receipt of any other scholarships/awards.
  • Academic Excellence: Must demonstrate outstanding creative writing potential

Related Scholarships; MA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction)

Deadline : 14th May 2021.

Application link: https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/scholarships-finder/scholarships-a-z/the-miles-morland-foundation-african-writers-scholarship

 

  1. 2021 Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) For International Students

Description:  The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to citizens of certain developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.

Subject to available funding, JJWBGSP offers scholarships for 48 Participating Programs at universities in U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. Please note that if you are not admitted to one of these 48 programs, you are not eligible to apply for a JJWBGSP Scholarship in 2021.

The 2021 Application Period will open on March 22, 2021 and close on May 21, 2021 for developing country nationals.

Scholarship Summary

Scholarship Details

A JJWBGSP scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

Scholarship Requirements

Details on Eligibility Criteria for each call for applications are provided in that call’s Application Guidelines, and these detailed eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made.

Broadly speaking, Developing Country nationals must:

  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country on this list;
  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;
  • Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;
  • Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the Application Deadline. Please see FAQs on how to count qualified part time employment toward this 3-year requirement. Please see Annex 2 of the Application Guidelines for a suggested list of development-related topics. The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that is on the list of Fragile and Conflict States featured in Annex 3 of the Application Guidelines. In these exceptional cases, we do take into consideration the limited employment opportunities in those countries listed in Annex 3.
  • On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens. The letter of admission must be uploaded before submitting your application. For details, see “How to Apply”.
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.

Please note: All eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made. Eligibility criteria WILL NOT change during an open call for applications. However, this information is subject to change between the close of one application process and the opening of the next.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.

Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover:

  • VISA application(s) costs
  • Expenses to bring and/or support a scholar’s family members;
  • Extra-curricular courses or training;
  • Courses that do not meet the minimum credits required to earn the graduate degree;
  • Language training not provided by the graduate program;
  • Additional travel during the course of the study program;
  • Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or
  • Educational equipment such as computers.
  • Resident permit fee

 

Note: The JJ/WBGSP scholarship may only supplement, and does not duplicate, any other source of financial support/fellowship you might have. If you are notified to be a semi-finalist or if you are awarded a scholarship, you must inform and document to the JJ/WBGSP at that time if you have other sources of scholarship funds.

Selection Process

The JJ/WBGSP uses the following process to review eligible scholarship applications from developing country nationals, with the aim of identifying the candidates with the highest potential, after completion of their graduate studies, to impact the development of their countries.

Two qualified assessors independently review each eligible application and score the application on a scale of 1 to 10, taking into account four main factors and the degree of cohesion among them:

  1. Quality of Professional Experience (30% weight)
  2. Quality of Professional Recommendations (30% weight)
  3. Quality of Commitment to your Home Country (30% weight)
  4. Quality of Education Background (10% weight)

The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat uses the average score of the two assessors and the following criteria to select the finalists:

  • Maintaining a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards
  • Maintaining a reasonable distribution of awards across gender
  • Unusual circumstances/hardships, when assessing the employment experience and other aspects of an application;
  • Giving scholarships to those applicants who, other things being equal, have limited access to financial resources for graduate studies abroad.

The JJWBGSP Secretariat presents the finalists for the Participating Program scholarship to the JJ/WBG Steering Committee (composed of members of the World Bank Board of Directors and WB management) for approval. Winners are notified soon after the JJWBG Steering Committee approval.

Method of Application

The call for applications for a JJWBGSP Scholarship will open on March 22, 2021 and the deadline for applying will be May 21, 2021. Guidance for the 2021 call for applications, including the call’s: (i) instructions and requirements to submit an application, the eligibility criteria applicants must meet; and the selection process are provided  in the Application GuidelinesFAQs, and the complete list of JJ/WBGSP Participating Programs. Master Degrees currently offered.

Inquiries on how to submit an admission application to a Participating program should be submitted to the respective university. All applicants to the JJ/WBG will need to have an unconditional offer of admission from a participating program to be eligible to apply.

Once you are familiar with the application requirements and processes, click HERE to apply, and refer to the “Accessing your online application” and “Navigating your online application” to learn how access and navigate the online application.

Application link: https://www.intelregion.com/scholarships/apply-2021-joint-japan-world-bank-graduate-scholarship-program-jj-wbgsp-for-international-students/#

Application deadline: May 21, 2021

  1. University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship

In this most unprecedented of years, we are delighted to be offering a major new scholarship for international students, the Global Masters Scholarship, an award of £10,000 to provide support for you to study at the University of Birmingham in 2021/22.

Eligibility Criteria

All taught Masters programmes are eligible for this scholarship, with the exception of programmes in the Birmingham Business School, for which there are separate scholarships on offer.

In order to be eligible, candidates must meet the following requirements. Candidates must:

  • Have received, and accepted, an offer of admission for a taught Masters degree at the University of Birmingham UK Campus to study in the 2021/22 academic year.
  • Be classed as ‘domiciled’ in one of the eligible countries.
  • Be classed by the University as an overseas fee payer for tuition fee purposes.
  • Start their studies at the University in September/ October 2021 on a course delivered on-campus.
  • Be academically exceptional and able to provide evidence for this in the scholarship application statement. Candidates must also have, or be expecting to achieve, a first class overall grade (at least 70% in the UK system) in a bachelors degree or equivalent.

 

As an example, the minimum equivalent grade requirement in the US, India, Nigeria and China are as follows:

  • 5 out of 4.0 and above in the US GPA system.
  • 70% in the Indian grading system
  • 5 (out of 4.0) or 4.5 (out of 5.0) or 6.2 (out of 7.0) in the Nigerian grading system
  • 85% grade awarded by a top tier Chinese University, 90% grade awarded by a mid-tier Chinese University
  • Students in receipt of a full scholarship or sponsorship covering fulltuition fees from an alternative internal or external source are also not eligible for this scholarship. Those with other partial awards may be able to conjoin this scholarship with other scholarships.

 

Application Link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk//international/students/global-masters-scholarship.aspx

Application Deadline: 30th June, 2021.

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN

12.Apply for the African Women in Design Scholarship

The African Women in Design Scholarship Program was created to expand access to design education. We #ChooseToChallenge  the fact that only 20% of designers in Nigeria are females. This reflects the realities of many African countries and we want to do something about it. This is why we have partnered with Geneza school of design to help 1000 women build skills in design.

About the Design Training

The design training comprises of three comprehensive digital course paths.

  • Product Design (UI)
  • Graphic Design
  • Brand Identity Design; of which you can only learn one amongst the shortlisted

The best part? Each path is a potential career and 0.05% will get access to job opportunities and our laptop program after assessment.

Timeline

First Cohort announcement: March 30, 2021

Second Cohort announcement: August 30, 2021

Application ends: 11:59 pm, March 26, 2021

Aplication link; https://ingressive.org/african-women-in-design-scholarship/

 

  1. The WIA Young Leaders Programme

    is a catalyst for training young women leaders at the beginning of their careers.

WIA is launching the first edition of the WIA Young Leaders programme, developed in collaboration with its partners Dior and Lazard. Through this programme, WIA and its partners want to support and promote young African women leaders.  Five selected Young Leaders will benefit from an international support program. The goal is to roll out this program every year, with the vision of opening it up to more than 400 young women by 2030.

Candidates should be African nationals and must show a strong interest in the development of the continent. The winners will be selected by a prestigious international jury for their career and their exemplary leadership capacities. The jury welcomes candidates from underprivileged backgrounds.

Each application will be reviewed according to specific criteria such as:

  • Interest in Africa’s development and a vision for the continent;
  • The ability to reconcile business conduct and social impact;
  • Awareness of the need for and importance of public-private dialogue;
  • The ability to become decision-makers at the highest level;
  • The strength of conviction combined with a sense for teamwork;
  • Social ascension: self-made paths will be a priority;
  • Strong bonds to Africa: the candidate or her parents must be born in an African country or be linked to an activity or cause in Africa;
  • Humility, empathy and resilience.

Programme

The five winners will benefit from a two-part programme:

  • They will first take a digital training course covering women’s leadership and skills needed for the future, taking place in the second quarter of 2021.
  • Then, they will attend the in-person-session part of the programme, during the month of September, which will take place in Paris.

The face-to-face part of the program will take place in Paris. During their stay in Paris, the Young Leaders will have the opportunity to visit Paris and make many meetings essential to the development of their network. They will also have, for example, the exclusive opportunity to visit the Maison Dior archives, as well as to be welcomed into the Lazard offices. A virtual event will finally be organized on the return from this trip, to allow the very first WIA Young Leaders promotion to share their experience.

 

Note: Applicants will be asked to answer a questionnaire on WIA website.

Personalized monitoring will be implemented by WIA. It will enable them identify the individual needs of Young Leaders and to respond precisely to the rise in skills of each of them.

Thanks to this program, five Young Leaders will have the opportunity to develop their skills, but also to network, to discover new organizations, to meet leading personalities from the worlds of business, politics and media.

Young African women who are contributing to shaping the continent’s future are invited to apply.

Opening date: The call for applications opens Monday, March the 15th, 2021.

Closing date:15th of April at midnight (Central European Time).

Application link: https://wia-initiative.com/wia-young-leaders/

 

14.TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award 2021 Female Scientists ($ 4000 cash award)

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

TWAS is inviting nominations for the 2021 Award from all its members as well as science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions in developing and developed countries.

*Self nominations (i.e. applications) WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Eligibility:

The 2021 award will be awarded to a woman scientist national of a Least Developing Country (LDC), living and working in a LDC during the last two years immediately prior to their nomination, based on scientific achievements in any of the thematic areas below:

  • Clean and renewable energy
  • Green chemistry
  • Sustainable agriculture and agrobiodiversity
  • Plastic: degradation, pollution and microplastic
  • Water purification and sanitation
  • Climate change: environmental effects, methane contribution, carbon capture
  • Transportation technologies: efficiency for smart cities
  • Waste management
  • Biodiversity: the sixth mass extinction, ecosystem services, habitat recovery and restoration
  • Ecological economics and planetary health

Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered.

Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.

The same nominee cannot be nominated for more than one ‘Fellows of TWAS Awards’ in a given year. The secretariat retains the right to bring to the attention of the relevant nominators that the nomination may be suitable for another award, and the final decision whether or not to shift the nomination will be taken by the nominators themselves.

How to Nominate a Scientist:

The 2021 nominations can only be submitted electronically through the on-line platform by clicking on the “NEW NOMINATION” button at the bottom of this page.

To resume working on saved nominations, click on the “RESUME” button at the bottom of this page.

Before starting compiling the nomination, PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE MAXIMUM CHARACTERS ALLOWED.

The deadline for receiving nominations is 12 May 2021, however we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the deadline but submit the nomination as early as you can to enable us to process it as quickly as possible.

Application Link: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-samira-omar-innovation-sustainability-award

 

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

15.Global Water Patnership (GWP)-AIP Youth Leaders Fellowship 2021 for Young Professionals

The goal of the AIP is to transform and improve the investment outlook for water security and sustainable sanitation for a prosperous, peaceful and equitable society. The objective is to enhance job creation through gender-sensitive investments in water security, industrialization, and climate-resilient development.

The GWP-AIP Youth Leaders Fellowship aims to support and empower young people in driving the transformation required to improve the investment outlook for water security and sustainable sanitation in Africa. Nurturing youth through this expanding internship programs helps to develop the skills and experience needed for both traditional and new jobs. Ultimately, investing in youth will not only transform their lives but will also transform societies, nations, and the continent, helping to break intergenerational poverty, address inequalities, and create a stable, peaceful and prosperous Africa. GWP is, therefore, providing young female and male youth leaders with an opportunity to acquire exceptional skills and competencies that will pave a career path and develop leadership potential through this fellowship.

During their fellowship, the fellows will receive mentorship, technical support, and training from the respective supervisors. They will learn by supporting the activities of the AIP support program under the guidance of GWP personnel. In addition, the fellows will undergo an induction course aimed at increasing their understanding of AIP, GWP operations, and development approaches and frameworks for analyzing different dimensions of development and management of gender-responsive, climate-resilient development.

The AIP will accelerate investment into climate-resilient regional, transboundary, and national water infrastructure – such as dams, water transfer systems, irrigation systems, water management information systems, water supply, and sanitation infrastructure – which are critically needed to meet Africa’s growing socio-economic needs.

The AIP is implemented through three support programs:

  1. AIP Transboundary PIDA Water Investments
  2. AIP Water Climate Development and Gender Investments
  3. AIP SDG Water Investments

Objectives of the Fellowship

The fellows will develop skills and enhance their knowledge by providing support to the implementation of the portfolio of projects under the three AIP support programs and will work under the guidance of the team members of the AIP support programs in the GWP regions, with coordination from the GWPSA Africa Coordination Unit.

Fellows will also provide support to AIP and other programme areas that require communications and knowledge management to enhance their communication skills.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the fellowship:

  • A Masters degree, at least, in fields such as water, climate, environment and natural resources, gender, and energy studies, or in any discipline that is relevant to GWP work. PhDs are advantageous.
  • General knowledge and understanding of water resources management.
  • A solid understanding of international development, gender, water security, environmental management, climate change, and climate change adaptation.
  • Fluency in English. Additional knowledge of languages such as French and Portuguese are desirable.
  • A person living in one of the AU members states, and aged 35 years or younger on March 31, 2021.

 

Development Opportunities of the Fellowship

 

Under the direct supervision of the respective AIP support program personnel, the fellows will have the opportunity to be involved in:

  • Support project implementation by contributing to specific deliverables as agreed with the programme/project leaders.
  • Conduct background studies in the thematic priority areas that will be determined jointly by the specific programme/project leader (supervisor) and the fellow.
  • Document best practices, lessons learned, and experiences on key thematic areas of AIP and GWP.
  • Provide monitoring and evaluation support, for example, to the recording and processing of key project activities or events for weekly reporting, and information collection and sharing.
  • Provide support to meetings, workshops, conferences and trainings organized, and support youth-related initiatives within their country/region.
  • Provide assistance to the GWP regional and country support functions.
  • At the end of the fellowship, the fellow will produce the following:
    • A report on the thematic priority areas that shall be determined jointly by the supervisor and the fellow.
    • An overall report on the experiences gained, challenges faced, and reflections on areas that need improvement for managing future fellowships. The report should contain reflections and recommendations of possible solutions to the challenges identified.

At the end of the placement, a fellowship certificate will be issued by GWP and its collaborating partners under the AIP, along with an official letter of recommendation.

Duration of the Fellowship

The duration of the fellowship will be between six and nine months until December 31, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions at present, fellows need to be prepared to live close to a GWP office. GWP will pay for internet access, if the fellow needs to work remotely and perform their tasks online.

Renumeration/Benefits

GWP will provide a small stipend to the fellows. GWP will pay for accommodation and travel expenses, if any project-related travel is required. Fellows are entirely responsible for their own living costs such as groceries and health insurance. However, they will be provided with operational tools, such as a laptop, for use during the period of the fellowship.

*Interested applicants that meet the above requirements are invited to submit their curriculum vitae with a one-page cover letter not later than 31 March 2021.

  • Applications are accepted only in English and only through the online platform: https://gwpsanpc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=37 
  • Female candidates meeting the eligibility criteria are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be lawfully eligible to reside in the country of appointment. Applicants must, within the application, state their preferred duty station from the list below.

Fellows will be placed in the following duty stations.

  1. Lusaka, Zambia
  2. Entebbe, Uganda
  3. Yaoundé, Cameroon
  4. Tunis, Tunisia
  5. Cotonou, Benin
  6. Pretoria, South Africa – GWP Southern Africa
  7. Entebbe, Uganda – GWP Eastern Africa
  8. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – GWP West Africa
  9. Yaoundé, Cameroon – GWP Central Africa
  10. Athens, Greece – GWP Mediterranean

Application link: https://gwpsanpc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=37

Application deadline: 31st March 2021.

  1. McDonald fellowship 2021 for young researchers from low and middle income countries

The McDonald Fellowship enables early career multiple sclerosis researchers from low- and middle-income countries to work in a research institution outside of their own country. *For 2021 we are open to applications for virtual or local projects to overcome the travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19. During the visit or virtual project, participants either gain expertise or carry out parts of joint research projects.

Following the award, applicants are expected  to be able to use the newly developed expertise and networks, continuing to undertake MS research and/or patient care in low- and middle-income countries.

Benefits

The fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around £30,000 GBP per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of £2,000 GBP per year to the host institution. *For 2021 we are more flexible on the use of funds if virtual projects are proposed.

Note: Provided that it is safe to travel amid the pandemic, we expect that part of the second-year grant to the host institution will be used to cover the candidate’s expenses to attend the annual congress of ECTRIMS, the European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS.

One fellowship is awarded in partnership with ECTRIMS and is known as the MSIF-ECTRIMS McDonald Fellowship.

Another fellowship is awarded in partnership with MSIF’s member, ARSEP, The Fondation pour l’Aide à la Recherche sur la Sclérose En Plaques. This is known as the MSIF-ARSEP McDonald Fellowship.

Please note:

This is a joint application from the applicant and host. Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and host supervisor at an institution outside of their own country.

*For 2021, the host can also be identified within the applicant’s home country or neighboring countries (if travel laws allow it in the country), provided there are sufficient resources (e.g. equipment, reagents…) and mentorship as well as an opportunity to learn new expertise and techniques.

A project host must be agreed before commencing the application. The deadline for the host statement is the same as the entire application: June 30, 2021.

Who is eligible?

All candidates must:

  • Be educated to post graduate level (at least MSc, preferably PhD/MD) in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis
  • Be citizens of a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank)*
  • Focus their research in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis

Candidates must also be in one of the following situations:

  • Working or studying in a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank) at the time of nomination
  • Working or studying in another country on a project which started within the six months prior to nomination
  • Studying in another country on a project supported by an MS International Federation grant
  • Candidates are expected to return to their own countries at the end of the study period where they will contribute to advancing care and research in MS.

The fellowship may also be used as a supplement for work related to MS by a candidate who has been accepted for training in a recognised institute (within the six months prior to nomination) but who doesn’t have enough money to cover the total cost.

Candidates and Host supervisors are required to read and sign the Terms and Conditions of the award (see below).

How to apply:

  • Complete all sections of the online application form
  • The Host needs to provide a supporting statement at the end of the application*
  • Add names and contact details of 3 referees, including the applicant’s current supervisor or employer
  • Ask referees to submit reference letters to research@msif.org before the deadline

*The host supporting statement is filled in once the Applicant has submitted their application. The proposed host will then be emailed with instructions to fill in the supporting statement in the application form in text only. This must be done before the deadline.

You must submit your application with sufficient time for the proposed host to read through your application and provide a supporting statement. It is advised to give at least two weeks for your host to complete this. Equally, you must ask your referees to send a reference letter Mto research@msif.org before the deadline. Applications will be rejected if host statement or references are not received before 30 June.

Applicants will be informed in September whether they were successful.

Application link: https://www.msif.org/research/awards-grants-and-fellowships/mcdonald-fellowships/

Application deadline: The application deadline, including the online form, reference letters, and supporting statement from the host, is June 30, 2021.

 

  1. 2021 Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) Award for Young Researchers

 

Description: The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) is an informal multi-stakeholder group of Swiss institutions and private individuals interested in agricultural research for development (ARD). Members come from research institutions, NGOs, the private sector, farmers’ organizations and public agencies, as well as individuals.

Award Summary

  • Host: SFIAR
  • Category: Competitions | Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries 
  • Reward: Cash Prize (CHF 12,000)
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

 Requirements

Eligible for the SFIAR Award is research that

  • is within the thematic scope (see ARD definition above)
  • has been completed preferably no longer than three years ago, or is ongoing with recent achievements/milestones (for Master’s Thesis Award: master’s thesis submitted preferably not longer than 18 months ago)
  • has been carried out at or in close collaboration with a Swiss institution
  • has involved partners (institutions and/or individuals) located in developing countries
  • covers at least one of the following characteristics:
    • partnership, outreach to the farm level, output and impact
    • product development (or steps thereof)
    • tool or instrument that can be applied in the local context

Reward

The Award is offered annually. Based on a recommendation by the Selection Committee the SFIAR may decide that the award for a particular year will be restricted to one category only, i.e.

  • Master’s thesis or PhD or Post Doc/team1, and that further restrictions may also be applied.
  • The SFIAR Award 2021 is restricted to the following:
    • one prize (CHF 10’000) for the best PostDoc/Team project;
    • one prize (CHF 1’000) for the best Master’s thesis.

The Award ceremony is organized by SFIAR or integrated into an event organized in Switzerland by one or several SFIAR members. The awardee presents his/her project at the event

Selection

A selection committee of at least three SFIAR experts will review the submissions (based on the 2 pages research summary only) and select the best proposal.

If four or less submissions are received, the committee may decide not to make an award that year.

The SFIAR members endorse the recommendation by the selection committee, if they do not have a valid challenge. The main selection criteria are:

  • research quality
  • demonstration of potential for development impact
  • compliance with criteria defined under “Scope”
  • presentation

Method of Application

Applicants have to fill in the attached application form and provide the research summary (maximum 2 pages including illustrations) and the other documents mentioned on the form in English, French or German.

Applications that do not meet the formal requirements will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 15 July 2021.

Application link: https://sfiar.ch/award.htm

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

  1. 2021 OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Internship for Young Students

Description: The OPEC Fund offers an Internship Program enabling students from diverse academic backgrounds to experience work with an international organization.

The Internship Program runs for between two and six months and is designed to:

  • Provide a framework to support students assigned to any OPEC Fund department so that the focus remains on enriching the student’s experience;
  • Provide an immersive experience so that students gain practical experience of working for an international organization; and
  • Provide the opportunity for students to understand the OPEC Fund’s vision, mission and related values.

 

Internship Summary

Internship Details

Interns are assigned to different departments/units depending on their interests and qualifications, and according to departmental needs.

The Internship Program offers opportunities to focus on one or more of the following:

  • public sector operations;
  • private sector and trade finance operations;
  • grants;
  • financial management;
  • risk management;
  • strategic planning and economic services;
  • internal audit;
  • human resources;
  • administration; communication;
  • legal services; and
  • information technology.

 

Internship Requirements

Applicants must be between 19 to 25 years of age and enrolled in an undergraduate program (having completed at least two years) or graduate program. Alternatively, applicants may be recent graduates, having graduated a maximum of one year before the application deadline.

 Applicants must be:

  • Proficient in English. Knowledge of an additional language (e.g., French, Spanish, Arabic) is an asset;
  • Computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office);
  • Keenly interested in the work of the OPEC Fund;
  • Able to demonstrate cultural awareness; and
  • Able to demonstrate the OPEC Fund’s core values (Integrity, Empowerment, Excellence, Innovation, Community).

 

Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • The Scholarship period will run between September 2020 and September 2021 for the September set and;
  • January 2021 to January 2022 for the January set.
  • The scholarship will provide a full tuition fee waiver for the year, plus a stipend of £8,000 which will be paid over 12 months.
  • Applicants who can evidence their refugee status will be considered a priority group, however the University may extend the invite to apply to further applicants.

Required Documents

Candidates must submit:

The online application form;

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • A copy of their university diploma or equivalent, or an original letter of confirmation from a university/school certifying the applicant is / was an undergraduate student;
  • A copy of their most recent university transcripts, showing the cumulative GPA or equivalent; and
  • A short statement in English (about 150-250 words) outlining their motivation for applying.

Successful candidates must be able to present a valid health or medical insurance policy for Austria or a similar certificate proving he / she will be fully covered from a medical perspective for the duration of the program.

Method of Application

Due to a large volume of applications, the OPEC Fund will only enter into further correspondence with shortlisted candidates.

Please keep in mind:

All applications must be in English;

  • Please upload the statement and transcripts under the ‘Additional documents’ section of the application form; and
  • Please answer all the questions on the application form

 

Application link: https://careers.opecfund.org/job/Internship-Program/519375702/

Application deadline: unspecified

 

GENERAL OPPORTUNITY/ESSAY WRITING

  1. The Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

 

* This program is an activity within the framework of UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030).

Theme : “What is Life?”

What does life mean to you? Have you had an experience that made you think about the meaning of life? What kind of things can you do to cherish and invigorate your own life and all life on earth?

 

Guidelines

  1. Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2021) in one of the following age categories: a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15 – 25)
  2. Essays must be 700 words or less in English or French, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese. Essays must be typed, with your name and essay title included at the top of the first page.

There are no particular rules regarding formatting (font style, size, line space, etc.). However, essays must be submitted in either MS Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format.

* Your name and essay title are not included in the word count limit.

  1. Entries must be submitted online. To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page, and follow the required steps. Entries submitted by postal mail or e-mail are not accepted.

Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group by creating an ‘account for school/organization entrant’ on the online registration page.

* Only one entry per person is accepted.

* We are unable to confirm receipt of essays.

  1. Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.
  2. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
  3. Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.

Awards

  • The awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:
  • 1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$900 as of March 2021) and gift … 1 entrant
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$450 as of March 2021) and gift … 3 entrants
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and gift … 5 entrants
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift … 25 entrants

* 1st to 3rd prize winners will be invited to the Winners Gathering to be held online.

* Additional awards (Best School Award, School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable.

* All prize winners will be announced on October 31, 2021 (Japan time) on this website. Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December 2021.

Application link: https://www.goipeace.or.jp/en/work/essay-contest/

Deadline: Entries must be received by June 15, 2021 (23:59 your local time).

 

MSME OPPORTUNITIES

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