We have compiled below a list of opportunities that are open to Africans worldwide. Some of these include academic fellowships, internships, Jobs, Incubation and immersion programmes for entrepreneurs, competitions and their likes. These Openings have varying degrees of funding and cut across many disciplines. See them. This list will constantly be updated so please keep checking them.

Fully Funded International Mathematical Union CDC Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2019

The International Mathematical Union in collaboration with the CDC is inviting applications for the Abel Visiting Scholar Program for the 2019/2020 academic year from mathematicians professionally based in developing countries to visit an international research collaborator for a period of one month. Deadline: Application closes December 31st, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

Fully Funded Chevening OCIS Fellowship Programme in UK 2020

Chevening in collaboration with Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) offers the Chevening OCIS Fellowship and OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship in the UK 2020. Worth of Award: A six-month period of research at OCIS. Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship. Return economy airfare from home country to the UK. Deadline: November 5, 2019, at 12:00 GMT. Click here for more details and to apply

DFID Funding for Technology Provider Window for Frontier Technology Livestreaming

DFID invites grant applications and registrations for the Technology Provider Window for Frontier Technology Livestreaming in 2019. Worth of Award: will ensure that your skills and technology offer is known to the Frontier Technology Hub, which will then explore if these match demand in the Frontier Technologies programme, or are potentially relevant to other opportunities for DFID support, can propose ideas for projects that will be made available for DFID staff. If picked up, selected pilots could be eligible for funding to test new solutions. Deadline: Applications are currently open. Click here for more details and to apply

African Women’s Public Service Fellowship at NYU Wagner in USA 2020

NYU Wagner in the USA invites applications for the African Women’s Public Service Fellowship open to degree-seeking students from Africa for 2019/20 academic year. Worth of Award: The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing or a housing stipend (if enrolling in the Global EMPA program), travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses. Deadline: December 2, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

$75,000 Knight-Wallace Fellowship for Journalists at Uni of Michigan in USA 2020

The Wallace House University of Michigan in the USA is inviting applications for the Knight-Wallace Fellowship for Journalists in 2020. Worth of Award: $75,000 stipend – distributed monthly from August through April for living expenses. All tuition and course fees paid for by the fellowship. All fellowship trips – domestic and international. Deadline: December 1, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

Google Business Internship for Students in South Africa 2020

Google invites applications from students worldwide to work as Business Interns in Johannesburg in 2020. Worth of Award: At Google, one Googler can make a huge impact, and it’s no different with our interns–they are key players in our daily innovation. As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to work on projects core to Google’s business, whether it be Sales, Enterprise, Finance, People Operations (HR), Legal, Trust and Safety, or Marketing. Deadline: November 22nd, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

AAS Postdoctoral Training in Medical & Health Sciences in USA 2020

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Training Opportunity in Medical & Health Sciences in 2020. Worth of Award: The salary for the 2-years at NIH is approximately 50,000-65,000 per year for 2 years, and that will be based on level of experience, After successful completion of the two-year postdoctoral fellowship, trainees will be provided with 50% salary support for an additional two years to assist their transition into independent researchers. Deadline: December 1, 2019, 1700hrs EAT. Click here for more details and to apply

IWMF Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship in El Salvador 2020

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) invites applications for the Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship -El Salvador in 2020. Worth of Award: The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Deadline: November 12, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

Funded Human Rights Advocate Programme in USA 2020

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University invites applications for the Human Rights Advocate Programme in 2020. Worth of Award: After ISHR conducts its stringent selection process, it makes every effort to secure funding for shortlisted Advocates to attend the program. In certain cases where ISHR cannot secure funding, shortlisted Advocates may be asked to secure the funds needed for them to be admitted to the program. Deadline: December 16, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

CBA Resident Fellowship at New York University in USA 2020

Centre for Ballet and the Arts at New York University is offering Resident Fellowships for scholars and artists of all disciplines in the 2020-21 academic year. Worth of Award: $750 per week, Use of CBA’s dance studio, offices, and conference rooms, Housing, as needed and available, Round trip transportation to and from New York City, J-1 visa facilitation. Deadline: November 1, 2019, at 5:00 pm EST. Click here for more details and to apply

DAAD Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists in Germany 2019

DAAD invites applications for its grants which currently supports short-term research stays for foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career. Worth of Award: Monthly payments of 2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors, and lecturers, 2,150 euros for professors. Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding. Deadline: October 31, 2019, for research stays starting from April 2020 April 1, 2020 for research stays starting from August 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

Teachers of Critical Languages Programme (TCLP) in USA for African Teachers 2020 (1 Year Fully Funded Fellowship)

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, invites applications for the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) in 2020. Worth of Award: J-1 visa support, A pre-departure orientation held in the participant’s home country, Round-trip travel from each participant’s home country to and within the U.S. A nine-day welcome orientation in Washington, DC. Click here for more details and to apply

Legacy International Professional Fellows Programme in USA for Africans 2020 (Fully Funded)

Legacy International with assistance from multiple partners in the United State and the MENA region invites applications from the Professional Fellows Programme in 2020. Worth of Award: If you are selected as a finalist, Legacy International and the US Department of State will cover all costs associated with your international travel, visa, and basic living costs in the U.S. Deadline: November 30, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

Microsoft Full Time Opportunities for Students or Recent Graduates in USA 2019

Microsoft in the USA is inviting applications for Full-Time Opportunities for Students or Recent Graduates in Software Engineering & Program Management, in 2019. Worth of Award: Industry-leading healthcare, Savings, and investments, Giving programs, Educational resources. Deadline: Application is ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Programme in USA for High School Teachers 2020

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) in the USA is inviting applications for the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Programme, General Pedagogy track in 2020. Worth of Award: Approximately 170 fellowships to international secondary school teachers from around the world to participate in a six-week non-degree, non-credit academic Programme at a U.S. university. The international participants will travel to the United States for one of two six-week professional development programs in either the spring of 2020 or fall of 2020. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply

YALI Power Africa Leadership Training for Young Women in Senegal 2020 (All Expenses Paid)

The Power Africa U.S. Government initiative is inviting applications for the Power Africa Leadership Training for Young Women in the Energy Sector in Senegal in 2020. Worth of Award: There is no fee for submitting your application; There is no registration fee for training once you are selected; If you are selected, the YALI DAKAR Regional Leadership Center will take care of your plane ticket, accommodation, and catering. Deadline: Click here for more details and to apply

APN Individual Research Fellowships for African Researchers in 2020

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites applications from African researchers for the individual research fellowships in 2020. Worth of Award: Fellowships are awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis and are intended to support six months of field-based research, from June 2020 to December 2021. Up to sixteen (16) individual fellowships of a maximum of $15,000 each will be awarded. Deadline: 11:59pm (EST) on January 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

SheBegan International Scholarship Programme for Women in USA 2020 (All Expenses Paid)

SheBegan Women’s Magazine in the USA is inviting applications for the International Scholarship Programme for Women in 2020. Worth of Award: Health insurance in sponsorship with Sunlife insurance company, Expense on Return flight: US$1600 (Once per anum), Undergraduate degree sponsorship: US$18,000, Master’s/first professional degree sponsorship: US$28,000, Doctoral degree sponsorship: US$26,000. Deadline: The deadline for the selection of the first batch is April 20, 2020, and the deadline for the second batch is June 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

International Photography Contest Themed Volunteering in Turkey 2019

The Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Turkey is offering the International Photography Contest on Volunteering for photographers in 2019. Worth of Award: First Place: TFSF Gold Medal + 10.000 (ten thousand) TL Second Place: TFSF Silver Medal + 7.500 (seven thousand and five hundred) TL, Third Place: TFSF Bronze Medal + 5.000 (five thousand) TL, Ministry of Youth and Sports Special Prize on Promoting the Art of Photography: 5.000 (five thousand) TL. Deadline: November 17, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women in Developing Countries 2020

The International Peace Research Association Foundation is inviting applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women From Developing Countries in 2020. Worth of Award: Every other year (beginning in 1990) two women receive school expenses in the amount of $ 5,000 per year for two years. Deadline: January 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

DAAD Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders in 2020

DAAD grants open for applications to students, academics and scientists to carry out research and continue their education in Germany in 2020. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career. Worth of Award: Monthly payments of 2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers 2,150 euros for professors. Deadline: October 31, for research stays starting from April
April 1, for Research stays starting from August. Click here for more details and to apply

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University in USA 2020 (All Expenses Paid)

Stanford University in the USA invites applications for the Fully Funded John S. Knight Journalism International Fellowships in 2020. Worth of Award: A stipend of $85,000. In addition to this stipend, they provide an additional supplement for fellows with children. The cost of Stanford tuition and Stanford health care for fellows, spouses, and children. Deadline: December 4, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

JASSO Follow-up Research Fellowship for International Students in Japan 2020

Japan Students Services Organization is inviting applications for the JASSO Follow-up Research Fellowship for International Students in 2020. Worth of Award: Round-trip Airfare, Daily allowance (¥11,000/day) for the recipient, Remuneration for cooperation (up to ¥50,000) for the research advisor. Deadline: November 29th, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

YouNoodle Innovate4Good Forum for all Entrepreneurs Worldwide 2020 (Win AED 100,000)

YouNoodle company in the USA is inviting applications for its YouNoodle Innovate4Good Forum open to all entrepreneurs worldwide in 2020. Worth of Award: Free mentorship, Flight ticket allowance up to AED 1,500, Hotel allowance up to AED 900 for 3 nights. Deadline: December 20, 2019, 23:59:59 UTC, Click here for more details and to apply

Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowships in USA 2020 (Win Grant of $60,000 )

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) in the USA is inviting applications for the APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowships for collaborative research projects in 2020. Worth of Award: One APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowships will be supported by a maximum grant of $60,000 for a period of eighteen months. Members of the working group are expected to collaborate and carry out the proposed research project together, and they are therefore expected to meet several times over the project period. Deadline: January 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

Basic Space Technology Initiative Fellowship in Japan 2020 (All Expenses Paid + Stipend)

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) is inviting applications for the Basic Space Technology Initiative Fellowship Programme in 2020. Worth of Award: The selected candidates will each receive a grant under Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship (Research Students) of approximately 144,000 JPY per month for the duration of their fellowship. Deadline: January 19, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

Keystone Symposia Scholarship for Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in USA 2020

Keystone Symposia in the USA is inviting applications for the Scholarship for Students and Postdoctoral Fellows for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills scholarships in 2020. Worth of Award: Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement. Click here for more details and to apply

International Essay Competition for Primary/Secondary Students 2020 (Win Free Trip to Oxford)

Trust for Sustainable Living(TSL) in the UK is inviting applications for the International 10th Essay Competition for primary students and secondary students in 2020. Worth of Award: In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the competition, the overall Grand Prize winner (plus Teacher Champion and parent) will win a trophy and a free trip to Oxford, the UK in Summer 2020, including £500 spending money. Deadline: December 20, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Programme for Mid-Career Professionals in USA 2020

Yale University is inviting applications for Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program for mid-career professionals whose work is focused outside the United States in 2020. Worth of Award: A taxable stipend to cover the costs of living in New Haven, A modest, furnished one- or two-bedroom apartment for the duration of the Programme, Medical insurance, Round-trip travel from home country. Deadline: December 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. Click here for more details and to apply

Heinz-Kühn-Foundation Reporting Trips for Journalists in Germany 2020

The Heinz-Kühn-Foundation invites applications to support the training and professional development of junior journalists from developing countries in 2020. Worth of Award: a lump-sum contribution towards living expenses in the host country (with scholarship payments covering training and living expenses in the host country); a lump-sum allowance for flight and travelling expenses (the foundation pays a return air ticket for candidates from abroad); an allowance to cover costs of research materials (e.g. literature) Deadline: November 30. Click here for more details and to apply

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship Programme for Asia-Pacific in Switzerland 2020

Swissnex India is inviting applications for the ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship Programme Asia-Pacific in Switzerland 2020. Worth of Award: A prorated amount according to the length of your stay, maximum up to three months: A monthly scholarship of CHF 1,600 (approx. USD 1,600) for a period of two to three months (CHF 4,800 maximum). Deadline: January 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

IIASA Young Scientists Summer Programme for PhD Students Worldwide in 2020

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria offers the Young Scientists Summer Programme for PhD Students in 2020. Worth of Award: Most of IIASA’s National Member Organizations (NMOs) provide grants to enable young scientists (either their own nationals or foreign students studying in their country) to participate in the YSSP. All successfully selected applicants will receive notification about funding shortly after the evaluation process.n Deadline: January 11, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

Pulitzer Center International Reporting Grants for Journalists in USA 2020

Pulitzer Center in the USA is inviting applications for the International Reporting Grants for freelance and staff journalists as well as assignment editors in 2020. Worth of Award: Awards cover reporting costs and are based on reasonable, detailed budgets. Most awards for international travel are between $5,000 and $10,000 but maybe more or less depending on circumstances. They expect news organizations to pay journalists for their work, though in exceptional cases, they may consider stipends to cover a reporter’s time. Deadline: Applications are ongoing.Click here for more details and to apply

GrowthAfrica Accelerator Programme for Growth of Business Success in Africa 2020

Growth Africa is inviting applications for the GrowthAfrica Accelerator Programme for committed entrepreneurs in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Ghana to be part of the 2020 cohort. Worth of Award: Investment support: Receive support in identification of, access to and engagement with potential and relevant investors, Access to mentors and industry-subject experts: You will have access to Pan-African mentors/experts who will offer you advice and be your sounding board, Financial modeling: Support to build a financial model for your business growth and investment, Leadership: Acquire skills and tools to develop stronger entrepreneurial leadership. Deadline: December 1, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

ARSO 7th Continental Essay Competition for Refugees in Africa 2019

African Organization for Standardization(ARSO) is inviting applications for the ARSO 7th Continental Essay Competition for Refugees in Africa 2019. Worth of Award: At Regional Level 1st position – USD 500, 2nd position – USD 300, 3rd position – USD 200, At Continental Level: 1st position – (male and female) each USD 1000, 2nd position – USD 800, 3rd position – USD 500. Deadline: March 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

Fully-Funded BIM Africa Student Advocacy Programme in Africa 2020

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Africa is inviting applications for the Fully-funded BIM Africa Student Advocacy Programme in 2020. Worth of Award: Advocates of top rank universities would have the opportunity to attend a fully-funded BIM (or Construction related) conference outside their country of study. Deadline: Application is ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply

Sanger Institute Prize Competition for Undergraduate Students in UK 2020

Wellcome Sanger Institute in the Uk is inviting applications for the Sanger Institute Prize Competition for Undergraduate Students in 2020. Worth of Award: The winner of the Sanger Institute Prize will be offered a three-month internship with a research group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute during 2020. Travel, living and research expenses are all covered by the award. Deadline: 5 pm UK GMT, December 6, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

IHS Discussion Colloquia for Graduate Students at Institute for Humane Studies in USA 2020

The Institute for Humane Studies(IHS) in the USA invites applications for the IHS Discussion Colloquia for graduate students in 2020. Worth of Award: IHS provides accepted participants with all meals and shared housing accommodations for the duration of the seminar, based on dual-occupancy with another participant of the same gender. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply

APP Student Venture Prize for Undergraduate Entrepreneurs in Nigeria 2020

Africa Plus Partners is inviting applications for the Student Venture Prize for Undergraduate Entrepreneurs in Nigeria 2020. Worth of Award: Grand winner(s) will win 1,000,000 in prize money that is designed to help them launch their high-impact ventures into the world. Two first runner up will share 500, 000 consolation prize. Prize winners will have access to a deep and knowledgeable roster of mentors, industry contacts, and experienced entrepreneurs to give them support and assistance. Deadline: November 10, 2019. 11:59 PM. Click here for more details and to apply

Win a Travel Photography Trip to Mongolia and be Mentored by a Professional 2020

World Nomads is inviting applications to Win a Travel Photography Trip to Mongolia and Mentored by a Professional travel Photographer in 2020. Worth of Award: Free Flights: Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Mongolia. 10-day trip: Journey through Mongolia on a custom tour designed by Discover Mongolia. Professional mentorship: Receive a one-on-one mentorship with Canon Master Richard I’Anson. Deadline: November 27, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship at University of Westminster in UK 2020

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office is inviting applications for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship for Africans at the University of Westminster in 2020. Worth of Award: Full Programme fees, Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship, Return economy airfare from your country of residence to the UK. Deadline: December 9, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

Awaji Youth Federation International Fellowship Programme in Japan 2020

Awaji Youth Federation in Japan is inviting applications for the International Fellowship Programme to grow as a person and acquire new skills in 2020. Worth of Award: Gross salary: JPY 250,000, Government fees and taxes: Approx. JPY 44,000/mo, Net salary per month: Approx. JPY 70,000 (after Program, Accommodation & Meals costs, see below). Deadline: November 30, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

Global Grand Challenges Innovations Health Campaigns in USA 2020

Global Grand Challenges is inviting applications for the Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the USA 2020. Worth of Award: Proposals presenting clear innovation for improving the planning, implementation, or evaluation of health campaigns. Approaches that would not require a donor’s long-term financial support to sustain. Innovative ideas that repeat conventional approaches without novel application. Deadline: November 13, 2019 – 11:30 AM PST. Click here for more details and to apply

GCRF Digital Innovation for Development in Africa Grants 2020 (Win Up to £1M Seed Funding)

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), are pleased to invite applications for Digital Innovation for Development in Africa (DIDA) in 2020. Worth of Award: It is expected that a total of £3M will be available for seed-funded DIDA Networks with individual projects up to a 12-month duration costing between £100,000 – £150,000. Once the awarded Networks have commenced, they will be eligible to apply to a second competitive call that will fund six to eight projects with a total maximum funding of £19M over three years, costing between £1M to £3M each. Deadline: 16:00hrs (GMT) on November 12, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

AFDB Young Professionals Programme(YPP) for Africans in Cote D’ivoire 2020

The African Development Bank accepts applications for the 2020 Young Professionals Programme (YPP) in Cote D’Ivoire. Worth of Award: The Program is for a period of three years; the first two years will be spent on mandatory rotational placements across the Bank’s various functions. The third-year rotation year will be spent in the Home Complex where the YP will graduate into a staff position.Only YPs who have completed the YP Academy and have exhibited high performance and high potential will be integrated into the Bank’s workforce. Deadline: November 13, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

 

 

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