We have compiled below a list of opportunities that are open to Africans worldwide. Some of the top fully-funded global opportunities 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. This list will be updated constantly because it is in-exhaustible.

1. GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship in Journalism and Media Advocacy in 2021(Win $15,000)

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) invites applications for the second edition of the Resilience Fellowship in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: January 4, 2021. Click here for more details and to apply.

2. Goethe Institute Travel Grants for Artists from Abroad to Perform in Germany 2021

Goethe Institute Music Division in Germany is offering Travel Grants for Artists from Abroad to Perform in Germany in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications for funding for music projects in Germany must be submitted at least six months before the planned start of the project. Click here for more details and to apply.

3. Google for Startups Accelerator for the Middle East and North Africa 2021

Google inc invites applications for Google for Startups Accelerator for businesses in the Middle East and North Africa in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Dec 31st, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

4. Senior Fellowships in Arts at Paul Mellon Centre in UK 2021(Win £40,000)

Paul Mellon Centre in the UK offers Senior Fellowships to academics, established scholars or senior museum professionals in the field of British art and architectural history either to complete a manuscript or book for publication or to undertake a sustained period of research towards a major project in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: January 31. Click here for more details and to apply.

5. Green Institute Internship for Sustainability Leaders Worldwide(win $1000)

The Green Institute offers a 6-month innovative virtual Internship for garnering knowledge, skills and experience in the field of sustainability in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: January 19, 2021. Click here for more details and to apply

6. NPR Kroc Fellowship to Develop Your Journalistic Voice in USA 2021

The NPR Kroc Fellowship opens for applications for journalists for the 2020 fellowship cycle. This is a yearlong program designed to identify and develop the next generation of extraordinary public media journalists. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Oct. 15 and Dec. 31 each year. Click here for more details and to apply.

7. AADS Dissertation Fellowship at Boston College in USA 2020

Boston College and Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences in the USA is inviting applications for the African & African Diaspora Studies Programme (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: January 6, 2021, at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). Click here for more details and to apply.

8. Grants for Global Grand Challenges for Maternal Nutrition 2021

Global Grand Challenges offers grants for Integrating Tradition and Technology for Fermented Foods for Maternal Nutrition in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Jan 06, 2021, 11:30 am PST. Click here for more details and to apply.

9. StartupXs ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2021(win $1000 )

StartupXs offers the “ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2021” for startups and social enterprises who want to change their community with their innovative business ideas. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 31, 2020, 23:59 GMT. Click here for more details and to apply.

10. Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator in Ghana 2020

The Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator offers support to digital commerce companies who are building solutions designed to improve the livelihoods and financial resilience of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are still ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

11. Clinton Global Initiative University Programme for International Students in USA 2021

The Clinton Global Initiative University invites applications for higher education student leaders who are committed to taking action in their community to address a pressing challenge in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The application deadline for CGI U 2021 is Friday, January 15 at 11:59 pm ET. Click here for more details and to apply.

12. Fully-Funded FASPE Journalism for Early Career Journalists in Germany 2021

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics(FASPE) in Germany invites applications for the Journalism programme in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Click here for more details and to apply.

13. International Essay Competition for Primary/Secondary Students 2021 (Win Free Trip to Oxford)

Trust for Sustainable Living(TSL) in the UK is inviting applications for the International Essay Competition for primary students and secondary students in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 23, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

14. 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: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

15. 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: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

16. Villgro Kenya Incubator Programme for Medical Innovations in 2020

Villgro Kenya, a business incubator and impact investor, accepts applications for Innovative Medical Device solutions that address the lack of access to quality and affordable health services & technologies in low-income populations across East Africa in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

17. Villgro Kenya Incubator Programme for Medical Innovations in 2020

Villgro Kenya, a business incubator and impact investor, accepts applications for Innovative Medical Device solutions that address the lack of access to quality and affordable health services & technologies in low-income populations across East Africa in 2020. This is also one of the top fully funded global opportunities for international students to explore. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

18. Call for Mentors: Savvy Fellowship for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs 2020

Savvy Fellowship offers a call for mentors in its Fellowship Programme for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: There is no deadline to apply. Click here for more details and to apply.

19. Global Health Travel Awards for Low and Middle Income Countries in USA

Keystone Symposia in the USA is inviting applications for the Global Health Travel Awards for Low and Middle-Income Countries in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Please check individual opportunities for application deadlines. Click here for more details and to apply.

20. Keystone Symposia Scholarship for Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in USA 2021

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 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The deadlines for professional skills scholarships applications are posted on the website, and select the meeting that you are interested in. All the deadlines including the scholarship deadline are listed there. Click here for more details and to apply.

21. Pulitzer Centre Data Journalism Grant in 2020 (Win Grants Up to $10,000)

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism offers the Data Journalism Grant in 2020. This is one of the top fully funded global opportunities for international students to apply. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: This grant opportunity is now open, and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, rolling basis. Click here for more details and to apply.

22. AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021( Win Cash Prize of £10,000)

The Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 is currently open for applications. The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The deadline to enter the 2021 Prize is January 31, 2021. Click here for more details and to apply.

23. Future Awards Africa for Youths in Nigeria 2020

The future project invites applications for the Future Awards Africa in 2020. The Future Awards Africa, are a set of awards given by The Future Project (TFP), a social enterprise set up with a strong, practical commitment to human and capital development, especially in Africa. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are currently ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

24. Teach A Man To Fish School Enterprise Challenge in 2020(win $50,000 in prizes)

An Educational charity, Teach A Man To Fish invites applications for the School Enterprise Challenge in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Registrations will remain open until further notice. Click here for more details and to apply.

25. IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Worldwide in USA 2020

The International Women’s Media Foundation(IWMF) in the USA is inviting applications for the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Worldwide in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Application is accepted on a rolling. Click here for more details and to apply. 

26. DFID Global Innovation Fund for Poverty Alleviation in 2020(Win £10m)

The US Department of International Development (DFID) invites applications for grants within the Global Innovation Fund in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: They accept applications on a continuous basis, with no deadlines or ’rounds’ of funding. Click here for more details and to apply.

27. DFID Funding for Technology Provider Window for Frontier Technology Livestreaming 2020

DFID invites grant applications and registrations for the Technology Provider Window for Frontier Technology Livestreaming in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are currently open. Click here for more details and to apply.

28. National Geographic COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists 2020

National Geographic Society invites applications for a COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists worldwide in 2020. Worth of Award: The fund will distribute support ranging from $1,000–8,000 USD. Deadline: This call for proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted until further notice. Click here for more details and to apply. 

29. Fully Funded International Mathematical Union CDC Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2020

The International Mathematical Union in collaboration with the CDC is inviting applications for the Abel Visiting Scholar Program for the 2020/2021 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, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

30. Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Programme in the 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. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

31. Keystone Symposia Scholarship for Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in USA 2020

Keystone Symposia in the USA is offering one of the top fully-funded global opportunities. It 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. Click here for more details and to apply

32. 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. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply

33. 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. This is precisely one of the top fully funded global opportunities for Africans to apply. 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

34. 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

35. Young Africa Entrepreneurs (YES) Cohort 3 Pre-application in Kenya 2020

Through the Young Africa Entrepreneurs (YES) in Kenya, students get to benefit from one top fully-funded global opportunities. It is inviting pre-applications for the Cohort 3 programme to hold from July to December 2020. Notably, this is one of the top fully funded global opportunities for international students to explore. Worth of Award: At the end of the 6-months program, 3 fellows will be selected to immediately receive up to 15,000 USD in grants, which is zero-equity funding. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply

36. Gray Matters Capital coLABS for Social Enterprises in USA 2020 (Access up to $250,000)

Gray Matters Capital in the US is inviting applications from early-stage social enterprises for a revenue share investment of up to  $250,000 in 2020. Worth of Award: They provide revenue-share investment capital and seek a healthy return on investment within 3-5 years of investment. Deadline: Application for Prescreen is still ongoing and on a rolling basis. Click here for more details and to apply.

37. Funding Call for contributions in African Health and Agricultural Development in 2020

Africa-China Reporting Project accepts application for the Call for contributions: African health and agricultural development in 2020. Worth of Award: Funding will be provided at market rates for editorial content production depending on the scope of the proposal from the applicant. The maximum amount available for a multi-part contribution is US$3,000. Deadline: Funding will be allocated on a rolling basis. Click here for more details and to apply.

Top fully funded global opportunities provide international students with profound opportunities to make their mark in different sectors of the economy. 

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