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.

1.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

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

3.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

4.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. 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

5.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 fello ws. Click here for more details and to apply

6.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

7.ARSO 7th Continental Essay Competition for Refugees in Africa 2020

African Organization for Standardization(ARSO) is inviting applications for the ARSO 7th Continental Essay Competition for Refugees in Africa 2020. 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

8.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

9.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

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

The Young Africa Entrepreneurs (YES) in Kenya invites pre-applications for the Cohort 3 programme to hold from July to December 2020. 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

11.Royal Commonwealth Society Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition in UK 2020

The Royal Commonwealth Society in the UK invites applications for the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition to increase youth movement across the Commonwealth and the ongoing climate crisis in 2020. Worth of Award: Past prizes have included certificates, resources for winner’s school, visits to Cambridge University, a trip to London and a week of activities, work experience at international organizations, and having your entry featured in worldwide media. RCS regional and branch offices often hold ceremonies or offer prizes. Please contact your nearest RCS branch after the, to inquire about any activities planned. Deadline: Application close 5 pm (GMT) on June 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

12.University Innovation Fellowship at Arizona State University in USA 2020

Arizona State University in the USA is inviting applications for the University Innovation Fellowship for Graduates in 2020. Worth of Award: The fellowship is a full-time position (40+ hours per week) with a competitive salary of $55,000-$70,000.Additional university benefits include health insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays and reduced tuition. Deadline: Application close March 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

13.NED Grants Programme in USA for Media Entrepreneurs Worldwide 2020 (Win $50,000 )

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in the USA invites proposals for the NED Grants Programme for projects that advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions in 2020. Worth of Award:NED Grants Programme amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around $50,000. Deadline: Proposal Submission Deadline March 27, 2020 & June 19, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting June 19, 2020 & September 11, 2020 Click here for more details and to apply

14.Thomson Reuters Funded Reporting on Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery in Thailand 2020

Thomson Reuters Foundation invites applications for the funded Reporting on Human trafficking and modern-day slavery in Thailand, in 2020. Worth of Award: Thomson Reuters Foundation will fund travel expenses and accommodation for participants travelling from outside Bangkok. Deadline: The deadline for the application is May 04 2020 Click here for more details and to apply

15.Win US$24,000 in the UN Young Champions of the Earth Competition 2020

The United Nations is inviting applications for the Young Champions of the Earth prize in 2020. Worth of Award: Fully funded. Deadline: The deadline for the application is  April 10, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

16. Commonwealth Medical Fellowships for Enhancing Clinical Skills in UK 2020

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK invites applications for the Commonwealth Medical Fellowships to Enhance Clinical Skills in the UK in 2020. Worth of Award: Fully funded. Deadline: The deadline for the application is March 23, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

17.Anzisha Prize for Young African Entrepreneurs 2020(Win a share in US$100,000)

The Anzisha Prize invites applications from young entrepreneurs aged between 15 and 22 years old who are Africans to apply for the 2020 Anzisha Prize. Worth of Award: Monetary Reward of a shared amount of $100,000. Deadline: The deadline for the application is April 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

18.SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Award in South Africa 2020

The SAB Foundation in South Africa invites applications from South African individuals, innovators, entrepreneurs, social enterprises and university departments for its Social Innovation Awards and disability empowerment in 2020. Worth of Award:The award ranges from R200 000 – R1 300 000 along with business development support to assist with venture growth. Deadline:  March 23rd, 2020 at midday (12h00). Click here for more details and to apply

19.Ecobank Fintech Challenge for African Start-Ups in 2020

Ecobank in Nigeria invites applications for the Ecobank Fintech Challenge open to African start-ups, and start-ups with solutions for Africa in 2020. Worth of Award: Competition Cash prizes: the three top winners at the Innovation Fair will be awarded $10,000, $7000, and $5000 cash prizes respectively. Deadline: April 12, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

20.Peter Drucker Challenge Award for Young Professionals Worldwide 2020

Peter Drucker Society Europe (PDSE) invites applications for the Peter Drucker Challenge Award 2020 in Austria open to students and young professionals from all around the world. Worth of Award: You can win a € 1.500 prize, reimbursement of your travel and accommodation costs to attend the Drucker Forum in Vienna, Austria, and a 1-year all-access subscription to the Harvard Business Review, depending on how your essay places. Deadline: May 24, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

21.AstraZeneca YHP Scholarship to attend One Young World Summit in Germany 2020

AstraZeneca invites applications for the Young Health Programme (YHP) Scholarship to attend the One Young World Summit in Munch, Germany in 2020. Worth of Award: fully funded. Deadline: March 27, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

22.Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge for Entrepreneurs in Netherlands 2020(Win €500,000)

The Dutch Postcode Lottery invites applications for the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge for entrepreneurs with an innovative start-up that contributes towards a more sustainable planet in 2020. Worth of Award: In addition to the prize money, all finalists will receive over six months of expert coaching to optimise their business opportunities. Deadline: April 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

23.Fully Funded Profugo Field Fellowship Programme for Young Professionals in India 2020

Profugo in India invites applications for the Field Fellowship Programme opportunity for young professionals to get hands-on experience working in International Development in 2020. Worth of Award: Profugo will provide room, board, a modest stipend, and $ for travel costs to field placement. Deadline: April 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

24.Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism for Journalists in London 2020

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is now accepting submissions for its 18th annual awards in international journalism in 2020. Worth of Award: Each award is for $5,000 and will be presented at a prestigious ceremony in London in late September 2020. Deadline: May 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

25.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.

26.Orange Social Venture Prize for Africa and Middle East 2020

The Orange Entrepreneur Club invites applications for the Orange Social Venture Prize for Africa and the Middle East in 2020. Worth of Award: Various Awards. Deadline: June 05, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

27.Fully-Funded Residential WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship in USA 2020

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the USA invites applications for the Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship for professional writers in 2020. Worth of Award: WHOI covers travel expenses for all fellows and room and board for one week. Deadline: April 17, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

28.Alpine Fellowship on Identity for Writers and Artists in Sweden 2020 (Win a share of £21,000 )

The Alpine Fellowship is offering prizes to writers, thinkers and theatre and visual artists awarded to best work concerning the theme of the 2020 Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium in Fjällnäs. Worth of Award: full funding. Deadline: April 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

29.Zayed Sustainability Prize for Global Sustainability Pioneers in UAE 2020 (US$3 Million)

Abu Dhabi Government in the United Arab Emirates invites applications for the Zayed Sustainability Prize to reward Pioneers of Global Sustainability in 2020. Worth of Award: Various Awards. Deadline: May 27, 2020, 6:00 PM EST. Click here for more details and to apply.

30.Shark Tank of Wellness Student Global Competition in Israel 2020(Win a Share of $10,000)

The Global Wellness Summit invites applications for the Shark Tank of Wellness Student Global Competition in 2020. Worth of Award: full funding. Deadline: May 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

31.WomEng Africa Innovation Fellowship for Female African-led Engineering Startups 2020

WomEng and the Royal Academy of Engineering offer the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation known as the Africa Innovation Fellowship in 2020. Worth of Award: full funding. Deadline: April 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

32.ONE Champions Voluntary Programme for Emerging Leaders in Nigeria 2020

ONE Champion is currently accepting applications from passionate campaigners for the ONE Champion Voluntary Programme in Nigeria, in 2020. Worth of Award: full funding. Deadline: April 6, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

33.FLTA Programme for Nigerians to Teach Yoruba or Hausa in USA 2020

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Abuja invites applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in U.S. universities and colleges in 2020. Worth of Award: full funding. Deadline: June 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

34.Summer Training Programme for Undergrad Students in Biomedical Life Sciences in Spain 2020

The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) is inviting applications for the Summer Training Programme for Undergraduates Students enrolled in Biomedical life sciences degree programmes in Spain 2020. Worth of Award: full funding. Deadline: March 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

35.Meadow Hall Group Inspirational Educator Awards in Nigeria 2020 (Win ₦2 Million )

Meadow Hall Group is accepting applications for the 2020 edition of the Inspirational Educator Awards for Teachers and School Leaders. Worth of Award: A cash award of ₦1,000,000.00 will be given to a resourceful, caring and innovative teacher who has made an inspirational impact on his or her students and community. A cash award of ₦2,000,000.00 will be given to a hard-working and sacrificial school leader. Deadline: March 23, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

36.UNESCO Pitch Challenges for Startups at Vivatech in France 2020

To commemorate its fifth anniversary, Vivatech invites applications from startups to help  UNESCO solve three of its biggest challenges in 2020. On June 11-13 2020, Viva Technology will bring together 13,000 startups with top worldwide investors, companies and tech leaders. Worth of Award: full funding. Deadline: April 22, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

37.WE Empower UN SDG Challenge at Arizona State University in USA 2020

Arizona State University is offering the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge to women entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs all over the world in 2020. Worth of Award: Five awardees from around the world are selected to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City, NY during the UN Global Goals week (September 18-27, 2020) to engage in high profile events with UN officials and to participate in a series of tailored training by leading and supporting partners. Deadline: April 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

38.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.

 

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