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. The BP Advancing Energy Scholarship to Attend the One Young World Summit in London 2019

BP is offering the Advancing Energy Scholarship for selected candidates to attend the One Young World Summit in London 2019. Worth of Award: fully funded. Deadline: Applications is ongoing. Please apply as soon as possible. Click here for more details and to apply.

2. 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

3. Royal Engineering Academy Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation in UK 2019

Royal Academy of Engineering in London in the UK invites applications for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2019. Worth of Award: Following a period of mentorship, finalists are invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000. Deadline: Applications close at 4pm GMT on July 22, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply. 

4. 10,000 CHF UNITECH Carbon Footprint Challenge for Students/Young Professionals 2019

Unitech International invites applications for the Carbon Footprint Challenge for students and young professionals around the globe in 2019. Worth of Award: The top 5 ideas will be invited for the final event in Zurich where they will pitch their idea to a jury of industry professionals and the final award will up to 10,000 CHF for the winning team(s). Deadline: July 7, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

5. Free Press Awards for Journalists with Strong Commitment to Press Freedom 2019

Free Press Unlimited, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands, is accepting nominations for the Free Press Awards in 2019 for journalists worldwide. Worth of Award: The winner in the category ‘Newcomer of the Year’ will receive a media scholarship by choice. The winner in the category ‘Most Resilient Journalist’ will receive a cash prize of €15,000. Winners in both categories receive an expenses-paid visit to the awards ceremony in November in The Hague, where the prices will be conferred in person. Deadline: July 15, 2019 (00:00 CEST). Click here for more details and to apply

6. $17,000 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability 2019

The National Center on Disability and Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the USA is accepting entries for the 2019 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability. Worth of Award: Winners will receive a total of $17,000 in cash awards for first-, second- and third-place finishes in large media and small media categories. First-place winners in each category will be awarded $5,000 and are invited to the Cronkite School to give a public lecture in fall 2019. Second-place winners will receive $2,000; third-place winners receive $1,000, and honorable mention winners are awarded $500. Deadline: Aug. 5, 2019. click here for more details and to apply

7. €50,000 Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards for Innovators in Global Sustainability 2019

Unilever Global in partnership with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership invites applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Awards in 2019. Worth of Award: All eight winners will be invited to an Accelerator Programme in Cambridge, before making their final pitches in person to a guest judging panel who will decide on the HRH Prize Winner of the 2019 competition. Winners will have a chance to practice their pitches during the Accelerator in Cambridge where they will work with experts from the University of Cambridge, Unilever, and other inspirational speakers and guests. Deadline: June 30, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

8. The World Summit Award for Entrepreneurs, Students and Project Teams 2019

The World Summit Award (WSA) looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. WSA focusses on content depth, strategic value and local impact of a product. Worth of Award: The World Summit Awards are a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. This means that winners benefit not from a one-time financial reward, but a lifelong partnership and integration. Deadline: July 31, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

9. AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards for coverage of the Sciences Worldwide 2019

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Kavli Foundation invites applications for the Science Journalism Awards in 2019. Worth of Award: In each category, there are now two awards: Gold, with a prize of $5,000, and Silver, with a prize of $3,500. The awards are presented each year at the AAAS Annual Meeting in February. Entrants agree that, if they win, they will attend the awards ceremony, unless prevented by circumstances beyond their control. The award includes reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses. In cases of multiple authors or producers, only one person’s travel expenses will be covered. Deadline: August 1, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

10. $685,000 MIT SOLVE Early Childhood Development Challenge in USA 2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology SOLVE in the USA invites applications from entrepreneurs worldwide for the Early Childhood Development Challenge in 2019. Worth of Award: All solutions selected for Solve’s four current Global Challenges will receive a $10,000 grant funded by Solve, AI Innovations Prize: Solutions that are propelled by advanced computing techniques or that leverage artificial intelligence to address the Challenge are eligible for the AI Innovations Prize.Up to $500,000 will be granted across several recipients selected for the prize. Deadline: July 1, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

11. MIT SOLVE Circular Economy Challenge in USA for Entrepreneurs Worldwide 2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology SOLVE in the USA invites applications from entrepreneurs worldwide for the Circular Economy Challenge in 2019. Worth of Award: All solutions selected for Solve’s four current Global Challenges will receive a $10,000 grant funded by Solve. AI Innovations Prize: Solutions that are propelled by advanced computing techniques or that leverage artificial intelligence to address the Challenge are eligible for the AI Innovations Prize.Up to $500,000 will be granted across several recipients selected for the prize. Deadline: July 1, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

12. Over $1 Million MIT SOLVE Community-Driven Innovation Challenge in USA 2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology SOLVE in the USA invites applications from entrepreneurs worldwide for the Community-Driven Innovation Challenge in 2019. Worth of Award: All solutions selected for Solve’s four current Global Challenges will receive a $10,000 grant funded by Solve. AI Innovations Prize: Solutions that are propelled by advanced computing techniques or that leverage artificial intelligence to address the Challenge are eligible for the AI Innovations Prize.Up to $500,000 will be granted across several recipients selected for the prize. Deadline: July 1, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

13. $850,000 MIT SOLVE Healthy Cities Challenge for Entrepreneurs in USA 2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology SOLVE in the USA invites applications from entrepreneurs worldwide for the Healthy Cities Challenge in 2019. Worth of Award: All solutions selected for Solve’s four current Global Challenges will receive a $10,000 grant funded by Solve. AI Innovations Prize: Solutions that are propelled by advanced computing techniques or that leverage artificial intelligence to address the Challenge are eligible for the AI Innovations Prize. Up to $500,000 will be granted across several recipients selected for the prize. Deadline: July 1, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

14. $70,000 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships for Researchers in Canada 2019

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) invites applications for 2019 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships for international Scholars at Canadian Research Institutions. Worth of Award: 70 fellowships are awarded annually; approximately 140 awards are active at any time. $70,000 per year (taxable). Deadline: September 18, 2019 (20:00 EDT). Click here for more details and to apply

15. Absa Gen A Graduate Programme for Young Africans in Africa 2019

Amalgamated Banks of South Africa(ABSA) is inviting applications for the Gen A Graduate Programme for Young Africans in Africa in 2019. Worth of Award: Permanent employment at Absa from day one, with a competitive package, Vehicle and home finance at staff rates, Reduced banking fees. Deadline: June 30, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

16. £30,000 British Council New Art New Audiences Programme for Africa and UK 2019

The British Council in the UK is inviting applications for the New Art New Audiences Programme for new audiences in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK 2019. Worth of Award: nAnA will fund 10 new projects in 2019; Projects can bid for up to £30,000. Please note as well as granting major projects at £30,000 we welcome experimental project proposals in the range of £5,000 to £10,000. Deadline: 23:59 pm, July 1, 2019, UTC. Click here for more details and to apply

17. USD 70,000 Moka Smart City Mobility Challenge for Entrepreneurs in Mauritius 2019

Turbine incubator in Mauritius invites applications for the first Open Innovation Challenge to promote the Moka Smart City Project; with a subject that matters all of us / focusing on Mobility, a determinant factor for a city and its citizens well being in 2019. Worth of Award: 12 months exclusivity contract with Moka Smart City. USD 40 000 by Compass Venture Capital. Mentoring and guidance by PwC Partners. Co-working space and support from Turbine Incubator. Deadline: June 24, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

18. $5M VC4A Funding Call for Africa Early Stage Investor Summit in South Africa 2019

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) is offering innovative, high-growth scale-ups an opportunity to showcase at Africa Early Stage Investor Summit on Nov 13-14 in Cape Town 2019. Are you operating in Africa, generating revenue and looking to raise your Series A round in the range of $250K and $5M? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for! Worth of Award: 3 min pitch in front of 300+ investors at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit, 30 min deep-dive session with investors in a private room, Two days of networking with investors, including Speaker Cocktail and Industry Leaders dinner, Mentorship and pitch training by partner VC investors. Deadline: July 31, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

19. Crenov8 Consulting Innov8Agric Challenge for Agric Entrepreneurs in Africa 2019

Crenov8 Consulting in Dubai invites applications for the Innov8 Agric Challenge to support AgriTechnology Entrepreneurship in Africa in 2019. Worth of Award: Selected businesses will have the opportunity to exhibit and participate in regional media events. Winners will emerge from each region and then go on an All-expense paid to Dubai to participate and exhibit in the MTFC grand finale and pitch for the top prize of 5000USD as well as follow-on funding and investment opportunities. Deadline: June 30, 2019. Click here for  more details and to apply

20. NED Reagan Fascell Fellowship Programme for Africans in USA 2020

The National Endowment for Democracy invites applications for the 2019/2020 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Programme. Worth of Award: Each fellow receives a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus health insurance and reimbursement for travel to and from Washington, D.C., at the beginning and end of the fellowship period. Fellows also receive a fully equipped office and research support through the Forum’s Democracy Resource Center and the Research Associates Program. Deadline: October 1, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

21. TWAS Workshop on Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists in Italy 2019

The World Academy of Sciences invites nominations for the Workshop on Policy and Diplomacy for scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences in 2019. Worth of Award: The cost of tuition for all participants will be covered by the Secretariat. Approximately 20 selected participants will receive sponsorship from the Secretariat, covering international travel, medical and travel insurance, and a daily subsistence allowance. Deadline: June 28, 2019. Click here for details and to apply

22. Falling Walls Science Engager of the Year Award for Scientists 2019

The Falling Falls Foundation is offering the Falling Walls Science Engager of the year in  2019. Worth of Award: The 20 best submissions will be invited to share their science engagement projects on 8 November in a fast-paced pitch competition in front of a peer audience and a distinguished jury, The winner will get the chance to pitch their project on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference to an audience of 750 global leaders, decision-makers, and international media representatives. Deadline: June 30, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

23. The Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists in Germany 2019

The Falling Falls Foundation is offering the Falling Walls Science Fellowship for journalists and the Berlin Science Week Fellowship in 2019. In an effort to keep the public informed on life-changing scientific breakthroughs, they have created the Falling Walls Fellowship for Journalists. Worth of Award: Travel expenses (economy class), hotel accommodation for 3 nights, conference fees and meals (breakfast at hotel, catering during the Falling Walls events). Deadline: June 30, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

24. ₦10 million Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Competition in Nigeria 2019

Access Bank Plc in Nigeria invites applications for its Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton in 2019, a capacity building initiative which will provide financial grants as well as mini-MBA trainings in conjunction with the International Finance Corporation (IFC, a member of the World Bank Group) for fifty winners. Worth of Award: Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2019 will provide up to N10 million in financial grants and a unique capacity building program aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs. The Pitch-A-Ton is designed as a 3-month programme incorporating pitching sessions and 3 weeks of mini-MBA trainings in collaboration with the IFC. Deadline: August 9, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

25. Community College of Philadelphia Diversity Fellowship Programme in USA 2019

Community College of Philadelphia is offering Visiting Lecturer Diversity Fellowship Opportunities for Criminal Justice, Foundational Math, or Business Leadership degree holders in 2019. Worth of Award: A yearlong Visiting Lecturer teaching position that includes a salary and full benefits. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, a guaranteed interview for a future full-time position within your discipline. Deadline: Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

26. Open Hands Initiative Salaam Fellowship for Conflict Resolution in Morocco 2019

Open Hands Initiative invites applications for the Salaam Fellowship for Conflict Resolution from Moroccan citizens in 2019. Worth of Award: All training, speaker fees, and materials, as well as cultural activities. Travel costs: For Americans, round-trip economy class flight from New York JFK, Washington, DC, Boston, or Miami to Casablanca, Morocco, and back. For Moroccans, regional transportation to the program start location and transportation back home at the end of the program. Deadline: July 14, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

27. Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Havard University in USA 2019

Harvard University in the USA in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is inviting applications for the Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships 2019. Worth of Award: For fellows not supported by an employer during the fellowship, a stipend of $1,350 per week will be provided. If an employer keeps the fellow on salary during the fellowship because the project benefits the organization, a fellowship stipend will not be provided. If a fellow does not reside in the Boston area or otherwise have accommodations, free use of a furnished one-bedroom apartment will be available for the length of the fellowship. Deadline: September 27, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Click here for more details and to apply

28. British Council ColabNowNow Competition for Digital Creatives in 2019

The British Council invites young digital creatives to take part in the third edition of ColabNowNow in partnership with Maputo Fast Forward and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festivals in 2019. Worth of Award: All travel, accommodation, meals and VISA costs are covered by the British Council. Artists will be paid a fee of 500 GBP for their participation. A technical and installation budget is available for the collective use of the ColabNowNow team. Deadline: July 24, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

29. RAEng Higher Education Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa Programme 2019

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) invites applications for the Higher Education Partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa Programme (HEP SSA) in 2019. Worth of Award: All applications can apply for a grant of up to £200,000 over a two-year period. This is to be paid in five payments received on receipt of the biannual progress and expenditure reports. A final payment of £5,000 will be made on receipt of the project’s final report. The funding will be paid directly to the hub university account but can be split with the UK partner, to promote collaboration and ease transaction costs, should this be requested. Deadline: August 6, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

30. World Nomads Travel Filmmaking Trip to Malaysia 2019

World Nomads is inviting applications to win a travel filmmaking trip to Malaysia and be mentored by a professional documentary filmmaker 2019. Worth of Award: Free flights: Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Malaysia. Professional mentorship: Improve your skills in the field and during post-production under the mentorship of professional filmmaker Jenny Nichols. Camera bag and accessories: Protect your gear with a specialized camera bag from Lowepro and accessories from Langly. Deadline: August 6, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

31. USD 50,000 UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science in Europe 2019

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO is inviting applications for the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science in Europe 2019. Worth of Award: The Prize consists of a gold medal of Avicenna along with a certificate, the sum of USD 50,000. A one-week academic visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is to include the delivery of speeches in the relevant academic gatherings, organized for this purpose by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Deadline: September 9, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

32. One Young World Art Fellowship in London and a Month-long in France 2019

One Young World Art Fellowship is offering scholarships to attend the OYW Summit 2019 in London & a month-long art residency in France. Worth of Award: Access to the One Young World Summit 2019 in London, Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 21 and 25 (inclusive) October 2019, The cost of travel to and from London (flights in economy) Deadline: July 19, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

33. Green Tickets for UN Youth Climate Summit in New York 2019

UN is offering “Green Tickets” to Recognize Young People Driving Climate Action around the world to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit to take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 21 September. Worth of Award: To recognize the vital role of young people in driving climate action, the UN today announced that it will offer over 100 “Green Tickets” – funded opportunities for young people, in particular from the least developed countries, to participate in the Youth Climate Summit. The Green Ticket will include travel to and from New York – which will be carbon neutral. Deadline: July 19, 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

 

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