Isn’t it wonderful to know that where there are dreams, there are also opportunities to make them come true? The time to make your dreams a reality is now and these top fully funded global opportunities with deadlines ending in April are a sure ticket. We are committed to keeping you up to speed with emerging opportunities thus, this list is subject to updates.

1. Online Cohort 16 YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Programme in Ghana 2020

Young African Leaders Initiative, Regional Leadership Center West Africa in Ghana invites applications for the 16th Cohort of the Emerging Leaders Programme in 2020. Worth of Award: Participants will be taken through various forms of leadership training to prepare them for leadership roles in their various endeavours. Deadline: April 26, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

2. Internews Training Programme for Journalists from the MENA Region 2020

Internews is offering a Call for Participants for the Training Programme for Journalists from the MENA Region in Lebanon, in 2020. Worth of Award: It covers accommodation, food, and domestic transport in Lebanon during the program. It also covers flight tickets to Beirut, Lebanon, visa costs, insurance, domestic travel to the airport in your home country. Deadline: April 20, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

3. 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

4. Funded Thompson Reuters COVID-19 Crisis Reporting Hub in Africa 2020

Thomson Reuters Foundation invites applications from Journalists for a COVID-19 Crisis Reporting Hub in 2020 which creates a space for journalists across several countries to gather virtually for training, knowledge sharing, expert sessions and network building, ensuring that they and their newsrooms remain on top of the story of the year. Worth of Award: Fully funded. Deadline: April 16, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

5. Reporting Grants for Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation Solutions in East Africa 2020

InfoNile is offering Reporting Grants to journalists for Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation Solutions in East Africa, in 2020. Worth of Award: The top 15 applicants will be invited to a special online training on Data Journalism and Effective Wildlife Reporting. April 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.  fellowship/grant

6. 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.

7. 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

8. 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.

9. Fate Foundation Agribusiness Accelerator Programme in Nigeria 2020

Fate Foundation invites application for the Agribusiness Accelerator Programme for Growth Stage Entrepreneurs in 2020. Worth of Award: Programme duration is 4-6 months and includes a one-week accelerator boot camp, interactive workshops, consulting sessions, business support services, one-on-one and group mentoring sessions with a team of seasoned sector faculty members and advisors. Deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2020, 12:00 midnight WAT. Click here for more details and to apply.

10. Fate Foundation Agribusiness Accelerator Programme in Nigeria 2020

Fate Foundation invites application for the Agribusiness Accelerator Programme for Growth Stage Entrepreneurs in 2020. Worth of Award: Programme duration is 4-6 months and includes a one-week accelerator boot camp, interactive workshops, consulting sessions, business support services, one-on-one and group mentoring sessions with a team of seasoned sector faculty members and advisors. Deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2020, 12:00 midnight WAT. Click here for more details and to apply.

11. 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.

12. 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: As one of the global opportunities ending in April, WHOI covers travel expenses for all fellows, room and board for one week. Deadline: April 17, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. Grindstone 6 & 7 Competition for Startups in South Africa 2020

Grindstone has joined forces with the SA SME Fund, Deloitte, Thinkroom, Knife Capital, Webber Wentzel and Google for Startups to offer a programme in 2020. In June 2020, Grindstone 6 is launching in Cape Town for 10 companies. Simultaneously Grindstone 7 is launching in Johannesburg for another 10 companies! The programme is aimed at entrepreneurs who are ready to take their businesses to the next level. Worth of Award: Business support resources and services will include elements of training, corporate advisory, coaching, mentorship and funding. Deadline: April 24, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

16. Reporting Grants for Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation Solutions in East Africa 2020

One of the global opportunities ending in April is InfoNile. It is offering Reporting Grants to journalists for Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation Solutions in East Africa, in 2020. Worth of Award: The top 15 applicants will be invited to a special online training on Data Journalism and Effective Wildlife Reporting. April 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

17. European Startup Prize for Mobility 2020 Challenge for Mobility Companies

The European Union Startup Prize invites applications from Mobility Companies for the European Startup Prize for Mobility in 2020. Worth of Award: Each of the 10 winners of the EU Prize will be awarded a tour of European cities during major events in the mobility sector. This is amongst other prices. Deadline: April 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

18. OWSD Early Career Fellowship for Women in STEM from Developing Countries 2020

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) invites applications for the Early Career Fellowship for women in STEM in 2020. Worth of Award: The OWSD Early Career Fellowship is for two years and provides up to USD 50,000. Deadline: April 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

19. Antler Pitch Competition for Start-ups Tackling COVID-19 in 2020

Antler in the Netherlands is accepting applications to fund startups tackling problems created by COVID-19 in 2020. Worth of Award: Their global team has committed US$500,000 in funding to startups tackling problems created by COVID-19. Deadline: April 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

You have dreams and before you are several opportunities to make them come true so, you have no excuse to delay. Make hay while the sun shines as the aforementioned global opportunities are ending in April for international students.

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