Are you looking to enjoy a wild adventure and encounter some of the richest cultures on earth? These top fully-funded global opportunities for Kenyans to explore are your sure-bet. As always, we’re quick to remind you that this list is subject to updates because it is in-exhaustible. 

1. Africa Energy Generation Prize 2020 (Get free 2-Year diploma training)

Energy Generation invites applications for the Africa Energy Generation Prize to train young energy leaders in Africa in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: July 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

2. Make it In Africa D4Ag Training Programme for AgTech Start-ups 2020

Make it In Africa Initiative invites applications for the D4Ag Training Programme for AgTech Start-ups looking into integrating their product or service onto a digital platform in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: July 26, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

3. NDC Financing Fellowship Programme at Frankfurt School in Germany 2020

The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management offers the NDC Financing Fellowship Programme Germany in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: July 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

4. Global EdTech Startup Awards for Entrepreneurs Worldwide 2020

The Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESAwards) is the world’s largest EdTech startup competition. Initiated by MindCET (Israel), GESA was co-founded by the Open Education Challenge (EU) and EdTech UK in 2014. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: August 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

5. FCMB Agritech EPIC Pitch for Startups in Nigeria 2020(Win ₦1.5M Grant)

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) partners Passion Incubator to offer the FCMB Agritech EPIC Pitch 2020 themed “Redefining and repositioning agricultural value chains during and post the COVID-19 era.” Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: July 24, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

6. I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship for African Studies in USA 2020

I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and the German Historical Institute in Rome (Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom) offer a joint residential fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: November 16, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

7. UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit for STEM Empowerment in Zambia 2020

UNESCO and Merck Foundation offer UNESCO – Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS 2020 for Empowering Women and Youth in STEM, in Lusaka, Zambia. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: August 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

8. Google Podcasts Creator Programme 2020(Win Up to $12,000 in grants)

Google and PRX are inviting applications for the Google Podcasts creator program that trains, mentors, and provides resources to underrepresented voices in podcasting around the world in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 ET on August 2, 2020. All applicants will be notified either way by email by September 4, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

9. DSM Brighter Living Scholarship for One Young World Summit in Germany 2021

DSM is offering the Brighter Living Scholarship to young leaders around the world, who are working to further the transition from a linear to a circular and/or bio-based economy to attend the One Young World Summit holding in Munich, Germany, from 23–26 April 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: August 10, 2020, 18:00 BST. Click here for more details and to apply. 

10. Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award in the UK 2020

Thomson Foundation in the UK is inviting applications for the Young Journalist Award and annual journalism competition 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: August 14, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

11. DSM Nutrition Brighter Living Scholarship for One Young World Summit in Germany 2021

DSM is offering the Nutrition Brighter Living Scholarship to attend the One Young World Summit holding in Munich, Germany, from 23–26 April 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: August 10, 2020, 18:00 BST. Click here for more details and to apply.

12. KIT Innovation Challenge for Transforming Women and Girls 2020

KIT International invites applications for The KIT Impact Challenge for innovations to enable transformation in the lives of women and girls in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: July 24, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

13 . International Youth Math Challenge for Students Worldwide 2020

The International Youth Math Challenge invites applications for the international mathematics competition that enables students from all countries to prove their math skills and to unleash their creativity in 2020. Worth of Award: The winners receive certificates and cash prizes worth over 700 USD. Deadline: Sunday 11. October 2020, 23:59 UTC+0. Click here for more details and to apply.

14. East African Photography Award for Visual Storytellers in Uganda 2020

The Uganda Press Photo Award is inviting applications for the East African Photography Award for Visual Storytellers in Uganda 2020. Worth of Award: Winner takes home Canon EOS RP with an EF 24-105mm lens and other prizes. Deadline: August 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

15. Chatham House/Dame DeAnne Julius Senior Academy Fellowship in UK 2020

Chatham House invites applications for the Dame DeAnne Julius Senior Academy Fellowship in International Economics, designed for established thought leaders, researchers and policymakers from around the world with a strong interest in international economics and economic policy. Worth of Award: The fellow will receive a stipend of £5,000 per month subject to UK tax and other statutory deductions. Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and therefore early applications are recommended. Click here for more details and to apply.

16. Press Partners Daniel Pearl Fellowship for Journalists in USA 2021

Press Partners and  Daniel Pearl Foundation invite applications for the Daniel Pearl Fellowship for journalists in 2021. Worth of Award: Covers all costs of program-related international and domestic U.S. travel, health insurance and provides a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses. Deadline: August 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

17. Cullman Center Fellowships for Scholars and Writers in USA 2021

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers invites applications for the international Cullman Center fellowship programme in 2021. Worth of Award: A Cullman Center Fellow receives a stipend of up to $75,000, the use of an office with a computer, and full access to the Library’s physical and electronic resources. Deadline: Friday, September 25, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

18. Royal Engineering Academy Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation in UK 2021

Royal Academy of Engineering in London in the UK invites applications for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2021. Worth of Award: Following this 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: September 14, 2020 at 4pm GMT+1. Click here for more details and to apply.

19. ANTLER Co-Founder Programme for Building your Company 2020

ANTLER is accepting applications for its Co-Founder Programme for Building your Company and connect you with industry experts and successful entrepreneurs from all over the world. This is one of the top global opportunities for PhD students from Zimbabwe. Worth of Award: US$500,000 to US$1.5M. Deadline: currently ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

20. Global Foodtech Accelerator Programme for Food and Innovation in Italy 2020

Foodtech Accelerator is inviting applications for the Global Foodtech Accelerator Programme to Supercharge the Future of Food and Innovation in 2020. Worth of Award: Fully funded. Deadline: September 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

21. EUR HiiL Justice Accelerator programme for Innovators in Netherlands 2020

HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) invites applications for the HiiL Justice Accelerator programme for innovators in 2020. Worth of Award: Fully funded. Deadline: August 5, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

22. Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship for Scholars, Journalists in USA 2020

Wilson Center in the USA invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship for the 2019/20 academic year. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

23. $60,000 Sony World Photo Awards for Professionals and Young Photographers 2020

The World Photography Organisation is accepting entries for its annual Sony World Photography Awards 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Professional competition: January 14, 2021, at 13.00 GMT. Open Competition: January 7, 2021, at 13.00 GMT. Youth competition: (December 31, 2020 13:00 GMT). Student Competition:  November 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

24. AppsAfrica Innovation Awards for Tech Entrepreneurs in South Africa 2020

AppsAfrica invites applications for the 2020 innovation awards for African startups and businesses. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 16th, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

25. Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award for One Young World Summit in Germany 2021

One Young World is offering the Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award in the Summit holding in Munich, Germany, from 23–26 April 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: July 23, 2020, 9:00 am BST. Click here for more details and to apply.

26. Africa Research Excellence Fund Research Development Fellowship in 2020

The AREF Research Development Fellowship (RDF) Programme is open to support African researchers who are working on important challenges for human health in Africa in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: This call CLOSES at 12:00 hours (GMT) on September 23, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

27. Defenders Coalition Human rights Defenders Award in Kenya 2020

The Working Group on Human Rights Defenders in Kenya, which brings together CSOs, the UN and development partners concerned with the protection of HRDs, offers the fifth edition of the HRD Awards on the 27th of November 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: This call CLOSES August 15, 2020, 11.59 P.M. Click here for more details and to apply.

28. CQI International Quality Awards to Reward Quality Worldwide in the UK 2020

The Chartered Quality Institute invites applications for the International Quality Awards to recognise and reward the contribution of quality professionals, teams and entire organisations across the globe in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: July 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

29. TRACE-Alfred Friendly Investigative Reporting Fellowship in USA 2021

The Alfred Friendly Partners in the USA invites applications for the TRACE-Alfred Friendly Investigative Reporting Fellowship in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: September 16, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

30. NED Reagan Fascell Fellowship Programme for Africans in USA 2021

The National Endowment for Democracy invites applications for the 2021/2022 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Programme. Furthermore, this is one of the top global opportunities for Kenyans to explore. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are due by October 1, 2020, and letters of recommendation are due by October 8, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

31. Francis H. Brown African Scholarship in Earth Sciences 2020(Win $25,000)

The Leakey Foundation is inviting applications for the Francis H. Brown African Scholarships in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by January 10 for awards given in May and July 15 for awards given in December. Click here for more details and to apply.

32. The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships in the USA for Journalists from Developing Countries 2020

Alfred Friendly Press Partners in the USA invites applications for the 2020 general fellowships open to professional journalists from developing countries. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: August 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

33. Radcliffe Institute Fellowship for Scientists and Journalists Worldwide in USA 2021

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Havard University in the USA invites applications from exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, and artists for the 2021 fellowships. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The deadline for applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is September 10, 2022. The deadline for applications in science, engineering, and mathematics is October 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

34. Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Competition in Nigeria 2020

Access Bank Plc in Nigeria invites applications for its Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Africa in 2020, a capacity-building initiative which will provide financial grants as well as mini-MBA training. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: August 10, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

35. Fetisov Journalism Awards for Outstanding Reporting Worldwide 2020

Fetisov Charitable Foundation invites applications for the Journalism Award for outstanding journalists from all over the world in 2020. Undoubtedly, this is one of the top global opportunities for Kenyans to explore. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: August 1st, 2020 (23:59 UTC). Click here for more details and to apply.

36. MegaCities-ShortDocs Citizen Film Festival in France 2020(Fully-funded)

The Edition 6 of the MegaCities-ShortDocs Citizen Film Festival in France, in 2020 is open officially for applications from filmmakers worldwide. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 15th 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

37. Centre for Democracy and Development Fellowships in Nigeria 2020

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Nigeria is currently accepting fellowship applications for 2021-2022 session. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: They accept applications on a rolling basis. They aim to respond to complete applications within 4 weeks. Click here for more details and to apply.

38. World Future Energy Summit Climate Innovations Exchange for Startups in UAE 2021

World Future Energy Summit offers the CLIX – the Climate Innovations Exchange for startups all over the world as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in 2021. This is one of the top global opportunities for Kenyans to explore. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: September 11, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

39. World Bank Group Mission Billion Challenge 2020(win US$150,000)

The World Bank Group is offering the Mission Billion Challenge for Innovation to Strengthen Inclusion and Empower the ‘Invisible Billion’ in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Submission Period begins on May 27, 2020, at 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) and ends on August 14, 2020, at 11:59 PM EDT (the “Challenge Submission Period”). Click here for more details and to apply.

40. Soraya Salti Social Impact Scholarship for INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme 2020

INSEAD offers the Soraya Salti Social Impact Scholarship for the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme in Singapore 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: They use a rolling admission process to ensure that we have a balanced and diverse group of high-calibre participants. Applicants will be notified by email within two weeks of each round of admissions. Click here for more details and to apply.

41. Daylog APL Problem Solving Competition in Portugal 2020(Win USD 2500)

Daylog in Elsinore, Denmark is inviting applications for the APL programming language and Problem-Solving Competition 2020. This is also one of the top global opportunities for Kenyans to explore. Worth of Award: Fully funded. Deadline: Application is ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

41. African Fact-Checking Awards for Journalists in Africa 2020(Win $3000)

Africa Check, a project of the AFP Foundation, invites Journalists from Africa to send in entries for the African Fact-Checking Awards 2020. Yet again, This is one of the top global opportunities for Kenyans to explore. Worth of Award: The winner of the award for the best fact-checking report by a working journalist will get a prize of $3,000, while the runner-up will be awarded $1,500. Similarly, the winner of the award for the best fact-checking report by a student journalist will get a prize of $2,000, and the runner-up $1,000. Deadline: July 22, 2020, at midnight GMT. Click here for more details and to apply. 

42. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships Programme in the USA 2021

The U.S. Department of State invites applications for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme for professionals in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Deadlines for applicants vary by country. Click here for more details and to apply.

43. 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. Unmistakably, this is one of the top global opportunities for Kenyans to explore. 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. 

44. 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. 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

45. 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. Notably, this is one of the top global opportunities for Kenyans to explore. 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.

46. Cartier Womens Initiative Science & Technology Pioneer Award for Female Entrepreneurs 2020(Win US$100,000)

Cartier Women’s Initiative invites applications for the 2020 Science & Technology Pioneer Award for female entrepreneurs worldwide. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: July 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

47. Cartier Womens Initiative Regional Awards for Female Entrepreneurs 2020(Win US$100,000)

Cartier Women’s Initiative invites applications for the 2020 Regional Awards programme for female entrepreneurs worldwide. Additionally, this is one of the top global opportunities for Kenyans to explore. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: July 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply

These top fully-funded global opportunities for Kenyans enables them to explore and grow their startups with funding from these opportunities. Apply today. 

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