Wouldn’t it be absolutely amazing to visit the land of opportunities like the USA? Thanks to top global opportunities for Africans to explore in the USA and Canada. Feel free to take advantage of this list but, remember that it is subject to updates because it is in-exhaustible. 

1. Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence in USA 2021

The University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design invites applications for the Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: November 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

2. WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Programme in USA 2021(Win $150,000)

Johnson & Johnson invites applications for the WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Programme in 2020.

The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications will close at 9 AM HST (Honolulu Standard Time) on October 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

3. Smithsonian 18th Annual Photo Contest for Photographers in USA 2021

Smithsonian.com and The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in the USA invite applications for the 18th Annual Photo Contest for Photographers in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

4. Fellowship in Ideas at Harrison Middleton University in USA 2021

The Harrison Middleton University in the USA is inviting applications for its Fellowship in Ideas for those who have an interest in the humanities and the great ideas of Western civilization in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

5. Logan Nonfiction Fellowship in the USA for Nonfiction Reporters and Writers Worldwide 2021

The Carey Institute for Global Good in the USA is accepting applications for the Logan Nonfiction Fellowship for nonfiction reporters and writers working on such important social, political, health, environmental, human rights and justice topics in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: For the Spring class (February-April), apply by October 1 each year. For the Fall class (October-December), apply by June 1 each year. Click here for more details and to apply.

6. Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship at Human Rights Watch in USA 2020

Human Rights Watch in the USA is accepting applications for the Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 9, 2020, 11:59 PM ET. Click here for more details and to apply.

7. Aspen Institute New Voices Fellowship for Media Related Activities 2021

Aspen Institute invites application for the New Voices Fellowship for standout development professionals from the developing world in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

8. African Presidential Scholars Programme at the University of Michigan in USA 2021

The University of Michigan is accepting applications for the African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) programme for the 2020/21 session. The Program brings early-career faculty from African universities to Ann Arbor, Michigan for residencies that begin in late August, generally lasting up to six months. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 15th, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

9. 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. 

10. 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.

11. Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grant Programme in USA 2021(Win $7,500)

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy is inviting applications for its Grant Programme for outstanding social policy research in the USA 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

12. TechEmerge Sustainable Cooling in Latin American Cities Programme 2020

The International Finance Cooperation invites applications for the Techemerge Sustainable Cooling in Latin American Cities Programme in 2020. This is one of the top global opportunities for Africans to explore. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Open call closes on September 18, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

13. 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.

14. 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. This is one of the top global opportunities for Africans to explore in the USA and Canada. 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.

15. 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. 

16. 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.

17. 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. 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.

18. 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.

19. ICO-Fred Hollows Foundation One-Year Sub-specialty Fellowships 2020

The Internationational Council of Opthalmology in the USA and the Fred Hollows Foundation is offering the ICO-Fred Hollows Foundation One-Year Sub-specialty Fellowships 2020. Worth of Award: Fully Funded. Deadline: September 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

20. ICO-Retina Research Foundation One-Year Helmerich Fellowships 2020

The International Council of Opthalmology is currently inviting applications in the ICO-Retina Research Foundation Helmerich Fellowships in 2020. This is one of the top global opportunities for Africans to explore. Worth of Award: Fully Funded. Deadline: September 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

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