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Academic Funding Opportunities for African Youths

admin : February 28, 2018 11:27 pm : Grants and Scholarships, Learners

Here are 12 excellent opportunities for funding for African Youths!

1. Merck 350 Research Grants (up to EUR 350,000) Deadline: August 15th, 2018. Get funding to work on challenging research topics at the occasion of Merck’s 350th anniversary. Merck is all about Science and Technology. Check out this link: https://www.merckgroup.com/content/dam/web/corporate/non-images/research/350openinnovation/research-grants/en/Application-registration-350-Research-Grants-en.docx Merck

2. Africa Women Development Grants 2018 – $50,000 – Deadline March 7th 2018. The Africa Women Development Grants invites applications from African women’s organizations under it’s main grants programme. http://awdf.org/wp-content/uploads/Application-guidelines-Main-grants_Jan18forweb.pdf African Women’s Development Fund

3. UNAOC – United Nations Alliance of Civilizations – $25,000 – February 16th 2018 – Youth Solidarity Fund application – https://apply.unaoc.org/ United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

4. Misk Grand Challenges – Up to $100,000 Grant for Young Innovators World Wide – Deadline – May 14th 2018 – Via the Misk Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. http://miskgrandchallenges.org/ressources/Application_Form.pdf Misk Foundation مؤسسة مسك الخيرية

5. IITA Research Fellowship on “Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa” – Up to $10,000 – Deadline – February 28th 2018 – http://ow.ly/fNr630gosZB

6. Tanzania Sudden Opportunity Grant – Up to $200,000 – Deadline – Dec 31st 2018 –  https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/tanzania-sudden-opportunity-grant-v-1853-tz/ Voice

7. For Further funding opportunities, grants, scholarships, stay tuned on: https://www.facebook.com/fernandes.benjamin7/

8. UK Network for funding organizations in International development, rolling deadlines, form $5,000-$500,000: https://www.bond.org.uk/hubs/funding-opportunities

9. Open society initiative of East Africa – https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-initiative-eastern-africa Open Society Foundations

10. IDEX Global Accelerator Fellowship 2018/2019 – for aspiring social entrepreneurs. Deadline – March 15th 2018 – http://www.idexaccelerator.com/peek-inside/ IDEX Fellowship

11. Global Change-makers Youth Summit 2018 – 18 to 23 years old –  Fully Funded to Switzerland – https://www.globalyouthsummit.net/ Global Changemakers

12. All Bar None Scholarship to attend the 2018 One Young World Summit in The Hague, The Netherland (Fully Funded) – Deadline – 2nd April 2018 – https://www.oneyoungworld.com/all-bar-none-scholarship-2018 One Young World

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Top 10 Tips for Applying for Scholarships

admin : September 26, 2017 9:07 am : Grants and Scholarships, Learners

Applying for scholarships can sometimes be stressful and confusing. But have no fear, we’ve got you covered! Here is a list of our top 10 tips for applying for scholarships.

 

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Where to find scholarships

caro : July 27, 2017 12:51 pm : Grants and Scholarships, Learners

 

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Scholarships in China

With the improving relations between China and Africa and the development of China, more and more African students want to study in China. Many Chinese universities offer scholarships for African students who want to study in China to ease their financial pressure.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK

Scholarships in Italy
The Università Cattolica Africa Scholarship and is offered by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Italy. The scholarship is part of its mission to foster relationships with developing countries developed the Africa Scholars Program for students, both citizens and residents, from the African continent. The UCSC Africa Scholarships program aims to enable students to study selected Masters degree programs taught in English at UCSC’s Milan, Piacenza and Cremona Campuses. Cattolica offers scholarship opportunities for 1-year English-taught specializing Masters as well.

Scholarships in Finland
If you’re interested in studying in Finland the link below provides information on scholarship opportunities in Finland for international students, as well as financial advice and the application process for university study at all levels.

Scholarships in Sweden
The Swedish Institute, a government agency, and several Swedish universities offer a range of scholarships each year for international students and researchers wishing to go to Sweden. There are also scholarship competitions and other scholarship opportunities provided by private institutions and foundations.

 

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Scholarships for Women from Africa

caro : August 18, 2017 12:36 pm : Grants and Scholarships, Learners

With many education foundations and charities working to increase opportunities to higher education, there has been a rise in the number of scholarships available for African women

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) provides scholarships for African women in sub-Saharan Africa working within agricultural science.

Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship program is a fellowship that provides training for African women to become human rights lawyers within their home country. It places an emphasis on advancing gender equality in the African legal system.

Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme is specifically for female African students pursuing master’s or PhD programs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and education science at an African university.

NYU Wagner Public Service Fellowships for African Women offer scholarships for African women wishing to pursue careers in public service within their home countries.

Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women is a joint initiative of King’s College London (UK) and the University of Nairobi to train African women in conflict, security and development.

Zawadi Africa Education Fund provides scholarships for African women to study in Uganda, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya or the US.

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Scholarships for African candidates

caro : July 27, 2017 1:36 pm : Grants and Scholarships, Learners

International Scholarships for African students
A list of current opportunities including helpful links and advice.

The Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship is being offered by Carleton University in Canada to African students looking to pursue undergraduate as well as graduate programmes for the 2017/2018 academic year.

The MasterCard Foundation in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture is inviting MCF –at- RUFORUM Scholarship applications for Ugandan and Kenyan students for the 2017/18 academic year. The scholarship is available for bachelor and master programmes.

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) is offering partial scholarships to 10 students interested in studying Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation and Master of Science in Computing.

International Health Sciences University has organised Scholarships for Ugandan Students. These scholarships are available to pursue Bachelor, Master and Diploma programme. The aim of the scholarships is to produce graduates of responsible character with the necessary knowledge and skills for professional and national leadership.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides postgraduate training in a field with strong relevance to national development aiming at university staff development and public sector demand of academically trained personnel to nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is now accepting applications for Rhodes Scholarship for West African students for the academic year 2018-2019. The Rhodes scholarship is administered by the Rhodes Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom and is a postgraduate award that seeks to support exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme is for Masters and PhD level African students with special circumstances. It caters for study across the globe.

Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Fund provides graduate scholarships for African scientists to gain financial assistance for a master’s degree in subjects related to disease control in Africa. Successful scholarship candidates can study at London’s Institute of Tropical Medicine, the London School of the Hygiene and Tropical Medicine or Nagasaki University in Japan.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are international scholarships for African students within the Commonwealth to study a Masters degree by distance learning from selected universities in the UK and worldwide.

Opportunities for Africans is a listof scholarships for study at all degree levels. It also has jobs listings.

The Beit Trust Scholarships provides international Masters degree and PhD scholarships for African students from Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe to study in the UK, Ireland or South Africa at a leading university.

Wells Mountain Foundation Scholarships offers international scholarships for students from developing countries (including African nations) to gain funding for university at home and abroad.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program is a scholarship programme for women from Africa (as well as Europe and the Middle East) to study computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical field at any study level at a university in one of the aforementioned regions.

 

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