Applications Open for Startup of the Year Africa Competition 2018!

Deadline: 10 December 2017 Applicants are invited to apply for the Startup of the Year Africa 2018, an international innovative competition for startups created by Bonjour idée with the support of 70 partners (major business groups, incubators, chambers of commerce, media, competitiveness clusters, influential blogs). While shedding light on disruptive startups, this contest is meant to add value to the partners’ actions at the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of innovation and startups, … [Read more...]

Japan Foundation: Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences

Deadline: 1 December 2017 The Japan Foundation is accepting applications for its Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences that is designed to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange. This program provides grants to partially cover expenses for implementing international intellectual collaborative projects, such as international conferences. Benefits Travel … [Read more...]

Applications Open for World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program 2018!

Deadline: 19 November 2017 The World Bank Group (WBG) is seeking applicants for its Africa Fellowship Program 2018 for Ph.D. students and recent graduates who are Sub-Saharan nationals. The program intends to attract young African talent to the World Bank Group workplace. The fellows will work on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that contribute to the World Bank goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Fellows will spend a minimum of … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Ideas for Action Competition 2018!

Deadline: 28 February 2018 Ideas for Action Competition 2018 is currently open for applications and invites students and young professionals from around the world to participate and submit design ideas for financing and implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Winners of the competition will present their ideas during the IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings, receive support from a dedicated startup accelerator at the Wharton School, and benefit from unique networking opportunities … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa!

Deadline: 10 January 2018 African Innovation Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 to strengthen African innovation ecosystems through supporting a culture of innovation and competitiveness, whilst spurring growth of innovative, market-driven African solutions to African challenges. Focus Areas Honouring and encouraging innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program!

Deadline: 6 December 2017 Applications are open for Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program with an aim to cultivate and empower a network of globally engaged leaders committed to making the world a better place. Goals Leadership: To strengthen the knowledge and skills essential for global leadership. Service: To provide opportunity to serve others through sharing knowledge and experience, and collaborating on initiatives. Network: To grow a global community of people with … [Read more...]

Feminist Review Trust Fund: Supporting Projects to Represent the Diversity of Women’s Lives

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The Feminist Review Trust is currently accepting applications from eligible entities for its grants program, representing the diversity of women’s lives globally and supporting the creativity with which women fight the inequalities they face. Set up in 2001, the Trust was funded by Feminist Review. Run as a collective since its inception in 1979 the voluntary work of  Feminist Review’s editorial teams over the years has provided the means for the Trust to share the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity 2017 Competition!

Deadline: 30 November 2017 Is your business working to scale up a financial product or service to transform more lives in Africa? If yes, then apply for the MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity Competition. The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) is seeking applications for the third collection period of its 2017 Competition to support innovative financial products, services or processes from organizations that will design, pilot and test new ideas, as well as … [Read more...]

Apply for Africaid’s Zvandiri Challenge: Supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Care!

Deadline: 24 November 2017 The Positive Action Challenges in collaboration with Africaid is seeking applications for its Zvandiri Challenge with an aim to support the Ministry of Health and Child Care in the provision of comprehensive care through ensuring a robust continuum of care between the clinic and the community. Most importantly HIV positive children and adolescents are at the heart of the programme, taking the lead in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating all of … [Read more...]

Nesta’s IGL Grants: Supporting Randomised Trials on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Growth

Deadline: 23 October 2017 Nesta is seeking applications for the IGL Grants programme which is one of the activities of the Innovation Growth Lab, a global collaboration that aims to make policy in innovation, entrepreneurship and growth more experimental and evidence-based. Working together with researchers and public and private organizations from around the world, IGL aims to find out what works, and what doesn’t, to accelerate innovation, support entrepreneurship and help businesses grow. … [Read more...]

Chevening Scholarship Program: Offering Opportunity to Future Leaders to Study in UK

Deadline: 7 November 2017 Applications are open for Chevening Scholarship program that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from applicant's country and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university. Benefits Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving applicant free to focus on achieving their professional goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. … [Read more...]

Magraret McNamara Education Grants: Inviting Women from Developing Countries

Deadline: 15 January 2018 Applications are open for Magraret McNamara Education Grants (formerly known as MMMF) that will reward exceptional women from developing countries, that are enrolled as full-time students for the following academic term in accredited universities in the United States and Canada, have demonstrated financial need and are committed to working for the well-being of women and children. MMEG's mission is to assist women from developing countries who are pursuing their … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Minor Foundation for Major Challenges’ Grant Program!

Deadline: 17 November 2017 The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is inviting applications from all over the world to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. MFMC shall support the development of innovative communication strategies that engage people, and that facilitate the transition necessary to prevent dangerous climate changes. Program Goals Promote efforts to protect the natural environment, primarily through the support of national and … [Read more...]

Cleveland Zoological Society: Seeking Proposals for Africa Seed Grants Program

Deadline: 6 November 2017 The Cleveland Zoological Society is seeking proposals for its Africa Seed Grants Program to provide funds to support field conservation and research projects in Africa. Ideal projects have clear and direct conservation impact, positively affect local people and create opportunities for capacity building in country. Funding Information Annual awards ranging from $1000 to $3500 will be made to conservation and research initiatives involving wildlife and their … [Read more...]

Applications Open for McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism Worldwide!

Deadline: 15 December 2017 The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, is offering Business Journalism Fellowships to accomplished business journalists to support in-depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy and business. The McGraw Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant story or … [Read more...]

Yenching Social Innovation Forum for Talented Young Innovators around the World!

Deadline: 20 October 2017 The Yenching Academy of Peking University is inviting talented young innovators from around the world for its Yenching Social Innovation Forum. The forum provides a platform to these young innovators to develop and share solutions to some of the most pressing social problems facing China and the world. The Yenching Social Innovation Forum will take place from December 8-11, 2017. Participants will arrive by the evening of December 8 for the opening activities and … [Read more...]

Google Women Techmakers Scholars Program 2018-2019: Creating Gender Equality

Deadline: 1 December 2017 Applications are open for Women Techmakers Scholars Program 2018-2019 – formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program – Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field. Elements Scholarship: An academic scholarship, awarded based on academic performance, leadership, and impact on … [Read more...]

APN Individual Research Grants: Seeking Applications from African Researchers

Deadline: 5 January 2018 The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is currently seeking applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and non-governmental organizations in Africa for its Individual Research Grants with an aim to support independent African research and its integration into regional and global … [Read more...]

Apply for Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 15 November 2017 Applications are open for Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program (EIFP) to provide hands-on service opportunities for global young business and development leaders at Africa’s leading profit and nonprofit firms. The program is designed to match financial capital invested in emerging African businesses with the human capital needed to take these institutions to scale. Benefits LDI Africa through its EIFP recruits organizations that are doing excellent work … [Read more...]

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program for Sub-saharan African

Deadline: 1 February 2018 The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University for master’s students is open to students who have already completed a bachelor's degree at an African university and are residents or citizens of an African country. This program targets academically qualified yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. Through leadership and career training, financial, academic, social, and … [Read more...]