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AIMS NEI Fellowship Program 2020 for Women in Climate Change Science (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 30th June, 2020. The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is pleased to invite interested female scientists to apply for the third round of the AIMS-NEI Fellowships for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS). Climate change – including global warming – poses significant threats to humanity. Documented impacts of global …

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GLOBAL GOOD FUND 2021 FELLOWSHIPS FOR YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

We are accepting applications for the 2021 Fellowship from Monday, May 18 – June 30, midnight ET The Global Good Fund creates a better world by investing in society’s most innovative entrepreneurs. Our application process is selective and highly competitive, but also inclusive, constructive and engaging. WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR. The Global Good Fund Fellowship is for innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders …

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Africa Innovation and Investment Forum 2020 – COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

  Closing date for applications: 5 June 2020   Introduction to the Forum The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) threatens to undo the hard-earned health, economic and social development gains that Africa has registered since 2000. COVID-19 has overrun well-resourced healthcare systems of some developed and developing countries and several organizations, including WHO, have issued cautionary …

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UNECA Youth Innovators Competition and Design Bootcamp 2020 on COVID-19

Closing date for applications: 5 June 2020 Background The United Nations Commission for Africa and its partners are pleased to invite youths from all walks of life to the first COVID-19 Innovation Competition and Design Bootcamp 2020, to be held virtually form 15-26 June 2020.  The Bootcampwill bring together a selected number of students from across the …

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The Children’s Prize 2020 for Individuals and Organizations passionate about global child health ($150, 000 Prize)

Application Deadline: 28th June, 2020. The Children’s Prize is awarded to scientifically-minded individuals with a passion for global child health and a strong commitment to verify the impact of their work. Between 2013 and 2017, the Prize has awarded over $1,700,000.00 to such individuals and organizations across the globe. In 2014, two projects were selected …

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African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) Scholarships 2021 for women postgraduate students and staff (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 29th July 2020 Welcome to the African Biomedical Engineering Mobility project The African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) project is funded by the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. The scheme is modelled on Europe’s well-established and successful Erasmus-Mundus programme. As part of the …

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Call for Nomination: 2020 UNESCO International Literary Prize for Innovation Literacy

Application Deadline: 12th July, 2020 (midnight, Paris time) UNESCO has now opened its call for applications and nominations for the 2020 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes. This year UNESCO will reward five individuals or organizations around the world for their outstanding projects that promote literacy within the theme ‘Teaching and learning literacy: the role of educators and changing …

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TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award 2020 for Female scientists (USD 4,000 cash award)

This annual award, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, will recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It carries a cash award of USD4,000 generously provided by Professor Omar. The award will honour scientists working in an area relevant to sustainability. Deadline 30 June 2020 Partner Organizations – Eligible Nominees from Least developed countries …

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Call for Ideas: UNICEF Covid-19 Innovation Challenge 2020 for young Africans

Application deadline: 13th June, 2020. OVERVIEW COVID-19 is impacting us all as we deal with the new normal of social distancing and lockdowns. Misinformation and fake news amplify our fears. Hard realities like loss of income, job insecurity, stalled education, food shortages and lack of cleanwater, force us to explore unique ways to cope. While …

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Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) – Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) 2020/2021 for study in Netherland (Fully Funded)

Application deadline: 30th June, 2020. The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries. Nationals of which countries can apply?  The Orange Knowledge Programme individual scholarships are open to mid-career professionals, who are nationals of – and living and working …

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Innovation Challenges 2020 for innovators and ecosystem builders

Rethinking the digital economy’s value chains during Covid-19 Deadline: 31 July 2020 The 2020 edition of the ITU Innovation Challenge will be taking place amid a global pandemic caused by Covid-19. This has resulted in stress on value chains and countries’ readiness for a digital economy, significantly affecting social conditions worldwide. Global supply, production, consumption and …

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UNECA/Standard Bank Group African Women Leadership Fund Initiative 2020 for African Women Fund Managers

Application Deadline: 30th June  2020 Women fund managers encouraged to apply for african women leadership fund membership The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Standard Bank Group are calling on women fund managers across Africa to apply to join the African Women Leadership Fund initiative (AWLF), an innovative impact fund that will provide …

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AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2020 Call for applications

AERC invites its network researchers and faculty to submit an expression of interest to participate in the AERC-World Bank visiting scholars programme. The fellowship programme will enable participants to spend time at the World Bank, work on their own research relevant to economic development in Africa, and to work with the World Bank’s researchers, especially …

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ACE-ESD/World Bank Energy for Sustainable Development Masters Scholarship 2020/2021 for young Africans

Application Deadline: 15th June, 2020 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO STUDY MASTERS PROGRAM IN ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Academic Year 2020/2021 (October Intake) The Management of the University of Rwanda through its African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACE-ESD) at College of Science and Technology (CST) is offering Masters Programs in Energy for Sustainable Development with the …

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Call for Application for Admission to MSc and PhD Programs at ACEWM, 2020/2021

Application deadline: 15th June, 2020   About the Centre The Africa Center of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM) is an initiative of the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the World Bank Group and through the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Center hosted by the Addis Ababa University (AAU). Since 2016, ACEWM …

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Several Job opportunities at Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech International Development Services (http://www.tetratech.com/intdev) headquartered in Arlington, VA is looking for qualified candidates to serve in a number of roles for an anticipated investment and agriculture export program in Rwanda.  We are looking for visionary leaders, strong managers and creative thinkers who work well with partners, and who have a passion for and a commitment …

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Sub-Saharan Roster of Consultants – UNICEF

Sub-Saharan Roster of Consultants in Child Poverty, Public Financial Management and Social Protection, including Emergency Cash Transfers – UNICEF Opening Date Thu Apr 30 2020 08:00:00 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time) E. Africa Standard Time Closing Date Sun May 17 2020 22:15:00 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time) Locations: Africa: Angola, Africa: Botswana, Africa: Burundi, Africa: Benin, Africa: …

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DevOps Engineer – One Acre Fund

Deadline: July 6th 2020. ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our …

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African Scientific, Research and Innovation Council – Scholarship Scheme 2020 for African PhD students

The ASRIC and UEMF offer 10 scholarship slots for the academic year 2020-2021 for African PhD students to carry out their doctoral research work at the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (UEMF), Morocco. The duration of the study and that of the scholarship is three years. The scholarship includes; tuition fees of about $9,000, accommodation, annually one …

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Field officers ( 12 Positions) – Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT The Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre (RWAMREC) is a non-governmental Organization whose aim is to address issues of negative masculinity, gender inequality by engaging men to play a significant role and as partners with women in preventing GBV and promoting gender equality and healthier families. To date, RWAMREC operates in 21 Districts. The implementation …

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12 YOUTH RESEARCHERS (500 USD STIPEND)

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 10th May, 2020 LOCATION: Homebased STIPEND: $500 (USD) ABOUT RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being side-lined. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to …

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Shell LiveWIRE ‘Top Ten Innovators’ highlights and rewards LiveWIRE businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation (30,000 USD).

Application deadline: 10th June, 2020 By competing in the Top Ten Innovators competition, entrepreneurs have the chance to receive prize funding, direct mentoring support from Shell staff, and the opportunity to integrate within and benefit from vast market linkages within Shell’s global network. Category 1Energy Transition Enterprises that are providing disruptive innovations within the clean …

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2021 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards (100,000 euro prize)

  Introduction Created in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards recognize and support eminent women in science throughout the world. Each year, five Laureates are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science in alternating years. The 2021 edition of the …

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PhD Scholarships!!! PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF), Fully Funded.

Deadline for submission: 15th June 2020 at 5:00 pm (East Africa time; UTC+3) PhD Scholarships available to support 3-4-year doctoral training in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology Call for applications are now open.  Background The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) is an African-led initiative with the goal of strengthening skills …

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Mobility of African Scholars for Transformative Engineering Training (Fully funded)

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30th June 2020   FUNDING An Intra-Africa Mobility Programme funded by the European Union   PARTNER UNIVERSITIES University of Buea (Cameroon) : Coordinator of the consortium Stellenbosch University (South Africa) Cairo University (Egypt) Makerere University (Uganda) Abomey Calavi University (Benin) Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Silesian University of Technology …

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Investigator Awards in Science 2020

Application Deadline: 16th July, 2020.   Investigator Awards enable independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science. Coronavirus (COVID-19) What you need to know if you’re a grant applicant or grantholder.   Scheme at a glance Career stage: Leading a research programme  Where your host organisation is based: …

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Venture Cup Denmark University Startup World Cup 2020 for University Startups Worldwide ($15, 000 USD Prize)

Application Deadline: 14th June, 2020. Community of the best university startups worldwide Venture Cup Denmark hosted the first University Startup World Cup back in 2015 with 37 university startups from around the world. It turned out to be a great success, and it has been running ever since in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Despite reaching millions of …

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The Young African Phosphorus Fellowship Award Program (Win up to $5,000 U.S. Dollars)

The Young African Phosphorus Fellowship Award Program is co-sponsored by the African Plant Nutrition Institute (www.apni.net), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (www.um6p.ma), and OCP Group (www.ocpgroup.ma). Benguérir, Morocco — 7 April, 2020 — The African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) has announced a new fellowship program to encourage scientific programs relevant to understanding and improving phosphorus (P) management in African agro-ecosystems. …

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DAAD/CERAAS Masters and PhD Scholarships 2020 for Sub-Saharan African Students (Funded)

Application Deadline: June 2nd, 2020. The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a …

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For Entrepreneurs! D-Prize Challenge 2020/2021 for Social Entrepreneurs to fight Poverty ($USD 20,000)

Application Deadline: June 1st, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time) D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who can distribute proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet millions of people still don’t have access. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? We will …

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Call for Scholarship! Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) Program 2020 for Aspiring and Existing Developers

Application Deadline: May 13th 2020 Take your skills to the next level Grow with Google, Andela and Pluralsight have partnered to provide a new program to support software developers in Africa on Android, Google Cloud and Mobile Web skills development tracks. The aim of this program is to continuously engage with aspiring and existing developers …

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Call for Applications UG Nestlé PhD Scholarships for Research Excellence

Deadline: 15th May, 2020, at 5:00pm   Call for Applications UG Nestlé PhD Scholarships for Research Excellence   Background The University of Ghana has, through a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding, received a grant from Société des Produits Nestlé SA to support PhD students in conducting interdisciplinary research in the broad areas of Food and Nutrition …

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The Land Accelerator 2020 (Africa) Program for Young African Entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: 17th May, 2020.   The Land Accelerator returns to Nairobi, Kenya, for the third time in 2020. This is an exciting four-month program and curated network for entrepreneurs who restore degraded forests and farmland. It is anchored by an intense week-long workshop that will take place from October 2 -9, 2020 in Nairobi, …

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Alibaba GET Global Challenge 2020: Digital Solutions During and Beyond COVID 19

The African Leadership University in Collaboration with the Alibaba Business School Global Ecommerce Talent Programme is organizing the Africa edition of the GET Global Challenge 2020. The Challenge is themed: Digital Solutions during COVID-19 and beyond. The Africa edition is a part of the larger Global competition hosted by Alibaba Business School and is taking place in …

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Audi Environmental Foundation Scholarships 2020

The Audi Environmental Foundation actively supports research into new technologies and scientific methods for a livable future. Its stated goal is to make a contribution to environmental protection and to create and promote ways of behaving sustainably. The Foundation focuses in particular on promoting and developing environmentally compatible technologies, measures for environmental education and protecting the …

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Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2020/2021

The World Bank Scholarships Program contributes to the World Bank Group’s mission of forging new dynamic approaches to capacity development and knowledge sharing in the developing world. It is an important component of the Bank Group’s efforts to promote economic development and shared prosperity through investing in education and developing human resources in the developing world. …

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2020 GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion (£250, 000 grant funding)

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion. Applications are now open. Are you a start-up or SME in Sub-Saharan Africa or Asia? Are you helping people get online for the first time using mobile internet? You could be eligible to apply for an equity-free grant of between £100,000 …

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ALU/ALIBABA BUSINESS SCHOOL GET GLOBAL CHALLENGE 2020(14,000 USD OF BUSINESS FUNDING AND DIGITAL ECONOMY DISCOVERY TRIP TO ALIBABA HEADQUARTERS IN HANGZHOU, CHINA)

Application deadline:4th may, 2020 WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Open to individuals 18-30 years of age Teams of 3-5 people with at least one member able to communicate effectively in English Language Have a new business idea or a running business that is less than 1 year old Have not received more than $100,000 funding …

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The Centre for the Study of African Economics (CSAE) Fellowships 2021 (Fully Funded to the University of Oxford)

Application deadline: 26th June, 2020 2021 APPLICATIONS – APPLY NOW! The CSAE Visiting Fellowships support a two month residency in Oxford, including flights, accommodation and a small stipend for a limited number of African scholars currently pursuing a career in economics. Applications are welcomed from citizens of all African countries. Applicants must have a doctorate in …

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NOTE: All dates mentioned above could be subject to change as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Application Deadline: 18th June, 2020 Agrifood entrepreneurship is the biggest opportunity in Africa today. Before the global coronavirus pandemic, we liked to say agribusiness is a trillion-dollar opportunity. Now, everyone on the planet understands that agribusiness truly is a critical industry. The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize aims to find Africa’s brightest young agrifood entrepreneurs. We are …

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME (EEP) 2020

Application deadline: 18th April, 2020. The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) is a youth-led pan-African initiative that is committed to raising global and multi-stakeholder support for clean energy transition and climate resilience Africa through a multidisciplinary network of various stakeholders active in sustainable energy, environment, and climate change fields across the globe. In …

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Africa Centre for Mitigation and Society (ACMS) MA and PhD Scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand

Application deadline: 5th May, 2020. The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand is seeking applications for MA and PhD scholarships offered by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) as part of its ‘In-Region Scholarship Programme South Africa’. Full scholarships are available for Four MA and Five PhD students accepted …

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Call for nominations: World Food Prize Laureate 2020 ($250,000 Prize)

The deadline for submitting a nomination is May 1. Nomination Criteria The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement that advances human development with a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food through creative interventions at any point within the full scope of the food system. …

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