Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship 2017 for International Applicants

Up to six international fellowships (four to eight months) are offered each year, as funding is available.

Find out what to prepare and send application at

The application deadline is December 16, 2016, 11:59 pm.

Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders

To be eligible for the Cora Weiss Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. At least one year experience of volunteering or employment in a women’s rights/human rights/peace advocacy organization;
  2. One year experience in policy advocacy on women’s rights, human rights, peace and other social justice issues, including understanding of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and related laws and policies;
  3. A Bachelor’s degree in international relations, women/gender studies or the social sciences; and
  4. Has lived or worked in a developing country for at least one year.
  5. Since the fellowship will take place in New York where the international community is mainly congregated, proficiency in the English language is a must.

Applications for ONA 2017 Women’s Leadership Accelerator are now open

The Accelerator, supported by a generous grant from the Dow Jones Foundation, is open to practitioners working in digital media, including freelancers, entrepreneurs and independent journalists. ONA will screen candidates for potential, need and diversity across ethnicity, age, geography, technology platforms and skill sets.

Find out more and apply at

TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme for postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany of no more than 3 months.

Under this programme, researchers are assisted in making a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany. Such visits will have a duration of no more than three (3) months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.

The aim of the visit is to discuss research collaboration with German scientists with the ultimate goal of developing longer-term collaboration, perhaps through other Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, or German Research Foundation) programmes. TWAS will cover health insurance and travel expenses, while DFG will provide subsistence costs for the stay in Germany. The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.

Deadline: 31 March each year. Successful applicants will be informed three months after the deadline.

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Facebook Emerging Scholar Programme 2017 for PhD Students

The Emerging Scholar Award is part of Facebook’s ongoing commitment to identifying promising doctoral students and supporting them and their research throughout their careers. The Award is designed to specifically support talented students from underrepresented minority groups and encourage them to continue their PhD studies, pursue innovative research, and engage with the broader research community.

The Emerging Scholar Award is open to first or second year PhD students who are members of a minority group that is underrepresented in the technology sector. The award is open to students at universities in the US and abroad who are enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.

Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of the student's proposed research and their recommendation letters.

The Emerging Scholar Award includes:

  • Payment of tuition and fees for two academic years
  • $37,000 annual stipend
  • Up to $5,000 towards conference travel funds
Application Materials:
  • Research Statement: 1-2 page research summary
  • Resume or CV with email, phone and mailing address, along with applicable coursework noted
  • Two letters of recommendation (Please provide reference email addresses): Advisor and one Professional reference (can be from academia or industry)
Important Dates:
  • Application Opens: November 1, 2016
  • Application Deadline: February 28, 2017
For the purpose of the Emerging Scholar award, underrepresented minority group is considered to include persons who identify as: Black or African American, person having origins in any Black racial groups of Africa; Hispanic or Latino, person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South American, Central American, Caribbean, or other Spanish culture origin, regardless of race; Native American or Alaskan Native, person having origins in any of the original peoples of North, Central, or South America and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, person having origins in the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands.

Commonwealth Class story writing competition

The competition is open to teachers and students aged 7 to 14 from Commonwealth countries and is a wonderful opportunity for you to add your voice to the Commonwealth’s rich storytelling heritage through writing and illustration (and, of course, be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes!)

The deadline for story submissions is 9:00 AM on Monday 14 November 2016.

LEVENTIS FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship in Sustainable Agriculture

Now Accepting Applications for the LEVENTIS FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship in Sustainable Agriculture at the Earth University Costa Rica for 2 qualified Nigerians until Wednesday 30th November 2016.

We wish to remind you that the application requirements are:
  1. Fill the application form in its entirety and sign together with a witness (attached).
  2. Attach one (1) current passport size photograph.
  3. Attach copies of your Junior and senior high school certificate(s) and transcripts as officially recognized and issued by the examining body in your country. Also enclose termly scores from any colleges/institutions you may have attended.
  4. Enclose three (3) letters of recommendation in the official EARTH suggested format (attached). Additional out-of-format recommendation letters are accepted as optional.
  5. Optional: Attach additional certificates or recognition that you may consider will serve to support for your quest for admission to EARTH University.
You can opt to submit your application documents by scanning in PDF format and attaching them to our e-mail address;[email protected]

You may also fill the application online: and attach documents recommendation letters and academic transcripts in PDF format.

Submit your applications through

Apply for the 2017 Yenching Global Symposium

Two years ago, Peking University founded the Yenching Academy, inviting a global cohort of young scholars into this unique intellectual environment. The Academy provides a rigorous Master’s program for the multidisciplinary study of China, with the hope of cultivating a new generation of global leaders. The second cohort consists of 124 Scholars, hailing from 41 countries and 57 of the world’s leading universities, have the opportunity to immerse themselves in China and analyze it from a variety of perspectives.

The Academy’s flagship event, the Yenching Global Symposium, is a continuation of this mission. Hosted on the Peking University campus from March 23-26, 2017, the four-day event will comprise engaging lectures and interactive sessions about China’s impact on the world and the influence that the world has on China. It will feature prominent Chinese and international scholars, along with leading professionals from a wide range of fields. These leaders of today will share their insights with their potential counterparts: approximately 200 students and young professionals from around the world with a noted passion for China in their work and research.

Applications for the 2017 Yenching Global Symposium open on November 1, 2016. 

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Applications for "Akili Dada" fellowships to young African women are now open

Akili Dada awards year fellowships to young African women leaders between the ages of 23-30 who are driving transformative change in their communities and are looking to grow their projects to scale and sustainability. The fellowship is an opportunity for young women to design and implement solutions to the challenges faced by their communities. The fellowship provides opportunities for dynamic young women leaders to learn essential skills and apply those skills in the context of their communities. To learn more about our current fellows visit our website.


Fellows will be selected on the basis of
  • The strength of their social change project
  • Previous leadership initiative
  • Willingness to learn from peers and more experienced mentors
  • The ability to share their skills with peers and intended project beneficiaries
**All fellows need to have deep roots in the communities they seek to transform and be from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Selection is NOT based on past academic performance or qualifications

Young women engaged in social entrepreneurship in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi) are encouraged to apply.

Equal Rating Innovation Challenge now open for submissions

From now on until January 6th you will be able to submit your proposal to connect more people to the full diversity of the open Internet. Solutions can range from consumer products and mobile service, to new business model and infrastructure proposals.

Central to the submission is a description of your solution, the intended user experience for your target audience, and the roadmap to the future. The submission form has a dozen questions and should be easy to navigate.

Read more and find out how to submit your applications at 

The 2016 ONE Africa Award - Recognizing innovative African efforts to fight poverty

The 2016 ONE Africa Award recognises Africa-driven; Africa led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at community, national or regional level. It aims to recognise, reward, and advance the exceptional work of organisations, founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The $100,000 award will bring recognition to innovative African efforts to fight poverty and will incentivise more of such efforts.
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Scholarships for a PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences


African nationals from Sub Saharan countries (excluding South African nationals), and not older than 36 years of age on the date of nomination may apply. Women are particularly encouraged to submit an application.


The new online portal for applications is now open and applications and will close on 30 November 2016. AIMS will continue to screen and short-list applications and submit to DAAD for final approval. The complete application documents (see below) should be submitted to DAAD by the applicants via the DAAD-Portal. Incomplete applications or applications that reach DAAD Bonn after the above mentioned deadline will not be conisdered.

2017 Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship

Applications for the 2017 Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship open today, the global higher education initiative created by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in partnership with the Schmidt Family Foundation.

Now in its fifth year the Fellowship offers postgraduate students of design, engineering and business the opportunity to take part in a 12 month international programme on the circular economy.

Schmidt MacArthur Fellowships are awarded annually to one student and their academic mentor from each of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s network of 14 Partner Universities. The Fellowship also runs a Wild Card competition which invites students from any university around the world to apply.

The programme includes a week long summer school in the UK, an online support programme and a cash bursary, as well as the opportunity to link with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's wider programme of activities and network.

If you are interested in applying for the 2017 Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship, please click here or to find out more please contact us at smf[AT]

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New MasterCard Scholarships now open for GJA's LLM Human Rights

60 postgraduate Masters scholarships are available for the brightest and best African scholars with great potential but few educational opportunities.

Scholars will be provided with the opportunity to become leaders within their communities and to improve the lives of countless more when they return home to Africa.
The Award

Ten scholarships are available in 2017/2018 which will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance. Awards are tenable for one academic year, and at the end of the award candidates will be required to return to Africa.

The Global Justice Academy is delighted that its LLM in Human Rights is eligible for the award, along with the following postgraduate Masters programmes:
  • You must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh in the programmes listed above. We encourage applicants to apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University. Have a look at entry requirements for postgraduate students at Please see section on applying below for more information;
  • You must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country, whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult. Applications from Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe are particularly welcome;
  • You must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within your community; and
  • You are able to present economically disadvantaged circumstances and be able to show that you lack financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) education in your home country or elsewhere.
Preference will be given to candidates who have not already had the opportunity to study in Scotland.

The scholarships are competitive and awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the overseas equivalent of a UK first-class honours degree. Applicants financial, personal, and family circumstances will also be taken into account.

Applicants must also be committed to returning to Africa following their graduation to give back to their home community and country.


We encourage applicants to apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University (unless they are also applying to funding elsewhere). By completing a short online pre-application assessment, the MCF team will assess the student’s eligibility for the scholarship and if appropriate, provide a full application form.

Scholarship applications open on 4th October 2016 and close at midnight (GMT) on 30th November 2016.

Click here for the full application process and further details.

Graduate funds: Trinity Bursaries for Students from Africa


The Trinity Bursaries for Students from Africa are intended for students from any African country who wish to take a taught post-graduate course at the University of Cambridge, leading to the MASt, the MPhil or the LLM degree. Bursars who wish to stay on to do research for the PhD degree may compete, towards the end of their year here, for a Trinity Internal Graduate Studentship.

  • hold a First Class Honours Degree or its equivalent in their country of origin,
  • not yet have studied for a substantial period (more than 12 months) outside their home country,
  • be citizens of any African country, and
  • have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission, to the University of Cambridge for a post-graduate course leading to the MASt, MPhil or LLM degree.
  • Graduate Course Fees,
  • maintenance allowance (at the minimum rate set by the University), and a
  • return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom.
The Bursaries are awarded for up to one year and are not renewable. Up to two Bursaries may be awarded.

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. Successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Bursary.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 20 January 2017.

Johnson & Johnson: The Africa Innovation Challenge

The submitted consumer health care solutions will be evaluated based on their ability to meet the following criteria:
  • Idea submission addresses at least one of the three challenge categories:
1) Promoting Early Child Development & Maternal Health in Africa,
2) Empowering Young Girls in Africa,
3) Improving Family Well-being in Africa
  • Idea submission is innovative and creative
  • Idea submission is scalable
  • Idea submission outlines how the award would help them reach a critical milestone within the time frame of a single year and provides a full commercialization plan
You have to sign up for an account to get started, and you will receive an email to activate your account. You will be guided through the application process which will include signing our general Terms and Conditions Agreement, filling out your application form and uploading your non-confidential project plan.

Deadline to apply is January 17th, 2017
Winners will be announced by the end of February 2017

Public Health Consultancy Opportunity in Tanzania



County Team Leader & Research Project Lead

Country Team Lead

The Country Team Lead (CTL) will provide oversight to an individual country implementation of a Data Quality Review (DQR) and Health Facility Assessment (HFA) and follow-up quality improvement measures. The CTL should have a good understanding of the overall DQR and HFA processes and be skilled in project management.

Research Project Lead

The Project Lead (PL) will provide oversight to secondary data analysis of existing health data in-country. The PL should have a good understanding of health data including HFAs/DQRs, data use, and data analysis and be skilled in project management.

  • Available for short-term consultancy (not full time employed)
  • Currently based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • MA in public health/nutrition/international development
  • 5 + years experience in international public health work and M&E
  • Experience working with Ministry of Health and/or Global Fund
  • Experience with data quality reviews, health facility assessments or other similar large-scale surveys
  • Extensive experience required in: Data cleaning, management, analysis and research. Excellent analytical skills required.
  • Experience with managing public health projects including providing technical and coordination leadership 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required in English.
Anticipated start date: October - November 2016


Do you meet all the above requirements and are currently based in Dar es Salaam?

Email: Comprehensive CV highlighting the above criteria to [email protected]

We will only contact short-listed candidates.