OFID scholarship for outstanding young students from developing countries

OFID Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that OFID is now accepting applications for its 2017/2018 Scholarship. Please review the application guidelines thoroughly before applying.

Applicants may also find it useful to also review the scholarship FAQs. Kindly note that the deadline for submitting scholarship applications is May 1, 2017.


OFID awards its scholarships to qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree.

Applicants must be from a developing country (except OFID Member Countries), and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world.

Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies.

Beware of scams implying association with OFID!

There are various fraudulent schemes whose authors purport to be OFID personnel or agents, or otherwise associated with OFID.

Please be aware that OFID does not:

  • conduct lotteries or offer prizes;
  • extend any type of loans or grants directly to individuals;
  • charge any fees for: job, grant or scholarship applications; attending seminars and conferences; or before a legal agreement is concluded between OFID and a beneficiary of its financial assistance;
  • have offices outside of its headquarters in Vienna, Austria;
  • request for personal, business or confidential information as a precondition for any financial assistance it provides.
Read OFID’s anti-fraud disclaimer in full.

Source: www.ofid.org

Chief Health, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • Advanced University Degree (Master's or higher) in public health, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health related sciences is required.
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience in public health planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in health program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
More info at https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502997

Closing Date 20 Mar 2017 E. Africa Standard Time

Knowledge Management & Innovation Specialist, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Management Information Systems, organizational leadership or other related fields.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of five years of professional work experience in Knowledge Management, innovation management, Information Management, Content Management Systems, Document Management Systems and Databases.
  • International and developing country work experience is required.
  • Experience in scaling and coordinating projects across multiple organizations.
  • Experience in establishing and managing public–private sector partnerships. 
  • Experience with SharePoint, ICT hardware, mobile and web-based technologies, particularly designing and deploying appropriate tools to low-resourced environments.
  • Exposure to UNICEF programmatic areas and experience in applying technical solutions to address programmatic and operational challenges.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Written and Spoken Swahili is an asset.

Closing Date 20 Mar 2017 E. Africa Standard Time

Call for MUII-plus PhD Fellowship in Pre-eclampsia

This is a three-year PhD fellowship to be undertaken at Makerere University. The successful candidate will work under the mentorship of Dr Annettee Nakimuli to develop a PhD research project to investigate the immunology and genetics of pre-eclampsia and its consequences among women attending Mulago Hospital. The PhD fellow is expected to undertake an international collaboration, with international co-supervision and mentorship. This collaboration may be within or outside Africa. This is intended to broaden and enhance the research experience and training. MUII-plus will support the PhD fellow to identify suitable collaborators.

Eligibility criteria: 

I. Masters degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or any Basic Science Masters in a relevant area ( Immunology or Genetics) 

II. Award will be conditional on acceptance for a PhD programme at Makerere University .

More info at http://www.muii.org.ug/files/downloads/Preeclampsia%20PhD%20call%2022nd%20Feb%202017%20final.pdf

Application deadline: 17th March 2017

Scholarships for online Master of Public Health – Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania


Our master's scholarships are aimed at talented applicants, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study for a UK qualification. To apply for a scholarship, you must:
  • have at least two years' relevant post-graduation work experience (this does not include unpaid internships or voluntary work);
  • hold a first or upper second class (or the equivalent) undergraduate degree;
  • be a resident citizen of Rwanda, Uganda or Tanzania and have not previously studied outside Africa;
  • be committed to returning home and able to demonstrate the potential to make a positive impact on the future of your home country;
  • have a clear idea how studying in Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.
More info at http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/funding/international/equity-merit-scholarships/online-masters-public-health

The deadline for applications is 17 March 2017.

List of ISH scholarships available at different London institutions for the 2017/18 AY

There are a range of ISH scholarships available in partnership with a number of different London institutions. Applications are made to the relevant universities in the first instance and then ISH will normally consider a shortlist of candidates put forward by their universities. So far, the following universities will accept applications for the ISH scholarships listed below for 2017/18. This webpage will be updated with new opportunities when they arise.

1. University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is one of ISH’s longest-standing scholarship partners and each year up to 20 University of Westminster scholars are housed at ISH. For 2017/18, ISH will be supporting the following Westminster scholarships:

For undergraduate students:

The Scindia and SKV Schools (India) Scholarship http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships/scindia-school

For masters students:

Architecture and the Built Environment Excellence Scholarship http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/architecture-and-the-built-environment-excellence-scholarship

Break the Silence Scholarship http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/break-the-silence-scholarship

Central American and the Caribbean Scholarship http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/central-american-and-the-caribbean-scholarships

Colin Matheson Scholarship http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/colin-matheson-scholarship

Disaster Regeneration Scholarship http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/disaster-regeneration-scholarship

Duke of Grafton Scholarship https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/international-postgraduate-scholarships/duke-of-grafton-scholarship

Geoffrey Copland Scholarship http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/geoffrey-copland-scholarship

Latin America Scholarship http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/latin-american-scholarship

Small Island Nation Scholarship http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/diversity-and-the-media-scholarships

South East Asia Scholarship http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/southeast-asia-scholarship

Tony Shaw Scholarship https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/international-postgraduate-scholarships/tony-shaw-scholarship

2. SOAS, University of London

ISH and SOAS are pleased to co-sponsor at least 7 scholarships for Masters students in 2017/18, including the schemes listed below:

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, including the Ellenor Mary Anwyl Scholarship, named after ISH’s former Executive Director’s wife: https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/soas-hakluyt-scholarship.html

The John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship, sponsored by the American Friends of SOAS and the Friends of International Students House https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/john-loiello-afsoas-fish-scholarship.html

William Ross Murray Scholarship https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/william-ross-murray-scholarship.html

3. Institute of Education, University College London

Three awards are available: two IOE-ISH Centenary Taught Masters Scholarships, including the Mary Trevelyan Centenary Scholarship, named after ISH’s founder and first Director, plus one IOE-ISH Centenary Doctoral Scholarship. Details at www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/about/global-engagement/scholarships-funding

4. Institute of Global Health, University College London

African Graduate Scholarships Two scholarships are available for African nationals currently resident in an African country and who have been accepted on to a full-time MSc in Global Health and Development at UCL.


5. University of the Arts

UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate International Scholarships Eight places are available under this scheme at ISH: http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/student-fees–funding/scholarships-search/ual-vice-chancellors-postgraduate-international-scholarships/

The Tara Nirula International Students House Scholarship, which commemorates an exceptional young woman, whose life was sadly cut short. This scholarship is for Indian applicants to the London College of Fashion with the ability and potential to make a contribution to the worlds of art, design, communication and performance. http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/student-fees–funding/scholarships-search/tara-nirula-ishlcf-graduate-scholarship/

6. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Six scholarships are offered to candidates from a low or middle-income Commonwealth country with an offer of a place on the MSc Public Health for Eye Care course at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. http://cehc.lshtm.ac.uk/lshtm-scholarships/

8. UCL – United World Colleges and International Students House scholarship (undergraduates only)


Source: https://ish.org.uk/student-zone/scholarship/available-scholarships

Equator Prize 2017 Call for Nominations

This year’s Equator Prize winners will feature innovative solutions related to protecting, restoring and/or sustainably managing nature to achieve local sustainable development, such as food security, water security, sustainable jobs and livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction. Crosscutting issues include advocacy for land and water rights, social and environmental justice, and gender equality. The selection of winners will emphasize replicability and scalability of community initiatives to achieve progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Local communities from rural areas in 145 countries are eligible to be nominated. Nominations are open to indigenous peoples’ groups from any country, operating in rural areas. For full eligibility requirements and selection criteria, please click here.

Submit nominations for the Equator Prize 2017

To access the online nomination system, please visit prize.equatorinitiative.org. Nominations may be submitted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.

Nominations must be submitted by 8 March 2017.

More info at http://equatorinitiative.org/index.php

African Entrepreneurship Award

Start Your Journey!

Are you looking for mentoring to launch or grow your business idea in Africa? Submit a brief summary of your idea now to start your entrepreneurship journey.

Submit a Business Proposal Now

Round 1 Submission Period Closes April 28

Source/More info: https://africanentrepreneurshipaward.com

Call: SingularityU East Africa Global Impact Challenge

Applicant Criteria:
  • The challenge is open to residents and citizens in East Africa Countries
  • You must be age 21 or older on the first day of the GSP
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Able to participate for the entire GSP17 program
  • Applicants selected as finalists will be interviewed by a panel of judges on 24th March 2017
Entry Criteria:
  • CV/Resume
  • Summary of accomplishments
  • An abstract of the project idea
  • A video URL of the project idea
The challenge must be on solving a problem e.g. Climate Change or one of SU Global Grand Challenges, Thinks of a local problem scalable globally to positively impact a billion people of lives.
The idea should leverage exponential technology.

More info at http://giceastafrica.info

Applications Close – 10th March 2017

Call for applications: Next Einstein Forum Ambassadors Programme

  • 42 years of age or less as of 31.12.2017 (Born after 1 January 1975)
  • Resident/citizen of an African country with a history of leadership and engagement in the residing community
  • Advanced studies or professional certificates, personal projects, demonstrated entrepreneurial achievements and similar – a PhD is not required
  • Applicants are encouraged from all fields of science, including basic sciences, STEM, health and social science fields.
  • Outstanding writing and keen critical thinking capabilities, and be comfortable working in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated passion for raising Africa’s profile in science and/or social science
  • Having an active profile in the community of work/study and/or online including social media
  • Able to clearly communicate to an audience in English or French.
More info at http://nef.org/ambassadors

Deadline: 27 May 2017