We’ve partnered with the opportunity desk to bring your attention to conferences, fellowships, competitions and funding opportunities around the world.

Check out the list below to find opportunities you are eligible for:

1. 2015 Yale Young African Scholars Program in Kenya & Zimbabwe

Apply for this high-intensity six-day program designed for African secondary school students with talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies. The Yale Young African Scholars Program is an official program of Yale University.

Deadline: February 26, 2015

2. 2015/16 Afya Bora Consortium Fellowships in Global Health Leadership

The fellowship aims to contribute to strengthening health systems in Africa by developing a leadership training program primarily targeting African health professionals. The Afya Bora (“better health” in Swahili) fellowship model trains leaders for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and research programs, using a combination of didactic and experiential approaches. This fellowship is specifically for Kenyans, Botswanans, Ugandans, or Tanzanians.

Deadline: December 1, 2014

3. 2015 Hult Prize -Win US $1 million to start a Social Enterprise

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship that brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The annual competition aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas.

Deadline: November 18, 2014

4. 2015 US-Africa Synergy African Women’s Program for Leadership (AWLEAD)

The Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Advocacy, Development Program for African Women is a 12-week long rigorous training programme, that helps young women of African descent aged between 18 and 25 gain access to life and professional skills, career guidance, knowledge and networks to meet their personal goals and aspirations while effectively contributing to Africa’s development.

Deadline: December 7, 2014

5. Fountain Magazine Essay Contest for Writers

Write an essay to yourself on your 100th birthday for a chance to win $1,500. What would you say to yourself at that age? What would your 100-year-old self tell you back? Would it be a conversation of praise and/or regret? Perhaps praise for the achievements in your career, but regrets about a lost family. Or warnings about the mistakes you made in your projected future or in your past; pitfalls you happened to be dragged into, temptations you could not resist; or celebrations for the good character you were able to display and sustain over a life; a precious life wasted or a life lived as it was meant to be.

Deadline: November 30, 2014

6. 2015 International Climate Fellowship for Developing Countries 

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety’s (BMUB) International Climate Initiative invites applications for its annual climate fellowships for developing countries. The fellowship allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. Up to 20 International Climate Protection fellowships are granted annually.

Deadline: March 15, 2015

7. The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism 2014 – City University of New York

The McGraw Center is pleased to invite applications for the Fall Class of the McGraw fellowship. The aim of the McGraw fellowship for business journalism is to support in-depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy and business. In an age when many news organizations no longer have the resources to tackle complex time-consuming stories, this Fellowship enable experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a serious piece of investigative, analytic, or narrative journalism.

 Open to anyone with at least 5 years of professional experience in journalism.

Deadline: December 15, 2014

8. Commonwealth Secretariat’s Young Professionals Programme – London

Qualified young people (27 years and younger) from Commonwealth member countries are given the opportunity to contribute to the Commonwealth’s work in international development and democracy, while building their skills in its culturally diverse  and professional environment.

The young professionals will be based at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, taking up two-year positions in divisions such as Economic Policy, Rule of Law, Human Resources and Youth. During this time, they will provide technical and administrative support to programmes and operations, and benefit from professional development and mentoring. There are 28 Positions available.

Deadline: November 17, 2014

 9. Zambezi Prize 2015 – An Innovation Competition by MasterCard Foundation & Legatum Center

Enter now for the Zambezi Prize, an Innovations Competition presented by the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT and the MasterCard Foundation. The Zambezi Prize awards $200,000 annually to support venture that contribute to financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa. The prize is open to a wide spectrum of financial inclusion ventures demonstrating innovation and potential for impact, financial sustainability, and scalability

Deadline: November 15, 2014

Courtesy of the Opportunity Desk