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

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

1. Microsoft Cyberspace Essay Competition

Microsoft invites university students to write essays addressing the future of cyberspace.

Apply for your chance to win up to $10,000.

Deadline: January 15, 2015

2. Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Apply to receive full-cost postgraduate scholarships to study at University of Cambridge, UK.

Deadline: December 2, 2014

3. Innovation Prize for Africans 

Submit innovations that would contribute towards developing new products, increasing efficiency or cost savings in Africa.

Innovations could be focused on any of these 5 priority areas:

(1)Agriculture/Agribusiness, (2) Health and wellbeing, (3)Information and communications technologies, (4)Environment Energy & water, (5) Manufacturing and service industry

Deadline: October 31, 2014


4. Etisalat Pan African Prize for Innovation

This prize will reward the facilitation and promotion of mobile broadband in Africa.

Open to content developers, app and software developers, handset and device manufacturers.

Win up to $25,000 in cash and prizes.

Deadline: Ongoing

5. African Leadership Unleashed 2015

An Opportunity for High School graduates to gain scholarship for their tertiary education.

Deadline: December 7, 2014

6. 2nd Continental Essay For Africans 

Essay competition for Africans below the age of 35.

Cash prizes ranging from$ 500-$1000.

Deadline: December 14, 2014

7. Schlumberger faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women 2015/16

Fellowship awards for women to pursue PhD or Post-Doctorate studies in any STEM Field at leading universities worldwide.

Deadline: November 14, 2014


8. Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plans

Open to full-time university undergraduate, colleges or polytechnics.

Deadline: January 31, 2015

9. 2015 Hubble Fellowships

Open to anyone who has received a phD in Physics, Astronomy or any related discipline.

Over $60,000 worth of prizes.

Deadline: November 6, 2014

Courtesy of the Opportunity Desk