NEW: Opportunities for Ayiba Readers

Here are new opportunities for Africans, brought to you by Ayiba and Opportunity Desk.

Canon Collins Masters Scholarship 2016 For Southern Africans to Study in the UK (Fully-Funded)
Deadline: March 20, 2016
Canon Collins Trust is now accepting applications for scholarships to support taught masters degree programmes at UK universities, commencing in September 2016. The scholarships cover full tuition fees, a monthly stipend, a return economy flight, a settling-in allowance and other support whilst in the UK.
Applicants for any of these awards must:
● Be a national of, and normally resident in, one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
● Be in possession of a good Honours degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application.
● Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field. In addition, there are subject restrictions at certain universities.

Google Public Policy Fellowship 2016
Deadline: March 25, 2016
Google is offering a Policy Fellowship program to undergraduate, graduate, and law students who are interested in Internet and technology policy. This is a unique opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.
Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, free expression and more.
This is open to students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:
● Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy
● Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
● First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
● Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment
TK Foundation South Africa Youth Development Fund 2016                 

Deadline: April 8, 2016
The TK Foundation introduced its grant programme to South Africa in 2012 to support programmes that create jobs, offer workforce education and develop employment skills to ensure a brighter and productive future for South Africa. Confronted with one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide and coupled with a poor quality of education and a high dropout rate, South African youth are facing surmounting challenges identifying, securing, and sustaining meaningful employment. The TK Foundation will continue its work in addressing the needs of youth in South Africa with the introduction of The TK Foundation South Africa Youth Development Fund 2016
Eligible applicants must be Non-Profit/Public Benefit Organisations that are exempt from income tax under Section 30 of the Income Tax Act;
● Applicants are to be located in, and/or have programmes operating within South Africa.
● Applicants must operate without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.
● Applicants who are a previous or current TK Foundation Fund grantee must have completed all reporting requirements to date.
Global Changemakers’ Global Youth Summit 2016 in Switzerland (fully-funded)
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Applications are now open for the Global Changemakers (GCM) Global Youth Summit 2016 taking place 24-30 July in Switzerland! The summit will bring together 60 Changemakers for a life-changing week of training sessions, networking and workshops. Are you a Changemaker? Then apply for the Global Youth Summit.
The strongest candidates will be invited to participate at the Summit, assessing their track record of social entrepreneurship, community activism and volunteerism, whilst ensuring geographical and gender representation.
● GCM is looking for the most inspiring young social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers from across the globe.
● Participants must be between 18 and 23 years of age on the dates of the summit.

Coca-Cola MENA Scholarship Program 2016 (For 100 Students)
Deadline: March 20, 2016
The Coca-Cola Company invites applications for the 2016 MENA Scholarship Program. The Company is offering a great opportunity for students from countries across the Middle East, North Africa and Near Asia regions. This is an inclusive month long entrepreneurship program at Indiana University’s prestigious Kelley School of Business, one of the top ranked business programs in the United States.
The Coca-Cola Company & the US Department of State are partnering for the 5th consecutive year to sponsor 100 university students for the scholarship program. The program emphasizes travel, personal development and skill building for promising talent of today to build the leaders of tomorrow!
The program, which begins in early July 2016, is fully funded including travel to and within the United States, accommodations, meals, and university and visa fees.
Pan African University Scholarship for 2016/17 Academic Year
Deadline: March 20, 2016
The Pan African University is an initiative of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. It is a Premier continental university network whose mission is to provide wholesome postgraduate education geared towards the achievement of a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa.
Young, qualified, talented and enterprising applicants from African countries and the African Diaspora are invited to apply to join Masters or PhD degree programmes at any of the four PAU institutes.
The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to the successful African candidates. Scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.
Candidates with potential, motivation and desire to play transformative leadership roles as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to apply.

UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored STEM Fellowships (Fully-funded)
Deadline: April 30,2016
Applications are invited for the UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored Research Fellowships for applicants from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean. Fellowships will be given to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.
Eligibility: This is open to nationals from the following african nations
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2016 & Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: March 24, 2016
The CNN MultiChoice Award is here again! Submit your best journalism work of 2015! The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition is the most prestigious and respected Award for journalists across the African Continent. Its objective is to reinforce the importance of the role of journalists in Africa’s development and to reward, recognise and encourage journalistic talent across all media disciplines.
The journalists selected by our panel of judges will enjoy an all-expenses paid finalists’ programme of networking activities and workshops, culminating in the Gala Awards Ceremony. Each finalist will receive a cash prize, with each category winner also receiving a laptop computer and printer. The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Award winner will be selected from the category winners and will receive an additional cash prize and will have the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.
BBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2016 for African Journalists
Deadline: March 23, 2016
BBC recently launched an award for reporters in honor of its exceptionally brilliant broadcaster-Late Komla Dumor. The BBC World News Komla Dumor Award will be made to an outstanding individual living and working in Africa, who combines strong journalism skills, on air flair, and an exceptional talent in telling African stories with the ambition and potential to become a star of the future. Read our interview with the inaugural winner here.
Eligibility: To apply for this prestigious award, you must be currently living and working as a journalist in Africa with 3 to 10 years’ experience as a professional journalist in Africa

2016 Anzisha Prize & Fellowship Program (Up to USD $75 000 Cash Awards )
Deadline: April 15, 2016 & March 15, 2016 (Early Bird Application Review)
Become the next Anzisha Fellow; 2016 fellowship application is now open! The Anzisha Prize is the premier award for African entrepreneurs aged 15-22 who have developed and implemented innovative businesses or social ventures. Finalists travel to South Africa and share in over $75,000 in cash awards, as well as access to lifelong mentorship and support.
12 finalists from across Africa will win an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to be a part of a week-long entrepreneurship workshop and conference at the African Leadership Academy campus on the outskirts of Johannesburg. The grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share prizes worth $75,000 USD.
African Development Bank 2016 Internship program
Deadline: March 15, 2016
African Development Bank (ADB) invites all eligible Africans to apply for its Internship Program. The primary objectives of the Internship Program at the ADB Group are to deepen the Bank’s efforts to advance development within its regional member countries (RMC) through capacity building activities.
The broad objectives of the Program are to provide the opportunity to acquire and develop the ability to work in an international environment, provide the Bank a pool of potential candidates in the future and enhance the visibility of the Bank and its development activities.
To be eligible for internship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
● Students, aged between eighteen (18) to thirty (30) years, and currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s/Master’s level degree program or its equivalent in a recognized public or private institution of higher learning.
● The candidate can apply for an internship within one (1) year of having obtained such a degree.
● Provide a letter from their school confirming their enrollment or a copy of the above mentioned Degree.
● Citizen of a regional or non-regional member country of the African Development Bank.
● Applicants must be fluent in at least one of the Banks’s two working languages (English or French).