Opportunities for Young Africans (05/27/15)
Fellowships, Exchange Programs & Workshops
Deadline: June 8, 2015
Stanford Graduate Business School invites Africans to apply for its fully-funded 2015/2016 Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship. The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $145,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB. Stanford will award up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually.
Selection Criteria: Merit, Commitment to developing Africa, Financial need
Deadline: December 15, 2015
The African Graduate Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for bright, highly motivated African students interested in pursuing a master’s degree at AUC. Each year, fellowships are offered to nationals of African countries (not including Egyptians) for full-time study (nine credits or more) in any of the graduate programs offered at AUC.
- Non-Egyptian African nationals.
- Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum overall rating of very good, an overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.
- Satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirement.
- Submit an International TOEFL iBT exam score or an IELTS exam score meeting the cut-off scores for AUC graduate admissions.
Deadline: August 19, 2015
This fellowship is aimed at building sustainable capacity in areas of research that have the potential for increasing health benefits for people and their livestock in low- and middle-income countries. Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance.
- be a national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country, and hold a first degree in subject relevant to tropical medicine or public health (clinical or non-clinical). See list of low/middle income countries;
- be at an early stage in your career, with limited research experience, but have a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for research;
Deadline: June 29, 2015
The Royal Academy of Engineering invites application from ambitious and talented sub Saharan engineers for its Engineering Innovation Prize. This prize aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa.
Engineers from all disciplines are challenged to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges,highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.
- Applicants must have developed (or co-developed), or be in the process of developing (or co-developing) a new technological innovation. See full list of eligible countries.
- Applicants should have the ambition to take a leading role in creating a new business to commercialize this innovation.
- Industrial researchers and establishments are not eligible
- Applicants should have achieved the development of, and be in the early stages of commercialising an engineering innovation that:(i) will bring social and/or environmental benefits to country/countries in sub-Saharan Africa;(ii) has strong potential to be replicated and scaled up; (iii) is accompanied by an ambitious but realistic business plan which has strong commercial viability.
Deadline: May 29, 2015
Youth Impact Workshop is an entrepreneurial leadership program for young people aged 16-20. The workshop is dedicated to equipping Ghanaian youth with skills which will enable them create and develop solutions to address community challenges, plan for their implementation and learn how to communicate these ideas effectively.
- Be between the ages of 16 and 20 as at the start date for the workshop
- Be living in Ghana
- Be able to cover their own cost of transport to and from the venue
- Be able to communicate in English with reasonable fluency, as this will be the primary language for communication during the workshop
- Be able to avail themselves at the venue for the entire duration of the workshop
- Apply: applying will enable the recruitment committee select best candidates
- delegates, including artists, engineers, scientists, consultants, public servants, civil leaders and more will be selected.
Deadline: June 30, 2015
UNESCO Nairobi is accepting applications for the 2015 ANESI’s Student Exchange Programme. In the framework of the Earth Science Education Initiative in Africa, UNESCO has facilitated the setting up the African Network of Earth Science Institutions (ANESI) to promote high quality research and training through collaboration and partnership among Earth science institutions.
This call targets: (i)Young Earth science postgraduate students (MSc and PhD) willing to participate in a specific course or to use a research facility in another African institution; (ii) African Earth science institutions willing to host students from other African countries for a specific course
- Be a citizen of an African country;
- Be a current MSc or PhD student in an African institution;
- Be endorsed by the home institution
- Have identified the host institution