Opportunities for Young Africans (04/14/15)
Deadline: April 26th, 2015
This scholarship will be granted to young African women and men to pursue a Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or public finance in Canada. Scholarships will be awarded based on merit to young professionals from a range of sub-Saharan countries.The ALT scholarship includes: International airfare,tuitions, monthly living allocations and installment allocation,fixed allocation to cover purchase of books and attend conferences in Canada, health insurance coverage & fees for study permit.
- Be a citizen and resident of Senegal or South Africa (we can include a note about 2015 and 2016 competition).
- Be between 22 and 35 years old
- Have completed a first academic degree with a minimum average of B
Deadline: May 1, 2015
The 2015 Clinton International Summer School, in partnership with the INCORE Summer School at Ulster University is a one-week intensive scholarship program for university students from post-conflict and developing regions.
The curriculum is designed to promote entrepreneurship, leadership and community engagement and prepare the students to advance positive change and economic development in their home communities.
- Students who meet the following eligibility requirements are invited to apply:
- Undergraduate and graduate students, between the ages of 20-26
- Leadership capacity
- A technology plan that would benefit their home community
- Highly recommended by university or community organization
- Experience with ethnic or religious conflict or with high poverty rate
- Fluent English skills
Deadline: June 1, 2015
The Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Human Rights are looking for a PhD candidate to examine the mandate, the roles and the practices of state actors in relation to international human rights standards and systems in developing countries.
- Applicants must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Master of Laws or equivalent qualifications.
- Applicants must have obtained a minimum overall grade average of 8,2 or above at the Master’s level in accordance with the Danish grading scale
Norwich Business School business school of the University of East Anglia (UEA) is offering multiple MBA scholarships and bursaries to EU and non-EU citizens. UEA is ranked in the UK top 6 for Student Experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015) and consistently rated amongst the very best UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2014).
- Open to EU and Non-EU students
- Applications from UEA alumni are particularly welcome
- Applicants must be a MBA offer holder
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) announces it annual contest for students interested in the life and works of Jane Austen. The 2015 Essay Contest topic aligns with the JASNA Annual General Meeting theme, “Living in Jane Austen’s World”.
- This is open to students worldwide at the high school, college/university, and graduate school levels of study. Entrants do not need to be members of JASNA.
- Students must be enrolled full-time or part-time in coursework during one or more semesters/quarters of the contest year.
- Home-schooled students at the high school level are also eligible.
- Part-time is defined for the college/university level as a minimum of six credit hours and for the graduate level as a minimum of three credit hours leading to an advanced degree.
Global Hackathon Seoul is a unique opportunity to drive social and technological change, on a monumental scale, by instilling the hacker mindset in South Korea. This is the Hackathon Olympics. Benefits includes: reimbursement for international flights and experience Korean music, food, and culture.
- This is open to developers, designers, and creators between the 18-25 years of age (during the time of the event)
- If you have taken time off to serve in your country’s required military draft, the age range can be extended by two years.
Are you a CEO under 45years? Do you want your business and services to be seen and heard of? Do you value the power of networking? Do you look forward to investment partners? Can you pitch your ideas in front of Venture Capitalists? If yes, then you qualify to attend the Young CEOs Business Summit 2015.
This summit will bring together about 1,000-plus young Entrepreneurs and CEO’s from across Africa as well as top business leaders and mentors, for three days and nights of networking, business exchange and collaborations. The experienced speakers will tell you how to start a business; their personal stories will draw you in. And their victories will inspire your start-up to be another African Success story.
Deadline: April 30, 2015
She Leads Africa- Huawei Fellowship offers a week-long innovation tour to Shenzhen and Shanghai, China for top young women building technology companies across Africa. This is the first program of its kind to provide female tech entrepreneurs from across Africa the opportunity to visit China and receive a behind the scenes experience at the technology giant, network with peer entrepreneurs and develop relationships with investors and companies interested in doing business in Africa.
- Applicants must be women between the ages of 18-40
- Applicants must be entrepreneurs building a technology business focused on Africa
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Every two years, the Global Investigative Journalism Network presents the Global Shining Light Award, a unique award which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. The winner receives an honorary plaque, US$1,000, and a trip to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference to accept the award in front of hundreds of their colleagues from around the world.
- The journalist, journalism team, or media outlet provided independent, investigative reporting, which:
- Originated in and affected a developing or emerging country
- Was broadcast or published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014;
- Was of an investigative nature;
- Uncovered an issue, wrong-doing, or system of corruption which gravely affected the common good;
- And did so in the face of arrest, imprisonment, violence against them and their families, or threats and intimidation
Deadline: July 1st 2015
Young people from across the world are invited to attend the One Young World Summit 2015 taking place on 18 November, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The annual One Young World Summit brings together the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations. Delegates to the Summit meet and make lasting connections with peers from almost every industry, sector and country.
Young leader aged 18 – 30 with a passion for global issues and a track record of making a significant impact in your community, country or organisation
Deadline: October 1, 2015
BuzzFeed’s Emerging Writers Fellowship is designed to give writers of great promise the support, mentorship, and experience necessary to take a transformative step forward in their careers.
These writers will focus on personal essay writing, cultural reportage, and profiles. During their time in fellowship, writers will be expected to pitch, report, and write with the added benefit of writing workshops, panel discussions with editors and writers from throughout the industry, and assigned readings.
- The ideal candidate for this fellowship will be someone with ambitious ideas and a proven desire to publish work that creates an impact on cultural conversations
- Current and former BuzzFeed employees may not apply.
- Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
- Stipend: $12,000
- Career mentorship and editorial guidance
- Exposure to several opportunities within the field
Deadline: May 18, 2015
Applications are currently being accepted for the Commonwealth Professional Fellowships. This fellowship support mid- career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries to spend a period of time with a UK host organisation working in their field for a programme of professional development.
- Be Commonwealth citizens, refugees or British protected persons
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country (See list).
- Normally have at least five years’ relevant work experience in a profession related to the subject of the application, by the proposed start of the Fellowship.
- Be available to start their Fellowship within prescribed dates as stated on the CSC website
- Not have undertaken a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship in the last five years
- Not be seeking to undertake an academic programme of research or study in the UK. Academics are eligible to apply for the scheme, but only to undertake programmes of academic management, not research or courses relevant to their research subject
Deadline: April 30, 2015
The WISE Learners’ Voice Program brings the perspectives of young people to the challenge of rethinking education, and equips them to take on leading roles in their fields and in the world of education. The Program is based on the idea that when learners are co-creators of their learning environments, they become active participants invested as stakeholders in the progress of their communities. The Program focuses on building knowledge of education, social entrepreneurship, leadership, and communication skills.
- Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 on November 1, 2015. All students must be considered legal adults in their home country.
- Participants must be able to travel to Doha, Qatar, and be able and willing to participate in the full, mandatory WISE Learners’ Voice event beginning on November 1, 2015 and ending on November 5, 2015.
- Participants must be able to take part in two mandatory residential sessions (10 days each) from January 3–15, 2016 in Doha, Qatar, and June 1–14, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.