2015 Bristol Short Story Prize

Deadline: April 30, 2015

This Prize is open to every published or unpublished author anywhere in the world as long as you’re at least 16 years or older.

  • First Prize- £1000 plus £150 Waterstone’s Gift Card,
  • Second Prize- £700 plus £100 Waterstone’s Gift Card,
  • Third Prize – £400 plus £100 Waterstone’s Gift Card.
  • Each of the 17 remaining shortlisted finalists will receive £100.
  • The top 3 prize-winners will be displayed on the website within one week after the awards ceremony.

2015 SEED Awards For Enterprise(s) in Developing Countries

Deadline: March 31, 2015

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up social and environmental enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies.

The SEED Catalyser offers each SEED Award Winner a customised support package consisting of tools, capacity building, profiling, network building, and financing, all tailored to their individual needs

Award Categories includes

(i) SEED Africa Awards 2015

(ii) SEED South Africa Awards 2015

(iii) SEED Gender Equality Awards 2015

2016 Caine Prize For African Writing- £10,000 Cash Prize

Deadline: January 31, 2016

The Caine Prize is open to writers from anywhere in Africa for work published in English. Its focus is on the short story, reflecting the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition.


  • Cash prize of £10,000 for the winning author and a travel award for each of the short-listed candidates (up to five in all).
  • Shortlisted candidates will also receive a Prize of £500.
  • Winning and short-listed authors will be invited to participate in writers’ workshops in Africa, London and elsewhere as resources permit.

Wells Mountain Foundation Scholarship for Developing Countries

Deadline: April 1, 2015

Applications are currently open for the Wells Mountain Foundation Scholarships for academically outstanding student from developing countries.

Scholarship ranges from $300- $3000 which may be used towards: tuitions and fees, books, room rents & meals.

TRECCAfrica Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral Training 2015

Deadline: March 22, 2015

With the support of the Intra-ACP Mobility Scheme, TRECCAfrica provides doctoral and master’s training to 80 postgraduate students in Africa at six leading African Universities.

TRECCAfrica is a consortium of seven research-intensive higher education institutions in Africa, as well as two Associated Partners.

  • University of Botswana
  • University of Ghana
  • University of Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Mekelle University (Ethiopia)
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka (Nigeria)
  • University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
  • Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

Applicants must be a national and/ or resident of any of the eligible countries.

2015 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

Deadline: May 1, 2015

The CorelDraw International Design Contest is an opportunity for passionate designers to showcase their skills and creativity.

Prizes: Over $100,000 in prizes is up for grabs, including a grand prize valued at over $30,000.

The Contest is open only to legal residents over the age of majority (at the time of contest entry) in the jurisdiction in which they reside.

Global Challenges Fellowship Program for Scholars 2015

Deadline: March 30, 2015

This Fellowship brings together scholars to explore questions in the humanities or social sciences relevant to the most pressing public policy challenges of the 21st century. Junior and senior level fellowships are available in the following areas: peace & security; humanitarian assistance & human rights; development & good governance; internet governance; changing global institutions


Open to Nigerian and South Africans; applicants must hold an academic degree (Master’s, PhD, or equivalent) in the social sciences or humanities and have at least three years of professional experience (in the case of junior fellows) and 15 years of professional experience (in the case of senior fellows) at the time of their application.

Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On Awards 2015 – Up to $1000

Deadline: April 22, 2015

The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Awards honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping one another. The cash awards, funded by donations from the Systers Online Community and others, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology.

Eligibility: Applicants must be women over 18 years old in or aspiring to be in the fields of computing.

EDD15 ‘Our Future is on the Table’ Photo Contest-Win Fully Funded Trips to Brussels + World Expo in Milan

Deadline: April 10, 2015

Would you like the chance to share your vision of our future with world leaders in Brussels? Photos can often tell stories that can’t be told any other way. European Development Days (EDD15) invites you to share your story with the world, and show your vision of the relationship between food and sustainability. You will have the possibility of submitting photos in one of three categories: how the food we eat affects the environment, society or the economy.


  • Entrants must be between the ages of 15 and 25 at the time of entry.
  • Entrants from all countries and territories are welcome to participate in the competition.

Congo Basin Grant Program 2015 – Up to $5000

Deadline: Ongoing

The Congo Basin Grant Program (CBGP) has been established to provide competitive research grants of up to $5,000 USD for African graduate students and early career professionals working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region.


  • Resident of one of the following countries: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Uganda.
  • 35 years of age or younger
  • Enrolled in a graduate program or hold a professional position

UN Project Inspire Competition 2015 – Submit Your Ideas and Win $25,000 and a trip to Singapore

Deadline: July 1, 2015

Project Inspire is providing you a 5-minute platform to pitch your inspired idea to the world and win a US$25,000 grant. The UN Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a global social impact competition to help young changemakers create a better world for women and girls in Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East.

This competition is open to both individuals (males and females) and groups from anywhere in the world.

2015 Google Science Fair (Grand Prize: $50,000 Google scholarship)

Deadline: May 18, 2015

The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18. This is a skill contest where eligible students will be invited to submit their science projects at a google designated website to compete for prizes.

The 20 finalists, along with a parent or guardian, with travel to Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA to present their project to the judges and compete for all of the awards listed below. The Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 in scholarship funding. The $50,000 Google scholarship is intended to further the Grand Prize winner’s education. If a team wins the prize, the scholarship’s value will be divided equally among the teammates.

Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge For Change- Win Trip to Nicaragua & Other Prizes

Deadline: March 25, 2015

The Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change is a chance for you to share how you spark change in your world, or how you want to! Whether you are already creating change in your school or community, or if you are ready to start, we want to hear from you!

Contest is open to individuals 13 to 25 years of age at time of entry) including those individuals who are a YouthSpark Advocate, a Microsoft in Education Student Ambassador, or a Microsoft Student Partner

5 grand prize winners from each age group will win:

  • An amazing leadership-development trip to Nicaragua to learn about creating change
  • $2,500 cash to help turn their ideas into a reality
  • A Windows Phone*
  • The opportunity to serve as a YouthSpark Advocate.