Category Archives: Opportunities | Scholarships

MPhil/Master in African Studies, Cambridge University

Many think they cannot get into a place like Cambridge. You would never know if you don’t apply.

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Application deadline: 4 January 2018 (for graduate funding competition) – various deadlines apply for college-based funding

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Women Deliver Young Leader

unnamedThe Women Deliver Young Leaders Program is now recruiting its next class of Young Leaders. Started in 2010, the Young Leaders Program provides youth advocates with the training and resources necessary to extend their influence and actively shape the programs and policies that affect their lives. Currently comprised of 400 youth advocates from more than 100 countries, the new class of 300 Young Leaders will join the program early 2018.

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Deadline: 13 October 2017


Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund: 2017 Call

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund was established in 2012, with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust. The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and NIAB) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. To date, 116 awards have been made, to enable Cambridge researchers to engage with African researchers from 14 African countries. Some awardees have been able to use the preliminary results from their seed fund research/collaboration to apply for and win significant funding (e.g. Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.).

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund competitively awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000, for:

  • research costs (such as reagents, fieldwork and equipment)
  • research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa
  • conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g. setting up courses/workshops).

Eligibility criteria: Terms & Conditions .              

Short film about the Fund: here.

Deadline: Sunday 25th June 2017

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One Young World – All Bar None Scholarship

It was an immense honour to represent my country Niger at One Young World Summit 2016 in Ottawa (Canada). I left that gathering inspired, with new connections, but most importantly solidified bonds with some people that I already knew or met in the past. One of most favourite moments was probably when a group of us surprised the Gambian delegate because it was her birthday. We ended up talking about what it would take for us to change our countries and to contribute more and better not only in the future but today. Further, having small group outings with local families was definitely a reminder that in a world that is increasingly afraid of anyone who looks or thinks differently, there are people who are willing to open their doors to strangers for a sumptuous home-made dinner in the middle of winter in Canada.

I found the Summit particularly inspiring: OYW counsellors such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Koffi Anan and Dambisa Moyo engaged with us on various issues and with an energy that was truly contagious. Most importantly, with every discussion with other delegates, I saw young people who have risen above their conditions and have committed to a cause. There were thousands of people… and not enough time to meet all. You may be one of them this year. 116 countries (including Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Angola, Chad, Mauritania, South Sudan, and many more) are part of the “All Bar None” scholarship scheme. All Bar None provides sponsorship for one young person from each of these 116 countries to attend this year’s Summit in Bogota (Colombia), 4-7 October 2017.

Application deadline: 18 April 2017

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If you are from #Niger and would like to attend, feel free to connect directly. I am happy to meet up and discuss.


ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships for study at icipe, Kenya

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD1) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).

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Deadline: 12TH February 2017

Residential Fellowship Program – Harvard Law School

Inaugurated in 2006, the Fellowship Program offers full or partial doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship support to a small number of scholars pursuing research in areas related to the IGLPs ongoing work.

Deadline: February 17th, 2017

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