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Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund Program Competition 2022

Fempower joins the world in honoring women’s accomplishments in #breaking the bias in the digital economy.  This special month, Miss.Africa Digital a.k.a Fempower has extended its call for the application of its sixth round of Seed Fund inviting Women in Tech across Africa to apply.

Requirements for the Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund Program Competition

  • Current resident of an African country in Continental Africa
  • Individuals (at least 18 years of age), or a representative of a non-governmental organization (NGO) or social enterprise based in Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting activities supporting women and girls in computer science or STEM fields
  • Commitment to developing and contributing to a virtual community for supporting women and girls initiative
  • Projects eligible for grant funding include, but are not limited to:
  • Computer science workshops and training for women and girls.
  • Early incubation of female tech entrepreneurs
  • Programming and app development programs
  • Hackathons and coding boot camps for girls

Benefits

A unique award for the most outstanding winning initiative to start or expand their capacity

3 winners:

1st receives 5,000 USD
2nd and 3rd receive 1,000 USD each

DCA Academy Boot Camp Accelerator

6 weeks of tailored support and training for scaling to enable them successfully launch or expand their initiative to increase their digital opportunities in tech-related inventions, training, and leadership roles

Media Package

The Seed Fund Impact Award will also offer the 1st Winner a Media Package worth 1000 USD.

Comprehensive Networking

Unlimited access to the FemPower Digital Portal comprising of former winners and alumni as well as other girls and women community members.

The Seed Fund Impact Award will facilitate meetups and symposiums, capacity building support, and advisory and market linkages of members and participants to network and exchange ideas.

Expert Coaching

Access to Expert Coaching and Mentorship from DCA Digital Academy experts to produce tangible enhancement in terms of career development and talent mobility.

For More Information: https://missdotafrica.digital/proposal-competition-2021/

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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2022

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships give talented students from anywhere in the Commonwealth the opportunity to gain a degree, while developing new skills, experiencing life in another country, and building their global networks.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Eligibility criteria for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

  • Applicants must be a citizen of (or hold refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level.
  • Applicants need to provide proof of English language ability if English is not your first language.

Eligible Countries: All Commonwealth countries

Type: Masters

Value of Award: Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships offer a life-changing opportunity for cultural exchange and academic collaboration in unique environments across the globe

Award allowances include:

  • Fully-funded tuition fees
  • Living expenses (stipend) for duration of award
  • Return economy flight
  • One-off arrival allowance
  • Research support grant (on request)

Duration of Programme: 2 years

Number of Awards: A total number of 12 awards are available under this scholarship program.

Method of Application: Before submitting an application, please review the available courses and entry requirements below – in addition to the application guidanceFor more information, please read the FAQs.

If you already have a MyACU account, you can access the grant application form here.

If you do not already have a MyACU account, please ensure that you first register for an account here and then follow the instructions in the registration email to log in to the system before accessing the application form.

Application Deadline: 24 May at 16:00 UTC

Visit The Official Website For More Information

https://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-students/scholarships/queen-elizabeth-commonwealth-scholarships/

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The African Liberty Writing Fellowship Program 2022/2023

The African Liberty Writing Fellowship program is a year-long program designed to train young Africans interested in the academia, media, public policy, or any other critical-and-analytical-writing-related career, in opinion article writing. Accepted applicants will complete a five-week mandatory online course. The top thirty-five candidates from the five-week training will be admitted as African Liberty Writing Fellows.

The program, from the 5-week training to the last day of fellowship, is done entirely online.

African Liberty was founded in 2007 as a project of the Cato Institute and IMANI Africa, thereafter the Atlas Network. It is a platform for advancing individual freedom, peace, and prosperity in Africa by promoting civil discussion and debate about social, legal, economic, and world issues affecting Africans.

They identify and train young promising African freedom advocates in professional journalistic writing and help them kickstart careers in journalism and policy by working with Africa-focused think tanks and partner media outlets.

They produce and promote original reporting, interviews, and commentary to raise the level of substantive discussion both among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world.

They carry out these responsibilities through a network of young writers, researchers, and commentators covering topics related to human rights, free expression, economic development, technology, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, and much more.

African Liberty is an editorially-independent platform powered by African Students For Liberty (ASFL).

Requirements for the The African Liberty Writing Fellowship Program

  • An applicant has to be enrolled in, or must have graduated from, an African institution of higher learning. Or, be an African pursuing higher education outside the continent.

Benefits

  • This is a paid fellowship. Compensation is contingent upon a monthly assessment. Please beware that we do not consider financial compensation until a fellow is inducted.

Program Details

  • Program start date is July 11, 2022, and end date is July 11, 2023.

The program, from the 5-week training to the last day of fellowship, is done entirely online.

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2022

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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 DAAD In Country/In Region Scholarships 2022

The DAAD is providing tuition, stipends, and accommodation for a two-year degree program at the University of Ghana.

The DAAD In Country/In Region Scholarships progra aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub Sahara Africa.

The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian national public universities. It was founded in 1948, in the British colony of the Gold Coast, as the University College of the Gold Coast, and was originally an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programs and awarded degrees. After independence in 1957, the college was renamed the University College of Ghana. It changed its name again to the University of Ghana in 1961, when it gained full university status. The University of Ghana is situated on the West view of the Accra Legon hills and at the northeast of the centre of Accra, now has various schools, institutions, colleges and departments and has over 40,000 registered students.

Eligibility criteria for the DAAD In Country/In Region Scholarships

To be eligible, you must;

  • have completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) with above-average results of Second-Class Upper Division or equivalent.
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have a thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • must be nationals or permanent residents of an African country
  • have obtained a good first degree, at least a second class lower division in Agriculture, Botany, or related field from a recognized university.
  • have a test score of at least 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Eligible Countries: Africa

Type: MPhil

Value of Award: Tuition, Stipends, and Accommodation

Number of Awards: Not Specified

Eligible Field of Studies: MPhil in Seed Science and Technology.

Method of Application: Applicants must have to enroll in the MPhil degree programme at the university.

Application Deadline: 15th June 2022.

Visit The Official Website For More Information

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s7AS6D0rtNOyQXWhugVEsUVCGIsfFLwl/view

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2022 Internews’ Earth Journalism Network Virtual Reporting Fellowships to the UNCCD COP15

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is pleased to announce a virtual fellowship program that will support selected African journalists to cover the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in May 2022.

The UNCCD COP15 will be a key gathering to review progress made to control and reverse further loss of productive land from desertification, land degradation and drought. The theme for this year’s event — ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity’ — is a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.

A mix of representatives from national, regional, and local governments, science and research communities, the private sector, international and non-governmental organizations and all forms of media are expected to address these issues during the two-week event, which is scheduled to take place from 9-20 May 2022.

Eligibility Requirements for the Internews’ Earth Journalism Network Virtual Reporting Fellowships

To be eligible for the Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a professional journalist from or representing an established media house and reporting from a low- or middle-income country in Africa;
  • Be of African citizenship;
  • Have a good command of the English language;
  • Have previous experience reporting on desertification and degradation issues, and can clearly indicate the kinds of stories they might pursue during the conference;
  • Be available between 7-20 May 2022;
  • Commit to participate in all Fellowship activities;
  • Provide a letter of support from an editor, producer or supervisor who can confirm that your news reports will be published or broadcast in an established media outlet. Freelancers are welcome to apply, but must provide a letter of support from a media outlet for which they intend to report.
  • Benefits
    • Ten African journalists will be awarded virtual fellowships and receive training, mentorship, and other support to facilitate remote reporting on this important event.
    • Internews’ Earth Journalism Network are particularly keen to hear from journalists with a background in reporting on land use, or any of the other key issues relevant to the conference.
    • Selected fellows will have the opportunity to engage with their fellowship cohort and share knowledge and ideas for effective reporting on the issues. They will benefit from a series of specially designed activities, including an orientation workshop, daily briefings, mentoring, and interviews and sessions with high level officials. Veteran regional journalists will provide valuable insight into the proceedings from on the ground in Abidjan, as well as tools, resources, editing and guidance as needed to support fellows story production.
    • All fellows will also receive a communications stipend, to ensure that they have consistent access to the virtual activities of the fellowship.
    For More Information:Visit the Official Webpage
  • https://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/earth-journalism-network-2022-virtual-reporting-fellowships-to-the-unccd-cop15
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The JAMII Femmes Programme 2022 for African women Entrepreneurs

In 2022, Women In Africa and The Coca-Cola Foundation join forces to support 20,000 African women entrepreneurs over the next three years through the “JAMII Femmes” initiative. The JAMII Femmes initiative aims to increase the impact of African women entrepreneurs on the African economy and support the creation of innovative solutions for sustainable development that will contribute to positive change in Africa by improving the quality of life of tens of thousands of people.

For this first year, the Coca-Cola Foundation and Women In Africa are offering a multi-phase programme to 7,000 women from three countries.

The first phase is a 4-month digital training phase, conducted by WIA’s partner, Honoris United Universities, Africa’s first and largest network of private higher education institutions, which will enable them to develop skills in:

  • behavioural intelligence,
  • critical thinking,
  • creativity and design thinking,
  • communication, collaboration,
  • entrepreneurship.

In the second phase, selected beneficiaries will have access to grants.

Finally, in the third phase, selected beneficiaries will be able to participate in an accelerator programme, after which a special prize of USD 10,000 will be awarded per country.

Eligibility Requirements for the The JAMII Femmes Programme

  • Women over 18 years old
  • Nationals * or residents of Nigeria, Kenya or Ivory Coast
  • Entrepreneur
  • Mainly in the Agriculture sector and/or in relation to the sustainable development objectives defined by UNESCO

*Please note that the applicant’s business or project must have a direct impact on the African continent. The candidate must be able to be present in the country of selection if she is selected for the acceleration phase, in case she does not reside there.

The 3 pillars of the programme

Access to education

7,000 women entrepreneurs will benefit from a digital programme on entrepreneurship and social and personal skills. The sessions, led by WIA’s knowledge partner and Africa’s first and largest network of private higher education institutions, Honoris United Universities, will provide women with a principled approach to developing creative ideas, as well as knowledge on leadership and management skills.

With the accelerator programme, 70 women entrepreneurs from 3 countries will benefit from an in-depth support programme and coaching.

Access to finance

600 women entrepreneurs will receive grants to support their business development and increase their impact on communities. 

At the end of the programme, one laureate per country will receive a prize of $10,000 to support her project.

Network access and visibility

The programme will give participants lifetime access to the WIA network, and thus, to potential collaborators throughout Africa.
WIA will create an Advisory Council for each country, composed of local personalities who will accompany the programme. Therefore, women entrepreneurs will be able to be in contact with these prominent personalities. 
They will be highlighted on WIA’s social media throughout the programme.

Application Deadline: May 31st 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

https://wia-initiative.com/jamii-femmes-eng/

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The Africa Business Heroes Competition 2022

Africa Business Heroes (ABH) is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program in Africa to support entrepreneurs. The mission is to showcase and grow local talent who are creating positive impact in their communities and beyond, and inspire a movement of African entrepreneurship. Over a ten-year period, the program will recognize 100 African entrepreneurs and provide grant funding, training programs, and broader support for the broad African entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Africa Business Heroes directly supports talented and promising African entrepreneurs through its namesake Prize competition. Each year the Prize selects ten “business heroes” from across Africa that compete for their share of USD 1.5 million in grant funding. During the competition, participants have also exclusive access to training, mentoring and learning programmes, as well as to a community of like-minded African business leaders.

Eligibility Requirements for the The Africa Business Heroes Competition.

To apply for the ABH competition, you should meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant should be …the Founder or a Co-Founder of the company.
  • Applicant has …African citizenship or is the child or grand-child of an African citizen.
  • The Company is …registered and headquartered in an African country, and primarily operates in Africa.
  • Company is …post-idea stage and has at least 3 years of revenue.

Benefits:

  • ABH finalists receive invaluable training and mentorship, and the opportunity to network with the ABH’s growing community of talented and inspiring minds. ABH Finalists will pitch their business to a global panel of legendary judges to win a share of the $1.5 million (USD) award. All applicants become a part of the ABH Community where they have access to insightful, educative and inspiring events and will receive feedback on completed and eligible applications.
  • Learn about yourself & business
  • Receive invaluable feedback
  • Develop skills to tell your story
  • Join an entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Access exclusive mentorship and training
  • Gain global recognition & exposure
  • Pitch to business legends and win your share of USD $1.5 million
  • 1st Prize Winner: $300,000
  • 2nd Prize Winner: $250,000
  • 3rd Prize Winner: $150,000
  • Other Top 10 Finalists (7): $100,000
  • Global Immersion Program (Hangzhou, San Francisco, South East Asia): $100,000

JUDGING PROCESS

To identify our heroes, ABH run a 4-step application process.

Round 1

  • An online review of submitted applicants to determine our Top 50 Finalists.
  • Each application will be reviewed by two judges.
  • The Top 50 Finalists will be determined by the average scores of all applications.

    Round 2
  • Video-Call interviews with two established business leaders who engage in a 1 hour and a half in-depth assessment of the company and finalist.
  • The Top 20 Finalists will be determined by the average scores of all 50 Finalists.

    Due diligence
  • The Top 20 Finalists will need to pass due diligence checks by ABH partner: Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) in order to move to the Semi-Finale round.
    Semi-Final Pitch
  • Theshort-listed finalists will pitch to a panel of distinguished and experienced panel of investors, business leaders and professionals who will determine the Top 10 Finalists.

Application Deadline: June 26th, 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

https://africabusinessheroes.org/en/

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN74) Fellowship Program 2022

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened the  Fellowship Program application round for ICANN74. This round is open only to those who have previously completed an ICANN Fellowship because ICANN74 is a Policy Forum. The meeting is scheduled for 13-16 June 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. If ICANN74 is held virtually, the Fellowship Program will also be held virtually.

The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by fostering opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.

Fellows are exposed to the workings of the ICANN community, are assigned a mentor, and receive training across different areas of knowledge and skill building before, during, and after an ICANN Public Meeting. Travel assistance to attend the meeting is also provided.

Eligibility criteria for the ICANN74 Fellowship Program

Candidates from all regions and sectors are welcome to apply to the ICANN Fellowship Program.

Participants of the Fellowship Program must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be interested in, or already engaged in, the various components of ICANN’s work in policy building, the operation of the Domain Name System and the security and stability of the global Internet
  • Complete mandatory ICANN Learn course(s); learn more here
  • NOT be involved in or associated with other ICANN supported travel programs at time of selection
  • Policy Forum applicants must have successfully completed an ICANN Fellowship
  • Have previously received no more than two fellowships; second and third time fellows must prove their involvement and engagement in one of the ICANN communities 

Requirements

Fellowship recipients are expected to:

  • Engage in Fellowship Program Mentoring processes
  • Complete additional required ICANN Learn courses
  • Attend the ICANN Public Meeting and required activities, including but not limited to ICANN Fellowship sessions during the ICANN Meeting
  • Network and interact with program alumni and community members
  • Complete the post-meeting survey

Participants are encouraged to actively contribute to ICANN policy development processes and Fellowship alumni network upon completion of the Fellowship Program.

Method of Application

Application round for ICANN74 Policy Forum is now open.

Only those who have successfully completed an ICANN Fellowship (Fellowship Alumni) are eligible to apply for a Policy Forum fellowship. Please note, that you need an ICANN Account in order to apply for the Fellowship Program.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

https://www.icann.org/fellowshipprogram

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Acumen East Africa Accelerator for Ventures Serving Displaced People

Refine and develop a scalable business model that advances sustainable livelihoods for forcibly displaced populations in East Africa.

 To assist social entrepreneurs who work in or seek to expand into this space, this accelerator will equip leaders with the moral leadership lessons, business skills, and learnings from our portfolio companies to confidently scale their enterprises and build scalable, inclusive, and sustainable solutions.

Supported by the IKEA Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and in partnership with the Refugee Investment Network

Eligibility Requirements for the Acumen East Africa Accelerator for Ventures Serving Displaced People

This accelerator is open to entrepreneurs who:

  • Run a for-profit social enterprise based in Kenya, Uganda, or Ethiopia
  • Are advancing self-reliance in and between forcibly displaced populations and their hosting communities in at least one of the following ways:
    • Serving communities vulnerable to displacement, forcibly displaced populations and/or hosting communities as customers
    • Providing decent work and employment to communities vulnerable to displacement, forcibly displaced populations, or hosting communities
    • Sourcing from communities who are affected by displacement, communities vulnerable to displacement, or hosting them
  • Have a demonstrated track record of at least 1-3 years, some market traction, and are preparing to scale
  • Favorable consideration will be given to teams promoting climate resilient solutions

Program Details:

  • Refine and develop a profitable and scalable business model
  • Identify key opportunities for growth while supporting either displaced or hosting communities through market, workforce, and value-chain entry points
  • Develop the hard-edged leadership skills necessary for building better, inclusive, and sustainable business solutions
  • Sharpen your presentation skills and practice pitching to an audience of investors and entrepreneurs — with a chance to receive a share of US $75,000 of grant funding
  • Build a professional network and community of social entrepreneurs in East Africa who are committed to tackling displacement and inequality

Benefits

  • Over 10 weeks, two members of your leadership team will learn the essentials for building a scalable business model that achieves both profitability and impact. Working virtually alongside a close-knit cohort of entrepreneurial peers, you’ll examine how your business model currently serves forcibly displaced people and their host communities and test strategies to further access the FDP market. You’ll learn how to finance your business as it scales, practice pitching, and receive feedback and tips from Acumen’s network.
  • As a participant, you’ll also have access to industry and impact-specific case studies, video tutorials and practical readings, and receive invaluable one-on-one support and guidance from our team. Each week, you’ll complete assignments designed to help you think critically about your business model and introduce best practices to reach and serve forcibly displaced populations, and then join weekly interactive Learning Labs alongside your cohort members to give and receive feedback and learn together.
  • Throughout the journey, you’ll dive into Acumen’s Moral Leadership practices, like Listening to Voices Unheard and Partnering with Humility and Audacity. These skills are vital for any leader looking to reimagine what society and the workforce can look like and drive actionable change.
  • The program will culminate with a virtual closing session where you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your venture. The top three ventures selected will receive a share of US $75,000 of grant funding. 

Timeline:

  • Applications Open: March 15, 2022
  • Orientation: June 21, 2022
  • Final Showcase: August 25, 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

https://app.acumenacademy.org/ventures-serving-displaced-people-accelerator

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The Wittenstein Foundation/Einstein Forum Fellowship 2023

The Einstein Forum and the Wittenstein Foundation offer a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing outstanding work in their area of specialization, are also interested in other, interdisciplinary approaches—following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The Einstein Forum is a foundation of the German federal state of Brandenburg that serves the public as an open laboratory of the mind. Through a varied program of conferences, workshops, podium discussions, and lectures it brings together original thinkers from all over the world to test new ideas—and interrogate conventional ones—with a general audience.

Topics span the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, ethics and politics. Whatever the subject, speakers are urged to think outside traditional academic boundaries. Our multidisciplinary emphasis encourages dialogue not only among experts from different fields but also, and just as importantly, between specialists and the public at large.

Underlying the Einstein Forum’s programming, along with the books and articles published by our staff, is an abiding belief that thinking has a purpose besides advancing scholarly and scientific knowledge. It must provide orientation, foster curiosity, and inspire creativity. Moreover, like Albert Einstein himself, it must be committed to social responsibility. In espousing these ideals, the Einstein Forum works to restore Potsdam’s traditional role as a center of Enlightenment thought.

Requirements for the The Wittenstein Foundation/Einstein Forum Fellowship

  • Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. 
  • Applications for 2023 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation. 

At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will be expected to present his or her project in a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and at the Wittenstein Foundation. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun.

A successful application must demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant. It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a PhD. The proposed project need not be entirely completed during the time of the fellowship, but can be the beginning of a longer project.

Benefits

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin.

The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses

Application Deadline: May 15, 2022.

For More Information: https://www.einsteinforum.de/about/fellowship/?lang=en

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The Deutschlandstipendium at German Universities

High-achieving students from all over the world who wish to study Bachelors and Masters degree programs at public and state recognised universities in Germany, may apply for the Deutschlandstipendium, which is the largest public-private partnership scholarship program in Germany. Many universities and private sponsors also support Deutschlandstipendium holders through concurrent mentoring programmes, networking events and internships.

The Deutschlandstipendium provides financial and non-material support to high-achieving and committed students from all over the world. Modelled after the principle of public-private partnership, businesses, foundations or private individuals sponsor young talent with a pledge of 150 euros per month. The Federal Government matches this amount with another 150 euros. But there is even more: Many universities and private sponsors also support Deutschlandstipendium holders through concurrent mentoring programmes, networking events and internships.

Host Institution(s):

German institutions of higher education

Level/Field(s) of study:

Bachelors and Masters degree in any subject at German universities

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

High-achieving and committed students from all over the world

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Funding is normally granted for at least 2 semesters but may be provided for a maximum time which covers the standard period of study. At intervals of 2 semesters the university reviews whether the scholarship holder still meets the award criteria and whether private funding will continue to be available. Each scholar will receive €300 per month (€150 are supplied by private sponsors and €150 by the Federal Government). The Deutschlandstipendium is awarded irrespective of personal or parent income.

Eligibility criteria for the The Deutschlandstipendium.

In addition to excellent academic results, the criteria for receiving a scholarship include civic engagement and special personal achievements, such as a student overcoming challenges or obstacles in his or her social or family background. Hence, the candidate’s social and family background is also taken into account. Both enrolled students and commencing students are eligible for the scholarship.

Application instructions:

First- and higher-semester students of all nationalities can apply directly to their university. The universities organise the selection process, select the successful candidates and approach potential sponsors with financial assistance from the Federal Government. The application deadline varies and is university-dependent.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Kindly visit the Official Scholarship Website for more information.  https://www.deutschlandstipendium.de/deutschlandstipendium/de/services/english/the-deutschlandstipendium-best-of-both-worlds-for-students

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Minor Foundation for Major Challenges Small and Large Grants Programme

Deadline: 3-Jun-22

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges (MFMC) has launched Small and Large Grants to support communication projects which advance the transition to a low carbon economy.

MFMC supports projects that support urgent, large-scale transformation, with a focus on changing policies and practices in public or private institutions.

Priorities

The foundation’s priorities for the 2019-2023 period are to:

  • encourage and support innovation in climate communication.
  • increase the number of voices and narratives in climate advocacy.
  • help strengthen social and political movements that open up for radical change.
  • concentrate on supporting European proposals.

Funding Information

  • In larger grants: The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is looking for projects above EUR 10,000 – typically in the range of €20,000 to €200,000, although larger projects may be considered.
  • In small grants: It is possible to apply for smaller grants of up to EUR 10,000, provided that the application falls within the strategic aims of MFMC.
  • You must include all expected expenses a grant from the MFMC is planned to cover, this includes overhead and auditor costs. The MFMC will not cover costs that are not included in the submitted budget.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Foundation supports advocates of climate change mitigation.
  • The calls for applications are open to international applicants.

Project Description

The full application must include a project description where you:

  • Describe the main implementing organization, including its mission and goals;
  • Make a clear statement of the need or problem that will be addressed;
  • Describe the specific activities, including a clear plan and timeline for implementation;
  • Describe the expected impact of the activities, and how this will be monitored and measured;
  • Explain who will be implementing the activities. It should be clarified if the applicant will be the sole implementer, or if other organizations are involved and will receive part of the grant;
  • Describe any known risks associated with the implementation of activities and how these risks will be addressed;
  • Describe your plan for communicating results and lessons learned, and the organizational capacity to implement it;
  • The communication plan must include identification of key target groups, timeline and methods for dissemination to key stakeholders and clear success criteria for the communication efforts.

Please Note: The foundation will not consider applications that have a purely local focus, that focuses on implementation of community-level projects such as forest conservation, tree planting, climate change adaptation, or that primarily seek to disseminate climate-related information to the general public.

For more information, visit https://unifor.no/stiftelser/the-minor-foundation-for-major-challenges/?_sf_s=Minor

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Open Society Foundations’ Africa Grant for NGOs: Apply Now!

Deadline: 13-May-22

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) Africa is inviting organizations to support innovative interventions with effective strategies that respond to the broader deep-seated political, justice and socio-economic roadblocks to open society in Africa.

In addition to the tools of grant making, research and advocacy, they seek to seize new opportunities and deploy novel tools such as arts and culture, technology, strategic litigation and impact investment to address open society challenges.

OSF-Africa seeks to advance similar priorities on the continent, rooted in and framed from an African perspective to meet present-day, interconnected challenges to open society.

Strategic Goals
  • Expression and participation: Amplify people’s voices, through conscious organising to express themselves and participate in public life, challenge and disrupt the exercise of unchecked power and hold public and private bodies to account;
  • Security and Rights: Promote a rights-based approach to security sector governance and accountability and respond to existing and emerging security challenges;
  • Accountability and Justice: Promote accountable, just and inclusive democracies governed by law in which rights are promoted and protected;
  • Opportunity and Equity: Support progressive economic and social norms, policies and practices that create opportunity and promote equality and rights.
Specific Themes

OSF seeks proposals covering the following specific themes:

  • Expression and Participation:
    • Resisting the capture of democratic processes and institutions
    • Resisting the capture of electoral processes and institutions
    • Promoting access to information, digital rights and independent media
    • Promoting arts and culture
    • Supporting human rights defenders (HRDs)
  • Security and Rights:
    • Supporting civilian oversight of and an accountable security sector
    • Supporting narrative change around insecurity and terrorism
    • Advancing the security and safety for women and girls and sexual and gender minorities, including in conflict areas
  • Accountability and Justice:
    • Promoting institutional transformation and renewal
    • Strengthening national, regional and continental human rights and legal accountability mechanisms
    • Challenging corporate power as relates to capture
    • Supporting and strengthening broad-based intersectional human rights and accountability movements
  • Opportunity and Equity:
    • Supporting access to justice and the rights of the marginalized
    • Addressing inequality through policies and practice
    • Supporting enablers and catalytic economic reforms
    • Working towards fair global climate governance and justice
  • Women’s Rights:
    • Strengthening intersectional feminist knowledge production and uptake
    • Supporting intersectional feminist movements
    • Strengthening the field to anchor the work of the other pillars
    • Positioning African women’s rights globally
  • Special Initiatives:
    • Re-invigorating pan-African civil society: decolonizing academia and research
    • Advancing African influence globally
Eligible Countries

OSF-Africa’s priority countries are Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

OSF-Africa primarily awards grants to African organizations. OSF-Africa may provide funding to Africa-based international organizations committed to African leadership, voice and agency on exception. OSF-Africa can grant to public institutions as well as sub-regional and continental organizations. They may support work undertaken by unregistered movements and/or individuals. Interested organizations must submit, in PDF format, a completed application proposal and budget (in English, French or Portuguese) and other documents stipulated in the application form. Applications not submitted with all relevant documentation may be delayed.

For more information, visit https://www.osiwa.org/call-for-proposals/

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DAAD EPOS International Master’s Scholarships at University of Hohenheim in Germany

In collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), a limited number of scholarships are available for MSc. Agricultural Economics at the University of Hohenheim under the special initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” (EPOS)

The University of Hohenheim is a campus university located in the south of Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1818, it is Stuttgart’s oldest university. Its primary areas of specialisation had traditionally been agricultural and natural sciences. Today, however, the majority of its students are enrolled in one of the many study programs offered by the faculty of business, economics and social sciences. The faculty has regularly been ranked among the best in the country, making the University of Hohenheim one of Germany’s top-tier universities in these fields. The university maintains academic alliances with a number of partner universities and is involved in numerous joint research projects.

Through the DAAD EPOS scholarships, the DAAD supports excellent candidates from developing countries who have a strong academic and professional background.

Eligibility criteria for the DAAD EPOS International Master’s Scholarships

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience post-bachelors before applying.
  • Applicants applying must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related subject with above-average results.
  • Applicants must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
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The Wittenstein Foundation/Einstein Forum Fellowship 2023

The Einstein Forum and the Wittenstein Foundation offer a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing outstanding work in their area of specialization, are also interested in other, interdisciplinary approaches—following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The Einstein Forum is a foundation of the German federal state of Brandenburg that serves the public as an open laboratory of the mind. Through a varied program of conferences, workshops, podium discussions, and lectures it brings together original thinkers from all over the world to test new ideas—and interrogate conventional ones—with a general audience.

Topics span the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, ethics and politics. Whatever the subject, speakers are urged to think outside traditional academic boundaries. Our multidisciplinary emphasis encourages dialogue not only among experts from different fields but also, and just as importantly, between specialists and the public at large.

Underlying the Einstein Forum’s programming, along with the books and articles published by our staff, is an abiding belief that thinking has a purpose besides advancing scholarly and scientific knowledge. It must provide orientation, foster curiosity, and inspire creativity. Moreover, like Albert Einstein himself, it must be committed to social responsibility. In espousing these ideals, the Einstein Forum works to restore Potsdam’s traditional role as a center of Enlightenment thought.

Requirements for the The Wittenstein Foundation/Einstein Forum Fellowship

  • Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. 
  • Applications for 2023 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation. 

At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will be expected to present his or her project in a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and at the Wittenstein Foundation. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun.

A successful application must demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant. It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a PhD. The proposed project need not be entirely completed during the time of the fellowship, but can be the beginning of a longer project.

Benefits

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin.

The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses

Application Deadline: May 15, 2022.

For More Information:

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University of Queensland International Law Approved Tuition Grants 2022-2023

In order to encourage outstanding and high performing students who wish to study in Australia, the University of Queensland is now accepting applications from these suitable students into its International Law Approved Tuition Grants. Applications are accepted for the academic year 2022-2023.

Undergraduate programmes offered at the Law faculty at the University of Queensland can be applied for in the course of this scholarship. All international students can take this opportunity to win up to 50% of the tuition fee of any applied undergraduate course at University of Queensland.

Host Institution(s):

University of Queensland, Australia

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Undergraduate programmes in law discipline offered at Queensland are eligible to apply for.

Number of Scholarship(s):

Two Schlolarships are available

Application Deadline: Applications closes May 15, 2022

Scholarship Value/Duration: The University of Queensland will offer the two winning candidates 25% off the tuition fees and 50% of the tuition fees each towards their undergraduate educational costs.

Eligible Criteria for the University of Queensland International Law Approved Tuition Grants 2022-2023

To be eligible for this educational grant, the applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have applied for a place as an International Student and must be considered as a new student who have not commenced studies before at the University.
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have completed, or will complete, year 12 in the two-year period and achieve chives a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 99.00 (or equivalent) for their year 12 studies or its international equivalent.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores in one of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • TOEFL PBT – 570
  • TOEFL IBT – 87
  • IELTS – 7.0

Applications Instructions

  • How to Apply: The aspiring students need to make an admission application via the online portal of the university. Scholarship applications must be submitted via the Scholarship link provided.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • A copy of your CV
  • Academic transcripts
  • Two reference letters

Website:

Official Link for Scholarship.  https://survey.app.uq.edu.au/law-international-scholarships

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IT Discipline Top-up Scholarship 2022 at Murdoch University

Murdoch University is awarding the selected students IT Discipline Top-up Scholarship valued at $8,000 towards the 1st semester or their undertaken study programme.

Murdoch University is a public university in Perth, Western Australia, with campuses also in Singapore and Dubai. It began operations as the state’s second university on 25 July 1973, and accepted its first undergraduate students in 1975. Its name is taken from Sir Walter Murdoch (1874–1970), the Founding Professor of English and former Chancellor of the University of Western Australia.

Murdoch is a verdant university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities. In 2018, Murdoch University was recognised as producing the most employable graduates of all Australian universities after 3 years of graduating from their courses. In 2019, the university ranked third in overall student satisfaction amongst all public universities in Western Australia.

Despite the benefits of IoT in streamlining data collection and sharing, there are a number of problems where IoT integrates with cloud computing for data sharing and traceability. Hence, this research looks into new ways of featuring IoT data analytics with blockchain techniques, through designing such cryptographic systems and implement on the current private blockchain.

Eligibility criteria for the IT Discipline Top-up Scholarship.

  • Applicants have research components, knowledge in the Internet of Things (IoT), private blockchain, and Mathematics (Cryptography).
  • Applicants must meet the entry requirements of the university.
  • Applicants must be proficient in English Language

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Honours, Postgraduate, Research degree

Value of Award: $8,000

Number of Awards: One

Eligible Field of Study: Students can apply for honours, postgraduate research degree programmes in a technical field of study at Murdoch University.

Method of Application: The applicants must apply to the university using its official online portal. Interested students must email the supporting documents to rezaeibagha@murdoch.edu.au to apply for the scholarship.

Application Deadline: 31st July 2022

Visit The Official Website For More Information

https://www.murdoch.edu.au/study/scholarship/it-discipline-top-up-scholarship

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International Scholarships 2022 in Evolution of Cognition at Macquarie University in Australia

Macquarie University is providing the Scholarships in Evolution of Cognition to interested students who want to undertake a degree program at the Institution.

Description

Many animals need to return to rewarding locations, be that home, good foraging places, or places to find mates.  Here the project would be to compare how animals with very different brains (bees and hummingbirds) solve a very similar navigational problem: relocating rewarding flowers. These evolutionary distant species all forage for nectar in flowers scattered around their familiar environment. They return to rewarding flowers and appear to use similar kinds of information to do so albeit with very different visual systems and, more importantly, with brains vastly different in structure and neural capacity. Here we would test a specific hypothesis (proposed by Macquarie partner Barron) that although the task is the same, the very different neural capabilities of these animals means that how these animals return to rewarding flowers is very different.

Both optimal foraging models and observational data from the 1970’s and 1980’s suggested that nectarivores (including bees and hummingbirds) foraged among flowers with rule-based movements. But with increasing data, it became clear that the behaviour of hummingbirds is complex, flexible, and involved learning and memory. For the past three decades, Healy and her collaborators, in conducting experimental manipulations in the field with free-living hummingbirds, have provided evidence that these birds can learn and remember far more than was considered possible, given their brain size.  To address whether differences in brain structure, connectivity and information flow enable foraging capacities in these birds that are both qualitatively and quantitatively different from the foraging capacities of bees.  The student will employ a deceptively simple strategy of comparing hummingbirds and bees on the same tasks. For all the analyses of the capacities of these two taxa, they have not previously been directly compared.  Importantly, the project will bring together two PIs with considerable experience in testing each of the two taxa.  This is crucial because it would be easy to show differences between the performance of hummingbirds and bees simply by asking both species to solve problems better suited to one than to the other.  For example, Healy’s group has shown that rufous hummingbirds prefer to use spatial rather than colour cues to relocate flowers so tests that use colour as a key cue need to have all spatial cues removed.  This deep knowledge of problem-solving by hummingbirds (matched by Barron’s expertise with bees), combined with a wealth of methods that have exposed novel cognitive capacities of hummingbirds puts this combination of PIs in the ideal position to supervise a PhD student’s examination of the neural capacities in wild, free-moving bees and hummingbirds.

The Major Transitions in The Evolution of Cognition project is funded by Templeton World Charity Foundation and brings together a world leading international community of scholars to provide intellectual support to the candidate in this project.  This project encompasses all three components of the University’s Evolution, Behaviour, and Environment research theme.

Eligibility criteria for the Evolution of Cognition at Macquarie University

  • Applicants must undertake a direct entry to PhD program.
  • Applicants must meet the academic entry requirements of the chosen program.
  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. For more information, go through the English language requirements

Eligible Countries: International

Type: PhD

Value of Award: Full-fees

Number of Awards: Not Mentioned

Method of Application: Applicants are recommended to take admission in the PhD degree coursework at Macquarie University.

Application Deadline: 14 April 2022

Visit The Official Website For More Information

https://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/scholarships/scholarship-search/data/evolution-of-cognition-the-birds-and-bees-international

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Jack Ma Foundation’s Philanthropic Program offering grants in Africa

Deadline: 6-Jun-22

Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition (ABH) is now open to identify, support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their local communities, working to solve the most pressing problems, and building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future.

Every year, ten finalists will be selected to compete in the ABH grand finale pitch competition and participate in a TV Show that will be broadcast online and across the continent. The finalists compete for a share of US $1.5 million in grant money.

Key Benefits

ABH is more than a competition and has been designed to provide applicants and finalists with numerous benefits:

  • Insights into your business
    •  Their application process helps applicants strengthen their pitching/fundraising efforts via an introspective application process. Applicants also get the opportunity to receive feedback and advice from numerous business professionals and seasoned entrepreneurs at various stages of the competitions.
  • Targeted & practical training programs:
    •  They provide ABH community members to a range of bespoke training programs such as financial management, marketing and more. Finalists have the opportunity to access even more programs & services such as investment readiness and talent sourcing via their network of partners and judges.
  • Mentorship from business icons
    • Their Finalists have the opportunity to be mentored by global business icons both throughout the competition and afterwards.
  • Global recognition and exposure
    • ABH also spotlights the most promising entrepreneurs as they progress via press releases, social media, and news articles and provides significant exposure opportunities to finalists via the Africa’s Business Heroes Show, which is distributed across 40+ African countries.
  • Grant Funds of up to $300,000
    • Their Top 10 finalists share a prize pool of $1.5 million with the first prize winner taking home $300,000 in grant funds.
How is the grant shared among the top 10?
  • 1st Prize Winner $300,000
  • 2nd Prize Winner $250,000
  • 3rd Prize Winner $150,000
  • Other Top 10 Finalists (7) $100,000
  • Global Immersion Program (Hangzhou, San Francisco, South East Asia) $100,000.
Eligibility Criteria
  • ABH is looking for African entrepreneurial heroes creating an impact in their communities and building a more inclusive economy for the future. Africans from all 54 African countries are eligible to apply irrespective of age, industry sector or gender. However, applicants have to meet a strict set of criteria:
  • Applicant is of African origin. You should have African citizenship and/or a parent or grandparent has African citizenship.
  • Company is Africa-Based. The business is registered and headquartered in an African country, and primarily operates in Africa.
  • Company is post-Idea stage. Business is 3 years old or more and has at least 3 years of revenue history.

For more information, visit https://africabusinessheroes.org/en/

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The Wittenstein Foundation/Einstein Forum Fellowship 2023

The Einstein Forum and the Wittenstein Foundation offer a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing outstanding work in their area of specialization, are also interested in other, interdisciplinary approaches—following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The Einstein Forum is a foundation of the German federal state of Brandenburg that serves the public as an open laboratory of the mind. Through a varied program of conferences, workshops, podium discussions, and lectures it brings together original thinkers from all over the world to test new ideas—and interrogate conventional ones—with a general audience.

Topics span the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, ethics and politics. Whatever the subject, speakers are urged to think outside traditional academic boundaries. Our multidisciplinary emphasis encourages dialogue not only among experts from different fields but also, and just as importantly, between specialists and the public at large.

Underlying the Einstein Forum’s programming, along with the books and articles published by our staff, is an abiding belief that thinking has a purpose besides advancing scholarly and scientific knowledge. It must provide orientation, foster curiosity, and inspire creativity. Moreover, like Albert Einstein himself, it must be committed to social responsibility. In espousing these ideals, the Einstein Forum works to restore Potsdam’s traditional role as a center of Enlightenment thought.

Requirements for the The Wittenstein Foundation/Einstein Forum Fellowship

  • Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. 
  • Applications for 2023 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation. 

At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will be expected to present his or her project in a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and at the Wittenstein Foundation. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun.

A successful application must demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant. It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a PhD. The proposed project need not be entirely completed during the time of the fellowship, but can be the beginning of a longer project.

Benefits

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin.

The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses

Application Deadline: May 15, 2022.

For More Information: https://www.einsteinforum.de/about/fellowship/?lang=en