Top 10 Latest Scholarship Opportunities for African Students
Top 10 Latest Scholarship Opportunities for African Students: Here is a list of latest scholarships for international students to apply online. These scholarship forms are open this June and the forms are ongoing.
Select from this list of top 10 latest scholarship opportunities for African students and apply online.
Top 10 Latest Scholarship Opportunities for African Students.
1. Facebook Grace Hopper Women in Computing Scholarship 2019 [Fully Funded to Orlando, US]
Facebook is now accepting applications from women currently enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking university program, majoring in Computer Science or a related field to sponsor them for the twelfth year at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The deadline for submission of applications for the Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship is 28th June, 2019.
Facebook is committed to advancing women in technology, and we are very excited to announce the 2019 Facebook Grace Hopper Women in Computing Scholarship!
This fall we’ll join thousands of remarkable women in technology in Orlando, Florida from September 30 – October 4, 2019 for our twelfth year at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. This unique scholarship program will be awarded to 50 women excelling in Computer Science. Each recipient will have the opportunity not only to attend the Celebration, but to spend valuable days before the conference with Facebook engineers learning, collaborating, and preparing for the conference.
We look forward to celebrating with you in Orlando!
Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship Eligibility.
- The scholarship is open to all women currently enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking university program, majoring in Computer Science or a related field (i.e. Computer Engineering, Math, Statistics, Information systems)
- Students who are current interns at Facebook or who have accepted offers (2019-2020) at Facebook are ineligible.
- For international applicants: If you are selected, you would be responsible for your own travel visa. Facebook will cover travel expenses.
Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship Benefits.
- Paid registration for the Grace Hopper Celebration
- Paid travel and lodging, including a pre-Grace Hopper Celebration program in Orlando that includes tech talks, mentoring sessions and networking events from September 30 – October 5, 2019.
- An invitation to a private reception with Facebook’s Engineering Team during the Grace Hopper Celebration.
- Additional meal stipend
Note: Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].
How to Apply for Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship.
Applications for the Facebook Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship must be submitted in full by Friday, June 28th, 5:00pm PDT.
Award recipients will be notified by email of their acceptance by midnight PDT on Thursday, August 1st.
Scholarship recipients MUST be available to attend Facebook and conference activities between Monday, September 30, 2019 and Saturday, October 5, 2019.
2. ACT Foundation Changemakers Innovation Challenge 2019 for Non-Profits and Social Enterprises Across Africa
ACT Foundation is now accepting applications from non-profits and social enterprises across Africa for its 2019 Changemakers Innovation Challenge. The deadline for submission of applications for the ACT Foundation Changemakers Innovation Challenge is 16th June, 2019.
ACT Foundation is a grant-making organization established in 2016 as a national and regional non-profit organization working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the Africa Continent. Our vision is to leverage relationships to create effective social impact solutions across Africa. ACT Foundation supports sustainable high impact initiatives through its four focus areas; Health, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Leadership to create platform that provide innovative solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges.
The Changemakers Innovation Challenge is conceived by ACT Foundation as a response to the impressive work of community nonprofits in Africa, who are leveraging technology to create social change in rural settlements. Research shows that most nonprofits using technology/ digital tools to drive projects and build communities are coming ahead in the world and also creating lasting impact.
The challenge which is open to all countries across Africa is to support small non-profits who are using digital tools to create innovative social offerings with funding and technical support to enable them to scale up impact within the community where they presently work and beyond.
ACT Foundation Changemakers Innovation Challenge Eligibility.
1. The Changemakers Innovation Challenge is open to only nonprofits and social enterprises in Africa. For social enterprises, the innovative solution submitted must not be towards for profit ventures. (It must be fully towards social good)
2. Organizations must submit social solutions within the Foundation’s key focus areas, namely; Health, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Leadership.
3. Nonprofits or social enterprises must be registered with the government agency in charge of organizations’ registry.
4. All submissions must be innovative solutions that use technology/digital systems as major tools for the community impact. Show evidence of claim through provision of web links and other online presence.
5. Organization must have been in existence for at least two years.
6. All submitted social solutions must be at the growth stage and must have been tested/implemented and have direct beneficiaries. Evidence of claim through pictures, news releases, etc. must be documented and shared during the application.
7. Submitted innovations must have been implemented before.
How to Apply for ACT Foundation Changemakers Innovation Challenge.
1. Entry for the Changemakers Innovation Challenge closes Sunday 16th June 2019. Late entries will not be considered.
2. The entries must include a three-minute (3) YouTube video. The video should be uploaded onto your YouTube page and the link shortened, customized and filled in the application form using following format. e.g. www.bit.ly/xyzcompany
3. Only one entry will be accepted per organization. Once an entry has been submitted, no further changes will be accepted.
4. All entries for this challenge must be in English.
5. No entry fee, purchase or payment of any kind is required.
6. Winners will be announced and awarded at the annual ACT Foundation Breakfast Dialogue holding on Thursday, July 25th 2019 at the Lagos Continental Hotel Victorial Island, Lagos.
3. iProo Freelance: Earn Up To N65,000 Monthly By Taking Up Online Jobs For Students
You can earn between N65,000 and N80,000 every month by joining iProo virtual freelancers. You can earning legitimately online from the comfort of your home. Learn more below.
While studying to earn your basic degree certification, one of the most flexible and rewarding online jobs you can do from your home today is to execute virtual gigs on iProo. You could earn between N65,000 and N80,000 on a monthly basis by joining our team of verified virtual freelancers.
Whether you’re looking for a way to make decent earnings while on campus and generate additional income, seeking a more professional development opportunity or just love the freedom that comes with working and earning legitimately online from the comfort of your home; taking up freelance jobs and service requests on iProo could help you attain your financial objectives, earn a living and also build the career you want.
You don’t need to be an expert to become a freelancer, all you require is basic knowledge in any field, your commitment and the willingness to help others with advisory services and other information requests they seek via iProo.
Verified freelancers on iProo enjoy the exclusivity of working using their mobile phones from any location, this enables them travel wherever they want while still meeting up with their contractual deadlines. Ranked as one of the top freelance platforms in West Africa, iProo recently rejuvenated its support fund initiative to extend aid to budding and aspiring entrepreneurs monthly.
Regardless of your field of expertise and area of specialty, iProo is most likely to have a corporate gig for you with a payment protection that ensures you are always paid for the hours you work – all within 24hours of executing a job.
How to Join iProo Freelance.
Joining the iProo team has now been simplified and made quite easy, but here are the basic requirements needed before you sign up:
- A valid email address (for vital updates)
- A Nigerian Bank account (for you to receive payments)
- A specific subject area which matches your interest or aligns with your profession (to be selected during sign up) e.g. visual arts and design, creative writing and editing, legal services and documentation, marketing and promotions, web programming, health nutrition and fitness, general consultancy and lots more.
- The verification of your membership.
- An active mobile line (for instant mobile prompts on jobs/gigs to be executed).
You can sign up on iProo today as a virtual freelancer by hitting the button below:
4. Rhodes Global Scholarships 2020 for Postgraduate Study at University of Oxford [Fully-Funded]
Applications are invited from exceptional young people for the Rhodes Global Scholarships 2020 for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. The deadline for submission of applications is July 31, 2019.
The Rhodes Scholarship programme is the oldest (established 1903), and perhaps the most prestigious, international scholarship programme in the world. Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the programme offers more than 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the UK- one of the world’s leading universities.
Until recently, the Rhodes Scholarships have been awarded in 20 constituencies (representing over 60 different countries). Now the Rhodes Scholarships are fully global: two new Global Scholarships allow eligible candidates from the rest of the world to apply (subject to nomination).
The Scholarship is not just a financial bursary, it is a life-changing opportunity for exceptional young people with the potential to make a difference for good in the world. Rhodes Scholars are people who have a vision of how the world could be better and the energy to make a difference – whatever their sphere of interest.
Selection Committees for the Scholarships are looking for young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to the service of others and show promise of becoming value-driven, principled leaders for the world’s future. The Selection Committees are looking for the following:
- academic excellence (e.g. First Class Honours or GPA of minimum 3.7/4.0, or equivalent).
- energy to use your talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, particularly where teamwork is involved)
- truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
- moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in your fellow human beings
Rhodes Global Scholarships Eligibility:
- Nationality/citizenship: Eligibility to any other Rhodes Scholarship renders you ineligible to apply for a Global Scholarship, i.e. if you are eligible to apply via any existing Rhodes Constituency (https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/list-of-rhodes-scholarship-countries/), you must apply there. Please also see the information below and online regarding inter-jurisdictional consideration -it may be in your interest to pursue that route rather than to apply for a Global Scholarship, which will likely be the most competitive Scholarships offered by the Rhodes Trust.
- Age: You must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 25th birthday on 1 October 2020, which means you must have been born after 30 September 1995 and on or before 1 October 2001.
- Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by June / July 2020) an undergraduate degree with a First Class or minimum GPA minimum of 3.70 out of 4.0 (or equivalent). Please note carefully the requirements for your chosen course at Oxford, which may be higher still. Successful candidates typically feature within the top few ranks of their graduating classes.
- English language: You must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford.
Rhodes Global Scholarships Benefits:
The Rhodes Scholarship is for two years in the first instance. A Rhodes Scholarship covers:
- All University and College fees; the University application fee;
- An annual living stipend (£15,144 per annum 2018-19);
- Two economy class flights – to and from the UK – for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford. Scholars receive a settling in allowance on arrival (£225 in 2017-18).
- The International Health Surcharge, which enables international students to access the UK’s National Health Service, is covered for the duration of a Scholar’s tenure.
- The application fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford.
A number of research grants are also available to Rhodes Scholars, on application, which enables Scholars to, for example, attend international conferences or conduct additional fieldwork.
How to Apply for Rhodes Scholarships:
You will not be able to submit your application for the Global Scholarship without prior nomination by your University. Each university has a limited number of nominations that they can make each year. You must register the most appropriate nominator via the application form. Once their nomination has been received, you will be permitted to submit your form.
Read the following before you begin your application
You must submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 GMT, 31 July 2019.
5. Bayer Foundation International Fellowship Program 2019 for Study in Germany (Scholarships Available)
Bayer Science & Education Foundation is now accepting applications from foreign students/young professionals for its 2019 International Fellowship Program to study in Germany. The deadline for submission of applications for Bayer scholarships for study in Germany is July 14, 2019.
The Bayer Science & Education Foundation Fellowship Program targets students and apprentices in scientific and medical disciplines. Its goal is to support the next generation of researchers and teachers as they engage in “Science for a Better Life”.
The Fellowship Program consists of five scholarship programs that offer tailored financial support. Important requirements for the support: The project to be supported must be innovative and international. Scholarships are granted to students and young professionals (up to two years after graduation) from Germany wishing to realize a study or research project abroad or to foreign students/young professionals pursuing a project in Germany.
Bayer Fellowship Program Eligibility.
- Students and young professionals in the fields of biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and computational life sciences can apply for the Otto Bayer Scholarship
- Students and young professionals in the fields of human and veterinary medicine, medical science, medical engineering, public health and health economics can apply for the Carl Duisberg Scholarship
- Students and young professionals in the fields of agro sciences, digital farming, agronomy, crop sciences, green biotechnology, environmental sciences and sustainability can apply for the Jeff Schell Scholarship
- Student teachers in biology and chemistry (up to Master’s degree level) can apply for the Kurt Hansen Scholarship. Here, the focus is on study projects, internships, summer courses as well as supplemental courses of study
- Apprentices and young professionals in non-academic professions can apply for the Hermann Strenger Scholarship. Here, foreign assignments like projects, internships, supplemental courses or on-the-job assignments in the following fields are in focus:
- Careers in healthcare
- Technical or scientific occupations
- Business administration
How to Apply for Bayer Fellowship Program.
The following application documents are required for the Otto Bayer Scholarship, Carl Duisberg Scholarship, Jeff Schell Scholarship and Kurt Hansen Scholarship:
- Confirmation letter from the foreign host institute/university on the planned project from September 2019 to August 2020
- A description of the project (duration of 2-12 months) with financial plan within the timeline of September 2018 to August 2019.
- The project can consist of special study courses, laboratory assignments, research projects, summer classes, internships,
- Master’s or PhD programs.
- Most recent transcripts
- Any additional documents that would enhance the application
- Job application photo (no photo of your passport, please)
- The amount per fellowship is individual, but limited per €20,000 per request.
For the Hermann Strenger Scholarship, applicants must submit the following:
- Confirmation letter from the foreign host institute/university on the planned project from September 2019 to August 2020
- Most recent transcripts with good to excellent grades
- A description of the project (duration of 2-12 months) with financial plan. The project can consist of special study courses, laboratory assignments, research projects, summer classes or internships
- Job application photo (no photo of your passport, please)
6. Maltina Teacher Of the Year Award 2019 for Nigerian Teachers
Nigerian Breweries Plc (NBL) has opened entries for this year’s edition of the Maltina Teacher of the Year Award for teachers of both Public and Private Secondary School in Nigeria. The deadline for submission of entries is 12th July, 2019.
Are you that teacher who has made a positive impact in the lives of many students? Do you deserve to be the Maltina Teacher of the Year? This is for you.
The Maltina Teacher of the year initiative aims to recognise and celebrate exceptional teachers in Nigeria.
There will be champions from each state of the federation and the FCT from which the overall winner will emerge.
Maltina Teacher of the Year Award Eligibility.
- The initiative is open to teachers in ALL secondary schools across the country.
Maltina Teacher of the Year Award Prizes.
- N1,000,000 instantly
- N1,000,000 annually for 5 years
- Capacity development training
- A block of 6 classrooms in school
- N500,000 as State Champion
- N1,000,000 plus
- N500,000 as State Champion
- N750,000 plus Champion
- N500,000 as State Champion
- N500,000 as State Champion
How to Enter Maltina Teacher of the Year Award.
Interested teachers are advised to download application forms from the Maltina website (https://maltina-nigeria.com/MALTINA ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONNAIRE.docx). Application forms should be completed and uploaded to the website (https://www.maltina-nigeria.com/maltina-teacher-of-the-year-submit.php) or sent by email to [email protected] or post to P.M.B. 12632, Marina, Lagos.
You can also visit (http://maltina.indigo.com.ng/) to fill the application form online.
Forms are also available at all Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria Union of Teachers and Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria Offices Nationwide.
NB: Application Form is Free!
Deadline: 12th July, 2019.
7. TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2019/2020 for Young Scientists
Applications are invited from young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) for the TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2019/2020. The deadline for submission of application is June 30, 2019.
The TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship is for young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue advanced research in the biotechnology at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand.
BIOTEC will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.
TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Details.
- TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in BIOTEC and its affiliated research units for a period of twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) months and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) to enable them to pursue advanced research in biotechnology.
- BIOTEC is seeking 3 positions for postdoctoral researchers in the areas of molecular biology, molecular genetics, biotechnology, proteomics, metabolomics, molecular Immunology, biochemistry, medical technology, cell culture technology, and bioprocess technology. For full details of the positions click HERE.
- BIOTEC will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.
- The language of instruction is English.
TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Eligibility.
- Applicants should be nationals of a developing country (other than Thailand).
- Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Thailand or any developed country.
- Hold a PhD degree in any of the following fields: molecular biology, molecular genetics, biotechnology, proteomics, metabolomics, molecular Immunology, biochemistry, medical technology, cell culture technology, and bioprocess technology or related disciplines;
- Mmeet the requirements of the 3 postdoctoral postions available at BIOTEC and its research units. For full details of the positions click here.
- Apply for the fellowship within THREE years of having obtained a PhD degree in a fields of the natural sciences specified above.
- Must not be more than 40 years old by the date of the submission of their application. NB. For instance, if an applicant turns 40 on 15 June, s/he should make sure not to submit the application later than 15 June.
be regularly employed at a research and/or teaching institution in their home country where they must hold a research assignment.
- Provide an official Acceptance Letter from BIOTEC. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the BIOTEC Research Support Division (e-mail [email protected]) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting BIOTEC, applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of: their CV, a research proposal outline, doctorate degree transcript, abstract of dissertation, a statement of intent and three recommendation letters.
- Provide evidence of proficiency in English, if the medium of instruction was not English.
- Provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship
- Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship
- Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.
How to Apply for TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme.
- The deadline to apply is 30 June 2019.
- Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from the BIOTEC Research Support Division to TWAS and BIOTEC when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
- Applications for the TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted via the online portal. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available below for download.
- Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professorprogrammes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.
8. TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2019/2020 for Young Scientists from Developing Countries (Funded)
Applications are invited from young scientists from developing countries for the TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2019/2020. The deadline for submission of applications is 30th June, 2019.
TWAS and the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India have agreed to offer fellowships to young foreign scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in physical sciences.
TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme Details.
- TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India for studies leading towards a PhD degree in the physical sciences for four years with the possibility of a one-year extension.
- The Centre carries out the following research activities:
– Linear and Non-linear spectroscopy, Ultrafast molecular processes and spectroscopy, Ultrafast dynamics in biological macromolecules and magnetization, Ultrafast laser induced processes, Soft condensed matter systems of chemical and biological interests, mesocopic physics, ionic liquids, multi-component liquid mixtures, supercooled melts, supercritical fluids, bio-nano interface, nano-magnetism, magnonic crystals, micromagnetic simulations, Nanomaterials in general, and Physics of Correlated oxides, low dimensional systems, magnetic shape memory alloys, dilute magnetic semi-conductors, multi-ferroic materials, thin films of metals and oxides, electronic, magnetic and structural properties of complex materials, superconductivity, strongly correlated electronic systems, quantum many-body physics, micromagnetic and monte carlo simulation of static and dynamic properties of nanomagnets, theoretical study of thermalconductivity, Ab initio plane wave pseudo-potential calculation, strongly correlated electron systems, electronic structure and transport through nano-materials.
– Quantum field theory, mathematical physics, cognitive science, granular physics, non-commutative quantum mechanics, statistical physics, non-linear dynamics, turbulences, lattice gauge theories, representation theory of lie groups and coherent states, quantum optics, black holes, constrained dynamics, quantum gravity, quantum spin systems, collective behaviour and emergent phenomena, explosive percolation, complex networks and critical phenomena.
– Cosmology, Relativistic Astrophysics, ionospheric science, Astrochemistry.
- Applicants may be registered for a PhD degree in their home country (SANDWICH option), or may enrol in a PhD course at the S.N. Bose National Centre (FULL-TIME option). In both cases, the programme entails only one journey to the host country.
- Admission to the PhD programme at the S.N. Bose National Centre will depend on the successful completion of coursework (about one year’s duration).
- S.N. Bose will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs and food. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. Free on-campus accommodation will be provided. The monthly stipend does not cover comprehensive health insurance. The Centre does however deduct a small contribution towards a Contributory Medical Scheme. The benefits are partial reimbursement of Doctor’s fees, medicines and/or hospitalization costs, if any, and only for costs incurred in Kolkata. The reimbursement structure is along the lines of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) of the Government of India.
- The S.N. Bose Centre does not provide comprehensive health or medical insurance to its staff or students. All SN Bose-TWAS fellows must have their own “Medical Insurance” before joining the programme to cover medical emergencies.
- The language of instruction is English.
TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme Eligibility.
Candidates for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
- be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year;
- be nationals of a developing country (other than India);
- must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country;
- hold a Masters Degree in physics, mathematics or physical chemistry. S/He must have completed at least a total 5 years of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a recognized university or institute.
- be accepted by a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre. Prospective applicants are advised to visit the S.N. Bose National Centre’s website www.bose.res.in Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Dean (Academic Programme), S.N. Bose National Centre for Sciences by e-mail ([email protected]) or fax: (+91) 33 2335 3477. In contacting the Dean (Academic Programme), applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV, a research proposal outline and two reference letters
- provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
- provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
- not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
- be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.
How to Apply for TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme.
- The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 June 2019.
- Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection.
- Applications for the TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted via the online portal. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available below for download.
- Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.
8. Nestle Research and Development (R&D) Innovation Challenge 2019 for Students
Nestle is now accepting applications from students for its Research and Development (R&D) Innovation Challenge 2019. The deadline for submission of applications for Nestle R&D Innovation Challenge is 7th July, 2019.
The R&D innovation challenge will take place in Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South-Africa. The goal is to work collaboratively with universities to identify sustainable and scalable science and technology solutions that help to accelerate the innovation of products that meet local consumer needs. The R&D innovation challenge calls for novel solutions across four areas: environmentally friendly packaging solutions, sustainable cocoa plantlets affordable nutrition and new routes to market.
Targets: Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
REINVENTING FOOD DISTRIBUTION
How can your startup help us find innovative solutions to deliver efficiently our products in key neighbourhoods of African cities, taking into account specificities such as lack of road assigning system or informal distribution networks and wholesalers?
REINVENTING FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING
Imagine a future where thanks to technology, packaging will not be an issue anymore for the planet, and where it will help improve the whole customer journey by giving key information from the nutrients composition of the food, to added value contents such as recipes, and instructions for its preparation. Does your startup have a technology that can help us create sustainable, smart and eco-friendly food packaging?
REINVENTING PLANT CONTAINER
Plantlet is the beginning of what will become incredible products consumed each day by millions of people. How can your solutions and services help us in the development of smart, cost competitive and sustainable solutions for growing and transporting cocoa plantlets thus, impacting positively the quality of the whole value chain.
REINVENTING MATERNAL NUTRITION
Every mom and mom to be deserves the right to have a quick access to affordable and quality maternal food. Is your startup specialised in FoodTech? How can you help us create affordable, tasty, high-density nutrients maternal food for every mom and mom to be?
- Team of 3 students
- Master level
9. Short Story Day Africa Prize 2019 for Africans [Up to $1,100 in Cash Prizes]
Entries are invited from African citizens, permanent residents of African countries, or second generation Africans living in the diaspora only for the Short Story Day Africa (SSDA) Prize 2019. The deadline for submission of entries is 31st October, 2019.
Floods. Wildfires. Oceans of plastic. Chemical rivers. Melting ice caps. The polar vortex. Storms during the dry season. Extreme heat. Drought. The climate is changing, the environment becoming ever more hostile in humanity’s hands.
We’re in the throes of inner and social maelstroms, caught up in the ever-growing warning quakes of social media activism and rising floods of anxiety. Torn between our dependence on fossil fuels and the desire to create sustainable tech with the power to save us.
We want your stories of change, protest, destruction, adaptation, disruption and [re]creation. Stories that explore how changing climates affect us, our adaptations to the environment, and the innovations that bring us hope.
In 2019, Short Story Day Africa is seeking short fiction exploring disruption, especially but not limited to climate and environ[mental] disruption.
- First prize: $800
- Second prize: $200
- Third prize: $100
Short Story Day Africa Prize Entry Requirements.
- Simultaneous submissions are not welcome. Any story entered or published elsewhere during the course of judging or publication will be disqualified.
- Any African citizen or African person living in the diaspora*, as well as persons residing permanently (granted permanent residence or similar) in any African country, may enter.
- Writers may only submit one story for the competition. Repeat entries by the same writer will be disqualified.
- Writers are welcome to submit stories in any fiction genre.
- Stories must be relevant to the theme, although we do encourage creative interpretations.
- Stories must be between 3000 and 5000 words in length.
- Stories must be submitted in English. While you are free to incorporate other languages into your story, the story must be able to be understood fully by its English content.
- Stories must be submitted online via Submittable between 1 June 2019 – 3 1 October 2019. The link to the submission form will be made live on 1 June 2019.
- To facilitate easy reading and judging, please format your stories according to the format stipulated below. Stories not formatted in this way are at the risk of being disqualified.
- Stories must not have been previously published in any form or any format.
- You are welcome to enter under a pseudonym or nom de plume, as long as you also include your real name along with your entry.
- All entries will be judged anonymously. Please DO NOT put your name or any other identifying details anywhere on your manuscript.
- The judges’ decision is final.
- By submitting a story the author attests that it is their own original work and grants exclusive global print and digital rights to Short Story Day Africa for one year, and thereafter agrees to seek permission to republish and when published elsewhere attributes first publication to Short Story Day Africa; non-exclusive digital rights to Worldreader to publish individual stories on Worldreader Mobile; and non-exclusive digital rights to Johannesburg Review of Books for publicity purposes.
- By entering, the author agrees to allowing Short Short Story Day Africa to include their entry in an anthology should it be selected by the judges; and to working with editors to get their story publication ready.
- We will not share your personal information with anyone. We will, however, add you to Short Story Day Africa mailing list for the sole purpose of informing you of next year’s event, or of other Short Story Day Africa events that may be of interest to you.
* Citizens of African countries or former citizens who have given up citizenship for whatever reason, and second generation Africans whose parents are/were African citizens.
Required Manuscript Format
- Type your document, using a single, clear font, 12-point size, double-spaced. The easiest font to use is Times New Roman, or a similar serif font.
- Put the title of your story at the top of the first page. Please give your story an original title. Please DO NOT title your story Hotel Africa, SSDA Story or any similar version of such. Start your story immediately below the title.
- Put an accurate word count at the top right.
- Please number the pages.
- Left-justify your paragraphs.
- Ensure there is at least a 1 inch or 2 centimetre margin all the way around your text.
- Indent each new paragraph by about 1/2 inch or 1 centimetre, except for the first line of the story or the first line of a new scene. Please use the indent function of your programme, not multiple spaces or tabs.
- Don’t insert extra lines between your paragraphs. A blank line indicates a new scene.
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10. African Leadership Academy (ALA) Diploma Program 2020 : Two-Year Pre-Varsity Program [Financial Aid Available]
African Leadership Academy (ALA) is now accepting applications from outstanding young leaders from across African and around the world for its 2020 Diploma Program. The deadline for submission of applications for the African Leadership Academy (ALA) Diploma Program is 31st October, 2019.
African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to enroll the most outstanding young leaders from across African and around the world — ALA is not only looking for young people who are smart and excel academically, we are also looking for young people with potential to lead and impact the world around them through their courage, initiative and innovation. Please watch our video if you would like to learn more.
African Leadership Academy (ALA) Diploma Program Eligibility.
- Applicants should be aged between 15 – 18 years.
- Open to the most outstanding young leaders from across Africa and around the world. ALA is not only looking for young people who are smart and excel in the academic environment, they are looking for young people with the potential to lead and impact the world around them through their courage, initiative and innovation.
African Leadership Academy (ALA) Diploma Program Financial Aid.
Everyone who applies and is then admitted to ALA, regardless of financial background or nationality, is eligible to receive significant financial assistance in the form of scholarships and loans towards studying at ALA and accessing membership to ALA’s lifelong network. The cost of tuition at ALA is USD $30,900 per year.
The all-inclusive cost of $30,900 per annum to attend ALA includes:
- All-inclusive for fees for a full year covering tuition, accommodation, sports, activities, meals and uniforms.
- Full access to ALA’s campus facilities including entertainment areas, sports fields, high-speed fibre internet, biometric security control.
- There is proactive health and wellness care, including private medical insurance for every student.
- The Explore Johannesburg program, which gets students out and about in our world-class African city, attending cultural and entertainment events.
- Access to the exclusive and globally renowned University Guidance and “next steps” team, who will advise ALA families on tertiary study, gap year and other options.
- Exclusive access to the Africa Careers Network, a team at ALA dedicated to finding and securing employment for ALA graduates across the continent with top employers.
African Leadership Academy (ALA) Diploma Program Selection Criteria.
- Leadership Potential: At African Leadership Academy they seek young leaders with the potential to transform Africa and the world. They encourage you to share with them the activities in which you participate and the leadership roles you assume at home, in your school, or in your community, and they hope you will think critically about what “leadership” means to you.
- Entrepreneurial Spirit: Entrepreneurs identify needs in the world around them and take action to alleviate those needs. They start businesses, health clinics, youth organizations, and social movements. They bring new products and ideas to the world. Their efforts create value and improve lives. ALA encourages you to celebrate your entrepreneurial spirit and share your entrepreneurial ideas with them.
- Passion for Africa: Do you have an African dream? Are you excited by the idea of spending two years in a community of individuals from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds from across the continent?
- Commitment to Service: When leaders use their skills for the benefit of their communities, we all benefit. Are you passionate about uplifting your community? Do you dream of a world in which all people are able to realize their dreams? Have you demonstrated this passion at school or in your community? ALA hopes you will share with them how you plan to give back to your community and the world.
- Academic Achievement: To succeed in the rigorous and challenging ALA curriculum, students must have demonstrated mastery of the subject matter taught at the school they attended before entering the Academy. The selections committee will closely review scores from national examinations and the marks and comments on each applicant’s school reports. Finalists will also write an entrance examination.
How to Apply for African Leadership Academy (ALA) Diploma Program.
Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below: