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personal development compiled by MediaDimensions. This is the first in our special weekend series to cover applications for Internships, Scholarships, Incubation programs, Grants,
Accelerator programs, Conferences, Trainings, Short courses and lots more.
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Here is an opportunity for young African youths between ages 18 and 28.
Share your views by answering the following question “What will it take to end child marriage in your country?” Be bold, be creative, be practical and inclusive.
Find out details on the submission process – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Blog4Dev2020-Eng
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences
Po 2020/2021 for Master’s Degree (Deadline – December 5, 2019)
Open to students from sub-Saharan African countries with an outstanding academic record and strong leadership potential, but who face financial and other barriers to higher education.
The Master’s degree scholarships are awarded for a period of two years. For Graduate Applicant – https://www.sciencespo.fr/students/en/fees-funding/financial-aid/mastercard-foundation/graduate-
Sanger Institute Prize Competition for Students (Deadline – December 6, 2019)
Are you an undergraduate student from low-and middle-income countries with active research interest in the field of genomics such as biological science or bioinformatics? Will you be interested in a 3-months research group at Wellcome Sanger Institute during 2020?
You must be 18 and above, Remember, Travel, Living and research expenses are all covered by the award.
Apply Here – https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/sanger-institute-prize-competition
BIM Africa Student Advocacy Program (Deadline – December 16, 2019)
This opportunity is for teams of African University Students (Undergraduates) studying courses related to Architecture, Engineering and Construction in any African University.
The fully funded program entails a training on Building Information Modelling, its tools and processes as well as participation in an International Conference.
For more information to apply:
British Council Ideas Change Lives Global Innovation Challenge (Deadline – January 10,
Do you have a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit and a big idea that has the power to change lives with focus on SDG Goals 4, 5 and 8.
The #IdeasChangeLives is a global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. The winning pitch will get funding to invest in their idea, mentorship and support from the British Council for a full year.
Apply Here –
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at SciencesPo 2020/2021 for Bachelor’s Degree
(Deadline – January 29, 2020)
This program aims to support 126 talented African students through their students and to offer the next generation of leaders a world-class social science education, so they can become changemakers in their home countries.
The Bachelor’s degree scholarships are awarded for a period of three years. For Undergraduate Applicants – https://www.sciencespo.fr/students/en/fees-funding/financial-aid/mastercard-foundation/undergraduate-candidates.html
ARSO 7th Continental Essay Competition (Deadline – March 31, 2020)
Write an essay on the theme “The role of Standardization in resolving and addressing the socio-
economic issues for the Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons and creating
durable solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”.
This competition is open to all
Undergraduates that are citizens of African countries below the age of 35 years living in Africa.
Follow the link for more details about the essay – https://www.arso-oran.org/continental-essay-competition/
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