Competitions

2018 USIP Youth Leaders’ Exchange with His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: May 20, 2018 at 17:00 (GMT -4:00).  The U.S. Institute of Peace and His Holiness the Dalai Lama have partnered to build bridges between international leaders and youth peacebuilders. In support of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, this partnership will create a space where constructive, intergenerational conversations can […]

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Congo Basin Grant Program 2018 for African graduate students & early career professionals ($5,000 USD grant)

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Application Deadline: June 10th, 2018. The Aspire Grant Program provides competitive research grants of up to $5,000 USD for African graduate students and early career professionals working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region. Why the Congo Basin? The Congo Basin rainforests comprise one of the most important […]

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Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 for African Start-ups (Prizes up to $22,000)

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Deadline: May 23, 2018 Applications are open for the Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018. Apply to one or more of the Fintech challenge areas to stand a chance of becoming an Ecobank Fintech Fellow, and partner Ecobank to get your solution to market. Ecobank’s goal is to showcase and collaborate with the most promising fintech start-ups from […]

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UNESCO #MyAfricanHeritage Instagram Photo Contest (Win a trip to Tanzania) 2018

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Share your photo of an African site inscribed on the World Heritage List with the hashtag #MyAfricanHeritage and follow UNESCO on Instagram to have the chance to win one of the prizes.  Application Deadline: 30th April 2018 Eligible Countries: African countries Type: Contest Eligibility: Open to 18 – 28 years old Selection Criteria: Entries to the competition will be evaluated keeping in mind the following criteria: Creativity […]

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Zayed Future Energy Prize 2019 for Entrepreneurs ($USD 4 Million Prize)

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Application Deadline: The Zayed Sustainability Prize is a tribute to the legacy of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – a visionary champion of environmental stewardship and global sustainability. This annual award celebrates achievements that are driving impact, innovation and inspiration across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, […]

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Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Practitioners in Medical Fields (100 million Yen Prize) 2019

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Last updated Apr 24, 2018 Nominations for Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize 2019 is open. The Award aims to honour individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the African people and of all […]

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Ernest & Young (EY) Southern Africa Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program 2018 for high-potential Female Entrepreneurs

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Application Deadline: 2nd May 2018. The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program is a national competition and executive education program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale — and then helps them do it. As the leader in advising, guiding and recognising entrepreneurs, EY knows that access […]

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2018 TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences for researchers in developing countries.

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Application Deadline: 11th May 2018 Under this scheme, grants are awarded to promising high-level research projects in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics carried out by individual scientists in one of the S&T-lagging countries identified by TWAS. The TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences was established in response to the needs […]

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Call for Submissions: Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth Solutions Report 2018

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Deadline: April 30, 2018 Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth is proud to announce that it will be launching the second edition of its Youth Solutions Report. They invite submissions for this year’s Report, which seeks to identify and celebrate 50 youth-led solutions and ideas that are successfully contributing towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in […]

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Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize 2018 for Medical Research and Medical Services ($USD 1 Million prize)

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Application Deadline: July 31st 2018 The spread of infectious diseases presents a common threat to all humankind. Mindful that Africa faces this scourge most acutely, the Government of Japan established the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in July 2006 in memory of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi (1876-1928) whose belief in medical advancement and […]

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