List of Numerous Research and Fellowship Opportunities for African Scholars Open Yearly

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Finding funding for your postgraduate academic goals is not always easy. They are rare and are not too often publicized as Masters and Bachelors scholarships. However, tens of thousands of these types of opportunities exist all over the web especially for scholars from Africa and other developing regions.

Here are a number of opportunities now open for graduate and postgraduate scholars from Africa and other developing regions. Apply Today.

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Fully-Funded Rotary Peace Fellowship for Masters and Professional Programs

Rotary International offers the fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship for Masters Degree and Professional Development Certificate for young professionals around the world.

Application Deadline: 31st May

Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) Fellowship Program for Early-Career African Researchers

The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program managed by Cornell University in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and other partners announces a call for concept proposals from early-career African researchers seeking to become STAARS fellows.

Application Deadline: 15th March

Call for Papers: World Bank Conference on Africa (Funded to Stanford University, USA)

World Bank Group in association with the Stanford Committee are calling for papers examining the Challenges and Opportunities of Firms’ Productivity in Africa.

Application Deadline: 23rd February

Employment-Based Scholarship Postgraduate Programme for International Students in Ireland 

Supporting suitably qualified research master’s and doctoral candidates in any discipline working in partnership with academia and industry while employed by an enterprise partner.

Application Deadline: 12th April

Africa Oxford (AfOx) Visiting Fellows Program for African Scholars (Fully-funded to University of Oxford)

The Program supports African scholars and researchers working in any discipline to spend periods of flexible time in Oxford, for example as sabbatical leave for utilising library or other university facilities or undertaking or planning collaborative research with Oxford based colleagues.

Application Deadline: 11th March

African Leadership Centre (ALC) Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women

The ALC is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women.

Application Deadline: 8th April

African Leadership Centre (ALC) Peace, Security & Development Fellowships for African Scholars 

The ALC is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace Security & Development Fellowships for African Scholars.

Application Deadline: 8th April

Call For Applications: Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies

The University of Ghana, Legon, is pleased to invite applications for the position of Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies.

Application Deadline: 31st March

Short-Term Visiting Scholars Program at Michigan State University for Nigerian Scholars

Building on the capacity strengthening component of the project, several short-term graduate student visiting scholar positions for Nigerian students at Masters and PhD level will be offered at Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America over the 5 year life of the project.

Application Deadline: 28th February

European University Institute (EUI) Policy Leaders Fellowships for Young Policy Professionals

The School of Transnational Governance (STG) at the European University Institute (EUI)  is offering fellowships to early- and mid- career policy professionals for the academic year 2018-2019.

Application Deadline: 22nd February

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Fellowships for Students in Developing Countries to Study in The Netherlands

The Orange Knowledge Programme, a new phase of the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education.

Application Deadlines: Deadlines vary by choice of institution

KAAD Germany Research Fellowship Programme (Masters & PhD) for Developing Countries

KAAD is working with partner countries in the regions mentioned below to provide scholarship opportunities to citizens who are interested in research. There are so-called Partner Committees in these countries and applications are channelled via them. Applications from other countries can be considered only in exceptional cases.

Application Deadline: 30th June

LSHTM Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists

Two fellowships, funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and GSK, respectively, provide support for two years training in medical statistics.

Application Deadline: 13th April

UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Program for Developing Countries

In line with the strategy and objectives of the approved UNESCO Programme and Budget for the Fellowships Programme Section, the UNESCO Category II International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) in Moscow (Russian Federation) is offering twenty (20) fellowships of four weeks (4)  duration each.

Application Deadline: 3rd April

Apply: Harvard South Africa Fellowship 

Beginning with the MBA Class of, Harvard Business School (HBS) will offer a Global Opportunity Fellowship (GO: Africa) to supplement the income of MBA graduates who go on to work in Africa following graduation.

Call for Applications: IMU-Simons African Fellowship Program (Fully-funded)

Thanks to a generous donation by the Simons Foundation, NY the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) is launching the IMU-Simons African Fellowship Program to support research visits of mathematicians living and working in developing countries in Africa.

Application Deadlines: 1st June and 1st October

FUNAGIB Scholarship for African Students Working on Cassava (Fully-funded to Brazil)

 FUNAGIB offers three scholarships annually to postgraduate students working with cassava breeding. One of these is dedicated to an African student, while the other two are designated to Brazilians.

Application Deadline: 31st March

East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Visiting Fellowship for East African Students 

The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative offers Visiting Research Fellowship in the field of social science for applicants from East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, or Rwanda) at University of California, Berkeley.

Application Deadline: 30th March

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Scholarship Research Program for Students in Developing Countries 

The MSC Scholarship Research Program is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying problems and solutions in fisheries science and management and the integrity of the seafood supply chain.

Application Deadline: 16th March

Cambridge-Africa Molecular Lab Training Workshop (Scholarships available for African students to attend at Cambridge University)

Scholarships are available to sponsor outstanding PhD students (involved in agric. research in Africa) to participate in our world-class Molecular Lab Training Workshop at the University of Cambridge in September 2018.

Application Deadline: 9th April

College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) PhD by Research Programme in Humanities and Social Sciences (Fully-funded) 

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences CHUSS) Makerere University has received financial support from The Andrew W Mellon Foundation to strengthen doctoral training in order to mentor the next generation of Humanities and Social Sciences researchers and scholars at Makerere University. It is expected that this intervention will establish a critical mass of home grown and supervised PhDs using a cohort based doctoral training model.

Application Deadline: 16th February

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) for Developing Countries

For 2018-19, IMMANA will award six 12-month post-doctoral fellowships to early career researchers who are using and developing or adapting these new methodological approaches with mentors in ongoing research programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Application Deadline: 1st March

Thailand International Postgraduate Scholarship and Training Program for Developing Countries

As part of bilateral and triangular development cooperation projects, the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) offers over 700 training fellowships and 70 postgraduate scholarships for government officials from developing countries around the world through Annual International Training Course (AITC) and Thailand International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP).

Application Deadline: Each embassy has a different deadline.

Coimbra Group Short-Term Scholarship Program for Young Researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Coimbra Group Universities have been providing, since 2008, young researchers from universities in Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to spend a short period (1 to 3 months) at a Coimbra Group University to carry out part of their research there.

Application Deadline: 16th March

Coimbra Group Short-Term Scholarship Program for Young Researchers from European Neighbouring Countries (Fully-funded for MENA Countries to apply)

Coimbra Group Universities have been providing, since 1999, young researchers from the European Neighbourhood with the opportunity to spend a short stay at a Coimbra Group Univerrsity to carry out part of their research work.

Application Deadline: 16th March

Full-fee Doctoral College Development Africa Scholarships at Loughborough University

Every year, Loughborough University UK offers Full Tuition fee Graduate School Development Trust scholarship for African students. Application for 2018/2019

Application Deadline: 30th April

WASCAL Doctoral Research Programme in Climate Change and Land Use (DRP-CCLU) (Fully-funded for study in KNUST, Ghana)

The WASCAL Doctoral Research Programme in Climate Change and Land Use (DRP-CCLU) is pleased to announce that up to 11 fully-funded (tuition, stipend, research and travel grants) scholarships are available for applicants from the following eleven (11) West African Countries to study for PhD in Climate Change and Land Use at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Application Deadline: 28th February

Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards for African Students in South African Universities 

The African Critical Inquiry Programme is pleased to announce the 2018 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics.

Application Deadline: 1st May

Canada: IFCN Education and Research Scholarships for Young Clinical Neurophysiologists in Developing Countries

The IFCN is pleased to announce Three education scholarships and Three research scholarships for Young Clinical Neurophysiologists for 2018.

Application Deadline: 30th March

Open Society’s Civil Society Scholar Awards for Doctoral Research Students and Faculties

The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

Application Deadline: 31st March

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Policy Communication Fellows Program for Individuals from Developing Countries

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Policy Communication Fellows Program.

Application Deadline: 12th February

Austrian Government OeAD Ernst Mach Follow-up Grants for Developing Countries

Applications for Ernst Mach follow-up Grants are open to international post-Doctorate Scholars who are pursuing research or teaching at a higher education institution/university.

Application Deadline: 1st September

West African Research Association (WARA) Travel Grant Fellowship for African Scholars

The WARC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500 to West African scholars.

Application Deadlines: 15th March

JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for International Students

Jointly organized by the United Nations University and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is designed to provide promising, highly qualified, young researchers with the opportunity to conduct advanced research relevant to the main thematic focus areas of the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS, Tokyo) in cooperation with host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutions.

Application Deadline: 28th February

IITA Research Fellowships for Young Academics and Professionals ($10,000 grants for the study of Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa) 

IITA is pleased to announce 20 research fellowships for 2018. This is an action-oriented fellowship for young academics and professionals, and students at the post-course work/research stage of their programs.

Application Deadline: 28th February

Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships at United Nations Assembly for Developing Countries 

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is offering Journalism Fellowships, an Opportunity for African/developing countries’ journalists to experience and report United Nation Assembly in New York USA 2018

Application Deadline: 12th March

ACU Commonwealth Masters Scholarships for Study in Low and Middle Income Countries

ACU Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships allow successful applicants to benefit from the expertise provided by universities in low and middle income countries around the Commonwealth. They are majorly funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).

Application Deadline: 11th March

RUFORUM MasterCard Masters Scholarships for African Students

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University, and Egerton University to enhance the application of science, technology, business, and innovation for rural agriculture.

Application Deadline: 31st March

New Zealand Development Scholarships for African Students 

 New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country.

Application Deadline: 14th March

IGB Freshwater Science Fellowship Programme for International Scientists

We invite excellent scientists from all countries and at different career stages to apply for a research visit at IGB.  These fellowships are designed to enable outstanding scientists to contribute to research at IGB and thus further their own scientific development or training.

Application Deadlines: 1st June and 1st December

Newton International Fellowships for Early-Career Scientists

Are you at the beginning of your research career – with the potential to be world-class? Is your research in the physical, natural or social sciences or humanities? Do you want to build and maintain links with leading researchers in the UK? Then apply for a Newton International Fellowship.

Application Deadline: 27th March

University of Manchester President’s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) in Law

The University of Manchester is offering the President’s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) for meritorious students 2018/2019

Application Deadline: 2nd March

Canada: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Programme for International Researchers (Fully-funded to Canada)

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help scholars build their research network and develop essential skills to become leaders. Global Scholars are researchers within five years of their first academic appointment from anywhere in the world.

Application Deadline: 22nd February

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