CODESRIA’s Call for Applications: African Futures and the Futures of Childhood in Africa

Deadline: 15 July 2016 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Child and Youth Institute that will be held for two (2) weeks, from 17 to 28 October 2016 to strengthen the analytic capacities of young African researchers on issues affecting children and youth in Africa and elsewhere in the world. The institute is designed as an annual interdisciplinary forum in which participants can reflect together on a … [Read more...]

CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and The Centre for African Studies Basel (CASB) call for applications for the 2nd CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa. The Summer School sets out to stimulate and consolidate interdisciplinary approaches in research on Africa, but also in other regions of the world undertaken from within the African continent. It focuses on African Studies as an instance … [Read more...]

European and African Union Commissions Call: Supporting Research on Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Deadline: 29 April 2016 The European and African Union Commissions together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are currently inviting applications from policy officers and scientists for its evidence and policy event to support research in the field of the Water-Energy-Food nexus. Goals Enhance participants skills in integrating evidence into policy-making. Create a community of practice that will continue to collaborate afterwards. Stimulate the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards!

 Deadline: 26 April 2016 Applications are open for the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards in order to raise the profile of Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa by recognizing the important role with professional media practitioners and citizen journalists play in the environmental discourse. Objectives To propagate the African narrative on Climate Change in environmental discourse. To motivate journalists and media houses in Africa to … [Read more...]

Apply for 2017 Mandela Rhodes Scholarship: Providing Exceptional Educational Opportunities!

Deadline: 2 May 2016 The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is currently accepting applications from young Africans for its 2017 Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, whose aim is to provide exceptional educational opportunities, develop a network of leaders, and thereby help to build leadership capacity in Africa. Benefits Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution. A study materials allowance as set by the MRF. Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF. A medical aid … [Read more...]

MINDS: Call for Applications for African Researchers

Deadline: 15 April 2016 The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is accepting applications from distinguished African researchers to conduct research on the subject of institutional development in Africa examining one of these three (3) aspects: Nation building in Africa: This paper will examine case studies of post-independence-era attempts at nation building in Africa, interrogating the ideals, objectives and methodologies by which the objectives were pursued. The … [Read more...]

Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme: Supporting Collaborative Projects in the Target Countries

Deadline: 17 May 2016 The Swedish Institute is currently seeking applications from the eligible organisations for its Creative Force Programme with the overall objective to strengthen democratic structures and freedom of expression in the target countries. These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between institutions and agents of change who work with either culture or the media to bring about change. Funding Information Applicants can apply for … [Read more...]

EU-Africa Joint Call for Proposals on Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Deadline: 15 June 2016 The European Commission is currently inviting proposals for its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa. The programme's specific objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced intra-African mobility. Objectives The programme aims to- contribute … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2016!

Deadline: 24 March 2016 Applications are open for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition 2016. The objective is to reinforce the importance of the role of journalists in Africa's development and to reward, recognise and encourage journalistic talent across all media disciplines. Benefits Each finalist will receive a cash prize, with each category winner also receiving a laptop computer and printer. Eligibility Criteria The Competition is open to African professional … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in CODESRIA Gender Symposium!

Deadline: 25 March 2016 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) announces the organization of the CODESRIA Gender symposium on 9 - 10 May in Cairo, Egypt. This year, the topic of the annual forum will be “Women’s Struggles Today”. CODESRIA is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal and was established in 1973 as an independent pan-African research organisation primarily focusing on social sciences research in Africa. It is recognised not only as the pioneer … [Read more...]

ResilientAfrica Network: Resilience Innovation Challenge 4 Conflict

Deadline: 11 April 2016 ResilientAfrica Network’s (RAN) Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RI Lab) at Makerere University in Kampala Uganda is inviting applicants for its Resilience Innovation Challenge 4 Conflict (RIC4CONF) with a focus on sourcing, developing, and scaling of transformative technologies and approaches that will strengthen resilience to shocks and stresses that arise from chronic conflict and its effects. RAN is looking to catalyse and incentivize the development of … [Read more...]

CODERSIA: Call for Applications for 2016 Small Grants Program!

Deadline: 30 April 2016 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) has announced a call for applications from African universities for its 2016 Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing. The grants serve as part of the Council’s contribution to the development of the social sciences in Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research capacities in African universities, through the funding of primary research conducted by postgraduate … [Read more...]

African Academy of Sciences: Rewarding Individuals and Scientists for their Excellence!

Deadline: 31 March 2016 The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is seeking applications for its fellowship program from individuals who have excelled in their fields of expertise as fellows. The academy also gives prizes to recognize scientists who have contributed to developing their fields in Africa. The AAS is the only continental academy in Africa, enjoying the support and recognition of NEPAD and the African Union as well as several governments and major international partners. These bodies … [Read more...]

Call for r4d Programme: Support for the Solution of Global Problems!

Deadline: 1 April 2016 The Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development is currently inviting applicants for its Additional Thematic Call in the r4d Programme, which supports research that contributes to the solution of global problems. The five thematic modules address the following themes: Causes of and solutions to social conflicts in the context of weak public institutions or state fragility Employment in the context of sustainable development Sustainable … [Read more...]

MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge: Building Sustainable Business Environment and Boosting the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Africa

Deadline: 27 March 2016 Are you an entrepreneur and an African citizen? Do you have an original business idea? Are you looking forward to meet and network with early stage investors, experienced business professionals and successful entrepreneurs? If yes, then apply for MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge. Jumia is seeking applications from teams for its MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge to contribute to building a stronger and more sustainable business environment in Africa and to boost the … [Read more...]

Google AdCamp 2016: Inviting Students from Across Europe, Middle-East and Africa

Deadline: 1 March 2016 Google invites students to participate in its AdCamp program, offering a collaborative curriculum focused on Google’s advertising sales and services operations, an overview of Google’s ad products and insight into the industry. Up to 50 current university students will be selected to participate in an all-expense-paid AdCamp experience at one of Google’s offices. The AdCamp programs for Europe, Middle-East and Africa will take place from 13 - 15 of July 2016 at Google's … [Read more...]

Apply for the African Entrepreneurship Award and Win up to USD $1 Million!

Deadline: 6 April 2016 Are you an African citizen with a business idea that will create jobs and improve lives in Africa? Will it improve education or the environment, or solve a problem that is uncharted? If yes, then apply for African Entreprenuership Award 2016! The BMCE Bank of Africa invites the entrepreneurs across Africa, having a business idea to create jobs and improve lives in their regions, for its 2nd edition of African Entrepreneurship award. Award Categories The business … [Read more...]

2016 African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme at Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden

Deadline: 1 April 2016 The Nordic Africa Institute is seeking applications for its African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme, to support scholars in Africa who are engaged in research on the African continent. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply for these scholarships. The purpose of the Scholarship Programme is to provide opportunities for scholars in Africa to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African … [Read more...]

David Oyedepo Foundation’s Scholarship Program 2016: Inviting Young African Students!

Deadline: 31 March 2016 Applications are being accepted for David Oyedepo Scholarship Program 2016. The scholarship seeks to develop youth leaders who are ready to put their learned skills to work with leading organizations, communities and their local countries. The scholarship program awards full ride scholarships to qualified individuals who are indigenes and residents of African countries. Benefits Full Academic fees for a maximum of 5 years. Eligibility Criteria The David Oyedepo … [Read more...]

SEED Foundation Grant 2016: Seeking Projects to Support Agricultural Development in Africa!

Deadline: 7 February 2016 SEED Foundation is seeking applications from organisations for its 2016 grant projects to support pilot projects in favor of an innovative agricultural development. The mission of Seed Foundation is to support agricultural and rural development in Africa to improve food security and living conditions of the most vulnerable population. Focus Areas SEED Foundation's team will pay particular attention to the following areas: The relationship between … [Read more...]

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