Latest Grants, Fellowships & other Resources in Nigeria

Here is a list of latest grants, fellowships, funding call for proposals and other resources for individuals and NGOs in Nigeria.

Scholarships are Available for Female students in Developing Countries to Study Human & Health Science at Swansea University (UK)

Deadline: 1 July 2016

Swansea University College of Human & Health Science is currently inviting Female applicants to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship. Female students ordinarily resident in a developing country (mentioned below)who are admitted to pursue an undergraduate or a Taught Master’s postgraduate course at Swansea University’s College of Human & Health Science shall be eligible to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Gambia, Myanmar, Guinea, Nepal, Guinea-Bisau, Niger, Haiti, Rwanda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Somalia, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Chad, Liberia, Tanzania, Comoros, Madagascar, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Malawi, Uganda, Eritrea, Mali, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Angola, India, São Tomé and Principe, Armenia, Iraq, Senegal, Belize , Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bhutan, Kosovo , Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Lao PDR, Sudan, Cameroon, Lesotho, Swaziland, Cape Verde, Marshall Islands, Syrian Arab Republic, Congo, Rep., Mauritania, Timor-Leste, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Tonga, Djibouti, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tuvalu, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan , Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Indonesia, Samoa

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a female resident of one of the designated list of eligible developing countries (mentioned above).
  • Employees of Swansea University will not be eligible to apply.
  • Scholarships will be used to offset tuition fees for the duration of the degree or course subject to satisfactory academic progression.
  • Awards are available for all undergraduate degree courses and Taught Master’s degrees within the College of Human and Health Science available to international student applicants.
  • Applicants must be new, full-time, degree seeking, non-EU applicants.
  • Applicants must have completed an application to study and accepted the offer of a place at Swansea University
  • Applicants must show strong academic ability and financial need
  • Applicants should not be eligible for other financial support from Swansea University e.g. tuition fee reductions through collaborative links or bursaries.
  • Please note that students progressing from ICWS are not eligible to apply for an International Scholarship.

How to apply

Applicants must download the application form through the website.

For more information, please visit Eira Davies Scholarship.

3ie’s 2016 Request for Proposals: Grants of up to US$7.5 million for Projects Related to Environment, Governance, Infrastructure & Public finance

Deadline: 18 January 2016

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) requests research organisations or consortia to submit expressions of interest (EOI) for undertaking one or more impact evaluations under 3ie’s new Development Priorities Window (DPW).

The window is aimed at promoting rigorous and policy-relevant impact evaluations in a variety of development sectors where high-quality evidence is scarce. In this first call (DPW1), 3ie invites applications for support to produce rigorous and policy-relevant impact evaluations of programmes or policies in any of these four sectors: environment, governance, infrastructure or public finance to achieve relevant sustainable development goals (SDGs).1 Proposed impact evaluations must be of interventions undertaken in a low- or middle-income country as classified by the World Bank.

Focus Areas

  • Environment
  • Governance
  • Infrastructure
  • Public finance

Grants available

3ie aims to make approximately 18 awards of up to a total value of US$7.5 million through the window.

Eligibility criteria

  • EOIs must evaluate programmes or policies in at least one of the four DPW1 sectors. Multicountry applications are eligible, so long as all countries are low- or middle-income countries.
  • Only legally registered organisations and consortia of registered organisations, not individuals, may apply. Each proposal must be submitted by a single organisation that may include other organisations or team members as sub-grantees or sub-contractors (subject to 3ie’s direct and indirect cost policies).
  • For-profit organisations are eligible to apply, but are restricted to the same indirect cost limits as non-profit organisations and may not charge a fee.
  • The applicant organisation must be able to sign the 3ie grant agreement.
  • Organisations may submit more than one EOI and may be included on more than one EOI. They should, however, have the capacity to implement any and all grants awarded to them under the window.
  • Researchers may be included in multiple applications, but must indicate in writing that they are available and able to carry out fully all of the stated time commitments concurrently in the case of multiple awards.
  • Evaluation teams should include nationals of the country in which the study is being implemented. National researchers must be resident in that country and working for an organisation that is registered in that country. They must be engaged in substantive tasks for the study during design, analysis, writing, stakeholder engagement and research communication for evidence uptake and use.

How to Apply

All submissions must be made using 3ie’s online Grant Management System. Submissions are requested in two phases:

  • Phase one: submission of an expression of interest.
  • Phase two: submission of the full proposal.

For more information, please visit 3ie grant program.

Romanian Government Scholarships 2016-2017 for non EU Countries

Deadline: 15 March 2016

Romanian State to foreign citizens through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently inviting applications for the 85 scholarships program for under- and post-graduate studies in Romania.

Scholarship Covers

  • Free-of-charge tuition,
  • Free-of-charge accommodation
  • Financial support
    • 65 EURO per month, for the under-graduate students.
    • 75 EURO per month, for post-graduate students (master degrees and specialization).
    • 85 EURO per month, for post graduate students (doctor’s degree).

Priority Fields

Political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, music, arts.

Eligibility Criteria

Application open to:

  • Citizens of non EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence).
  • Priority is given to citizens from non EU states with which Romania does not have cultural and education cooperation agreements.

How to Apply

  • Application files submitted by post or directly to the MFA or to the MECS.
  • Applications files should contain documents in English or French language.
  • If the application files contain documents in other foreign languages than English or French, they must be accompanied by authorized translations in one of the following languages: Romanian, English or French. Generally, Romanian universities may require that all enrolment documents should be accompanied by authorized copies and authorized translations in Romanian.

 For more information, please visit Government Scholarship.

Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative Programme 2016 for Young Citizens of Nigeria

Deadline: 11 January 2016

Applications are currently invited from citizens and permanent residents of Nigeria for Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) Programme 2016. The Fellowship seeks to develop a select group of young Nigerians into ethical and impactful leaders by connecting them with mentorship, networking, training and funding opportunities over the course of an intensive fellowship year.

Programme Projects

  • Teams of 2-4 fellows submit project proposals to the CYFI Board
  • Projects should be achievable in scope and address a current issue in Nigeria
  • CYFI Board supports fellows by working to connect them with resources and contacts
  • Fellows work on their own time to implement projects
  • End of year recognition ceremony for fellows


  • Implement concrete, youth-oriented solutions to issues that concern you
  • Access U.S. Government resources and contacts
  • Catch the attention of American and Nigerian leaders in the public and private sectors
  • Work alongside talented and motivated peers with diverse backgrounds, but similar visions
  • Participate in CYFI Alumni Program

Eligibility Criteria

  • The 2016 application is open to all citizens and permanent residents of  Nigeria currently residing in Lagos and Port Harcourt.
  • Applicants must be committed to making a significant contribution to your community and country.
  • Applicants must have  unique set of skills and experiences that applicants can use to make an impact.
  • Applicants must be excited about the opportunity to launch an innovative CYFI project.
  •  Applicants must know the area of social change in which you would like to work, and you can articulate the positive change that you would like to make.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the online application form available on the website.

For more information, visit fellowship Programme.

Positive Action for Children Fund Call for Proposals 2016

Deadline: 29 March 2016

The ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) 2016 Call for Proposals is now open.

PACF supports organisations to deliver prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services, which empower mothers and children across the globe. Every year, we continue to form new partnerships with community focused organisations; who strive to alleviate the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

PACF supports organisations across four continents, with special attention given to countries with the most need of PMTCT interventions: Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Burundi, Chad, Tanzania, Kenya and India.

The PACF aims to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and children’s health by supporting interventions that engage affected communities, developing their capacity to participate and lead. This call is focused on non-governmental and community-based organisations that can deliver change at a community level thanks to their links with or representation of the communities affected. Please note: the 2016 Call for Proposals is limited to Large Grant applications only. Large grants have an upper limit of £300,000 over three years and a lower limit of £75,000 (minimum £25,000 per year). No small grant applications are being considered in this round.

For more information, visit this link.

Edinburgh Online Distance Masters Scholarship 2016 for Developing Countries

Deadline: 3 June 2016

The University of Edinburgh is currently inviting applications for its Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Master’s Scholarship 2016. They will offer 4 scholarships for distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University. Scholarships will be available for students pursuing any distance learning Master’s programme offered by the University.

The winners of the scholarships will be announced in July 2016.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros,  Congo, Dem Rep Côte d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Kenya, Korea, Dem Rep, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Rep, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Each scholarship will cover the full tuition fees over three years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in the eligible countries (mentioned above).
  • The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto the above eligible distance learning Master’s programmes at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Applicants intending to study a distance learning PgCert are only eligible to apply if that PgCert is part of a distance learning Master’s programme.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online through the website.

For more information, please visit Scholarship Program.

Applications are Now Open for Commonwealth Foundation Grants of Up to £30,000 for Sustainable Development in Commonwealth Countries

Deadline: 5 January 2016

The Commonwealth Foundation awards annual grants for sustainable development projects that contribute to effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation. The grants are open to civil society organisations (CSOs) working in Commonwealth Foundation eligible member countries. (List mentioned below).

The Commonwealth Foundation’s mission is to develop the capacity of civil society to act together and learn from each other to engage with the institutions that shape people’s lives, as we work towards a more effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation.

In addition to awarding grants to civil society organizations (CSOs), the grants programme will broker knowledge and ideas. It will support innovation, share replicable and sustainable models, and promote good practices across the participatory governance sector.

Grants Available & Duration

  • Up to £30,000 per year
  • Multi-year funding available (up to three years)

Grants programme objectives

The grants programme has three objectives:

  1. To deliver an efficient and effective programme which is responsive to the development needs of CSOs across the Commonwealth.
  2. To complement the effectiveness of the Foundation’s projects by providing grants to CSOs beyond those supported through the programme work.
  3. To generate knowledge and understanding of participatory governance and its benefits in promoting effective, responsible and accountable governance within the Commonwealth by supporting models of good practice.

Eligible Countries

This is the current list of Commonwealth Foundation member countries that are eligible for projects to be undertaken in their country.

Antigua and Barbuda*, Bangladesh, Barbados*, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Ghana, Guyana*, India, Jamaica*, Kenya, Lesotho, Malaysia, Maldives*, Malta, Mauritius*, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea*, Rwanda, Seychelles*, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Lucia*, Swaziland, The Bahamas*, Tonga*, Trinidad and Tobago*

Note: *Small Island Developing States in Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Ocean eligible for grants under the SAMOA Pathway focus area.

Key Dates

  • The call for applications opens at 12.00 GMT on 1 December 2015
  • The deadline for submission of the preliminary application form is 17.00 GMT on 5 January 2016
  • Preliminary applications will be assessed in January and February 2016
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application in March 2015
  • The deadline for submission of full applications is 29 March 2016
  • All applicants will receive a formal notification on the outcome of their application by the end of July 2016 at the latest.

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2016 TechWomen Program: Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders!

Deadline: 1 February 2016

Applications are open for the 2016 TechWomen Program that empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is currently accepting proposals for TechWomen 2016 program.

Through mentorship and exchange, TechWomen strengthens participants’ professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key networks of professionals, and expands girls’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers by exposing them to female role models.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe.


  • Roundtrip international airfare from participant home country to the United States
  • Domestic airfare from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
  • Housing in San Francisco or Mountain View, California during the mentorship
  • Meals and incidentals
  • Hotel stay in Washington, D.C.
  • Ground transportation to the participant’s host company
  • Local transportation to group program events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).
  • Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four year university degree or equivalent.
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Be citizens and permanent residents of countries mentioned above at the time of application, and while participating in the program.
  • Be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.
  • Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States, or participated in a visa lottery in the past five years.
  • Not hold U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen professional track through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities, and education.
  • Are committed to return to their home countries to share what they have learned and mentor women and girls.
  • Have limited or no prior experience in the United States.
  • Have a proven record of voluntary or public service in their communities.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity.

 How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit TechWomen Program.

Monsanto Fund: Improving Lives in Farming Communities

Applications Open: 1 January 2016

Deadline: 28 February 2016

The Monsanto Fund is inviting applicants in order to improve the lives of farming communities around the world – as well as supporting the communities.

The Monsanto Fund accepts grant proposals for programs outside of the U.S. in the following areas:

  • Providing basic education support designed to improve education in farming communities around the world, including supporting schools, libraries, science centers, farmer training programs and academic programs that enrich or supplement school programs
  • Meeting critical needs in communities by supporting nonprofit organizations that help with things such as food security, sanitation, access to clean water, public safety and various other local needs.

Funding Information

The smallest grant will consider is US $25,000.

Eligible Countries

  • Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia
  • Asia: China, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam
  • Europe & The Middle East: Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • North America: Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uruguay

Eligible Criteria

  • Applicant can apply for either a new program OR an existing program.
  • International applications from organizations to fund projects located in eligible countries (given above)
  • Applications to the Monsanto Fund for international regions are by invitation only
  • Eligible organizations include public charities incorporated in the U.S. and working in a foreign country, indigenous public charities, units of government, private schools primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population, and private hospitals primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population.
  • Monsanto Fund will not fund to Individual aid, Underwriting deficits, Fraternal, labor, Religious, politically partisan or similar groups.
  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, age or national origin are not eligible to apply.

For application details and more, please visit Monsanto Fund.

US Mission to Nigeria announces Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

Deadline: 31 December 2015

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria of the U.S. Department of State is accepting applications for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.

The AFCP supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 countries around the world, including Nigeria.

AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages.

Funding Instrument Type:

  • Grant Floor of Individual Award Amounts: $10,000
  • Ceiling of Individual Award Amounts: $200,000

Funding Areas: The Department of State supports projects to preserve cultural heritage in the following three areas:

A. Cultural Sites – such as, but not limited to, historic buildings and archaeological sites;

B. Cultural Objects and Collections from a museum, site, or similar institution – that include, but are not limited to, archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, and general museum conservation needs; and,

C. Forms of Traditional Cultural Expression such as traditional music, indigenous languages, and crafts.

For more information, visit this link.