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.

UNESCO/Israel (MASHAV) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2016 for African & Caribbean Countries

Deadline: 1 December 2015

UNESCO/Israel (MASHAV) is currently inviting  applications for its Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2016  to promote human resource capacities in the developing countries through intensive training and to enhance international understanding and friendship among peoples of the world and the people of Israel. The Government of Israel is placing at the disposal of UNESCO a number of fellowships for the benefit of certain Member States (especially the least developed countries) within the framework of the UNESCO Fellowship Programme.

Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity of participating in a variety of training courses in Israel, conducted under the sponsorship of the MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Eligible Countries

Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Rep. of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Caribbean Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.

Benefits

UNESCO will cover

  • International travel expenses (at the most economical airfare) within the framework of the 2014-2015 Fellowships Programme.
  • One-time special allowance amounting to US$100.

MASHAV (Israel) will cover

  • Registration and tuition frees.
  • Accommodation (Room and Board).
  • Health insurance and basic medical care (This does not include dental care, glasses, and chronic illnesses).

Eligibility criteria

  • High-level educational staff, at the regional or national level, dealing with the target population, school principals, counselors, supervisors, lecturers at teacher training institutions, and researchers in relevant fields.
  • Be proficient in reading and writing in the language of instruction; (if the language of instruction is not the mother tongue, a certificate of language proficiency must be provided).
  • Be not more than 50 years of age.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online through the website.

For more information, please visit Fellowships Programme.

Gbowee Peace Foundation Invites Scholarship Applications from Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana to Promote Education Of Women

Deadline: 13 November 2015

The University of Dundee in partnership with Leymah Gbowee Foundation is currently inviting applications for its Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarships. The Programme promoting the education of women in Africa which she believes is a key strategy for the transformation of the continent and its leadership.

The scholarship is open to applicants starting their programme in the academic year 2015-16 (January 2016 entry).

Benefits

1 year Masters Degree at the University of Dundee fully sponsored for both tuition fees and living expenses up to a total of £20,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a Liberian, Nigerian, Ghanaian country national citizen.
  • The applicant must be permanently resident in Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana at the time of application.
  • The applicant must be female.
  • Applicants will be selected on the basis of their merit and potential evidenced by their personal statement.
  • Preference will be given to a candidate who has shown evidence of upholding the ethos of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa through sustained personal growth, involvement in community development, and a strong commitment to the advancement and education of women and youth in her home country.
  • It is recommended that the candidate provide examples or a personal narrative that highlight leadership qualities, personal fortitude, and active participation in developing meaningful opportunities which lead to the social, educational, and/or spiritual advancement of the disadvantaged.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form available on the website. The completed form along with all relevant documents should be sent via email. Please type Leymah Gbowee Scholarship in the subject area of the email.

For more information, please visit Peace Africa Scholarship.

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Individual Research Grants for Researchers in Developing Countries

Deadline: 31 December 2015

International Foundation for Science (IFS) is currently inviting early-career scientists in IFS eligible developing countries to apply for IFS Individual Research Grants and carry out research projects for a period of up to 3 years. An applicant must have at least an MSc/MA, be younger than 35 years of age (for men) or 40 years of age (for women) and must do the research project in an IFS eligible country.

Young researchers wishing to start or consolidate their independent research careers and who fulfil the IFS eligibility criteria are welcome to apply.

Research Areas

Proposals are sought under one of three research areas:

  • Biological Resources in Terrestrial Systems Including but not limited to: Biodiversity, Forestry, Natural Products, Renewable Energy and Climate Change.
  • Water and Aquatic Resources Including but not limited to: Water Resources Research; Research on all aspects of freshwater, brackish and marine aquatic organisms and their environments.
  • Food Security, Dietary Diversity and Healthy Livelihoods Including but not limited to: Research on Food Production; Animal Production and Veterinary Medicine; Crop Science including Underutilized Crops; Food Science and Nutrition, and Food Security issues

Funding

Individual Research grants are awarded on merit in amounts up to USD 12,000 for one to three years.

Eligible Countries

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

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for Individual IFS Research Grants:

  • must be citizens of an eligible countries, and carry out their research in an eligible country (this does not have to be the country of citizenship)
  • must have a minimum of an MSc, MA or equivalent academic degree
  • must be (for men) younger than 35 years of age, and (for women) 40 years of age
  • Researchers, who are already IFS grantees, are eligible to apply for renewal grant irrespective of age.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form available on the website.

For more information, please visit IFS research.

Gbowee Peace Foundation: Africa Scholarship for one African Female Student from Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana

Deadline: 13 November 2015

The University of Dundee in partnership with Leymah Gbowee Foundation is offering  one African female student, from Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana, the opportunity to undertake a 1 year Masters degree at the University of Dundee for both tuition fees and living expenses up to a total of £20,000.

Leymah Gbowee was a single mother of four, living in the war-ravaged nation of Liberia, struggling to feed her children and living in constant fear of brutal death at the hands of the country’s warring factions. She now works promoting the education of women in Africa which she believes is a key strategy for the transformation of the continent and its leadership.

Preference will be given to a candidate who has shown evidence of upholding the ethos of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa through sustained personal growth, involvement in community development, and a strong commitment to the advancement and education of women and youth in her home country.

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria for awarding the scholarship are as follows:

  • The applicant must be a Liberian, Nigerian, Ghanaian country national citizen.
  • The applicant must be permanently resident in Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana at the time of application.
  • The applicant must be female.
  • Applicants will be selected on the basis of their merit and potential evidenced by their personal statement.
  • The awards will be given to students who are undertaking a one year taught masters programme at the University of Dundee, in the academic year 2015-16 (January 2016 entry).

How to Apply

Interested applicants must complete the application form and submit all relevant documentation and return by email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Africa Scholarship.

Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship: Grab the Chance to Study in London

Deadline: 13 January 2016

The Royal College of Art is accepting applications from eligible countries for the Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship to support outstanding recipients who lack the financial resources to pay for their own studies.

The Abraaj Group is recognised as a leading investor in growth markets with a long-standing track record of engaging with stakeholders. Consistent with its desire to be fully integrated in the markets in which it operates, Abraaj is delighted to expand its support of emerging creative talent around the world by working closely with the Royal College of Art in establishing this Scholarship.

Eligible Countries

UAE; Turkey; Mexico; Singapore; Algeria; Brunei; Colombia; Egypt; Ghana; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Malaysia; Morocco; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; Thailand; and Tunisia.

Benefits

  • The Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship will cover full international tuition fees to study at a Master’s level for two years at the Royal College of Art in London.
  • A significant contribution towards living costs will also be provided.
  • The successful candidate will:
    • Share the principles and values of Abraaj in terms of having a positive impact on communities in their home country
    • Demonstrate the potential to grow into a leadership position in their chosen field.
    • Return to their home country upon graduation in order to make a difference to their community

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants from all eligible countries will be automatically considered for the scholarship.
  • Candidates must demonstrate the potential to change the way people think and behave, and in doing so share the values of Abraaj in working for the betterment of the life and culture of their home countries.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit RCA Innovation Scholarship.

2016 Leventis Fellowship for Nigerian Students

Deadline: 31 March 2016

The Centre of African Studies of the University of London UK is inviting applications from Nigerian academics to take part in a scheme of collaborative research funded by the Leventis Foundation.

The Leventis Research Co-operation Programme is designed to assist younger scholars develop their research interests in collaboration with their counterparts in London. Applicants can have to spend three months as visitors of the Centre of African Studies in order to pursue their research in libraries and archives and to participate in the intellectual life of the Centre.

SOAS, University of London is the higher education institution in Europe specializing in the study of Asia, Africa and the near Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution with combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus; it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications will only be accepted from Nigerian academics to take part in a scheme of collaborative research.
  • The scheme might be particularly appropriate for scholars working up a PhD thesis into publishable form.

How to Apply

Interested Nigerian students can send application forms by post at the address, given on the website.

For more information, please visit Leventis Scholarship for Nigerian Students.

Give Your Brilliant Business Idea for Ignite Ideas Contest 2015: An Opportunity for Nigerian Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 16 November 2015

Submit your brilliant business Idea for Ignite Ideas Contest. The Ignite Ideas Contest is an initiative spearheaded by AGDC, with implementing support from Generation Enterprise, sponsorship from The Chair Center and the Lagos State Government, and collaboration from partners such as Digital Jewels and First Bank. With over 200 businesses funded in our first batch: IGNITE1, seeking to enroll in the second batch of entrepreneurs who will make up the cohort of IGITE2. The contest aims to identify, incubate and fund 1,100 viable business concepts in Lagos State.

The contest is looking for talented, creative and dedicated young people who have a business or an idea that they believe can become a successful and salable company.

All selected applicants are required to attend a 1 day business boot camp to refine their business strategy.

Funding available

  • Entrepreneurs selected to take part in Ignite are automatically qualified to receive a maximum of N100, 000 interest free loans. The loan has a 3-month moratorium, and must be repaid within a 12-month period (following the 3 month moratorium). Entrepreneurs who perform well and build credit-worthiness during that time may qualify for additional funding and support.
  • Accepted participants will gain access to seed funding of up to N100, 000, as well as skilled expertise to help them with their business strategy and growth. Qualified applicants with high potential businesses will be selected to enroll in the 3-month incubator program which will include additional training, mentorship and exposure.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be of Nigeria nationality.
  • Applicants must not be below 18 years of Age. Failure to verify age will result in the application being declined.
  • Applications must articulate a specific business problem to solve or opportunity to address. The ideas must be original, address a clear market gap.
  • Applicants must be clear on the benefits from the prize money and the viability of idea must be established.
  • Employees of The Chair Centre Group, Digital Jewels Limited, AGDC etc and their families are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants apply online through the website.

For more information, please visit  Ideas Contest.

The Grant Management Program by GIZ’s Backup Health Program

BACKUP’s grant management support comprises technical assistance on M&E, financial management, reporting, oversight and good governance. These interventions help to ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with the contractual terms and conditions, and also help to prevent the misappropriation of funds.

BACKUP supports PRs to develop risk management strategies for SRs and to strengthen their oversight and governance function. Furthermore, BACKUP develops risk management manuals, trains PRs on the implementation of risk mitigation strategies, and supports civil society organisations to improve how they implement.

The overriding objective of BACKUP’s work in the area of grant management is the reduction in five selected countries of operational programming and governance risks that the Global Fund considers as threatening the implementation of programmes. The achievement of this objective will be indicated by an improvement in the country’s risk rating calculated in accordance with the requirements of the Global Fund’s risk report.

 Eligible Countries

Burundi, Congo (DRC), Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mauritania, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Selection Criteria

  • The grant management for proposed projects should operate in line with BACKUP’s definition of grant management and with the Global Fund’s Grant Management Assurance Framework.
  • The project should seek to maximize the impact of ongoing Global Fund investments through improved grant management.
  • In the context of the Grant Management intervention area, BACKUP is particularly interested in project proposals that focus on mitigating programmatic and performance risks and also governance, oversight and management risks.
  • Applications from countries that the Global Fund has categorised as having a high or medium level of risk will be prioritised in the selection process.
  • Applicants that will be targeted with technical support are PRs managing a large number of SRs and civil society PRs seeking support to improve their grant management capacities.

How to Apply

Interested stakeholders can submit their application forms at the mail address, given on the PDF.

For more information, please download the PDF.

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GIZ Call for Proposals for BACKUP Health: The Three Grant Programs

Deadline: 15 December 2015

GIZ is seeking applications for its BACKUP health program in order to support a range of Global Fund processes at the country level.

The GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Most of GIZ’s activities are commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries as well as German federal states and municipalities, and public and private sector clients both in Germany and abroad. These include the governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations, and the World Bank.

The programme’s work centres on developing capacities in three intervention areas:

  • Country Coordinating Mechanisms
  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • Grant Management

GIZ: Country Coordinating Mechanism to Implement Disease Control Programs

The Global Fund is an international financing mechanism that supports countries to implement disease control programmes focusing on HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, its programmes are implemented by in-country partners such as Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs).

CCMs comprise members of various constituencies, which usually include ministries of health (and particularly their national disease control programmes), civil society organisations (faith and non-faith based), people living with the three diseases, and representatives of the private sector and of bilateral and multilateral organisations.

Thematic Areas

  • coordinate the development and submission of national proposals;
  • nominate the Principal Recipient;
  • oversee implementation of the approved grant and submit requests for continued funding;
  • approve any reprogramming and submit requests for continued funding;
  • ensure linkages and consistency between Global Fund grants and other national health and development programmes.

Eligible Countries

Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Nepal, Guatemala, Peru, Armenia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A transparent and inclusive concept-note development process
  • An open and transparent principal recipient selection process
  • Oversight of planning and implementation
  • A CCM membership that includes affected communities (particularly those representing people living with the diseases and from key affected populations)
  • Processes for electing non-governmental CCM members
  • Management of conflicts of interest in CCMs

How to Apply

Interested stakeholders can submit their application forms at the mail address, given on the PDF.

For more information, please download the PDF.

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ECREEE Call for Proposals: Research Grant Program

Deadline: 30 November 2015

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has issued a call for proposals for its Research Grant Program for policy research in any of the energy fields (e.g. energy technologies, energy finance, energy economics, energy policy, energy and the environment/climate change, energy and development, energy law etc.)

The Research Grant Program is part of the ECOWAS initiative on Youth Leadership Development in Energy, which works to prepare the region’s young men and women to become globally competitive energy leaders in the future.

The Research Grant Program aims to build and strengthen the capacity of young West Africans to contribute and participate actively in the energy discourse at the national and regional levels and, thus, ensure that the youth has a say in the way energy development is shaped in West Africa.

Eligible Countries

Benin,  Burkina Faso,  Cape Verde,  Gambia,  Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,  Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.

Grant Information

  • Teams will receive a grant amount of not more than 1500 EUR to contribute to the formulation of evidence-based energy policies in the region.
  • The grant will cover costs related to:
    • Fieldwork, travel
    • Communication/documentation
    • Minor Equipment
    • Software
    • Office supplies, copying/printing
    • Support (research assistants/respondents)

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Research Grant Program will support research proposals that aim at employing scientific methodologies.
  • Research teams must comprise of young West African researchers of not more than 35 years of age.
  • Participants should at least be students in an institution of higher education (in the region or outside the region).
  • Research teams with a Master or PhD degree holder, or equivalent, will be given priority.
  • Membership to the Network of Young Energy Researchers is required for team members after selection of their proposal.
  • The young researchers must be supervised by a Project Advisor5 in partnership with an institution likely to use the research results.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Research Grant Program.