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.

BEP-CRDF Global Small Grants: Supporting Ebola Affected Countries in West Africa

Deadline: 1 December 2015

CRDF Global, on behalf of U.S. Department of State’s Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) has announced a global small grants program in order to support Ebola affected countries in West Africa. The goal of small grants is to provide eligible countries and the region with improved capability and capacity to respond to biological incidents, including Ebola and other biological threats.

CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training and services.

Grant Information

Awards of $300 will be given in support of biosecurity working groups.

Eligible Countries: Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria, Mali, Sierra Leone and Senegal.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Biosecurity Working Group members, who attended the INTERPOL Project RHINO 2015 Workshop in Dakar, Senegal are eligible to apply for the grants.

How to Apply

Interested applicants may send their application forms at the mail address, given on the website.

Note: The grant funds can be applied to logistics, travel, meeting expenses and similar costs to support Working Group activities.

For more information, please visit Global Small Grants.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Robert Key Memorial Fund: NGOs to apply anytime for Grants of up to £10,000!

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) accepts grant applications for its different kinds of grant programs. One of them is Robert Key Memorial Fund. The applications for these grants  can be accepted anytime with no specific deadline. The foundation seeks to fund frontline programmes that help to alleviate the pain – whether physical, emotional or financial – of those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS, and to continue the fight against this worldwide pandemic so that no one is left behind.

Grants are open to organisations that can demonstrate an immediate, tangible benefit for individuals living with HIV. Up till now, the Foundation has supported 1,359 projects with total grant award £80 million.

Available Grants

Applications will be considered for awards of up to £10,000 per year on a rolling basis and may be for single or multi-year programmes.

Focus Areas

The Foundation is committed to:

  1. No more discrimination
  2. No more new HIV infections
  3. No more AIDS deaths

Eligible Countries

Botswana, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Russian Federation, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Grant Criteria

The following criteria apply to the Robert Key Memorial Fund only.

  • Applicant’s organization must operate in one of the programme countries mentioned above.
  • Applicants must be a registered charity/not-for-profit/NGO that
    • Must not exceed £10,000 per year
    • Can be for 1 or 2 years in length
    • Must provide an immediate and tangible benefit to People Living with HIV
  • Proposals must be for a specific project and demonstrate a clear need for support.
  • Types of programmes considered under the Robert Key Memorial Fund are:
    • Small scale interventions or projects working with People Living with HIV
    • Projects that fight stigma and discrimination against People Living with HIV
    • Immediate services such as urgent care or medical interventions for PLHIV
  • Types of programmes would not be supported under the Robert Key Memorial Fund are:
    • Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)
    • Awareness raising/prevention
    • Behaviour change
    • Programmes that re-grant or provide sub-grants to other organisations
    • General running/operational costs for your organisation
    • Research Projects

How to Apply

Download the concept note submission template before applying online.

For more information, please visit Robert Key Memorial Fund.

Eni Scholarships for Best African Students: Strengthening African Leadership!

Deadline: 8 January 2016

St Antony’s College, University of Oxford is offering Eni scholarships in partnership with international integrated energy company Eni. This scholarship will allow St Antony’s to admit some of the best African students irrespective of means and will add immeasurably to the diverse and intellectual character of the College.

The scholarship will be awarded for one of the following eligible courses:

  • MSc African Studies
  • MSc Economic & Social History
  • MSc Economics for Development
  • MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy

Benefits

  • 100% of university and college fees and an annual grant for living costs of £14,057 for 12 month courses and £10,543 for 9 month courses in 2015/16 (the 2016/17 figure will be updated soon). The stipend for courses with different durations will be adjusted accordingly.
  • The scholarship also covers one economy return airfare from your home country to the UK at the start and end of your course.

Eligible Countries: Angola, Ghana, Libya, Mozambique, Nigeria

Eligibility Criteria

  • The scholarships are open to applicants who are from eligible countries.
  • Preference will be given to applicants whose first degree is from an African university and who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit their home country after graduation.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via the website, given at the end.

For more details, please visit Eni Scholarships.

Code 4 Impact: A Program Building Digital Literacy among Female Students in STEM Fields

Deadline: 10 December 2015

Are you a young female between 18-24 years of age? Are you actively involved in STEM field and see a bright future in it? Do you have the potential to explore in your field? If yes, then be a part of Code 4 Impact program.

Code 4 Impact is an experiential learning program that builds digital literacy, especially coding and analytical skills in 50 female students aged 18-24 in STEM fields in tertiary institutions in Lagos state to create community impact solutions around the new Global Goals and aims to increase the number of young women who are actively involved in STEM fields and the number of secondary school girls who choose STEM fields as a future career.

The program is an HACEY initiative funded by the United States Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria and powered by the Tech4Dev Foundation.

Program Details

The beneficiaries of this program will be grouped in clusters of 10 with 5 girls in each group. These groups will form the functional identities through the course of the training for collaboration on assignments and end of training projects. Each group will be assigned tutors and mentor developers who will help guide the beneficiaries on their projects.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be

  • Female
  • Between ages 18-24
  • Be in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics-related field
  • Currently in a Tertiary institution in Lagos State.
  • Willing to dedicate 6 hours every Saturday
  • Have access to a laptop
  • Have regular access to internet

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Code 4 Impact.

Education UK Alumni Awards 2016: Honouring Outstanding Achievements

Deadline: 31 October 2015

British Council is inviting applicants for UK Alumni Awards 2016, open for applicants to honour the outstanding achievements made by business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders across the globe who can demonstrate how their UK education has contributed to their subsequent success.
The prestige of winning an Education UK Alumni Award is far reaching, the benefits to award winners include enhanced global status and strengthened professional networks.
There are three award categories for each participating country:

  • Entrepreneurial Award – recognizing alumni who are active in initiating or contributing to innovative new business opportunities that have the potential for strong growth.
  • Professional Achievement Award – recognizing alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements in their professional industry.
  • Social Impact Award – recognizing alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others.

Benefits

  • All award finalists will be invited to a prestigious award ceremony in their country.
  • Award winners will be invited to join panel of judges, to participate in the judging of future award competitions.
  • All finalists will be invited to join Alumni Award Network, giving access to Alumni wide-ranging events programme, as well as the opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and influential change-makers.

Eligible Countries
Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, USA

How to Apply
Interested applicants may apply online via the website.

Note: Alumni must have studied at an officially recognised UK higher education institution (UK University) for a minimum of one term/semester, within the last ten years

For more information, please visit UK Alumni Award 2016.

Junior and Senior Global Challenges Fellowships 2016-2017: Researchers from Nine Countries Can Apply!

Deadline: 23 November 2015

The School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (CEU IAS) in Budapest, and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin is currently inviting applications from outstanding researchers in nine countries (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey) to participate in the Global Challenges Fellowships 2016–17.

The Global Challenges Fellowship is looking for innovative ideas and projects that deal specifically with issues of global governance and the most pressing global challenges.

Focus Areas

  • Peace & security
  • Humanitarian assistance & human rights

What Fellowships Cover?

The program supports up to two junior and two senior Fellows per year. During their fellowship, they publish journal articles and/or policy papers and participate in a series of small working group-style discussions and seminars.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey are eligible to apply. Applicants must be residents of these countries at the time of application.
  • Applicants must hold an academic degree (master’s, PhD or equivalent) in the social sciences, humanities and/or law.
  • Applicants must have at least three years of demonstrated professional experience at the time of application. Those with at least 15 years of demonstrated policy-making experience or seven years of experience since earning their PhDs will be considered for the senior fellowship. Other applicants will be considered for the junior fellowship.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate fluently (speaking and writing) in English, the working language of the program.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated record of policy engagement and submit an innovative research proposal.
  • Full-time CEU employees and graduates are ineligible to apply within six years of the completion of their studies or contracts (i.e., degrees must have been received and contracts must have ended no later than December 31, 2009). Part-time or temporary employees of CEU are ineligible within three years of the completion of their contracts (i.e., contracts must have ended no later than December 31, 2012).

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through registering themselves at the website.

For more information, please visit GCF Call for Applications.

Central and West Africa Peace Fellowships 2016

Deadline: 31 October 2015

Are you a young African peace activist looking for the key to self-development to help you in your life and work? Would you like to learn how to develop your own inner peace in order to engage more effectively in your peace work? If yes then apply for these fellowships! Peace revolution is currently inviting applications from African individuals for its Central and West Africa Peace Fellowships 2016.

Eligible Countries

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, South Sudan, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Cape Verde, Senegal, Niger, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Togo, Ghana, Gambia, Burkina Faso, St.Helena.

Fellowship Objectives

  • Empower young people with the tools to inner peace, positive thinking and habits through the practice of mindfulness, self-discipline and meditation.
  • Connect young people in these regions and enhance their sense of solidarity, compassion and togetherness.
  • Provide a forum of networking and exchange for future collaboration and partnerships while fostering mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue.

Program Description

The training starts with 21 Days online self-development program on our interactive platform providing you the basic theory and practice; develop the tool for inner peace.

The fellowship offers 5 day intensive training program providing participants with deeper insight in the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace through mindfulness and meditation and enhancing their ability to create peace within their family, professional and social environment. Hence participants will learn the benefits of meditation in relation to:

  • Conflict prevention and resolution.
  • How to overcome fear and deal with terrorism.
  • Stress management and non-violent communication.
  • Self -discipline and Human Rights.
  • Leadership and the pillars for a Stable and peaceful Society.

Benefits

The fellowship in Cameroon includes:

  • Full or partial sponsoring of airfare
  • Free accommodation
  • Free catering
  • Free local transportation
  • Meditation retreat fee of 100 USD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be African nationals residing in Central or West Africa as mentioned above.
  • Candidates should be 20-30 years old at the time of submitting the application in order to receive the airfare support.
  • Candidates must have completed 21 days of the online self-development program by October 30th . Note that in order to submit the application form, candidates do not need to have completed the online self-development program.
  • Candidates have good proficiency in written and spoken English language. Those who can speak French will have an added advantage.
  • Candidates should be optimistic, be open-minded, show leadership potential, and have a genuine interest in peace building.
  • Candidates should be young leaders in local, national or international organizations.
  • Candidates should send a recommendation letter from their organizations.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online through the website.

For more information, please visit Peace fellowship.

Entries Open for 10th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting: An Open Opportunity for Nigerian Reporters!

Deadline: 23 October 2015

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is inviting Nigerian Reporters for the 10th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting with a motive to honour works that involve reporting on public and/or corporate corruption, human rights abuses or on the failure of regulatory agencies.

Entries will be scored by a panel of judges drawn from the media and related professions who are passionate about investigative reporting. Over all, judges will be looking for ethical reporting courage, individual creativity and public benefit.

Award Categories

This year, the award plans to reward outstanding reporters from:

  • print
  • radio
  • television
  • online
  • photography
  • editorial cartoon

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Award is open to any Nigerian professional reporter or team of reporters (full time or freelancers), 18years and above, who have produced a published story whether through print or electronic media (television; radio or online) primarily targeted at and received by a Nigerian audience.
  • The main criterion for eligibility is that the work (single work or single-subject serial) involves reporting on public and or corporate corruption, human rights violation, or on the failure of regulatory agencies. The story (whether electronic, print, virtual, visual or graphic) should reflect high quality of investigation in terms of newsworthiness, capacity to expose or prevent corruption in the public domain, an understanding of human rights implications of the story and quality of delivery/presentation/writing.
  • An applicant may only submit a maximum of a total of two entries.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their entries at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit 10th Wole Soyinka Award.

African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program: Supporting African Young Professional

Deadline: 2 November 2015.

The African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program is offering a great opportunity to young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration. The ALT Scholarship Program will grant scholarships to young African women and men to pursue a Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or public finances.

This program is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), and The MasterCard Foundation.

The ALT Scholarship Program has two components:

  • Academic Component: where the recipient of the scholarship will complete a one to two year Master’s level program in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian university;
  • Professional Development Component: where the recipient of the scholarship will complete a comprehensive professional development plan which will include the development of a case study focusing on their home country, as well as exposure to Canadian knowledge, innovation and best practices in public administration and policy through mentoring, webinars and networking events.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

  • Be a citizen and resident of sub-Saharan Africa
  • Be between 22 and 35 years old (at the beginning of the study program)
  • Have completed an undergraduate university degree (4 years of university) with a minimum average of B (75%)
  • Have two to five years of work experience in the public sector, civil society sector or research and academic institutions in Africa
  • Be fluent in French or English
  • Meet all the academic requirements of the study program of choice
  • Candidates who have obtained Canadian citizenship, who are permanent residents or who have applied for permanent residency in Canada are not eligible.
  • Candidates who are already enrolled in a degree or any program of study at a Canadian university are not eligible.

To know about application process or more, please visit this link.

ECOWAS Fellowships Programme – 2015 for Students in ECOWAS Member States Countries

Deadline: 15 October 2015

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is inviting applications from the students in West African Countries for its ECOWAS Fellowships programme – 2015 to promote capacity building within the ECOWAS 15-member countries by providing full fellowships for training and education for nationals of ECOWAS member states in higher education institutions of ECOWAS.

The mission of AAU is to  raise the quality of higher education in Africa and strengthen its contribution to Africa’s development by fostering collaboration among member institutions; providing support to their core functions of teaching, learning, research and community engagement; and facilitating critical reflection on, and consensus-building around, issues affecting higher education and the development of Africa.

Eligible Countries

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

Awards Information

The ECOWAS Fellowship Programme (EFP) is a full scholarship intended to cater for each fellow’s costs of living, tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research. In this respect, ECOWAS will pay the tuition fees directly to the institutions and provide a monthly stipend of US$600 per Masters student and US$800 per PhD student to cover all other expenses for the duration of the degree programme.

Fields of Study

Following are the fields of study:-

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM);
  • Earth and Life Sciences;
  • Health including maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, etc.;
  • Agriculture, Food Security and related disciplines
  • History of Africa
  • Information technology; and
  • Gender issues.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be qualified nationals (including graduate students, researchers, lecturers, and staff) of ECOWAS member states.
  • Applicants must have good first degree (at least second class upper division or its equivalent) for Masters degree programme.
  • Applicants can have MPhil degree or its equivalent for PhD programme.
  • Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must apply online through the website.
  • Each application must include the following:
    • A photocopy of the degree and other certificates.
    • Most recent curriculum vitae.

For more information, please visit ECOWAS Fellowships.