International Fellowship opportunities for NGOs

A number of fellowship opportunities have been listed on our website. These opportunities are available for NGO representatives, practitioners and other development professionals to help them build their skills and capacities to manage their work, improve their understanding and build their networks. Many of these opportunities also offer travel to and participation in international residency programs, providing ideal environments for making networks with global organizations working in the field of poverty alleviation, healthcare, environment and sustainable development. These fellowships not only advance training, understanding and networking but also open up avenues for raising funds and mobilizing donations for your NGO.

NGO professionals should apply for these opportunities to gain maximum exposure and strengthen their career profiles for long-term growth, impact and creativity.

Below is a list of such opportunities. Click on “read more” link to get more information.:

Netherlands Fellowship Programme provides an opportunity for NGOs in developing countries to attend courses and gain improved capacities through international training and expertise. There are full-time PhD and Master’s degree programmes, but for those candidates who cannot attend full-year courses can also opt for short-term courses. The courses will be held in the Netherlands… (read more)

Three-year fellowship opportunity from Synergos: The Synergos Senior Fellows Network is for experienced civil society professionals who can gain more skills by participating in various civil society development programs for advancing social justice and alleviate poverty…(read more)

The Open Society Fellowship is one of the most resourceful opportunities for individuals working in the core areas of human rights, government transparency, the promotion of civil society and social inclusion. The fellowship prefers to award innovative concepts and supports the fellow generously to carry out his or her work… (read more)

IDRC Internship Awards are for individuals from developing countries and Canada. The awards provide opportunities for selected candidates to gain skills and exposure in international research and development…(read more)

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars provide residential fellowships in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues… (read more)

The School of Advanced Research (SAR) has a fellowship for female social scientists in addition to other opportunities… (read more)

For those working on environmental issues, specifically addressing climate change can apply for two opportunities available through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Fellowship Programme for individuals from least developed countries to build their professional capacities… (read more) and the…

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scholarship Programme to help strengthen the scientific and technical capability in developing countries…(read more)

Some fellowships are available for individuals from specific regions like the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship II from the US Government to empower civil society in the Middle East and North Africa…(read more)

The Panosonic Corporation’s Scholarship opportunity is for individuals from countries are China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam and India… (read more)

NGO activists, social workers, public servants, researchers, academics, media professionals, artists from selected Asian countries can apply for the Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals… (read more)