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45 Opportunities in English (Scholarships, Fellowships, Competition, GirlUp Leadership Summit, Global Accelerator)

45 Opportunities in English (Scholarships, Fellowships, Competition, GirlUp Leadership Summit, Global Accelerator)

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Here are the email updates of the latest global opportunities – conferences, awards, fellowships and scholarships, competitions, grants and jobs for You!

Conferences/Training (6)


• The think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum 2018 (Scholarships Available)

• McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders 2018 (Fully-funded to Paris)

• Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. (Scholarships Available)

• ELAN Haiti International Youth Symposium 2018 in Jacmel, Haiti


• African Alliance Advocate Regional Training in Kenya (Fully-funded)

• Meeting Russia: Public Diplomacy Program for Young Leaders 2018

Fellowships (12) 

• Collective Global Accelerator 2018 – London, UK (Fully-funded)

• Cordes Fellowship Program 2018

• Opportunity for International Teachers – Fulbright DAI Fellowship 2018

• Camelback Ventures Fellowship 2018 – Up to $40,000 and More

• Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace & Development Studies

• American Arts Incubator International Exchange Program 2019

• Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative 2018 – Lagos, Nigeria

• New International Voices Residency Programme in London 2018

• Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program at Harvard 2018

• Apply for PeaceTech Accelerator 2018 in Washington DC, USA

• ICTP Associateship Scheme for Scientists from Developing Countries

• L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program 2018

Jobs (3)

• Heineken International Graduate Programme 2018 in Amsterdam

• Call for Lead Researcher at United Network of Young Peacebuilders

• Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is hiring a Project Manager

Internship/Volunteering (2)

• Calling Undergrads: Apply for MIT D-Lab Impact Internship Spring 2018

• Join the Commonwealth Students’ Association Steering Committee

Raphael Obonyo from Kenya is OD Young Person of the Month for December 2017!

Our December 2017 Young Person of the Month is Raphael Obonyo from Kenya! Raphael is a multi-award winning youth advocate at the national, regional and international levels. He is the author of “Conversations about the Youth in Kenya” and the co-founder of Youth Congress, Kenya.

Mr Obonyo received the Pan African Humanitarian Award in 2017. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from Duke University and is an adjunct professor at Brandeis University where he teaches International Youth Policy. He is also a Ford Foundation Fellow.

Read his life’s journey below and be inspired!

Competitions (4)

• Opportunity Desk Impact Challenge – ODIC 2017 (Cash prizes & more)

• 2018 Clean Energy Innovation Challenge ($10,000 prize for Nigerians)

• Map the System Competition 2018 for Students & Educators

• The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018

Grants (6)

• Varkey Foundation Challenge Fund for Organizations 2018

• IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories 2018

• SHI Foundation Research Grant Development Awards 2018

• Voice Global Sudden Opportunity Grant 2018 for NGOs in Africa & Asia

• Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2018

• Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity Competition 2017/2018

Awards (6)

• UN SDG Action Challenge Awards 2018 – Bonn, Germany

• TARGETjobs UK Undergraduate of the Year 2018

• Mary Byron Project’s Celebrating Solutions Awards 2018

• Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awards 2018

• Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award 2018

• Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize 2018 (Up to $25,000)

Scholarships (7)


• American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholarships 2018


• Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships to Study at a UK University 2018

• Skoll Scholarship to study at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School

• Hungarian Government International Scholarship to Study in Hungary

• Scholarship to Study at University of Dar es Salaam School of Law

Ph.D and Post-doctoral

• Commonwealth PhD Scholarships to Study at a UK university 2018

• Hungarian Government International Scholarship to Study in Hungary

Tips for applying to the Atlas Corps Fellowship by Oyindamola Johnson

Atlas Corps Fellowship remains one of the most prestigious Fellowships, and with a 2.5% acceptance rate, being selected serves as a huge personal and professional accomplishment. Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the world’s best social change leaders.

As someone who was once a Fellow, and now a member of the over 500 strong Alumni network of social impact leaders spread across every continent of the world, Oyindamola shares some few tips on how you can go about your application.

Read here and apply for the Fellowship.

Best wishes and do take advantage of the OD Mentorship Program if you need help. See details at http://opportunitydesk.org/od-mentorship/.

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