Monthly Opportunities

Each month, Mawazo publishes a list of funding, training, conferences, and other opportunities to enhance our Scholars’ research and professional development. This resource is also available to other scholars and researchers who may find the information useful. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and do feel free to contact us if you have suggestions for additional information that we should include.

JANUARY 2019

  • Call for Applications 2019 African Youth Energy Innovator. Africa Energy Indaba is proud to present the third African Youth Energy Innovator Showcase in 2019. The contest is open to 18 to 35 year old individuals from across Africa; and the submitted innovations should address the key areas of energy security, environmental sustainability, energy equity and job creation. (Deadline: 4 January)

  • Call for Applications Commonwealth Foundation Grants. The Commonwealth Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation. (Deadline: 7 January)

  • Call for Applications ECA Fellowship for Young African Professionals. ECA is the regional arm of the United Nations in Africa. In its efforts to reposition itself as a Think Tank of choice in Africa, ECA seeks to engage bright young Africans for skills development through a fellowship programme within ECA’s work programme. This fellowship initiative is in line with the Commission’s effort to assist member States develop their capacities in economic and social policy research, development, implementation, analysis, governance, and monitoring and evaluation. (Deadline: 9 January)

  • Call for Submission British Institute of Eastern Africa (BIEA) from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Theme: African Urban Futures. BIEA will be hosting a conference with the African Urban Futures theme on 22-23 March 2019. They also welcome submissions for a 20 minute presentation of research or artwork. If you would like to make a presentation please send an abstract of between 200-300 words on the theme of the presentation. (Deadline: 10 January)

  • Call for Proposals African Peacebuilding Network (APN) -Social Science Research Council 2019 Research Grants. In order to advance African debates on peacebuilding and promote African perspectives, the APN offers competitive research grants annually and is currently accepting grant proposals for the 2019 cycle. (Deadline: 12 January)

  • Call for Applications Johnson & Johnson Champions of Science Storytelling Challenge– Africa Science Week Edition. Through this challenge, they aim to showcase the contributions of the talented and passionate researchers and entrepreneurs from Africa, to build public engagement and support for science, and inspire the next generation to pursue scientific fields that will have the potential to drive Africa’s socio-economic transformation. (Deadline: 15 January)

  • Call for Applications Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0. Johnson & Johnson has launched the Champions of Science Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0, a continent-wide competition calling on African innovators to submit ideas for innovative technologies, products and solutions that have the potential to create positive impact for African communities. (Deadline: 16 January)

  • Call for Applications for the 2019 TechWomen Program. TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South 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. (Deadline: 16 January)

  • Call for Applications Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) Visiting Fellows Program. This program is designed to enhance academic mobility and network building. The program supports African scholars and researchers working in any discipline to spend periods of flexible time in Oxford, for example as sabbatical leave for utilising library or other university facilities or undertaking or planning collaborative research with Oxford based colleagues. (Deadline: 25 January)

  • Call for Applications Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Fellowship Programme. The NEF Fellows programme consists of Africa’s most brilliant young scientists that the NEF showcases on the global stage. The NEF Fellows programme provides these brilliant young minds with the opportunity to present their research and draw upon the vast networks of NEF members and participants for support, connections and advice to advance their work. (Deadline: 27 January)

DECEMBER 2018

NOVEMBER 2018

  • Call for Abstracts The Beyond Sciences Initiative (BSI). BSI will be hosting its 4th Annual Remote Conference: Science & Society from February 9-10, 2019. This conference will take place online and allow individuals from across the globe to share their research and network free of charge. (Deadline: 30 November)

  • Call for Abstracts by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) for the Quality Promotion Conference 2019. This conference will take place from 26-28 February 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa. The theme for the conference is “Promoting Academic Integrity in Higher Education.” (Deadline: 30 November)

  • The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science is a unique postdoc program. It awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years. (Open)

  • An opportunity for African scientists, researchers or students  to their make work, preliminary research results, or data openly available on AfricArxiv. (Open)

  • (RUFORUM call) Call for manuscripts: African Journal for Rural Development(AFJRD). This is an online open access scientific journal that publishes articles on a quarterly basis (March, June, September, December). It is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal with an ultimate purpose of sharing and increasing the depth of knowledge on aspects of sustainable rural development. Regular articles, short communications and reviews accepted. (Open)

  • IBM Digital-Nation Africa (D-NA) For JKUAT. Register for free, Learn for free. All Courses are free. Courses included: Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Coding. (Open)

  •  Call for Proposals USAID Grant Funding for Development Innovation Ventures. USAID has relaunched its open innovation program, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), and is now accepting grant applications for products, technologies, services, or applications that can scale breakthrough solutions to critical global development challenges to improve millions of lives. Proposals for funding are accepted year-round. (Open)

October 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018