Mawazo publishes a list of funding, training, conferences, and other opportunities to enhance our Scholars’ research and professional development on a rolling basis. 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.


August 2019

  • Call for Applications The Japan Africa Scholarship (JADS) Program. The program is a joint initiative by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Japan that aims at providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in priority development areas on the continent and abroad (including in Japan). (Deadline: 31 August)

  • Call for Applications University of Pretoria Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2019/2020. The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is currently offering scholarships for high achieving African students interested in studying at postgraduate levels, commencing in January 2020. The program targets academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent through their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values evidenced by their leadership. In order to apply for the scholarship, you must have been admitted into a degree at UP. (Deadline: 31 August/17 September)

July 2019

  • Call for Speakers The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2019). This multidisciplinary congress will be held in London, UK, from the 09th to 11th of December, 2019. WCST-2019 will bridge efforts across the natural, social and engineering sciences, the environment and development of communities. The congress covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to sustainability, which includes technical and non-technical research areas. It also encourages sharing new knowledge in the field of sustainable technologies and the environmental impacts. (Deadline: 1 July)

  • Call for Applications British Council new Art new Audiences (nAnA) 2019. new Art new Audiences aims to be a catalyst for the creation of new art that reaches new audiences in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. The call is interested in projects that showcase new art to 18 to 35-year-old audiences who haven’t seen your art before in the following art forms: architecture, design and fashion; film; music; dance and theatre; creative economy; cultural skills; literature; visual arts; and any combination of art forms. (Deadline: 1 July) 

  • Call for Speakers The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2019). This multidisciplinary congress will be held in London, UK, from the 09th to 11th of December, 2019. WCST-2019 will bridge efforts across the natural, social and engineering sciences, the environment and development of communities. The congress covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to sustainability, which includes technical and non-technical research areas. It also encourages sharing new knowledge in the field of sustainable technologies and the environmental impacts. (Deadline: 1 July)

  • Call for Applications Goethe Institut Writer’s Residency In Burkina Faso. The Goethe-Institut/ Bureau de liaison Ouagadougou is setting up a writer’s residency for young African writers (less than 40 years) in 2019/20 in Burkina Faso. The residence is open to writers of all literary genres: novel, poetry, essay, storytelling, narration, theatre, comic, etc. The production of a text for physical or digital publication is mandatory for the authors in residence. (Deadline: 7 July)

  • Call for Proposals National Geographic Documenting Human Migrations. National Geographic is accepting applications for its Request for Proposals on documenting human migrations. There are over 65 million refugees in the world today and millions more “environmental migrants” are expected over the coming decades. These migrations are challenging social bonds and resource allocations across the world, motivating political agendas and potential backlash, but also creating new and dynamic multicultural communities. The goal of this RFP is to support impactful projects that – through education or storytelling – seek to increase understanding of and acceptance of migrants and migrant communities. Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $70,000. (Deadline: 10 July)

  • Call for Applications TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2019. The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences. (Deadline: 15 July)

  • Call for Applications Leakey Foundation Research Grants for International Students. The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation. The majority of The Leakey Foundation Research Grants are awarded to doctoral students are in the $3,000-$15,000 range. Larger grants given to senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to $25,000. (Deadline: 15 July)

  • Call for Applications African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Affiliates Programme 2019. The AAS Affiliates Programme seeks early and mid-career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their development and application of science in Africa. These individuals become Affiliates of the AAS for a period of five years during which they receive individualised professional development support and join a wider community of science leaders on the African continent. Applicants must be African nationals. (Deadline: 15 July)

  • Call for Applications the Sense about Science John Maddox Prize. The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote science and evidence, advancing the public discussion around difficult topics. The winner of the John Maddox Prize receives £3000, and an announcement of the winner is published in Nature. The award is presented at a reception hosted at Wellcome Collection in November. (Deadline: 19 July)

  • Call for Papers International Conference on Sustainable Development. This conference consists of following themes: Development, Economics, Environment and Natural Resources, Food and Agriculture, Governance, Health, Information and communication, Science and technology, Social policy and Gender equality. This will be held on 15 -16 August 2019 at the Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. (Deadline: 20 July)

  • Call for Applications Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2019/2020. The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support is awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through an eight-month period of training and mentoring. (Deadline: 22 July)

  • Call for Applications Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2019/2020. The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support is awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through an eight-month period of training and mentoring. (Deadline: 22 July)

  • Call for Applications NEF Ambassadors Programme. The NEF Ambassadors, one from each African country, drive the NEF’s local public and private engagement activities in promoting STEM in Africa. The program is designed to help NEF Ambassadors improve their profiles as emerging scientists all the while leveraging their already strong local networks and initiatives to advance the NEF's push to make science viable and cool. During their two-year tenure, they will get the opportunity to organize the NEF Africa Science Week in their respective countries. (Deadline: 31 July)

  • Call for Applications Rhodes University Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020. The Fellowships are intended to foster existing research and scholarly or creative activities within Rhodes University departments and institutes. Although there is no age restriction, potential Fellows must hold a doctoral degree, awarded within the last five years, preferably from an institution other than Rhodes University and recognized as appropriate to the discipline for which the Fellowship is sought. (Deadline: 31 July)

JUNE 2019

  • Call for Applications Google Inside Look. Inside Look brings computer science students from underrepresented groups who are studying in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa together for an inside view of engineering at Google. Selected students are invited on an all-expenses paid trip to a Google office for an immersive two day experience to explore the offices, meet the teams behind our products and see what it’s really like to be an engineer at Google. (Deadline: 3 June)

  • Call for Applications Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting 2019. The RSTMH Annual Meeting will be part of the European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH 2019). The Congress provides a platform for sharing research and innovation and acts as a forum for reflection on the role of tropical medicine and global health. Two major themes of surveillance and delivery of healthcare will be considered through the cross-cutting lenses of economics, social sciences and technology. (Deadline: 5 June)

  • Call for Applications Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Gender Grants Programme. The ACU Gender Programme offers annual grants to help member universities meet the costs of organising projects promoting gender equity and equality in their institutions. Applicants will need to submit an outline action plan showing how their home institution can address the issue of gender equity/equality on campus. (Deadline: 9 June)

  • Call for Applications L’Oréal African Hair and Skin Research Grant. L'Oréal has long been committed to a better understanding of the characteristics of skin and hair in Africa. In line with this vision, L’Oréal Medical Directorate created the L’Oréal African Hair and Skin Research Grant in 2013. It is aimed at clinical and basic researchers studying hair and skin physiology. The grants are open to certified dermatologists, epidemiologists and PhDs in Africa. (Deadline: 13 June)

  • Call for Expression of Interest International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Evidence building for policy action on non-communicable disease prevention. This IDRC call is open to research organizations, think thanks, and organizations based in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) with a primary mission and mandate to inform public policy through research on non-communicable disease prevention and policy studies. Research funded through this call will support the evidence needs of policymakers in LMICs and will strengthen multi-level dialogues, particularly through the engagement and empowerment of civil society actors. (Deadline: 14 June)

  • Call for Applications International Centre for Theoretical Physics School on Biophysical Approaches to Macromolecules and Cells. The International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is organizing a biophysics school from the 9th to the 20th of September 2019 at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha, Tanzania. The aim of the school is to introduce young African researchers to the latest developments in the field of molecular biophysics, and to help forge links between theoretical and experimental communities, acting as a focus for the emerging biophysical sciences in Africa. (Deadline: 15 June)

  • Call for Applications Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Blue Charter Fellowships. As part of the Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research & Innovation Framework (MPRIF), through generous funding from Waitrose & Partners, the ACU is launching a second round of its Blue Charter Fellowship Programme that will provide 10 academic fellows with placements of up to six months at ACU member universities across the Commonwealth, as well as in industry. Research and research translation areas will cover the broad area of marine plastics, specifically the following priority areas of the MPRIF: preventing plastics from getting into the sea, developing alternatives to plastics, the potential for cleaning up the seas. (Deadline: 16 June)

  • Call for Proposals African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) Leading From The South Round 4. AWDF is happy to invite proposals for grants from all eligible women-led and women’s rights groups and organisations in Africa and the Middle East under Leading From the South (LFS). LFS is a funding initiative designed and managed by AWDF and three other women’s rights organisations: Women’s Fund Asia, Fondo de Mujeres del Sur and Indigenous Women’s Fund (FIMI). Under this initiative, AWDF aims to scale up its grantmaking and advocacy initiatives to promote women’s rights, amplify their voices, increase economic opportunities and improve access to spaces of decision-making. (Deadline: 17 June)

  • Call for Applications Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships. The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is offering scholarships for students to pursue higher education in countries across the Commonwealth in the following areas: climate resilience; physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics; social sciences; arts and humanities; and medical, health and life sciences. (Deadline: 26 June)

  • Call for Applications Pan African University 2019/2020 Masters & PhD Scholarships. The Pan African University (PAU) is an initiative of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. It is a Premier continental university network whose mission is to provide quality postgraduate education geared towards the achievement of a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa. Young, qualified, talented and enterprising applicants from African countries and the African Diaspora are invited to apply to join Masters or PhD degree programmes at PAU institutes at the following universities: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya; the University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria; the University of Yaounde II and the University of Buea, Cameroon; the University of Tlemcen, Algeria. (Deadline: 27 June)

  • Call for Applications The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) of The Netherlands Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers. This six-month certificate programme, offered by KIT and UN Women Training Centre, aims to: sharpen training skills and knowledge of gender and development concepts as a gender equality trainer, enable participants to better employ learning and knowledge strategies, support participants to re-claim training for gender equality as a political feminist process, and renew participants as a gender equality trainer and their commitment to gender training as a transformatory process. (Deadline: 29 June)

  • Call for Applications IUCEA-World Bank Masters Fellowships 2019. The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) in partnership with the World Bank invites young African female students at postgraduate level with admission to an Africa Center of Excellence (ACE) outside of their own countries to study full-time in any of the priority disciplines of the ACE II Project: (i) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or Industry (ii) Agriculture (iii) Health (iv) Education and (v) Applied Statistics. (Deadline: 30 June)

  • Call for Applications Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Fellow. ICTD Fellows will spend one year in residence at UNU-CS in Macau to conduct research in ICTD under the supervision of UNU-CS Principal Researchers and the Head of Research. They will conduct high quality research that can push new frontiers, deepen core research understanding, and/or offer new approaches to long-standing developmental issues in the field of ICTs and sustainable development. Their research outcomes will inform UN policy-making on issues related to ICTs and sustainable development. (Deadline: 30 June)

  • Call for Applications Master's degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa. The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa, is calling for applications for the Master's degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation (HRDA) for the Class of 2020. This prestigious degree is presented by the Centre in partnership with 12 leading African universities. (Deadline: 30 June)

  • Call for Applications University of Cape Town Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2019/2020. The University of Cape Town (UCT) has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation in its global Scholars’ Program: an educational initiative that provides academically talented young people from economically disadvantaged communities in Africa with access to quality university education.  The program provides full-cost scholarships to young Africans who are first-time undergraduate or postgraduate (honours and master’s) degree-seekers. (Deadline: 30 June)

  • Call for Applications Falling Walls 2019 Fellowships for Journalists. In an effort to keep the public informed on scientific breakthroughs, The Falling Walls Foundation is offering two types of Fellowships for science journalists: The Falling Walls Science Fellowship for journalists and the Berlin Science Week Fellowship. Fellows get the opportunity to attend all Falling Walls events on 8 and 9 November in Berlin, Germany. (Deadline: 30 June)

  • Call for Applications Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentships. Funded by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and the journal’s publisher, Routledge, in association with the ACU, these two new PhD studentships provide support for research projects on Commonwealth related themes. Two studentships are available each year for study in the UK, one for UK-registered students (to the value of £4,000), and one for Commonwealth students in other countries to undertake a short study placement in the UK (to the value of £8,000). (Deadline: 30 June)

  • Call for Applications TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme. This programme is for young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India. (Deadline: 30 June)

  • Call for Applications FINCAD's 2019 Women In Finance Scholarship. FINCAD is keenly aware that the majority of practitioners in the capital markets industry are men, and that the trend to include more women in the industry is not as rapid as it should be. For these reasons, FINCAD established its annual Women in Finance Scholarship, an award of US$20,000 to support graduate-level studies. The goal is to encourage and support outstanding women in the field of finance, particularly those pursuing careers in financial asset management, market risk management and derivatives finance within the capital markets. (Deadline: 30 June)

  • Call for Applications Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Writing Fellowships 2020. The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) invites applications for its Fifth Writing Semester, which will run from 3 February to 31 May 2020. Fellowships are open to any field of expertise. Previous fellows have included academics, novelists, scientists, poets, playwrights, independent researchers and journalists. JIAS Writing Fellows enjoy a quiet space for work, reflection and academic community-building amidst the Melville Koppies of Johannesburg. (Deadline: 30 June)

  • Call for Applications Partnership for African Social & Governance Research (PASGR) Advanced Training for Multi‐Method and Policy Oriented Research. PASGR is now accepting applications for the next round of Advanced Research Methods training to be offered in Ibadan, Nigeria from 4 - 19 September, 2019. This training programme is designed for tooling and retooling early-mid career African researchers and policy actors interested in broadening their knowledge and skills in the design and execution of policy-oriented research. Researchers and policy actors working in think tanks, universities, policy research-oriented NGOs, civil society, media or government departments are encouraged to apply. (Deadline: 30 June)

May 2019

  • Call for Applications 2019 Next Generation GPS Symposium. Women In International Security (WIIS) is pleased to open applications for the 2019 Next Generation Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Symposium. The Next Generation GPS Symposium will convene an international cohort of 20-24 graduate students and young professionals for an intensive 5-day program examining international security challenges from a GPS perspective. (Deadline: 1 May)

  • Call for Applications World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program. The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) provides support to developing country citizens who are current PhD candidates studying in developing countries, funding up to $25,000 to conduct PhD research on a development topic in a World Bank member country other than the Fellow's home country or country of residence. (Deadline: 2 May)

  • Call for Applications Urban Studies Foundation International Fellowship 2019. Applications are invited from early to mid-career urban scholars from the Global South, on any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South. The Fellowship covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in the Global North or South for the purpose of writing up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles or a book under the guidance of a chosen mentor in their field of study. (Deadline: 7 May)

  • Call for Applications Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Agriculture, Forestry & Food Science Fellowship. A £5,000 fellowship that can be used for either a collaborative academic research visit or a collaborative fact-finding visit. It is open to the professional and academic staff, as well as external nominees, of an Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) member university. (Deadline: 8 May)

  • Call for Applications Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Information Technology Fellowship. A £5,000 fellowship that can be used for either a collaborative academic research visit or a collaborative fact-finding visit. It is open to the professional and academic staff, as well as external nominees, of an Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) member university. (Deadline: 8 May)

  • Call for Applications Commonwealth Medical Fellowships. Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are for mid-career medical staff from low- and middle-income countries, to enhance their clinical skills. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Medical Fellowships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. (Deadline: 13 May)

  • Call for Applications Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowships. Fellowships for talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field. These fellowships provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution and to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges facing developing countries. (Deadline: 15 May)

  • Call for Applications Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards 2019. Each year the AWIEF Awards recognise, honour and celebrate Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in Africa and across industry sectors, for their economic performance and contribution to Africa’s growth and social development. The AWIEF Awards cover emerging and established entrepreneurship in the private and not-for-profit sectors. (Deadline: 15 May)

  • Call for Applications CDT-Africa MSc in Clinical Trials fellowship. The Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa) is a World Bank supported Africa centre of excellence for higher education and research at the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Centre aims to improve access to health care through novel medical discoveries supported by clinical trials and providing a Master’s program in Clinical Trials as one of the main strategies to achieve this goal. (Deadline: 15 May)

  • Call for Applications Einstein Fellowship. The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding thinkers under 35 – in the humanities, the social sciences, or the natural sciences – who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses. (Deadline: 15 May)

  • Call for Applications United Nations Academic Impact/MCN Millennium Fellowship 2019. The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN proudly invites undergraduate students advancing Sustainable Development Goals to apply for the Millennium Fellowship. The Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program on your campus to take your social impact to the next level. Access to world class training, connections, and recognition is just an application away. (Deadline: 20 May)

  • Call for Abstracts Annals of Crosscuts. Stockholm Environmental Humanities for Film & Text welcomes submissions for Annals of Crosscuts—a new peer-reviewed publication format for film-based research. Annals of Crosscuts is particularly looking for filmmakers in the arts, sciences and humanities that experiment with and see potential in using the moving image as a complement and/or challenge to text-based research. This year’s theme is “Ruptured Times.” (Deadline: 22 May)

  • Call for Applications Green Talents Competition 2019. Every year, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The winners come from numerous countries and scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. (Deadline: 22 May)

  • Call for Applications IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2019. This award covers field research expenses for advanced doctoral students who intend to conduct their field research in one or more developing countries. Funds may be used to collect data and samples in the field, conduct interviews or surveys with local populations, and organize focus groups or workshops. Candidates must use findings from their field research to write their doctoral dissertation or thesis. (Deadline: 23 May)

  • Call for Applications University of York Department of Environment and Geography Post Doctoral Research Associate. The department seeks to appoint a Research Associate to join an exciting new project: A political-economic analysis of electricity grid access histories and futures in Mozambique (POLARIZE). The project is funded by UK Aid, as part of the Energy and Economic Growth Applied Research programme. POLARIZE is an international collaboration led by the University of York, in partnership with the University of Eduardo Mondlane, the Centre for Research on Governance and Development, and the Observatory of Rural Areas, all located in Maputo, Mozambique. (Deadline: 26 May)

  • Call for Applications The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Programme at University of Cambridge. The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) established The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme programme, which aims to attract leading academics from around the world to undertake research in co-operation with the private sector to identify breakthrough solutions to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Deadline: 27 May)

  • Call for Applications AU 2019’s "My Thesis in 180 seconds" Competition. Niger is hosting the 33rd Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU2019) from 3 to 7 July 2019. The committee in charge of organizing of the Science-related events is inviting African PhD students in second year and beyond to submit applications for a "My Thesis in 180 seconds" competition, which will take place from July 8 to 10, 2019 in Niamey, Capital of Niger - and for that week, Capital of Africa. Each participant will have three minutes to present his or her research, in plain language, to a non-specialist audience and a multidisciplinary jury. (Deadline: 28 May)

  • Call for Papers/Panels African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) 3rd Biennial Conference 2019. The theme of ASAA’s 3rd Biennial Conference 2019 is African and Africana Knowledges: Past Representations, Current Discourses, Future Communities. The conference will be held for the first time in East Africa at the United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, from October 24-26, 2019. The aim of this year’s conference is to invite and initiate a scholarly stocktaking of the knowledge produced by Africans in Africa and the Diaspora in various forms. (Deadline: 15/30 May)

  • Call for Applications OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists. The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the Natural, Engineering and Information Technology sciences at a host institute in the South. (Deadline: 30 May)

  • Call for Applications CICOPS Scholarships 2020. The University of Pavia and EDiSU (Institute of the Right to University Studies) provide 10 scholarships to visiting scholars for the year 2020 for a period of stay of 4 to 12 weeks at the University of Pavia. Academics from Developing Countries who wish to carry out research in collaboration with a professor at the University of Pavia are welcome to apply. (Deadline: 31 May)

  • Call for Applications CSAE Visiting Fellowship 2020. Applications are welcomed from citizens of all African countries who are currently pursuing an academic career in economics. The fellowship supports a two-month residency in Oxford, including flights, accommodation and a small stipend. The fellowship will take place from January to March 2020. (Deadline: 31 May)

  • Call for Applications World Trade Organization (WTO) 2019 Essay Award for Young Economists. The award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community. (Deadline: 31 May)

  • Call for Applications The Moth Global Storytelling Workshops. The Moth, the internationally-acclaimed organization dedicated to the art and craft of personal stories told live, is bringing two storytelling workshops to Nairobi, Kenya, in July/August 2019, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These workshops will be offered free of charge, and will be made available to a total of 24 people (12 per workshop). Accommodation, travel, and meals will be provided for all workshop participants. (Deadline: 31 May)

  • Call for Nominations Fund for Internet Research and Education (FIRE) Africa Award 2019. The FIRE Africa Awards seek to acknowledge innovative initiatives in Africa and have made concrete contributions to the use of information and communications technologies and have had a strong impact on the region's social and economic development. (Deadline: 31 May)

  • Call for Applications Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders. The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is pleased to announce its fourth annual Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders. Launched in 2015, the Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders and ensure that more young people share Cora’s vision for sustainable peace and gender equality as strong and integral parts of our global culture. (Deadline: 31 May)

  • Call for Abstracts Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) 16th Biennial Conference. The main theme of the conference is “Achieving healthy lives and well-being in Africa through access to and use of information.” In an interdependent and interconnected world, we need to share and learn from each other and from other professionals. This conference is an opportunity to look at what others are doing, as well as what we are doing, and to showcase partnerships and collaborations which take forward this goal. (Deadline: 31 May)

  • Call for Application Institut Français Visas for Creation. Visas for Creation is part of the "Creation in Africa and the Caribbean" programme. Its goal is to support emerging artists and curators residing in Africa or the Caribbean through 2-month residencies in mainland France and its overseas territories that enable them to develop a creation or research project. (Deadline: 31 May)

  • Call for Applications Ashesi University’s Archer-Cornfield Fellowships for Visiting Lecturers in Computer Science and Engineering. Modelled on the Fulbright program, the fellowship provides a generous stipend, accommodations, and transportation expenses for candidates who wish to devote a year to teaching undergraduates from across Africa in Ghana, with opportunities for research and scholarship. Ashesi seeks recent masters and doctoral graduates in electronic and electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering, and computer science (including information systems), as well as emeritus professors and faculty on sabbatical. (Deadline: Rolling)

  • Call for Applications AIMS Postdoctoral Research Fellows Program. The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Research (AIMS Research) is pleased to invite prospective postdoctoral fellows who hold a PhD degree in any mathematical science discipline to apply for one of fifteen postdoctoral fellowships available through the AIMS Postdoctoral Research Fellows Program in climate change science. AIMS postdoctoral research fellows in climate change science will each benefit from financial support of up to CAD 32,000 per annum for a maximum duration of two years, extendable subject to approval. (Deadline: Rolling)

april 2019

  • Call for Applications WomEng/Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Innovation Fellowship 2019. The Africa Innovation Fellowship, powered by WomEng and the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is a nine-month leadership & business development opportunity for female African innovators. Applicants should have an early stage engineering innovation or startup. (Deadline: 1 April)

  • Call for Applications ISID/ESCMID Fellowship Program 2019. The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) established their joint fellowship program in 2010 to foster international, peer-to-peer collaboration and the exchange of scientific knowledge and best practice.  The program enables young investigators, from low and low-middle income countries outside of the region, to travel to Europe for multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training. (Deadline: 1 April)

  • Call for Applications TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme. The Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to make a three-month cooperation visit to a research institute in Germany. (Deadline: 1 April)

  • Call for Applications 2019-2020 Mozilla Fellowship. Mozilla is seeking technologists, activists, policy experts, and scientists who are building a more humane digital world. Mozilla Fellows work on the front lines of internet health, at a time when the internet is entwined with everything from elections and free expression to justice and personal safety. During a 10-month tenure, Mozilla Fellows may run campaigns, build products, and influence policy.  (Deadline: 8 April)

  • Call for Proposals African Research Leader awards. The UK Medical Research Council (MRC)/ Department for International Development (DFID) jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high-quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. (Deadline: 9 April)

  • Call for Applications the AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program. The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank is implementing the next African Global IT Leaders Programme under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP). The objective of the programme is to create across the African continent a critical mass of global IT experts: highly trained professionals in ICT. (Deadline: 9 April)

  • Call for Applications Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP). JJ/WBGSP is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic. (Deadline: 11 April)

  • Call for Applications Wangari Maathai Impact Award. The Maathai Impact Award encourages and recognises work by African innovators that shows impactful application of machine learning and artificial intelligence. (Deadline: 12 April)

  • Call for Applications OFID Scholarship 2019/20. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Scholarship supports outstanding young individuals from developing countries so that they are able to pursue graduate studies in a development-related field. (Deadline: 14 April)

  • Call for Applications Leading Africa Scholarship 2019. The Leading Africa Scholarship is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from Africa are represented at the One Young World Summit 2019 in London. (Deadline: 15 April)

  • Call for Applications Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship 2020. The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships programme is a combination of financial support for postgraduate studies and a high-quality Leadership Development Programme, with the intention of building exceptional leadership capacity in Africa. (Deadline: 15 April)

  • Call for Applications International Veterinary Vaccinology Network Pump-Priming Grants. Pump-priming grants of up to £100,000 are available to allow IVVN members to accelerate their vaccine research, in order to improve vaccine development for livestock diseases in low-and-middle income countries. (Deadline: 15 April)

  • Call for Applications United Nations University PhD Programme in Sustainability Science 2019. The PhD programme in Sustainability Science is a three-year programme that aims to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science. (Deadline: 19 April)

  • Call for Applications TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences. The World Academy of Sciences awards grants for research in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics to individual researchers or to research units in science and technology lagging countries. (Deadline: 22 April)

  • Call for Applications 2019 TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists. The Scheme enables promising research students from Sub-Saharan Africa to undertake MSc training in Medical Statistics at LSHTM (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) followed by a year working as a statistician at one of our partner centres in Africa. The fellow continues to receive mentoring, supervision and support for the duration of their fellowship from members of our Group. (Deadline: 26 April)

  • Call for Applications the 2019 Bell Labs Prize. The Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10, and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision. (Deadline: 26 April)

  • Call for Abstracts African Climate Risks Conference 2019. The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) is an open platform for sharing the latest African climate research among researchers, policy makers, practitioners and development partners. The ACRC will offer a prime opportunity to promote the uptake of new data, tools and knowledge; brokering new research collaborations and more targeted donor support. (Deadline: 28 April)

  • Call for Applications L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Regional Programme for Africa. The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science initiative began 20 years ago. Since that inaugural year, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have strived to support and recognize accomplished women researchers, to encourage more young women to enter the profession and to assist them once their careers are in progress. (Deadline: 29 April)

  • Call for Applications Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship. The Africa Fellowship is a joint initiative between Chatham House and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation that supports one Academy fellow each year from Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal or South Africa who spends ten months at Chatham House. (Deadline: 29 April)

  • Call for Applications African Graduate Scholarships 2019/2020. A year long, non-renewable award for African nationals to study at the UCL Institute for Global Health on the MSc in Global Health and Development programme. (Deadline: 29 April)

  • Call for Applications OWSD Early Career Fellowship. The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Early Career Fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in developing countries. (Deadline: 30 April)

  • Call for Applications ISNAD-Africa Mentoring for Research Programme 2019. A programme launched by the International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) to establish mentoring relationships between students in African Universities and experienced researchers and professionals working in clean energy transition and climate resilience. (Deadline: 30 April)

  • Call for Abstracts Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) 2019 Graduate Student Conference. Theme:  Living Thought at the Meeting of Fieldwork and Theory. They welcome papers/chapters in, or better still, criss-crossing the disciplinary fields of literary and cultural studies, political economy, political studies and history. This conference will be held on 28-29 June 2019. (Deadline: 30 April)

  • Call for Applications 2019 Cohort One Planet Fellowship. This is an initiative of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) that seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected, and inter-generational network of African and European scientist leaders equipped to use a gender lens to help Africa’s smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate. (Deadline: 30 April)

  • Call for Applications AIMS Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science. The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is inviting early career African academics of postdoctoral standing to apply for grants. Projects should make substantive use of mathematical concepts to provide solutions to climate change issues in Africa. (Deadline: 30 April)

  • Call for Applications 2019-2020 Fellowships from “Africa Multiple” Cluster of Excellence. The “Africa Multiple” Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) invites scholars working in the field of African studies to apply for fellowships in the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (BA). In the academic year 2019-2020, the BA is offering up to twenty short- and long-term fellowships. (Deadline: 30 April)

  • Call for Applications CARTA PhD Fellowships 2019/2020. CARTA seeks to fund candidates who will be future leaders in their institutions; that is, young, capable, and committed individuals who, in time, will ensure that their universities will be the institutions of choice for future generations of academics and university administrators wishing to make a positive impact on public and population health in Africa. (Deadline: 30 April)

MARCH 2019


  • Call for Applications Advanced Training For Multi-Method & Policy Oriented Research. The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is currently accepting applications for the April 2019 Advanced Training for Multi-Method and Policy Oriented Research. This includes: Advanced Research Design, Applied Quantitative Research Methods, Comparative Case Study Analysis. This training is relevant to African academics, researchers, PhD students, the civil society, media, government departments and policy actors  interested in broadening their knowledge and skills in the design and execution of policy oriented research. Training dates are from 3 -18 April 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. (Deadline: 3 February)

  • Call for Applications Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships. These scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), these scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. (Deadline: 4 February)

  • Call for Applications CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars. This program provides funding and support to help Scholars build their network and develop essential skills to become the next generation of research leaders. (Deadline: 5 February)

  • Call for Registration Africa Energy Indaba Solutions for Africa Conference and Exhibition. The Africa Energy Indaba Conference will discuss, debate and seek solutions to enable adequate energy generation across the continent. This conference will take place from 19 - 20 February 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Call for Registration Africa Energy Indaba Women in Energy Conference. This conference has be designed to aid the increase in leadership and development of women involved in the African energy space. This one day forum will provide a platform for women to network, share their knowledge, discuss achievements and encourage the advancement of women across all sectors of the energy industry. This will be held on 18 February 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • 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: 8 February)

  • Call for Applications 1-year research grants to 15 African climate researchers of up to USD 130,000. The Climate Research for Development (CR4D) in Africa initiative by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and its partners will give 15 African researchers grants to conduct research on impacts of climate change in Africa. (Deadline: 10 February)

  • Call for Applications Three-Year Doctoral Training in Insect and Related Sciences for Development. The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS). (Deadline: 11 February)

  • Call for Applications 2019-2020 Policy Communication Fellowship. Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) are now accepting applications for their 2019-2020 Policy Communication Fellows Program. The program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It is open to individuals from developing countries currently enrolled in academic institutions pursuing doctoral programs and who are between their 3rd and 5th year of studies. (Deadline: 12 February)

  • Call for Applications Swedish Institute Management Programme Africa. Are you a change-maker? Do you want to be a part of a network of progressive business leaders? Join the Swedish Institute Management Programme for new perspectives on lasting success through responsible leadership and sustainable business. (Deadline: 22 February)

  • Call for Applications Rothamsted International - University of Nottingham Fellowship. The Rothamsted International - University of Nottingham Fellowship aims to promote the exchange of vital agricultural research skills between the Future Food Beacon, Rothamsted Research and scientists from Low- to Middle- income countries. The Fellowship will support overseas scientists to train at either University of Nottingham (UoN) and/or Rothamsted Research for 6-12 months on a research project they co-develop with UoN and Rothamsted senior scientists , who will co-supervise the project. (Deadline: 22 February)

  • Call for Applications PhD Scholarships in Health Management. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with The Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL), KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) and Strathmore University are pleased to announce that they are offering up to 5  PhD scholarships in Health Management. (Deadline: 24 February)

  • Call for Applications AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science. The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS NEI) is pleased to invite interested female scientists to apply for the second round of the AIMS NEI Fellowships for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS). Climate change – including global warming – poses significant threats to humanity. The AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS) seeks to increase women’s participation in, and contribution to a more sustainable societal response to climate change. (Deadline: 28 February)


  • 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 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 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)

  • 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: 31 January)



  • 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