Deadline: 1 October 2014

Link: Online

Details:

DAAD research grants provide young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career. The grants also promote the exchange of experience and networking among-st colleagues. 
The aim of this grant programme is to support doctoral projects in Germany.

Eligibility:

Excellently-qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research

Prize:

  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of:
    euros 750.- for graduates,
    euros 1,000.- for doctoral candidates
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • One-off research allowance

Under certain circumstances, grant holders completing an uninterrupted stay of over 6 months may receive the following additional benefits:

  • monthly rent subsidy
  • monthly allowance for accompanying family members

To enable grant holders to improve their language skills in preparation for their stay in Germany, DAAD offers the following services:

  • Payment of course fees for the online language course “Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO)” (www.deutsch-uni.com) for six months after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter
  • if necessary: Language course (2, 4 or 6 months) before the start of the researchstay; the DAAD decides whether to fund the grant holder’s participation and for how long depending on language skills and project. If a language course scholarship is granted and the working language at the host institute is German, participation is compulsory.
  • Allowance for a personally chosen German language course during the grant period
  • Reimbursement of the fees for the TestDaF test which has either been taken in the home country after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter or in Germany before the end of the funding period

Nasser Bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award

Deadline: 1 September 2014

Link: Online

Eligibility:

Applicants must belong to one of the following age groups:
• First Category: 14-17 years
• Second Category: 18-24 years
• Third Category: 25-30 years

Deadline: 1 September 2014

Link: Online

Eligibility: 

The contest is open to everyone. Use your creativity and imagination to help us show how IEC International Standards impact energy generation, your life at home or any technology you deal with.

Deadline: 31 October 2014

Link: Online

Details:

Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 now open – USD 150,000 in prizes for continent’s brightest innovators to accelerate Africa’s developmentThe African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is calling on all African innovators to submit their entries for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition. The IPA is presented annually, enabling and encouraging African pioneers to develop creative ideas and techniques to overcome some of the challenges faced by the continent and support sustainable development. 

Eligibility:

You should consider submitting your application if you are an African entrepreneur, academic or inventor with an innovation that could potentially provide an African solution to some of the continent’s every day challenges. 

  • ·         Eligible innovations MUST be by Africans for Africa. Africans in the Diaspora can also apply if their innovations are of significance for Africa.
  • ·         A fully completed application form with a full description of the innovation must accompany each submission; otherwise the entry will be disqualified.
  • ·         The innovation description should clearly illustrate the social and/or economic outcome and impact with regard to African development and the priority area chosen, and should be in line with the IPA assessment and selection criteria.
  • ·         Application forms and description of the innovation should be in English, French or Portuguese. While the innovations can be conducted in any language including local languages, the submissions should be translated into English, French or Portuguese.
  • ·         Applicants are required to attach a letter of support/endorsement from an institution or an authority with knowledge of their innovation. This will serve as a testimony of how important the innovation is in addressing development challenges faced by Africans.
  • ·         Each mandatory question on the application form MUST be answered or the application will be deemed incomplete and disqualified.
  • ·         There is no application fee.

Deadline: 19 September 2014

Link: Online

Eligibility:

GTL Nominees must meet ALL of the following requirements to be nominated and to participate in Three Dot Dash:

  • Be nominated by an approved Three Dot Dash Coalition Partner, Educational Institution, other organization (any organization that is not an NGO, but has a Corporate Social Responsibility program or philanthropic division), Global Teen Leader Alumni or Three Dot Dash Mentor.
  • Be between the ages of 13 — 19 at the time of the Just Peace Summit.
  • Be the founderco-founder or leader of an organization or project that has significantly addressed one or more basic human needs in their communities and/or globally.
  • Speak and write English proficiently.
  • Be able to travel to the United States and participate during the entire Summit — there are no exceptions.

Details

Three Dot Dash is looking for 25 — 35 Global Teen Leaders (GTLs) who are doing extraordinary work that helps meet one or more of the basic human needs: food, water, health, shelter, education, safety and the environment — thus, creating a more peaceful society.

Deadline:  25 August 2014

Link: Online

Eligibility:

Open to everyone around the world with access to a camera.

Details:

tvebiomovies is a film competition now in its fifth year, and open to everyone around the world with access to a camera. You could receive US$300 to produce a one-minute film about the environment. Which bit of the environment? Choose a category and decide. Your film could be funny or serious, an animation, a drama or a documentary

Deadline: On going 

Link: Online

Eligibility

 Open to people aged 18-29 from commonwealth countries. 

Deadline: 14 September 2014

Link: Online

Eligibility:

The main age for youth delegates is 18 to 35 years. Anyone born before 11th November 1979 is NOT eligible; 15-18 year olds are eligible (born before 11th November 1999) IF they are exceptional, and if they come with chaperones at their own expense.

Details

Peace Child International and the Ministry for Youth and Youth Employment of the Republic of Guinea are proud to announce the 7th World Youth Congress - incorporating the 2nd International Youth Job Creation Summit and the Green Economy Eco-Business Innovations Challenge (GEEBIZ). To be hosted in Conakry, Guinea, it will be the first World Youth Congress in Sub-Saharan Africa, the first to host a High Level segment between youth and government ministers and donor agency leaders and the first to focus on the youth unemployment crisis. It aims to deliver the Conakry Commitment: A Road Map to Full Youth Employment by 2030

Deadline: 27 October 2014

Link: Online

Reach Oxford Scholarship | University of Oxford

Deadline: 15 October 2014

Link: Online

Details:

Home to one of the most respected publishing house and host to recognized researches, Oxford offers a conducive to start your college education and career preparation. Oxford University offers students from developing countries opportunities to study at its prestigious schools and departments. The Rhodes Oxford University Scholarship is a collaboration between Oxford University and Rhodes Trust to Graduate students to study Master’s program at Oxford. Oxford University has an opportunity for undergraduates from developing countries to receive full funding to pursue an undergraduate course. 

A number of Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) are offered to students from low-income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries.

Eligibility:

Nationality:  Applicants must be nationals of countries who receive official development assistance from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Students should note they must apply for admission to the University before they can be considered for a Reach Oxford Scholarship. The University is unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at Oxford. 

Deadline: 23 November 2014

Link: Online

Details:

The César Egido Serrano Foundation Announces the IV Edition of the International Flash Fiction Competition “Museum of Words”. As one of the objectives of the Foundation is the value of the word and dialogue as a tool for uniting peoples, the slogan of this contest edition will be, Mandela: Words and Concord

Eligibility:

Writers from any country may enter their microfiction into the competition.

Deadline: 23 August 2014

Link: Online

Eligibility:

Young people aged 17 and 25 years old from any part of the world. 

Details

ProjectSuccessBW is dedicated to ensuring that young people are at the forefront on their future. Be it in Mentoring, Dialogue and Engagement with the International Community. ProjectSuccessBW is proud to announce an international essay competition for young people. 

In 500 words, answer the following question: What are the priorities the Government of Botswana must focus on regarding the Employment of young people from the perspective of the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goal Agenda?

UNIL Master's grants - UNIL International Relations

Deadline: 15 December 2014

Link: Online

Eligibility

  • The candidate must be the holder of a degree from a foreign university.
  • The qualification held by the candidate must be deemed equivalent to the UNIL Bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates must choose a Master’s programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except:
    - Master of Medicine
    - Master of Arts in Sciences and Practices of Education
    - Master of Law from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne
    - Master of Law in Criminal Sciences, judiciary mention

Deadline: 1 September 2014

Link: Online

Details:

The African Development Bank, The Economic Commission for Africa and United Nations Development program will again conduct the African Economic Conference (AEC 2014). The program which is to take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, will be for the 9th time since the program inception. The theme for the 2014 AEC is Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation. The AU Agenda 2063 and the African Common Position on the Post-2015 development agenda identify science, technology and innovation as key pillars for Africa’s development. The key objectives of the AEC series are:
  • promote knowledge management as an important driver of policy dialogue, good policy planning and implementation;
  • encourage and enhance research on economic and policy issues related to the development of African economies;
  • foster dialogue that promotes the exchange of ideas and innovative thinking among researchers, development practitioners and African policymakers;
  • provide an opportunity for young African researchers, African in the diaspora, regional and sub-regional to disseminate their research findings as well as share information with African policymakers on their work they do in the region.

Eligibility:

The program welcomes researchers, policymakers and development practitioners from Africa and elsewhere.