The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships 2019

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships 2019

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. Through this annual fellowship programme, we seek to deepen and broaden our growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa.

The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the AfDB (Abidjan), UNECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva) with an annual stipend of $100,000.

Applications for the 2019 stream are now open.

Eligibility criteria

  • National of an African country
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree
  • under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
  • any additional criteria as set by the host.

To apply for a fellowship click here

Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries

Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries

Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries

The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA. The MBA is hosted by IMD in Switzerland. The scholarship given is up to the tune of CHF 25,000

Together with the MBA financial aid application form, you must also submit a 750-word essay using the IMD MBA Scholarship template on “Many have argued that greater diversity in the Top Management team of an organization is good for profits and customers. What would you recommend as ways to achieve greater diversity?”

The deadline for scholarship applications is 30 September annually.

It is important to visit the official website to access the application forms and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: Sunday, September 30, 2018

Preference is given to women from developing countries.  Employees of Nestlé or its subsidiaries are not eligible.
Country: Kenya, Mozambique + more
For more information and apply click here.
Skoll Scholarship 2018

Skoll Scholarship 2018

Are you eligible for the Skoll Scholarship?

1. Entrepreneurial action

  • You have identified opportunities and taken action in order to make a positive social impact
  • You have spent preferably at least 3 years driving change through entrepreneurial approaches. For example, you could have:
    • Started or grown a social venture
    • OR led the expansion of a social impact initiative within an organisation
    • OR been tackling a specific social/environmental issue, through a core thread that unites your work

2. Creating impact with a focus on systems change

  • You can demonstrate the outcomes and impact of your entrepreneurial action
  • Your impact addresses unjust systems and practise in your area of work

3. Personal qualities of a social entrepreneur

  • You are a force for positive change
  • You are single-minded and persistent, with a willingness to fail and start again
  • You have bias toward action
  • You have a tendency to explore your environment for opportunities and resources
  • You have a willingness to take personal, and sometimes financial, risks
  • You develop networks and leverage members to pursue mutual goals
  • You have apprenticed with the problem* or experienced the problem you are trying to solve

4. The Oxford MBA is critical to your career trajectory

  • You can demonstrate why business education is essential in helping to develop your work/impact at this stage

5. Financial need

  • You are in a position where the cost of the programme is a significant financial burden
  • You can demonstrate the need for the Scholarship (for example, due to previous work experiences or personal circumstances)

*“Apprenticing with a Problem”, a term we borrowed from Jessamyn Shams-Lau at the Peery Foundation, refers to someone developing a deep understanding of a problem they did not live through themselves, e.g. by working in the field, working at a related organisation, conducting research, etc. A simple example of someone apprenticing with a problem is a teacher who has gone on to start an education-focused non-profit.

Diversity and Inclusion: We value and encourage diversity within the Skoll Scholarship Community.  In order to successfully tackle world-scale problems, we must bring together individuals from different cultures, religions, sectors, genders, backgrounds, and ideologies to create collaborative solutions. Belonging to a diverse community enriches our Scholars’ learning experience, teaches them to challenge ideas and be challenged in a respectful manner, and fosters a global perspective necessary in today’s world. Therefore we encourage all candidates to apply for the Scholarship, especially women, members of historically underrepresented groups, and those from the global south.

To apply for the Skoll Scholarship, you first need to apply and be accepted onto the Saïd Business School’s MBA programme. Candidates must apply in stages 1-2 of the MBA admissions process for the 2018-19 academic year.

To be considered for the scholarship, you must tick the “Skoll Scholarship” box when you submit your MBA application. Once you’ve received confirmation that you have been accepted onto the MBA programme, the Skoll Centre will send you a link to the Scholarship online application which you will need to complete. The deadlines for Stage 1 and 2 admission rounds are 7 September 2018 and 2 November 2018 respectively.

For details and application steps click here.

UNIL Master’s Grants in Switzerland for Foreign Students

UNIL Master’s Grants in Switzerland for Foreign Students

UNIL Master’s grants

Masters scholarships are scholarships for excellence awarded exclusively to students who have graduated from a foreign university and whose academic results are of a very high level.

UNIL grants around ten scholarships a year.

The scholarship is granted for the minimum statutory period of the programme chosen by the student. It amounts to CHF 1,600 per month from 15 September to 15 July (or 10 months a year) for the complete duration of the masters (one and a half years or two years depending on the chosen masters), with the exception of cases of definitive failure after the first year.

Candidates are made aware of the fact that the sum of the scholarship awarded is not sufficient to live in Switzerland.

With regard to this, we invite candidates to consult the following page about the reference budget of a student at UNIL:–infos-utiles/informations-utiles/taxes-detudes-et-cout-de-la.html

Students offered a scholarship will be exempt from the fixed registration fees for the courses, with the exception of the CHF 80.00 fees to be paid each semester.

What are the programmes for which it is possible to apply for a Masters scholarship?

First of all, it is not possible to apply for the following programmes:

  • Master from the School of Medicine
  • Master of education
  • Master of Law from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne
  • Master of criminal Law, magistracy specialism
  • All MASs (PhD programmes)

The list of all Masters degrees at UNIL that it is possible to apply for with the exception of the one that are mentioned above, can be found at the following link.

Please note: for the Master of Law, only two specialisms,”international and comparative law” and “legal theory” are open to applications for Masters scholarships.

What are the conditions necessary for applying for a Masters scholarship?

  • To have obtained a foreign university degree considered equivalent to a bachelor at UNIL before the beginning of the masters programme at UNIL.
  • To have distinguished yourself during your studies, especially through particularly brilliant academic results.
  • To have a language level of at least B2 (according to the European Language Portfolio global scale) in French or English according to the language in which your chosen masters is taught.
  • Not to have been registered with UNIL in the past.
  • To have paid the CHF 200.00 administration fee (see document, “list of documents to attach to your application”).

Withdrawal from the programme will lead to the suspension of the scholarship.

How can I apply for a Masters scholarship?

Candidates must send their completed application (refer to the document, “list of documents to attach to your application”), unbound, by post only to the following address:

Université de Lausanne
Service des affaires sociales et de la mobilité étudiante (SASME)
Bâtiment Unicentre
CH – 1015 Lausanne

The application form must be completed on a computer and duly signed by the candidate.

The application for the Masters scholarship also serves as an application for admission to your chosen masters (and therefore an application to register at UNIL).

You must not make an application for admission to the masters degree via the Admissions Department (SII).

The deadline for applications is 1 November to begin a masters degree during the following academic year, in the autumn semester or the spring semester if the programme allows. The postmark will attest to the date sent.

Incomplete applications, particularly those lacking certified copies of the academic documents requested, will not be considered.

Calendar of the selection process

  • 1 November: application deadline
  • November-December: Processing of applications by the Social Affairs and Student Mobility Office (SASME) and the Admissions department (SII)
  • December-January: The SASME informs candidates whose application is incomplete or has not been accepted by the admissions department that their application for the scholarship has been unsuccessful.
  • January-February: Complete applications are transferred to the faculties for consideration of their eligibility for the chosen masters degrees.
  • February-March: The SASME informs candidates whose application has not been accepted by the faculty.
  • March: The selection board for masters scholarships selects the candidates who will be offered a masters scholarship.
  • Early April: candidates are informed of the selection board’s decision.

Further information and to apply click here

Chevening Scholarships 2019/2020

Chevening Scholarships 2019/2020

Applications for 2019/2020 Chevening Awards to study in the UK will officially open in 6 August 2018.

Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Application opens 6th August 2018, 12:00 BST. To apply click here.

Application deadline 6 November 2018, 12:00 GMT

Application Timeline

The selection process for Chevening Awards can vary in length depending on which award you are applying to.

Chevening Fellowships

The process of selecting Chevening Fellows takes a minimum of six months from the application deadline to when fellows are conditionally selected for an award. This can vary depending on which fellowship programme you are applying to. Please refer to your country’s fellowship page for further details on the timeline for the programme you are applying for.

Chevening Scholarships

The process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when scholars are conditionally selected for an award.

Make sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to all of your questions:



Get involved with Summer Challenge Ethiopia 2018

Get involved with Summer Challenge Ethiopia 2018

This Summer Challenge is aimed to achieve solutions with regards Clean Water and Sanitation, the 6th Sustainable Development Goal, in a real district of Ethiopia. We would like to thank the collaboration of IRC Foundation for helping us with this Summer Challenge.
You will be part of an interdisciplinary team of 5 where you will work to deliver a feasible proposal so the population of a specific district of Ethiopia will have access to water by 2030. A few weeks before the challenge we will provide you further information with regards the challenge. For the moment keep in mind that is going to be demanding and serious work.
You can get your ticket here but it is needed that you fulfil this form
When: From the 14th until the 16th of August.
Where: WeWork – Kings Place – 90 York Way, London N1 9AG, UK.Do you want to spend 3 days of this Summer working together on this issue?
Register for the event here 


Call for Paper 1st International Research Conference

Call for Paper 1st International Research Conference

Computer Professionals United (CPU) Business and Information Technology College on its silver jubilee anniversary is organizing an International Research conference on the theme “Private Higher Institutions/Universities/Colleges: Achievements, Technological Innovation and Prospects for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia”.

The conference will serve as a platform for sharing research results, practices, and issues pertinent to the enhancement of Technological Innovation and the guiding the future of Ethiopian Higher Education Institutions. CPU College invites all interested researchers, educators, policy/decision makers, and educational service providers to submit papers for oral presentations under the following

 Technological innovation and its impact on employment in developing countries
 Technological innovation adaptation for sustainable development and its impact on industrial relations
 Challenges to Quality Assurance in TVET practice to meet National, Regional and International standards
 Challenges and Opportunities in Ethiopian Private Higher Education Institutions
 University-Industry linkage for Research and Development
 Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation through Higher Education

Interested researchers are invited to submit their manuscripts to the Research and Publication Office (RPO) of the college. The papers should briefly explain the background of the study, statement of the problem, objectives and basic research questions conceptual framework, significance, research methodology, findings/result, conclusions and recommendation.

 Deadline for submission of electronic versions of full papers is July 30, 2018,*
 Papers must be original work and are not published or considered for publication
 Selected paper will be presented at the 1 st International Research Conference
 The papers should be of 10-15 pages in length, typed in 1.5 spaces, font size 12, and font face Times New Roman.
 Papers should be submitted to /

Contact Address: CPU Business & Information Technology College Research and Publication Office [RPO] P. O. Box 31166, Addis Ababa

For more information please kindly you can contact: +251925081630/+251 911680686


*Please be informed that the timeline indicated in the call for paper is non-binding for overseas participants. Papers can be submitted near the conference date which will be fixed soon than later.

JOBS for Ghana’s Graduates

JOBS for Ghana’s Graduates

JOBS for Ghana’s Graduates: Nothing tops INDEPENDENCE! SHS, TVET, HND & Uni graduates.

APPLY Online for work experience:

Leady by AmDeCo, a Ghanaian tech and business support organization. Applicants will be given the opportunity to learn more about the available job and internship placements and hear from, interact and learn about the world of corporate Sales & Marketing with experienced sales executives. Info sessions will soon be scheduled for the Ashanti, Central, Western and Northern Regions.

“This project is about the impact of matching 1000 unemployed graduates with a tangible opportunity to transform the trajectory of their futures. We envision that after gaining practical experience with our corporate clients, those Interns that are so inclined can think about climbing the corporate ladder or eventually go on to start-up their own businesses successfully offering products or services that solve local problems for our country’s development,” says Amma Gyampo, founder of AmDeCo

The #1000Interns program was launched in February 2018 and aims at securing unemployed graduates both at the senior high and university levels with opportunities to enhance their employability while equipping them with skills relevant to the job market. Over 500 applications have applied so far online. Over 200 have since been screened and selected for information sessions.

Several local entrepreneurs and business people including Freed Deegbe, CEO of HTW Shoes have shared their thoughts with Amdeco in a series of promotional videos about the importance of internships on the path to success.

APPLY Online for work experience:

Call for Abstract ESIM Annual Conference

Call for Abstract ESIM Annual Conference

Call for Abstract ESIM Annual Conference

The meeting platform for Internists in Ethiopia. This year with a new social event and cocktail to meet up with old friends.

A highly scientific program is also included. Our flagship ‘what’s new in the year’ lecture series is back. You really wouldn’t want to miss these stellar sessions as they keep you updated on what happened over the year in our field.

Research abstracts carry a cash award this year. If you have an abstract ready, you can compete for the event.

A panel discussion about issues pertaining to our practice is also planned.

Submit Abstract Paper before 30th July 2018 to

The conference will be held on the 4th-5th August 2018. For further details click here.

ESIM Abstract Paper

Governance for Development in Africa PhD scholarships

GDAI – PhD scholarships

The Centre of African Studies offers 2 PhD scholarships to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Applications are invited for PhD studentships focused on the area of state capacities, governance and bureaucracy for development. This may include projects designed to understand public sector governance capabilities, political settlements, state business relations, the governance of state owned enterprises, the governance of development policy design and implementation, and so on. But applications must focus on the public sector/state/civil service, on governance, and on development.

In order to be considered for funding, applicants must first secure an UNCONDITIONAL OFFER for the PhD by applying directly to the SOAS Doctoral School.

The eligible PhD are only those within the following departments:

Once the place is secured, the applicants can apply for the scholarship. Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a panel consisting of SOAS academic members. The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your scholarship application. Please provide the following documents by email to

  • complete application form (see pdf attached on the right side of this page)
  • a copy of the unconditional offer received from SOAS admissions office
  • CV (please include your email address)
  • 2 pages max statement outlining knowledge and interest in governance-related issues
  • Your research proposal (as sent to the SOAS Admissions Office)

Please note that CAS reserves the right not to award scholarships and will only award them where there are applicants judged to meet sufficiently high academic standards and with demonstrable interests in fields relevant to the objectives of the GDAI.

The deadline for submission of application is 31st March 2019.

The guidance notes and the reference form can be downloaded here

For contact details visit 

Google Travel and Conference Grants


To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups from attending leading conferences, we’re excited to offer Google Travel and Conference Grants for selected conferences in the fields of technology and business. Grants are available in North America for all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology (including, but not limited to, Black, Latinx, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, women and veterans), in Europe for women in technology, in India and in Africa for students who have their research papers accepted at top-tier conferences in Computer Science and related areas.

To encourage attendance at technical conferences, Google will provide selected recipients:

  • Free conference registration
  • North America: A 500 USD reimbursement to retroactively be used toward airfare and accommodation costs (will be awarded after the conference)
  • Europe: Up to 1,000 EUR towards travel and accommodation costs (will be paid after the conference)
  • India: An award in the range of 1,000 – 3,000 USD that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and other related expenses.
  • Africa: An award in the range of 1,000 – 3,000 USD that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and related expenses. Grant amount depends on cost for the international conference.
  • Japan & South Korea: Up to 3,000 USD towards air tickets and lodging cost (will be paid after the conference). Grant amount depends on cost for the international conference.

Grant eligibility varies by region, so please review the information on the region-specific tabs on the top. Grants will be awarded to the most qualified persons based on application review. Every applicant will be notified of their status according to the time frames specified for the region.

For further information and apply to click here

For any questions, please reach out to