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Top 29 Global Opportunities for Africans to Explore in USA & Canada 2020

Wouldn’t it be absolutely amazing to visit the land of opportunities like the USA? Thanks to top global opportunities for Africans to explore in the USA and Canada. Feel free to take advantage of this list but, remember that it is subject to updates because it is in-exhaustible. 

1. GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship in Journalism and Media Advocacy in 2021(Win $15,000)

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) invites applications for the second edition of the Resilience Fellowship in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: January 4, 2021.

2. Fully Funded Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling 2021

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), ONE, and the Elliott family are offering The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling, to honour an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who strives to strengthen people’s voices and improve their well-being in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 11:59 EST. Click here for more details and to apply

3. UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences 2021

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization offers the UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Monday, March 15, 2021.

4. U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Women Building Peace Award in USA 2021(Win $10,000)

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) invites applications for the Women Building Peace Award in  2021 at  Washington, D.C. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 2:00pm ET.

5. Global Health Corps Fellowship for Professional Growth as a Leader in USA 2021

The Global Health Corps in the USA is inviting applications for the Global Health Corps Fellowship for Professional Growth as a Leader in 2021. This is one of the top global opportunities for Africans to explore. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Application closes 12:00PM EST / 7:00PM CAT / 8:00PM EAT on January 13, 2021. 

6. O’Brien Fellowship for Journalism at Marquette University in USA 2021

Marquette University in the USA offers the O’Brien Fellowship for journalists spend nine months reporting stories with the power to compel change in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Jan. 23, 2021.

7. World Bank Internship for Graduate, PhD Students Worldwide in USA 2021

The World Bank invites applications for its summer internships for graduate and PhD students worldwide in USA, 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Summer Internship (June-September): The application period for the Summer Internship is December 1 – January 31 each year. Winter Internship (December-March): The application period for the Winter Internship is September 1 – October 31 each year. All applications MUST be submitted on-line. Applications submitted after the deadline are not considered. Click here for more details and to apply.

8. Harvard Graduate School of Design Wheelwright Prize 2021 (Win $100,000)

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is offering the 2021 cycle of the Wheelwright Prize, an open international competition that awards 100,000 USD to a talented early-career architect to support new forms of architectural research. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2021.

9. Atlantic Fellows Programme for Change Makers from the USA and South Africa 2021

The Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity invites applications for Fellowships for young Changemakers from the USA and South Africa in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: January 20th, 2021, 11:59 pm SAST/4:59 pm EST.

10. Yale Young Global Scholars Programme in USA 2021

Yale University in the USA invites applications from high school students for the Yale Young Global Scholars Programme in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: January 12, 2021.

11. FIG Grants and Fellowships for Investigative Projects in USA 2021

Fund for Investigative Journalism(FIJ) in the USA is inviting applications for the Grants and Fellowships for Investigative Projects in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Monday, February 8, 2021. 

12. Yale Young African Scholars Programme for High School Students in USA 2021

Yale University in the USA invites applications from high school students for the Yale Young African Scholars Programme in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: February 16, 2021. 

13. Schneider Electric Go Green in the City Challenge in USA 2021

Schneider Electric invites applications for the Go Green in the City competition open to students in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: February 15, 2021. 

14. NPR Kroc Fellowship to Develop Your Journalistic Voice in USA 2021

The NPR Kroc Fellowship opens for applications for journalists for the 2020 fellowship cycle. This is a yearlong program designed to identify and develop the next generation of extraordinary public media journalists. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Oct. 15 and Dec. 31 each year.

15. AADS Dissertation Fellowship at Boston College in USA 2020

Boston College and Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences in the USA is inviting applications for the African & African Diaspora Studies Programme (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: January 6, 2021, at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

16. Columbia Journalism School Spencer Education Fellowship in USA 2021

Columbia University offers the Spencer Education Fellowship for journalists and educators in- and outside of the U.S. to spend an academic year at Columbia University researching and producing journalism about a significant topic in education in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The deadline is the end of January for the following academic year, which typically runs from the end of August to mid‐June. Click here for more details and to apply.

17. National Geographic COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators 2020

The National Geographic Society invites applications for the COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators in 2020. The National Geographic Society recognizes that educators, who are among the many dedicated individuals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, are pioneering new ways of teaching so that students can continue learning. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted until further notice. 

18. Hayek Fund Scholarship for PhD Students at George Mason University in USA 2020

The Institute of Humane Studies at George Mason University in the USA is offering the Hayek Fund for Scholars to PhD students for the 2020/2021 academic year. This is one of the top global opportunities for Africans to explore. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are currently ongoing. 

19. Sidney Hillman Foundation Prize for Investigative Journalism in USA 2021 (Win $5,000)

Sidney Hillman Foundation in the USA invites applications and nominations for the Hillman Prize in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The Call for Entries for the 2021 Hillman Prizes is now open. The deadline is January 30, 2021. 

20. Urban Leaders Fellowship for Transforming Communities 2021

Urban Leaders fellowship in the USA is accepting applications from qualified candidates for its Fellowship aimed at transforming communities through people, partnerships, and policy in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis in three rounds. First: December 12th, 2021. Second: February 6th, 2021. Final: March 20th, 2021.

21. Clinton Global Initiative University Programme for International Students in USA 2021

The Clinton Global Initiative University invites applications for higher education student leaders who are committed to taking action in their community to address a pressing challenge in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The application deadline for CGI U 2021 is Friday, January 15 at 11:59 pm ET.

22. Pulitzer Center International Reporting Grants for Journalists in USA 2020

Pulitzer Center in the USA is inviting applications for the International Reporting Grants for freelance and staff journalists as well as assignment editors in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are ongoing.

23. IHS Discussion Colloquia for Graduate Students at Institute for Humane Studies in USA 2020

The Institute for Humane Studies(IHS) in the USA invites applications for the IHS Discussion Colloquia for graduate students in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. 

24. Keystone Symposia Scholarship for Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in USA 2021

Keystone Symposia in the USA is inviting applications for the Scholarship for Students and Postdoctoral Fellows for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills scholarships in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The deadlines for professional skills scholarships applications are posted on the website, and select the meeting that you are interested in. All the deadlines including the scholarship deadline are listed there.

25. Global Health Travel Awards for Low and Middle Income Countries in the USA

Keystone Symposia in the USA is inviting applications for the Global Health Travel Awards for Low and Middle-Income Countries in 2020. This is one of the top global opportunities for Africans to explore. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Please check individual opportunities for application deadlines.

26. Pulitzer Centre Data Journalism Grant in 2020 (Win Grants Up to $10,000)

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism offers the Data Journalism Grant in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: This grant opportunity is now open, and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, rolling basis.

27. IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Worldwide in USA 2020

The International Women’s Media Foundation(IWMF) in the USA is inviting applications for the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Worldwide in 2020. Undoubtedly, this is one of the top global opportunities for Africans to explore. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Application is accepted on a rolling.  

28. DFID Global Innovation Fund for Poverty Alleviation in 2020(Win £10m)

The US Department of International Development (DFID) invites applications for grants within the Global Innovation Fund in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: They accept applications on a continuous basis, with no deadlines or ’rounds’ of funding. Click here for more details and to apply.

29. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships Programme in the USA 2021

The U.S. Department of State invites applications for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme for professionals in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Deadlines for applicants vary by country. Click here for more details and to apply.

International students can visit the land of opportunities by taking advantage of the top global opportunities for Africans to explore in the USA and Canada.  

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