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Top 23 Global Opportunities for Africans to Explore Arts & Humanities 2021

Students who are looking to expand their knowledge in the Arts can now do so with ease. This is thanks to the top global opportunities for African students in Arts and Humanities. However, remember that this list is subject to updates because it is in-exhaustible. 

1. Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge for Entrepreneurs 2021 (Win up to $10,000)

Social Shifters invites applications for the Global Innovation Challenge for Entrepreneurs with a focus on tackling environmental challenges in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applicants can submit their application until July 16, 2021. 

2. LEAP Africa Youth Day of Service Social Impact Campaign for African Volunteers 2021

LEAP Africa invites applications for the LEAP Africa Youth Day of Service Social Impact Campaign for African Volunteers in Nigeria in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Please note that registration for all interested volunteers begins on July 1st and ends by August 10th, 2021. 

3. Call for Performers Worldwide for the Tumaini Cultural Festival in Malawi 2021

Dzaleka Refugee Camp invites applications for the Call for Performers Worldwide for the Tumaini Cultural Festival in Malawi in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are open now until July 31st, 2021. 

4. Mellon/SAR Academic Freedom Workshop/Fellowships for Early Career Researchers USA 2021

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites applications for the Mellon/SAR Academic Freedom Workshop & Fellowships in the USA in 2021/22. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2021. Decisions will be announced in October 2021. 

5. Seán MacBride Fellowship for Namibian Mid-Career Professionals in Ireland 2022/23

The Ireland Fellows Programme invites applications for the Seán MacBride Fellowship for Namibian Mid-Career Professionals to study International Relations and Conflict Resolution in Ireland in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications and accompanying documents is August 1, 2021.

6. Leventis Fellowship for Nigerian Academics at Centre of African Studies in UK 2022

The Centre of African Studies of the University of London invites applications from Nigerian academics to take part in the Leventis Fellowship for Nigerian Academics; a scheme of collaborative research funded by the Leventis Foundation in 2022. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications for Leventis Fellowship Nigerian Academics close March 31, 2023.

7. One World Media Global Short Docs Forum for New and Diverse Talents telling International Stories 2021

Applications are open for the One World Media Global Short Docs Forum for New Talents telling International Stories in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: This forum is open for applications from Saturday, June 19, 2021, and closes at 5 PM (BST) on Thursday, July 22, 2021. 

8. NED Reagan Fascell Fellowship Programme for Africans in USA 2022

The National Endowment for Democracy invites applications for the 2022/2023 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Programme. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are due by October 1, 2021, and letters of recommendation are due by October 8, 2021.

9. Orange Corners Egypt Incubation Programme for Entrepreneurs in Cairo 2021

Orange Corners in Egypt is inviting applications for the Orange Corners Cairo Programme to support the Growth of Entrepreneurs in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The application is open and the specific date will be announced shortly. 

10. Casement Fellowship for Masters in Human Rights for Nigerian Students in Ireland 2021

The Ireland Fellowships Programme invites applications for the Casement Fellowship for Masters in Human Rights for Nigerian Students in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications and accompanying documents is August 1, 2021. 

11. Getty Foundation Scholar Grants for Residency in USA 2021 (Get up to $65,000)

Getty foundation invites applications for the Getty Foundation Scholar Grants for Residency in the USA in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The next deadline to submit an application for a residential scholar grant at Getty is October 1, 2021 (5:00 p.m. PT). 

12. International Labour Organization SDG 8.7 Innovation Challenge 2021 (Win USD 30,000)

Applications are being invited for the International Labour Organization SDG 8.7 Innovation Challenge in Switzerland in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Access the application platform before August 15, 2021 (11:59 Geneva time). After this time, applications will be closed. 

13. International Identity Day Design Competition for African Artists 2021 (Win US$ 3,000)

ID4Africa with support from Integrated Biometrics (IB) invites applications for the International Identity Day Design Competition for African Artists in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The submission deadline is July 16, 2021, at 11:59 PST. 

14. Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Outstanding Writers in the UAE 2021 (Win up to (US $1.9m)

Applications are currently being invited for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Outstanding Writers in the UAE in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Submissions are open for four months every year from May to October 1st, 2021.  

15. Yale Drama Series Playwriting Competition for Emerging Playwrights 2022 (Win $10,000)

Yale University Press invites applications for the Yale Drama Series Playwriting Competition for Emerging Playwrights in 2022. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Electronic submissions for the 2022 competition must be submitted no earlier than June 1, 2021, and no later than August 15, 2021.

16. Radcliffe Institute Fellowship for Scientists and Journalists Worldwide in USA 2021

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Havard University in the USA invites applications from exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, and artists for the 2021 fellowships. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The deadline for applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is September 10, 2022. The deadline for applications in science, engineering, and mathematics is October 1, 2021.  

17. The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships in the USA for Journalists from Developing Countries 2021

Alfred Friendly Press Partners in the USA invites applications for the 2021 general fellowships open to professional journalists from developing countries. This is also one of the top global opportunities for African students in Arts and Humanities. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications close August 31, 2021.  

18. Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship for Scholars, Journalists in USA 2021

Wilson Center in the USA invites scholars, practitioners, journalists, and public intellectuals to take part in Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship for the 2021/22 academic year. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The application closes on October 5, 2021.  

19. Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) Fellowships for Doctoral Students Worldwide 2021

The Institute of European History (IEG) invites applications for the Leibniz-IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students from Germany and Abroad for the 2021/22 academic session. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The next deadline for applications is August 15, 2021, for fellowships beginning in February 2022 or later.

20. Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Awards in USA 2021 (Win up to $45,000)

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation invites applications for the Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Awards in the USA 2021. Yet again, this is one of the top global opportunities for African students in Arts and Humanities. Deadline: Applications must be submitted by August 1, for a decision in December.  

21. US Embassy Public Diplomacy Small Grants Programme 2021 (Win up to $75,000)

The U.S. Embassy Algiers Affairs Section (PAS) is inviting applications for its Public Diplomacy (PD) small grants program in 2021. Implementation of this program remains subject to the approval and availability of U.S. government fiscal year 2021 (FY2021) funds. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Application closes August 1, 2021.

22. Communications Intern at the International Center for Journalists 2021

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites a committed and talented intern to join their communications team and work with them to tell ICFJ’s story in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Click here for more details and to apply.

23. Filmmakers Without Borders Grants for Filmmakers Worldwide 2021

FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) is offering support to independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives in 2021.  Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Spring: January 1stSummer: June 1stFall: August 1st. Click here for more details and to apply.

With the top global opportunities for African students to explore in Arts and Humanities, international students can make your study abroad dreams come true. 

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