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Margaret McNamara Education Grants

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The Margaret McNamara Education Grants (formerly known as MMMF) is a nonprofit, public charity founded in 1981, which awards education grants to exceptional women from developing countries, who are at least 25 years old, and enrolled at universities in the US, Canada and select universities in South Africa and Latin America.


Deadline: 15 January 2017

 

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MasterCard Foundation 2016 Scholarship Program

The MasterCard Foundation is seeking applications for its 2016 undergraduate Scholarship funds particularly from Africa, to educate and develop next-generation leaders who will contribute to social and economic progress.

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Leader of Tomorrow – Essay Competition 2016 |

Leader of Tomorrow – Essay Competition 2016 | | Creating opportunities for Africans | Scoop.it
Compete for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify as a Leader of Tomorrow in the world’s premier opportunity. 

Seize your opportunity! Be bold, be creative and be ambitious enough to surprise global leaders with your own unique idea – an idea that shall inspire and provoke the minds of the current global and future leaders! Qualify with an excellent essay! Your essay must answer the following question: What are alternatives to economic growth? Leaders of Tomorrow have expressed scepticism towards economic growth as it stands today. The goal is to challenge you to develop your alternative guidelines to the concept of growth.

Deadline: 1 February 2016

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UNESCO 2016 Worldwide Youth Multimedia Contest

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UNESCO, the U.N. organization invites youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Contest. 

Deadline: January 16, 2016
Eligibility: Juniors – ages 10-14; Youth – ages 15-19; and Young Adult – ages 20-24
Dates: November 18, 2015 until January 16, 2016

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Hult Prize Challenge 2016

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The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which encourages the brightest minds from around the globe.
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Microsoft Imagine Cup Global Students Competition 2016

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Microsoft Imagine Cup Global Students Competition is the world's premier student technology competition.
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Additional Insights International Research Fellowship

Global TIES for Children is seeking applications from around the world for its Additional Insights International Research Fellowship Program. 
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African Innovations Awards

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The African Innovations Award seeks to promote uniqueness amongst African businesses and individuals to raise the bar by inspiring the next generation to be distinct and establish outstanding businesses that can compete internationally.

Applications begin 1st September 2015..The deadline to apply is November 30th, 2015.

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Enter: The International Competition of Packaging Design

The International Young Package Competition is aimed at students and young designers from all around the world. Young Package focuses on packages made of paper. The competition was founded to invite students and creative people, and challenge them to create designs of corrugated and smooth cardboard or other paper materials widely used in package design.…

 

DEADLINE: March 25, 2016

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Student Design Competition : IIDA

Student Design Competition : IIDA | Creating opportunities for Africans | Scoop.it

International Interior Design Association is sponsoring this competition, which is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program. Your project must be submitted digitally through the competition website from Nov. 2, 2015 to Feb. 1, 2016, 

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UNESCO 2016 Worldwide Youth Multimedia Contest

UNESCO, the U.N. organization that brings grass roots initiatives in Education, Science, and Culture, invites youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Competition.  The natural optimism and unparalleled connectivity put youth one of the greatest positions to bring much needed change to the world. 

Applicants are required to produce either, a 3-minute video, multimedia presentation, 500-700 written essay, art work or any method that channels a specific passion by choosing one of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and develop your solution to accomplish this aim.

Applications will be received from: November 18, 2015 until January 16, 2016

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Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2015

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Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2015 

In partnership with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and in collaboration with Ashoka, we are looking for innovative and scaleable technologies or initiatives that are contributing to one or more of the eight Global Goals we’ve identified as most relevant to our business and entrepreneurs. The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards are one significant way we want to inspire action—that is why the search is on for young innovators aged 35 or under that have already begun to address the challenges at the heart of the Global Goals.

 

The competition is open to individuals from any part of the world. 

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2016 Startupper of the year for Young Africans

2016 Startupper of the year for Young Africans | Creating opportunities for Africans | Scoop.it

Enter the Startupper of the year by Total challenge and try to win individual coaching and financial support to create or develop your business ! Youth from across 34 African Countries eligible to enter!

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Inclusive Education Scholarship Program

Inclusive Education Scholarship Program | Creating opportunities for Africans | Scoop.it
The Inclusive Education Scholarship Program offers awards to individuals from China, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and selected countries in Africa and Latin America for an 18-month master of education degree.
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2016-17 MCW International Youth Leadership Program: Empowering Youth to Create Positive Change! -

Miracle Corners of the World (MCW) is inviting young people from around the world for its 19th Annual International Youth Leadership Retreat from 27th July, 2016- 4th August, 2016. 

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The Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary 2016

The Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary 2016 | Creating opportunities for Africans | Scoop.it
The Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary encourages students to develop their entrepreneurial ideas and showcase their creativity, as well as enhance their understanding of the requirements for a successful business venture.

Deadline: April 1 2016

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Jacobs Startup Competition 2016

Jacobs Startup Competition 2016 | Creating opportunities for Africans | Scoop.it

Jacobs Startup Competition welcomes students from all around the world with promising business ideas. The Startupper of the Year challenge is inviting young candidates from 34 selected African countries who are currently preparing a business plan or are in the early stages of creating their own business. Regardless of the type of business or activity, as long as they share the characteristics common to creative start-ups: innovation, competitiveness, growth boosting and job creation, they encourage you to participate.

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Virgin Media Accelerator 2016

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The Virgin Media Accelerator,powered by Techstars,will launch in 2016 to support the most innovative digital startups from around the world.
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Valeo Innovation Challenge 2016

Valeo Innovation Challenge 2016 | Creating opportunities for Africans | Scoop.it
The Valeo Innovation Challenge 2016 is an international contest that invites students from all around the world to make automotive history.
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GoUNESCO Internship Program

Submit your GoUNESCO Internship Program application today! Join hundreds of students on this 6 month global program and make heritage fun!
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Enter for the 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story-Win $1000 USD

Enter for the 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story-Win $1000 USD | Creating opportunities for Africans | Scoop.it

The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative and the College for Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University are proud to announce the 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. The contest will be judged by science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of many foundational works in climate fiction, along with other climate fiction

Deadline: January 15, 2016

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Final Deadline on Nov 18th! Plus, Youth Blogger Prize Deadline Extended!

Final Deadline on Nov 18th! Plus, Youth Blogger Prize Deadline Extended! | Creating opportunities for Africans | Scoop.it

The deadline for our Youth Blogger Prize has been extended to Dec. 15! Enter your innovations for building a sustainable apparel industry, and you might win a €50,000

You could win a $1,000 and a travel stipend to cover the Fabric Of Change Summit in spring of 2016: http://bit.ly/1X5eeuh

 

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The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film | Creating opportunities for Africans | Scoop.it
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film 2016 Call for Short-Short Documentary Film Entries Submissions deadline: March 31, 2016 Download the 2016 Film Grant rules and guidelines

 

Submissions begin November 1st of each consecutive year.

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WARC Travel Grant, West African Research Association , Dakar, Senegal

The WARC Travel Grant (French version available) promotes intra-African cooperation and exchange among researchers and institutions by providing support to African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent.

The application will be available on December 15, 2015. 

The next deadline for applications for the WARC Travel Grant is March 15, 2016. 

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International Radio Playwriting Competition

International Radio Playwriting Competition | Creating opportunities for Africans | Scoop.it

A competition for writers from around the world to have their play broadcast on the BBC World Service. Now in its twenty-fifth year, the British Council is delighted to be supporting the International Radio Playwriting Competition in partnership with BBC World Service, Commonwealth Writers and co-producers The Open University. The competition is now open and the submission deadline is 31 January 2016. 

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