Opportunities For Women #24
Compiled by Ibukunoluwa Okusanya, Anthonia Omonye Abraham and Maryam Awesu
This week, it’s all about the scholarships! As you know, our first Sisterly Session is coming up in a week’s time so we’ve kept the limelight on (almost) everything scholarships and fellowships this week. We hope that you apply for these amazing opportunities because you are all that and you have what they require. We are looking forward to seeing you at our Applying For Global Scholarships event to learn how to maximize these scholarship opportunities. Get your pen, paper, and questions ready. See you soon! Ciao!
Applying For Global Scholarships by Sisterly HQ
We specially invite you to our upcoming event. Opportunities For Women is a project of Sisterly HQ that connects women to opportunities and resources to achieve their goals and dreams. Applying For Global Scholarships will provide women with much-needed information and insights on applying for scholarship opportunities. How do you start? How do you stand out? How do you get a Yes? How do you get a fully-funded offer?
- Desire Uba, ERASMUS+ Scholar, and MSC Candidate, L’Universita degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale
- Teresiah Wambui Warui, Chevening Scholar and MA Graduate, University of Sussex
- Olufisayo Abiodun, MBA Candidate, Arizona State University and Forte Fellow
Join us and our panelists, as we dive into their journeys to and with fully-funded scholarships in Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
Click here to join the session on LinkedIn Live on April 16, 2022.
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2022 (Fully Funded )
Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, broaden horizons, and build a global network that will last a lifetime.
Deadline: May 24, 2022
University of Cape Town Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program provides scholarships to academically talented young Africans to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Students enrolled in the programme receive support and developmental opportunities including mentoring, leadership development, academic, and life skills support, career development, and entrepreneurship training. They are expected to engage in community upliftment projects and get involved in all that UCT has to offer.
African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme 2022/2023
The purpose of the African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme is to provide opportunities for early-career researchers based in Africa to work and develop their ongoing research at the Nordic Africa Institute. The scholarship offers access to the Institute’s library and other resources that provide a stimulating research environment.
Deadline: May 1, 2022
Australian National University Scholarship
The Scholarship is Funded by the Government of Australia. The Australian Government Research Scholarship is one of the Top Highest scholarships in the world. ANU is a National University. All Top & Excellent Research-based universities are taking active participation in Fully Funded Scholarships by the Australian Government.
Deadline: April 15.2022
Goethe University Master’s Scholarships in Germany
Goethe University’s Master’s scholarship program is a groundbreaking project, and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. They are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programs, which are deeply embedded in our strongest research units (Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). A monthly stipend of 1,000 € for the standard period of study in a Master’s program at Goethe-University (generally 2 years) would be awarded.
University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS) in Australia
The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS). The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University’s research activities. The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for Ph.D. students.
Note: No separate application for a USydIS Scholarship is necessary. Students must indicate that they would like to be considered for the USydIS by completing the relevant section of the Postgraduate Research Application form.
The Bartlett Promise Sub-saharan Africa Master’s Scholarship
This scholarship is open to applicants who are nationals of a Bartlett-approved list of Sub-Saharan African countries pursuing a Bartlett master’s program. Full overseas tuition fees, an allowance to cover living and study expenses (£15,364) for the normal duration of the program at UCL, a flight to/from the UK, UK Study Visa costs, English language assessment costs, health test costs, master’s program application fee costs and the NHS health supplement charge in the UK. All Promise scholars will also receive ongoing academic and career support during their studies.
Deadline: 18 April 2022, 23.45 BST
Interfolio Post Doc Fellowship 2021 at Tulane University
The Interfolio postdoctoral fellowship at Tulane University will conduct independent research on molecular and cellular factors contributing to the development of osteoarthritis with a special emphasis on exosomes (extracellular vesicles). The postdoctoral fellow would get to analyze and summarize collected data in written form and, together with the principal investigator, write manuscripts and publish the results of research in scientific journals.
Deadline: Not stated
Win Win Gothenburg Sustainability Youth Award 2022
The WIN WIN Youth Award is an international award that aims to empower and reward young people who play an active role in the creation of a more sustainable future. The WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Youth Award wants to acknowledge youth aged 13–29, either a person or an organization, whose aquaculture initiative could contribute to increased efficiency and sustainability, and thereby also toward one or more of the UN:s global goals. The winner will be invited to receive the award at the WIN WIN Award ceremony on October 21 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Deadline: April 30, 2022
WARA/Mastercard Foundation Doctoral Fellowship
The West African Research Association (WARA), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, is pleased to announce support for young West African scholars through its Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship program. This program reflects our joint commitment to increasing opportunities for emerging West African scholars, people who are transforming ideas into active solutions to the challenges facing not only the region but also throughout the globe.
The Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship-US program will award one pre-doctoral grant of $4,000 for travel to West Africa to conduct research.
Deadline: Not stated
Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation’s network of founders, investors, and scientists.
Deadline: Not Stated
Schwarzman Scholars are selected from an international pool of distinguished candidates. Prospective Scholars are expected to demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional results in their field, and outstanding leadership qualities. Our cohort of global leaders reflects the diversity, vibrancy, and promise of the world at large. Schwarzman Scholars embrace the opportunity to understand other cultures, perspectives, and positions.
Application Opens: Apr 13, 2022
Application Deadline: Sept 20, 2022
Selection Cycle: Oct — Nov 2022
Program Begins: Aug 2023
Programs, Conferences, and Workshops
Human Rights Advocate Program Columbia (HRAP)
The Program is designed for human rights activists working with NGOs on issues including sexual and gender-based violence, minority rights, LGBTQI+ rights, labour rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, migration, health, social exclusion, environmental justice, disability rights, and corporate social accountability.
Deadline: May 12, 2022
Standard Bank Learnership Programme for Young South Africans 2022
The program integrates practical and theory and includes both structured work experience and structured learning with an accredited training provider — leading to a SAQA accredited qualification. We’re working to grow the potential for young people throughout Africa.
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Stanford Seed Transformation Program For Young Entrepreneurs 2022/2023
The Seed Transformation Program (STP) is a year-long, part-time intensive leadership program for CEOs/founders of established businesses. Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty and other experts deliver strategy sessions for CEOs and their management teams, in which leaders learn and apply skills, tools, and mindsets to drive growth and innovation.
Deadline: June 1, 2022
UNCCD Images of Women-led Solutions to Desertification 2022
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is accepting the submission of Images of Women-led Solutions to Desertification. The UNCCD will be holding its 15th Conference of Parties (COP 15) in May 2022, hosted by Cote d’Ivoire. The COP15 theme, ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity, is a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.
Deadline: April 18, 2022
The Be There Certificate is a free, self-paced learning experience designed to increase mental health literacy and provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to safely support anyone who may be struggling with their mental health. It provides a deep understanding of Be There’s 5 Golden Rules — a simple but actionable framework on how to recognize when someone might be struggling with their mental health, your role in supporting that person, and how to connect them to the help they deserve.
It has 6 interactive lessons and is less than 2 hours. It is free of charge and available in French, English, and Spanish. It uses videos and real-life scenarios.
MedlinePlus Women’s Health
This list is aimed to help women to educate themselves on female health care and health-related issues. The list elaborates on the options available, what challenges they may face along the way, and more importantly, how to overcome them.
5 Alternatives to Non-hormonal birth control
Ramadan Tips for Muslims and Non-Muslims
Like our opportunities and resources so far? Have additional ones? Let us know in the comments!
Ibukunoluwa Okusanya is a content and lifestyle writer. She’s also a media and pop culture enthusiast. Her passion for media has driven her to gain experience in several entertainment companies. She’s interested in telling real-life stories cutting across all genres. Connect with Ibukun on Instagram.
Anthonia Omonye Abraham
Anthonia Abraham is a final-year physiotherapy student with a bespoken history in volunteering within health, human rights, and content creation. Connect with Anthonia on LinkedIn.
Maryam Awesu is a 400 level law student at the University of Lagos. She is a Technology enthusiast looking towards inspiring young women into the space, a Tech podcaster, and an SDG 4 advocate. Maryam owns a Technical blog, Hashnode, and a lifestyle blog on Medium. Connect with her on Instagram and LinkedIn.