Fellowship Opportunities for African Students

By Adeyemi Bukola on 30-Oct-2020


Organizations provide support to their fellow’s either financially or help them complete their graduate program and conduct research about a particular topic. It comes with several benefits like practical experience, professional development, financial support, additional incentives, and tax benefits.

1. Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship For Women  From Developing Countries

The International Peace Research Association Foundation invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from countries in the Global South. Dorothy Senesh was a long-time activist for international peace and justice. Her husband, Lawrence Senesh, established this fellowship following her death in 1989. The first award was made at the IPRA 25th Anniversary conference, July 1990, in Groningen, Netherlands, and has been made biennially ever since.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

Eligibility: African students (Women)

Value: Fully funded

Type: Fellowship

2.  UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) Local Pathways Fellowship 2021 For Young Leaders

The 2021 cohort of the Local Pathways Fellowship will bring together a network of 100 young thought leaders, urban planners, sustainability advocates, researchers, and innovators from 100 different cities across the world to advance local dialogue, collaboration, and problem-solving around the Sustainable Development Goals and to make cities and urban settlements “smart, fair and sustainable”.

Application Deadline: 30th November 2020

Eligibility: All nationalities

Value: Not stated

Type: Fellowship

3.    Iso Lomso Fully Funded Fellowships 2021 For Early Career African Researchers

Iso Lomso fellowships provide a three-year attachment to STIAS to enable fellows to develop and conduct a long-term research program of their preference. The aim is to facilitate and support them towards becoming established scholars in their fields.

Application Deadline: 15th February 2021

Eligibility: African Nationalities

Value: Fully funded

Type: Fellowship

4.  Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) 2021 For International Researchers

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, postdoctoral students, and senior investigators to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts.

Application Deadline: 1st November 2020

Eligibility: All Nationalities

Value: up to $4,000 per year

Type: Fellowship

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