Category: Fellowship

Apply For Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion 2020

The Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion 2020 grant aims to involve media professionals in the daily work of the Paradigm Initiative in the fields of digital rights and digital inclusion in Africa.

From April 2020, the selected fellows will work in our offices in Nigeria (Lagos Aba, Abuja and Kano), Cameroon (Yaoundé), Zambia (Lusaka), the Democratic Republic of Congo or even Ghana (Accra). Applications are open to journalists working for media in Africa.

 This scholarship aims to expose media professionals to the fields of digital rights and digital inclusion which are generally underestimated in the development of African countries. The objective is to increase the number of journalistic reports or publications on these fields in Africa.

Selected media professionals must be available for a two (2) week trip to Nigeria and virtual collaboration between April 2020 and August 2020.

The Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion 2020 grant is a 5-month program designed to immerse journalists in mid-career in advocacy – and intervention – efforts in favor of digital rights and digital inclusion in Africa. 

The selected journalists will work with the Paradigm Initiative on various projects and help improve public understanding of digital rights and inclusion issues in Africa.

The components of the scholarship

  • Fully funded trip to attend the Africa Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) in Abuja, Nigeria in April 2020.
  • Training on digital rights and inclusion at the Paradigm Initiative headquarters in Lagos (Nigeria) with team members from other offices in Africa.
  • Fully funded 2-week residency program to visit Paradigm Initiative offices in Nigeria (Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Aba).
  • 4 month virtual training and collaboration with Paradigm Initiative and its partners.
  • The scholarship can also include fully funded local and international trips to attend and cover relevant digital rights and inclusion events.
  • Interaction with the main stakeholders in the defense of digital rights.
  • Paradigm Initiative will provide fellows with a monthly stipend and a one-time research grant for the duration of the fellowship.


  •  Fellows are expected to participate in all planned activities
  • Fellows will have to publish, in their affiliated media (print, television, radio, Internet) at least 15 elements (Feature articles, Reports, etc.) on digital rights and inclusion issues during the duration of the scholarship. Fellows will retain full editorial direction for these reports.
  • Fellows should continue to cover digital rights and inclusion issues after their internship.


  • The scholarship is open to journalists affiliated with the main print and online newspapers in Africa
  • Interested candidates must demonstrate that they have already covered human rights and / or technology issues and are interested in advocacy journalism.
  • Interested candidates must have less than ten years of journalism experience. We are mainly interested in journalists at the start of their careers

Deadline: February 15, 2020 

Read More | Apply Here

Apply For The Yunus & Youth Fellowship 2020

The Yunus & Youth Fellowship Program is an online program that empowers young social entrepreneurs to develop their full potential. We help strengthen business models, build compelling strategies for social ventures and expand professional networks.

Are you an early-stage young social entrepreneur creating a positive social impact in your community?

The Yunus&Youth Fellowship Program is your best option to broaden and enhance the social impact of your organization, while also becoming financially sustainable by accessing mentoring, business training and a global network.

Yunus&Youth offers exceptional, exclusively selected young people from a global pool of entrepreneurs starting a social business that has traction and is growing a 6-months online social business immersion.

Selected entrepreneurs will receive FREE high-level mentoring and business training by highly qualified and experienced professionals.

If you are part of or know of any social organization that is working to tackle the world’s most pressing issues, apply now or help us promote this great opportunity to start 2019 even more prepared to manage social businesses.

Deadline: February 16th, 2020 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5)

Learn More | Apply Here

Apply: Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Social Impact Fellowship 2018 for Social Entrepreneurs

The GLG Social Impact Fellowship leverages GLG’s learning platform to help top social entrepreneurs answer their organization’s critical strategic and operational questions, at no cost. Through the two-year Fellowship, ambitious and visionary nonprofit and social enterprise leaders learn in tailored interactions with experts across GLG’s membership and with each other.


  • Fellows are leaders with strong records and visions for their organizations. They have great teams and do something innovative that’s likely to scale. They are personally committed to learning, excited to grow professionally, and articulate ambitions for their organizations’ growth which GLG is positioned to support.


  • Each year of the Fellowship begins with an in-person convening at GLG’s offices in New York City or Austin. At the convening, Fellows learn how to use the GLG platform, meet the people of GLG and each other.
  • October 9–10 in the GLG New York office. Participation is mandatory and GLG will cover all associated expenses
Fellow Selection Criteria:
1. Nonprofit or social enterprises

GLG recognize that both nonprofit and market-based solutions make big impact in the world. A for-profit organization must be mission driven at the very core of its work. Typically, enterprise-operating budgets have been under $500,000/year. For-profit organizations will be asked to disclose ownership structures.

2. Funding
The operating budgets of our Fellow organizations have varied from $1M up to $15M. The most important consideration is that there is an established financial structure to support scale. While we recognize that funding is always a concern, GLG look for organizations
beyond the point at which funding is a critical barrier to growth.
3. At an inflection point and pursuing scale
GLG look for organizations no longer in early development stages and whose leadership is ready to pursue ambitious growth. These organizations have proven the concept of their impact, and implemented their program at initial sites. During the two-year fellowship, participating organizations will be scaling significantly and seeking expertise to build mature operations and informed strategy.
4. Average three to five years in operation
5. Employ a minimum of five full time staff
6. Established leadership supporting key strategic planning and execution
7. CEO/Founder committed to leading through the Fellowship
The Fellow must understand GLG’s value, can articulate use cases, and be open to GLG and our Council Members as thought partners. They must be relentlessly focused on impact, excited about learning, and open to feedback. This requires that they has developed a team and habits that allows for strategic thinking in pursuit organizational growth.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

For further information and to apply click here


British Council: Future Leaders Connect Programme

British Council is seeking applications for its Future Leaders Connect Programme with an aim to provide future leaders with skills and international networks which will improve their ability to make or influence policy changes, leading to long term impact on the social and economic development in their countries and beyond.

The project is being undertaken to support the development of future policy makers in key countries, aiming to help them become exceptional leaders. The Programme is run by the British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN, United Kingdom.

As a part of the programme, those who are selected will be required to travel to the UK from 22 October – 1 November 2018.


The costs of travel, accommodation and meals are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible. For those who do not gain one of the exclusive places on the programme, applicants will be invited to be part of the Future Leaders Connect Community where applicants can access a range of free online professional development policy and leadership resources.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The Programme is open to individuals of the participating countries who meet all the criteria listed below. The participating countries are: Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, UK and the USA.
    To meet the Eligibility Criteria, listed below, Participants must;
  • Be aged between 18 and 35 years old on the 13 May 2018.
  • Be able to speak English at IELTS level 6 or equivalent (Generally applicants have an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings.
    Applicants can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.)
  • Hold a passport valid for at least 6 months from November 2018.
  • Be based in one of the participating countries. In this case, being ‘based in’ means that applicant currently live in this country at the time of applying and applicants have a long term commitment to that country. their policy vision for change needs to match the country applicants are applying from.
  • Be available to travel to the UK for 11 days around the time of 22 October and 1 November 2018.

Deadline: 13 May 2018

Click here to apply.

For more information, please visit webpage

Apply: Alibaba Group eFounders Fellowship 2018

Alibaba Group and UNCTAD Launch eFounders Initiative. When Jack Ma visited Africa in 2017, he saw a continent facing many of the same challenges that Alibaba had managed to overcome in the last 15 years in China. eCommerce operations flanked by payments, logistics, tourism and big data platforms are starting to take shape and create value in unique markets across Africa and the rest of the developing world.

As a Special Advisor to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Jack recognized that by applying ideas from China’s most innovative businesses to their own ventures, participants will have the opportunity to innovate in their home countries. With this opportunity in mind, the eFounders Fellowship was created to find and empower 1000 platform builders who can leverage Alibaba’s experience in China.

Course Objectives

✓ Identify and select high-potential entrepreneurs who can become industry champions and builders of a new e-commerce ecosystem in their country;
✓ Empower the participants to not only apply the gained knowledge in their home countries but also mobilize and inspire others to embrace the new economy paradigm;
✓ Create a local community of e-commerce champions who can support one another and continue to nurture the development of their ecosystems to ensure a measurable and sustainable impact within their markets.

Application DeadlineMay 4th, 2018 (2pm China UTC+8)

Program ScheduleJune 19th – 29th, 2018

Location: Alibaba Xixi Campus – Hangzhou, China

Class Size: There will be 40 places available

• Under the age of 35;
• Entrepreneurs in the digital and technology space operating open platforms related to eCommerce, Logistics, Fintech, Big Data or Tourism;
• Authentic, open-minded and altruistic leaders of the new economy;
• At an inflection point in their careers;
• Looking to move from success to significance with integrity, vision and drive;
• Founders or co-founders of an officially registered digital technology venture in a country in Africa;
• Female entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to apply.

The course will consist of a structured series of classroom workshops and lectures, site visits and a business hackathon and will primarily be held at Alibaba Group Headquarters in Hangzhou with site visits in other cities in China.

Upon completion of the course, participants are expected to make a commitment to share knowledge gained with their communities.

While the course tuition, accommodation and meals will be covered for selected candidates, participants will be expected to apply and pay for their visa application and travel to and from Hangzhou, China. A letter of support for a visa request will be provided by UNCTAD to facilitate the visa application process. Once in China, the Alibaba Group will arrange lodging and transportation during the course.

Deadline:  May 4th, 2018 at 2 p.m. China time (GMT+8)

To apply, click here

For further information visit the webpage
Should you have any questions, please write to unctadyouth@unctad.org .

International Youth Foundation YouthActionNet’s Laureate Global Fellowship for Young Social Entrepreneurs 2018

Deadline: March 6th, 2018

The Laureate Global Fellowship is a pioneering youth social entrepreneurship program working to redefine how young people lead change.

Launched in 2001, the fellowship invests annually in twenty extraordinary young leaders whose social ventures are transforming how age-old challenges are addressed in their communities and countries. Fellowship applicants earn their spot in this renowned cohort through a rigorous selection process including evaluation by a panel of peer leaders and executives from distinguished global institutions.

Sponsored by Laureate International Universities, the Laureate Global Fellowship is one of YouthActionNet’s 23 national/regional youth leadership institutions worldwide, whose fellows shape our network of nearly 1700 youth driving change in over 90 countries.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Young leaders ages 18-29 who have founded or co-founded social ventures with at least one year of impact are eligible to apply to the fellowship.
  • We encourage applications from youth representing all countries, genders, education levels, races, religions, and social impact areas. We believe the diversity of experiences across fellows in each cohort is a vital factor in shaping the open-minded learning community that’s central to our approach. Meet the 2017 class.
  • While measures of success such as existing impact, innovation, and community mobilization are important, we also consider applicants’ capacity for self-reflection and ability to contribute positively to a collaborative learning environment. Learn more about the qualities YouthActionNet looks for in young social entrepreneurs.


In-person Retreat

Laureate Global Fellows begin their fellowship experience at a week-long, in-person retreat where they are challenged to step away from the demands of daily work in order to see themselves, their work, and the world with new eyes.

During the retreat, Fellows develop their leadership through the following lenses:

  • Individual: Fellows explore their leadership capacities, strengths, and weaknesses, and define their sense of purpose.
  • Groups: Fellows learn how to collaborate effectively, work toward common goals, and motivate teams to high performance.
  • Ventures: Fellows critically examine their social change solutions and find ways to sustain their impact.
  • Systems:  Fellows consider how their work connects to larger systems and issues.

Retreat sessions are conducted using an experiential, peer-to-peer learning methodology that equips fellows with the necessary tools and frameworks to apply what they’ve learned

Yearlong Support:

Over the course of the fellowship year, fellows gain access to opportunities for needs-based personal and organizational development, including:

  • One-on-one coaching and individualized support
  • Virtual learning sessions
  • Personal and organizational assessments
  • Peer coaching groups

Fellowship for Life

Beyond the fellowship year, YouthActionNet provides fellows with learning and networking opportunities, facilitates access to resources, and helps position our fellows as credible experts in their fields. Fellows join our growing network of nearly 1700 changemakers in over 90 countries who have participated in YouthActionNet fellowship programs.



  • Applicants must complete written and video portions of application, and supply two reference contacts


  • Applications must be submitted by March 6th, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT


  • All applicants will be notified of their status by mid-June 2018


  • Those selected as Laureate Global Fellows must attend the entirety of the training and fellowship retreat
  • Costs including airfair, visa fees, ground transportation, accomodations, and group meals are covered by the International Youth Foundation

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this opportunities, kindly visit the link below to apply:

Click here to apply for the Laureate Global Fellowship