Forbes Under 30 $1M Change the World Competition

Forbes Under 30 $1M Change the World Competition

The Challenge

The Forbes Under 30 $1 Million Change the World Competition is the largest ever for young social entrepreneurs.

Five or six finalists, selected from the complete pool of competitors, will receive a cash award of $100,000 USD. They will then compete on-stage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia on October 6, 2015 in front of 2,000 world-class mentors and the best young entrepreneurs and game-changers in the world, as culled from the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists.

The overall winner will receive at least $400,000 USD in additional cash and in-kind support, bringing their award total to at least $500,000 USD, and the overall award total to $1,000,000 USD.

The competition calls on social entrepreneurs with disruptive and scalable ideas with the potential to change the world. It is open to both nonprofit and for-profit enterprises. This is not a business plan competition – organizations or companies must already be in operation and the prize money should be utilized to accelerate the most promising ideas.

All submissions must be submitted on Applications will be screened by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania. The finalists will be announced in early September, before competing on the main stage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit on October 6.

These Challenge Guidelines are part of the Challenge Specific Agreement that governs the competition and to which you must agree before making a submission. To view the Challenge Specific Agreement, click on "Submit an Entry."

Submission Requirements

The competition submission consists of under 30 questions that require you to complete short answers, upload documents, and create short videos. Click on “Submit Entry” to register for the competition and to view and to complete the submission form.

We encourage you to register for the competition as soon as possible and to make note of all submission requirements. We also suggest that you compile all components of the submission offline and then login to to upload and copy/paste your answers.

The submission deadline is August 26, 2015 at 11:59PM Eastern Time. No late entries will be accepted. Please plan ahead; to avoid any technical issues with your browser do not submit during the last few minutes.

Applicants who make the first cut-off will be asked for follow-up information; telephone interviews may be requested. Finalists will be notified by September 9 and must be able to travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 5-6, 2015 for the Forbes Under 30 Summit. A full-pass to the Summit will be provided; finalists are responsible for their own travel expenses. International applicants need to be mindful of visa and other logistics issues.

The finalists will be notified by email on or around 12:00 noon ET on September 9, 2015. The challenge partners will make a maximum of three attempts to contact each finalist. If a finalist is unreachable during the 48-hour period in which challenge partners attempt to make contact, or if he or she does not comply with this SCA, an alternate finalist may be selected from other eligible Submissions. ​

Judging Criteria

True to the competition’s name, this challenge seeks innovative models that attack big problems with solutions that are scalable. The competition is looking for exceptional teams executing bold ideas with the potential to make a huge impact. Judges are looking for solutions in the areas of education, extreme poverty, sustainability, global health and any other number of other social problems.


The challenge will award a total of $1,000,000 USD in cash and in-kind prizes. The awards and/or investments will come from the following Sponsoring Organizations: The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Case Foundation, the Pratt Foundation, the Keywell Foundation and entrepreneur Bob Duggan, plus an in-kind advertising grant from Forbes.

Five or six $100,000 USD prizes (or equivalent); and

One $400,000 USD prize (or equivalent) to the overall winner

Finalists will be invited to participate in the Under 30 Impact Lab – an afternoon during which the attendees at the Under 30 Summit will work with challenge finalists to help them solve problems and accelerate their growth.

Nonprofit prizes:

Nonprofits will receive their cash award in the form of a grant or other charitable commitment (subject to the terms and conditions of the respective sponsoring organizations).

For-profit prizes:

For-profit companies will receive their cash award in the form of an investment, in the form of equity at the same valuation and on the same terms as their current or previous funding round, or if no funding round is underway, in the form of a convertible note. The investment will be completed no later than 60 days following the announcement of the winner.

In-kind prizes:

In-kind awards, as part of the grand prize, will be given to the company outright, without any equity consideration.

Challenge Schedule



July 22, 2015

Challenge opens

August 26, 2015

Submissions deadline, 11:59PM Eastern Time

September 9, 2015

Finalists announced

October 6, 2015

Forbes Under 30 Summit and Winners Announced

Applicants who make the first cut-off will be asked for follow-up information; telephone interviews may be requested. Finalists will be notified by September 9 and must be able to travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 5-6, 2015 for the Forbes Under 30 Summit. A full-pass to the Summit will be provided; finalists are responsible for their own travel expenses. International applicants need to be mindful of visa and other logistics issues.

The finalists will be notified by email on or around 12:00 noon ET on September 9, 2015. The challenge partners will make a maximum of three attempts to contact each finalist. If a finalist is unreachable during the 48-hour period in which challenge partners attempt to make contact, or if he or she does not comply with this SCA, an alternate finalist may be selected from other eligible Submissions.


The challenge is open to:

Active social entrepreneurs who were born after October 6, 1985, who are a founder, co-founder, or top executive of their organization.

Applicants from anywhere in the world.

Those who are already actively engaged in a social enterprise – this is not a business plan contest, but rather one that will reward and accelerate those entrepreneurs already making a difference.
Both nonprofit and for-profit social entrepreneurs – finalists will come from both categories. ​


All submissions must be completed on and are due on August 26, 2015 by 11:59PM Eastern Time. No late submissions will be accepted.

Applicant must be a founder, co-founder, or top executive of his/her organization and must be under 30 years of age. Any applicants born on or before October 6, 1985, will be deemed ineligible.

All submissions and any presentation at the Forbes Under 30 Summit must be made in English. Any submissions not submitted in English will be deemed ineligible.

Finalists must be available to travel to Philadelphia, PA, USA on October 5-6, 2015 to participate in the Forbes Under 30 Summit.

Any ideas submitted by the competitor remain the intellectual property of the competitor.

Applications and application will be retained; information and data will be accessed only by competition partners and not sold or shared.

Any applications will go through a process of due diligence; any application found to be misrepresentative, plagiarized, or sharing an idea that is not their own will be automatically disqualified.
All ineligible applicants will be automatically removed from the competition with no recourse or reimbursement.
No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win the competition.

Void wherever restricted or prohibited by law.

What You Can Do To Get Involved

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The deadline for submissions to the Forbes Under 30 $1 Million Change the World Competition isWednesday, August 26, 2015, at 11:59PM Eastern Time.


Village Capital, a global firm supporting entrepreneurs solving major problems in society, and Gearbox, a unique space for inventors to build and showcase innovative ideas in East Africa, are announcing a program to support 12 hardware businesses from across Africa that are improving the lives of the underserved. With support from The Lemelson Foundation, the partnership allows Village Capital and Gearbox to provide unique capacity building to these businesses to help these entrepreneurs overcome the challenges unique to inventors in reaching scale.

Village Capital is searching for the next generation of “invention-based businesses” hardware solutions in East Africa. We are especially interested in inventions that improve access to energy for all, and increase agricultural productivity for small-holder farmers.

Examples include:
Affordability: inventions that radically increase affordability of energy generation or agricultural products.
Reduced Consumption: innovations that reduce the cost of consumption for small-holder farmers
Efficiency: technologies that increase the efficiency of energy and/or agricultural distribution systems.

September 7, 2015

Workshops to be held in Nairobi, Kenya.

Workshop 1: October 21-24

Workshop 2: January 6-9

Workshop 3: February 22-25

Click here to apply


Orange is currently inviting applications for its fifth edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. This initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects from around the world which help to accelerate development on the African continent. The prize will recognise three projects with grants of €10 000, €15 000 and €25 000, along with six months of support from Orange experts. The first prize will also be offered a patent registration in the country of the project’s deployment.

The Orange African Social Venture Prize showcases entrepreneurs offering innovative products or services that meet the needs of Africans in various fields .Operating in 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East, Orange serves more than 100 million customers in the region and plays a major role in Africa’s economy and future development.

Orange’s main priorities is to improve connectivity, particularly in rural areas, and to introduce value-adding mobile services. The Group also supports entrepreneurs by offering a variety of support programmes, both to entrepreneurs seeking to create their own company and to mature start-ups.

Focus Areas

Industry or trade
Eligibility Criteria

Any entrepreneur (aged 21 or over) or legal entity that has been in existence for fewer than three years may participate with no restriction on nationality.

Submitted projects must be designed to be deployed in at least one of the 17 African countries in which Orange operates and must use information and communications technology in an innovative way to help improve the living conditions of the populations in these countries.

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted through Orange’s pan-African web portal.

For more information, please visit


This funding opportunity is to offer funding specifically aimed at improving Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures in overseas health facilities. It is intended to fund projects that would strengthen the capacity of the overseas country’s health services to cope with future outbreak and emergency situations associated with highly infectious diseases alongside the effective delivery of essential day-to-day health services. All those considering applying should carefully read the eligibility and funding criteria contained in the THET and WHO Project Framework and Grant Overview as these differ from those in previous grant streams.

All established health partnerships are welcome to apply.

**Core Eligibility**

The core requirements for the Strengthening Preventative Capacity grants are:

Grant recipients are eligible institutions (see Grant Overview)
Applications must be made by established Health Partnerships
Projects must be operating within low- or middle-income countries
Letters of support from each institution must be submitted along with the application
Projects must adhere to the guidelines and syllabus structure as set out in the THET and WHO Project Framework for Strengthening Preventative Capacity Projects.
Funding Available

£10,000 to £50,000 for between six and 17 month projects.

Pre-application Webinar

Applicants are invited to attend a pre-application webinar that will run through the application process and project planning. The webinar will be held on two occasions: the first is scheduled to take place on Friday 19th June and the second on Monday 22nd June, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm GMT. Please register for one of these webinars here.

**Review & Award Process**

Funding will be allocated by THET following:

Submission of a project outline and letters of support
Selection group meeting
Awards made against defined criteria
How to apply

Download the THET and WHO Project Framework, Grant Overview and Project Outline Application Form

The project outline should be completed and submitted to by midnight on 26th July 2015 along with the required letters of support.

If you do not receive an acknowledgment from us within 48 hours, please assume we have not received your application and re-submit.

Apply now:

Westminster International Scholarships for Developing Countries, UK 2016

Brief description: The University of Westminster offers generous scholarship awards aimed at fully funding you if you are from a developing country and will study a full-time Masters degree at the University.
Eligible Field of Study: Scholarships are provided any Masters courses offered by the University of Westminster in UK.
About Scholarship
Applicants can only apply for a scholarship at University of Westminster once you have been offered either a conditional or unconditional place on your chosen course. The university cannot consider your application for a scholarship if you have not already made an application for admission and been successfully offered a place on a course.
Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified
Scholarship Type: Scholarships for Masters degree in UK
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
You must be an international student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree.
Academic excellence, financial need and development potential
Number of Scholarships: Several
Value of Scholarship: Full tuition fee waiver, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London
Duration of Scholarship: for the duration of the programme
Eligible Countries: students from Developing Countries
To be taken at (country): University of Westminster UK
Application Deadline: 16st October 2015
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
Sponsors: University of Westminster, UK

Switzerland- Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women Developing Countries 2015/2016

Brief description: The Nestlé Scholarship for Women is a Need-based Scholarship program for Women from developing countries to study in Switzerland 2015/2016
Eligible Field of Study: Masters in Business Admistration
About Scholarship
Nestlé Scholarship helps women through IMD MBA program. The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD- Switzerland- MBA (Masters in Business Administration) participants who desired to encourage women to take the MBA courses. Preference are given to women from developing countries including but not limited to African female Students.
CHF 25,000 in scholarship award will be given to the female scholarship winner(s).
Scholarship Offered Since: 1997
Scholarship Type: MBA Scholarship for Women
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
Women candidates who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program and who demonstrate financial need
Employees of Nestlé and its subsidiaries are not eligible.
1)      Acceptance into the IMD MBA Program
2)       Submitting an essay discussing the issue:
‘Does diversity in management impact the bottom line? If so, how?’
(maximum 750 words)
Number of Scholarships: One
Value of Scholarship: CHF 25,000
Duration of Scholarship: for the period of the program
Eligible Countries: Worldwide (with preference given to developing countries)
To be taken at (country): Switzerland
Application Deadline: September 30 2015
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
Applicants must have been accepted into the IMD MBA program prior to their application.
The scholarship applications are essay based, with winning essays typically including the following features:
  • Relevance to the essay title
  • Organization and structure
  • Fully developed arguments
  • Persuasiveness
  • Personal element and/or passion
IMD reserves the right not to award a scholarship if the criteria are not met to the satisfaction of the jury/sponsors.
Visit Scholarship Webpage for details
Sponsors: The IMD MBA Scholarship Committee

Kofi Annan €38,000 MBA Fellowship for Developing Countries to Study at ESMT Berlin, Germany 2015/2016

Scholarship Name: Kofi Annan Fellowship for outstanding leadership potentials from developing countries

Brief description

The Kofi Annan Business School Foundation offers fellowship grant for an emerging leader from a developing country for a one-year full-time MBA education at European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany 2015/2016

Eligible Fields

Masters in Business Administration

About Scholarship

The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means to study management at ESMT in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA from the most international business school in Germany.

Upon return to their home countries, the fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market economy as an effective catalyst for their country’s development, job creation, and poverty alleviation.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

Scholarship Type: Full fee MBA Scholarship

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Bachelor degree of any kind, a minimum of three years’ professional experience, GMAT, fluency in written and spoken English, willingness to contribute to building the economy and society of the home country with entrepreneurial impetus.

Fellows are expected to commit to returning to their home country or region to participate in the development of the local or regional economy.

Number of Scholarships: Up to three (3) fellowships are available each year.

Value of Scholarship

Value of the fellowship is € 38,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for costs like travel, visa, housing, insurance, placement, networking, accommodation, and program-related fees.

Duration of Sponsorship: For the duration of the MBA (Masters) programme

Eligible Countries

Applicants must be resident in one of the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) or Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs)

To be taken at (country): Berlin, Germany

Application Deadline (Annually)

Application deadline is 30 September (2015).

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

For more information, download the brochure. Visit the Scholarship Webpage


ESMT in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands

Important Notes:

The purpose of the business school fellowship is to make significant contributions to least developed countries (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and to strengthen the awareness for responsibility in leadership in developed countries.

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme 2016 (LExS) Netherland

Scholarship Name: Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS)

Brief description: Masters scholarships for students of any nationality to pursue postgraduate degree in Law, International Relations and Diplomacy and other programmes at Leiden University Netherlands 2016

Accepted Subject Areas: All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes offered at the university including the following programmes for all nationality:
Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Air & Space Law
Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European & International Business Law
Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Tax Law
Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law
Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Civil & Commercial Law
Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Law & Digital Technologies
Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European Tax Law
Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European & International Human Rights Law
MSc in International Relations & Diplomacy

About Scholarship

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS) is offered for excellent Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme and for excellent students from all nationalities enrolling in a Master of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

By what Criteria is Selection Made?
In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enroll. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad
The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans

Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree
Students are selected on the basis of academic merit.

Who is qualified to apply?
Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting February 2016 or September 2016 (All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden).
All nationalities enrolling in the programmes listed above starting September 2016 or February 2016

Number of Scholarships: The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department.

Value of Scholarship

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 types of awards
€ 10.000 of the tuition fee
€ 15.000 of the tuition fee
Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee (also referred to as home fee)

The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department. The type of award has no reflection on the students’ academic level of excellence. Please be aware that the LExS is not a full scholarship.

Duration: Scholarship will last for the duration of the masters programme

Eligible Countries: Any Nationality

To be taken at (country): Leiden University, Netherlands

Application Deadline:

Deadline 1 October 2015 for programmes starting in February 2016.

Deadline 1 February 2016 for all programmes starting in September 2016 except Law programmes.

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University (see link below).

Upload all required documents.

Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page. Please note that if you apply for more than one master’s programme, you have to indicate that you apply for the LExS scholarship for all these programmes seperately.

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for more details

Sponsors: Leiden University Netherlands

Full Beit Trust Masters & PhD Scholarship for Students from Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe 2015

Scholarship Name: Beit Trust Scholarship

Brief description: Every year Beit Trust postgraduate Masters & PhD scholarship for students from Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe to study in UK, Ireland or South Africa

Accepted Subject Areas? All

About Scholarship

The Beit Trust offers annually a number of Postgraduate Masters or PhD Scholarships abroad for studies or research to graduates who are domiciled in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe (the beneficial area). Scholarships are taken up at a university in the United Kingdom, Ireland or South Africa, for study in a subject of the individual’s choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area.

In addition, shared awards for a taught Masters Degree are offered at the University of Cambridge (BC); University of Cape Town (BCT); Imperial College London (BI), the University of Leeds (BL); Rhodes University (BRU); Stellenbosch University (BS) and the University of Witwatersrand (BW).

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

Scholarship Type: Full Scholarship

Who is qualified to apply?
All applicants except medical and veterinary doctors must be under 30 years of age on 31 December of the year of application.
Some experience of work after completion of a first degree is desirable.
Doctors and vets must be under 35 years of age on 31 December and should have completed 18 months of internship and preferably a one-year rural posting in the relevant country.
hold at least a degree of class 2.1, i.e. Merit or Distinction

Number of Scholarship: Not Specified

Fees and costs of tuition and related academic expenses are paid by the Trust direct to the universities.
Scholars receive a personal allowance, index linked in accordance with guidance from an independent authority covering maintenance support.
Other allowances are paid for arrival, a laptop and printing of a thesis, and return to Africa.
Economy Class air passages are met by the Trust for the initial journey to the place of study, and for the return at the end of the course.
No allowances are paid for spouses or other family members.

How long will sponsorship last? Duration is normally for a maximum of three years at the discretion of Trustees.

Eligible African Countries: Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe

To be taken at (country): United Kingdom (Rhodes University, University of Leeds and University of Reading), Ireland or South Africa

Application Deadline

Applications may be made from 1 April, but all original and certified documents must be received by The Beit Trust by 31 August each year.

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

For more details visit the Scholarship Webpage

Sponsors: Beit Trust

Important Notes: Only those applicants who state that they intend to return to work in the relevant country upon completion of the scholarship, and who can, if short-listed, present themselves for interview before a Beit Postgraduate Scholarship Selection Board in Harare, Blantyre or Lusaka at the beginning of December, will be considered.

IWC Master’s Scholarships in Australia for International Students 2016

Brief description: The International Water Centre (IWC) Australia offers Masters Scholarship for International Students who are enrolling in Water Management Programme at IWC, , 2016

Accepted Subject Areas: Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM

About Scholarship: The IWC Masters Scholarships are prestigious scholarships awarded annually to high calibre candidates who clearly demonstrate potential to become future water leaders. Scholarships are available to study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM). The scholarship targets two groups: (a) Future water leaders from developing countries in Asia-Pacific, Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle-East. (b) Future water leader from selected countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East or Asia.

Scholarship Offered Since: not specified

Scholarship Type: Full Masters Scholarship

Selection Criteria
Academic record: an excellent academic record and a likelihood of success in further study.
Professional and volunteering record: relevant employment and volunteering experience, achievements, membership of professional bodies and professional references.
Commitment to promoting and driving the implementation of collaborative, whole-of-water-cycle, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to water management.
Leadership qualities including collaboration and team work, flexibility, initiative, communication skills, integrity and vision through professional, educational, community and other achievements.
Potential outcomes: the likelihood of positive impacts on the individual and the water sector from participating in the MIWM program.


To apply for a scholarship, you must have all of the following:
A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution;
At least two years of professional experience (paid work or volunteering experience) relevant to the program;

Although professional experience is not essential for admission in the MIWM program, candidates with relevant professional experience have a higher chance of securing a scholarship – see Selection Criteria below.
International candidates must also demonstrate English Language Proficiency (minimum scores for IELTS, TOEFL or PTE). A proof of English language proficiency needs to be uploaded with the online application form.

Number of Scholarship: Up to 3 scholarships for international candidates for full-time study of the MIWM program starting in Semester 1, 2016.
A – Up to two full tuition and full living costs scholarships for future water leaders from developing countries in Asia-Pacific, Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle-East.
B – One full tuition scholarship for a future water leader from North America, Europe, the Middle East or Asia

Scholarship Value:

A – Each scholarship is valued at approximately AU$ 89,811 and will cover full tuition fees, living costs, return air travel to Australia, student visa and overseas health cover.

B – The scholarship is valued at approximately AU$ 50,776 and will cover full tuition fees and overseas health cover.

Eligible Countries: developing countries in Asia-Pacific, Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle-East.

To be taken at (country): Australia

Application Deadline: 1 August 2015

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

To apply, you have to complete an online application form before the deadline

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details


By the International Water Centre (IWC)

Important Notes:

The scholarships do not include travel, accommodation, field work, or living costs. These costs will be the responsibility of successful recipients.

Recipients are responsible for paying the remainder of the tuition fees each semester and all other associated expenses.

Masters Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Low and Middle Income Countries UK 2015

Scholarship Name: Masters Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Brief description: Wellcome Trust offers Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Masters students from low- and middle-income (developing) countries, UK, 2015

Subject Areas: Public Health and Tropical Medicine, with particular interest in social sciences, demography, health economics, medical statistics and vector biology.

About Scholarship

This scheme strengthens scientific research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, by providing support for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Masters Degree level.

Research projects should be aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health. This can include laboratory based molecular analysis of field or clinical samples, but projects focused solely on studies in vitro or using animal models will not normally be considered under this scheme.

Scholarship Type: Masters Fellowship for developing countries


You should be:
A national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country, and hold a first degree in subject relevant to tropical medicine or public health (clinical or non-clinical). See list of countries below.
At an early stage in your career, with limited research experience, but have a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for research.


Fellows will receive a stipend in accordance with the cost of living in the country in which he/she will be studying; travel costs and support for approved tuition fees. Masters training by distance learning is acceptable.

Research-dedicated costs (excluding salary/stipend costs) should not exceed £20 000 per annum.


This fellowship normally provides up to 30 months’ support. A period of 12 months should normally be dedicated to undertaking a taught Masters course at a recognized centre of excellence, combined with up to 18 months to undertake a research project.

Eligible African Countries

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Dem. Rep. , Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Federation Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey , Uganda, Ukraine, Rep. Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Other Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Fiji, The Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep. Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea, Dem Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Republic Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mayotte, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. ,Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Syrian, Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, RB Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza Yemen,

To be taken at (country): UK

Application Deadline

Applications are considered twice a year.
Next application deadline: 19 August 2015
Final decision by Interview Committee: November 2015

Fellowships must be taken up within one year of award.

How to Apply

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for details

Czech Government Bachelor, Master & Doctoral Scholarships for Developing Countries 2016-2017

Scholarship Name: Government of the Czech Republic Scholarship for Developing Countries

Brief description: Czech Republic Government funded Scholarships for Foreign students from Developing Countries for Bachelor’s, masters and Doctoral Degrees in Economics, Informatics and Agriculture at higher institutions 2016-2017

Subject Areas: Field of Study Available in English includes Economics, Informatics, Energetics and Agriculture

About Scholarship

The Government of the Czech Republic offers a number of undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral scholarships within the framework of its Foreign Development Assistance Programme in support of the study of foreign nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic for 2016-2017 academic year.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

The Government Scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study:
1) in Bachelor/Master study programmes plus one-year preparatory course of the Czech language (which is combined with other field-specific training).

Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates from upper secondary schools that can enroll only in study programmes in which they follow instruction in the Czech language. Depending on the subject area, applicants are normally required to take entrance examinations at the respective institution of higher education. The scholarship award is conditional upon a successful passing of entrance examinations;


2) in follow-up Master study programmes or Doctoral study programmes.

Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor or Master study programmes, respectively, who enroll in study programmes with instruction in the English language.
Foreign nationals who have been granted permanent residence in the Czech Republic are not eligible to apply for Government scholarships.

Number of Scholarships: A number of scholarships will be awarded.

Scholarship Benefit: The scholarship will cover the cost of the bachelors, masters or doctoral programme in Czech Republic

Duration of Sponsorship:The Government Scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study

Eligible Countries: Applicant from developing countries

To be taken at (country): Czech Republic

Application Deadline: 30 September 2015

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Scholarship applications together with the required attachments are to be submitted to the appropriate Czech Embassy in the applicant’s country before the deadline set by the Embassy so that the applicants’ dossiers reach the respective Czech authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport) by 15 January each year.

Students who, at the time of application, stay in the Czech Republic may submit the respective documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Co-operation, by 31 December of the preceding year at the latest.
Scholarship application forms may be obtained from the respective Czech Embassies or downloaded online in PDF or Word format (see link below)

Visit the Scholarship Webpage scroll down to download application material in preferred language.

Sponsors: Government of the Czech Republic

Important Notes: Prospective applicants are advised to address their inquiries concerning, among others, their eligibility and closing date for applications to the Czech Embassies in their countries.

Education Sponsorship Coordinator in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Education Sponsorship Coordinator in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
help2kids is looking for a motivated intern for the role of Education Sponsorship Coordinator. Gain great experience working with a small NGO in Tanzania!
help2kids is a young, dynamic organization located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city. We help orphans and vulnerable children by providing food, shelter, and lots of love at our children's home. We help the community by working with and providing budgetary support to a local nursery and primary school. We promote sustainable development and socially responsible tourism by feeding the profits from our guest house back into our projects.
We are currently seeking an Education Sponsorship Coordinator to manage our sponsorship programs in Tanzania and Malawi. This is a great position for someone who is passionate about education, improving children's lives, and wants to be part of an international team.
To learn more about us, please visit www.help2kids.organd
Effectively communicate with all education sponsors
Work collaboratively with Field Managers in Tanzania and Malawi, Education Manager and Children's Home Coordinator
Manage and build relationships between help2kids children and education sponsors
Cultivate donor relationships through correspondence, including writing and sending letters and reports
Create and update sponsorship packages
Organize monthly meetings with sponsored children and monthly school visits
Develop marketing strategies for potential sponsors
Develop long-term strategies for sponsorship program
Act as the main point of contact for sponsors and help2kids accounting team in Switzerland
Things we are looking for in the ideal candidate:
Fluency in English (Additional languages - Swahili, German, and / or French - preferred)
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
A passion for working with children and youth
Ability to work with limited resources in a sometimes challenging environment
Flexibility and willingness to chip in where needed
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Work well under minimal supervision and be self-motivated
Work well with team of local staff, foreign staff and international volunteers
Be willing to live in a dormitory at our guest house ( shared with volunteers (6 bed room)
Willingness to participate in the children's lives in a positive way and set a good example by your behavior at all times
Commitment of at least one year
Previous teaching experience preferred
Previous development experience preferred
Previous experience living in Africa preferred

How to apply
Send your cover letter and CV to by the closing date. Mention Education Sponsorship Coordinator in the subject field. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your interest in the position. NO PHONE CALLS.



Peace Corps of Tanzania, a leading international community-based development agency, offers an attractive mid- level professional opportunity with a competitive salary and an exciting international work environment. Peace Corps Volunteers work throughout Tanzania in the areas of community health, sustainable agriculture and secondary education. Volunteers focus on developing capacity in the communities where they live and work so that the people in those communities can improve their lives

About the Programming & Training Specialist Position: The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the planning, development, implementation and administration of- Peace Corps Tanzania's
Education projects, for ensuring the integration of programming 'plans with the training of Volunteers throughout their service. This includes taking the lead in coordinating the delivery of Secondary Education technical training, including practice teaching, and aU components thereof, such as developing schemes of work and lesson plans, classroom management, collaboration youth school staff and augmenting skills and resources, secondary/after school activities, etc, Travels throughout Tanzania will be required. The incumbent will work closely with a second PTS-Education, sharing the work in a collegial manner, and supporting two Associate Peace Corps Directors for Education. These four incumbents make up the permanent education team for Peace Corps Tanzania. The position is based in Dar es Salaam and reports to. the Director of Programming and Training. The work hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 5:00
pm, and Friday 7:30am to 11 :30 pm, with additional hours planned during training periods. Incumbent is a Peace Corps Tanzania senior staff member, and serves as duty officer for one week every approximately 3 months, including carrying the duty phone 2417 during that period.

Position Elements

Education Technical Training -
Serve together with co-incumbent as Education project technical training coordinator for 11 week
Pre-Service Training, responsible for collaborating with Training Team to. develop session plans, identify
resource people and organizations to assist with training, and facilitate sessions for 60+ new American
volunteers. Take part in planning and deliver as necessary in-service training sessions.

Project and Program Support - Assist Associate Peace Corps Directors for Education with identification
and preparation of volunteer sites, liaising with government and NGO partners, and developing and maintaining accurate project and program documentation.

Administrative and Volunteer Support - Assist Program Managers to conduct volunteer site visits and maintain correspondence and communication with volunteers and collaborating partners.

Bachelor's degree in education, with focus in Math, or Science.
A thorough and up-to-date knowledge of Tanzanian education system, relevant ministries, programs,
policies, and resources both in mainland Tanzania as well as Zanzibar.
Four years progressively responsible experience. in the field of education at ordinary and advanced
levels, including teaching experience.
Knowledge of adult' education techniques, gender analysis, community analysis and. project management.

Language: Level IV (Fluent) spoken and written English and Kiswahili.

Abilities: Ability to work on a team and maintain good working relationships with Peace Corps staff (U.S and Tanzanian) and Volunteers. Ability to develop lesson plans and facilitate training classes and workshops. Ability to develop and maintain mid-level contacts within the host government, international aid agencies, and private sector. Ability to plan, organize and execute specific projects within the project and to prepare analytical reports. Ability to render advice employing sound judgment within Peace Corps guidelines. Ability to use Microsoft Office (including MSWord, Excel and Powerpoint) required. Ability to pass US Embassy background security check .


Applications must be received no later than April 13, 2015 Please email a cover letter, CV personal address and contact information and the names and contacts of references through below with "PTS-Ed Application" in the subject line.
If necessary applications can be posted to the attention of:

Administrative Officer, PTS-Ed Application, U.S Peace Corps Tanzania, and P.O. Box 9123, Dar es Salaam.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for skills testing and interviews
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