Sunday, February 25, 2018


Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme

The application is ongoing.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of entrepreneurship and excellence in business leadership across the continent. Applications for the 4th cycle of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme will commence by 12am on January 1, 2018.  This opportunity is open to brilliant African entrepreneurs with start-ups or business ideas with high growth potentials.

Rhodes Scholars South African Programme (RSSAF)

RSSAF gives small grants of up to £1,500 to programmes of economic, political and social development in sub-Saharan Africa. Priority is given to projects less likely to secure funding from large donors and to projects with which Rhodes Scholars or other Oxford students/staff are associated. RSSAF gives priority to organisations that have not received RSSAF funding in the past.

Chief S. L. Edu Research Grant

Research grants are currently available from the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) for Nigerians interested in pursuing a PhD in nature conservation or sustainable livelihoods. Applicants must have been accepted into an accredited PhD programme at a Nigerian University and propose a research topic aligned with NCF’s mission.

Ovie Brume Foundation’s Future’s Project

The Future’s Project is supported by Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation and seeks to reduce the rate of unemployment and poverty among rural and urban youth in Nigeria through vocational skills development integrated with financial literacy using global best practices.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be between the ages of 20 – 30 years.
  • A strong desire to be an entrepreneur after completing the training.
  • A minimum of Secondary School Leaving Certificate is required.
  • Candidates must be resident in Lagos or have accommodation in Lagos. Accommodation will not be provided.
  • Candidates must be available throughout the training period of August 2017 to March 2018.
  • Candidates must commit to starting their own businesses upon completion of the training.

Application forms cost N1,000 and can be downloaded from:

Submit by email to: or in person at the following address: Ovie Brume Foundation, 29a Gafar Animashaun Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Wellbeing Foundation Advocacy Grants

In line with meeting the SDGs, Wellbeing Foundation is calling on submissions answering the questions: which NGOs and Governments are doing the most to improve the wellbeing of women in Africa and beyond? What priorities have emerged over the last 12 months? Are we closer or farther from achieving the 2030 Agenda? #PitchtoWBW and receive paid grants for your advocacy.

United States Ambassador’s Small Grants Program for Nigeria  

The United States Ambassador’s Small Grants program (ASG) provides one-time small grants to community development programs that improve the socio-economic wellbeing and/or health of the community.  The ASG Program is designed to support communities help themselves.  Funding under the ASG Program is largely provided by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and by the U.S. Department of State Self-Help.  Under the ASG, projects must originate in the community, and the community members need to make significant contributions to the success of the project, such as land, labor, funds, materials, ongoing supervision, and other resources.  American contribution to any one project ranges from $3,000 to $10,000. Smaller requests are also welcome.

Currently, the ASG funds projects in three categories: projects that target care for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable children, projects that promote human rights for key populations, and projects that support community development in the larger community.

Global Fund for Women (GFW) Up to $15,000 Travel Grants and Up to $30,000 Event Organising Grants for Women Organizations 2017

The application is ongoing.

Global Fund for Women focuses on issues that are of vital importance to women and girls. In particular, we support women’s rights organizations working as part of movements to prevent violence, advance women’s political and economic empowerment, and further sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Applicants would have to be based in a country outside the United States. The organization must have a primary focus on advancing women’s equality and human rights, with these goals clearly reflected in its activities. Please note that groups whose sole purpose is to generate income or to provide charity to individuals are not eligible.

The organization must be a group of women working together. Requests from individuals are not accepted and projects proposed by or for the benefit of individuals (including scholarships) are not funded.

The organization must be governed, directed, and led by women. Women must fill all or most of the leadership roles throughout the various decision-making levels of the group (including but not limited to the most senior decision-making levels).

Promotion of Family Farming in West Africa

Deadline: 26th February, 2018.

A lot of African countries still have the problem of hunger and malnutrition due to various reasons. With increased demand of food from the urban areas, there is a need for increased production from rural farmers to meet the growing demand.The Fondation de France and the French Committee for International Solidarity are therefore calling for projects from farmer organisations, support NGOs and research and/or training organisations that carry out projects related to the requirements of the program. The application deadline is 26th February, 2018.

MRC/DFID African Research Leader Scheme 2018 

Deadline: 27th February, 2018.

A call for proposals has been announced by the Medical Research Council and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development for the African Research Leader Awards. The Award scheme aims to  attract and retain talented African researchers who will lead research programmes on key issues relating specifically to Sub-Saharan Africa. Open to African researchers working in biomedical and health research fields within the MRC/DFID remit on global health. The deadline for application is 27th February, 2018.

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Agricultural Research Grant

Deadline: 28th, February, 2018.

The IITA offers leading research partnerships that facilitate agricultural solutions to hunger, poverty, and natural resource degradation throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this grant is to contribute to policy development in youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa. The grant amount is $10,000 and application closes February 28, 2018.

United States Embassy in Zambia President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grant

Deadline: 28th, February, 2018.

The PEPFAR grant supports projects related to HV prevention, care of orphans and vulnerable children and the promotion of Zambia’s HIV response systems. Requests for funds should be between 100,000-250,000 Zambian Kwachas.

The deadline for submission of applications is February 28, 2018.

The King Baudouin African Development Prize

Deadline: 1st, March, 2018.

The King Baudouin African Development Prize rewards innovative initiatives of Africans contributing to development in Africa. The Prize money of 200.000 euros will be awarded to a candidate selected from a pool of nominees which can be either an individual or an organization. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.

European Development Day (EDD) 2018 Young Leaders Grant

Deadline: March 2, 2018.

Young people from around the world are invited by the European Commission to apply for the Young Leaders Programme grant. They are looking for 15 exceptional young people aged 21-26 who want to play an active role in this year’s EDD and are capable of representing the powerful impact that youth are having in the development field. The grant will cover all travel, feeding and accommodation costs of successful candidates for the 10-day visit to Brussels. Application deadline is March 2, 2018.

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship Award

Deadline: March 6, 2018.

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is a seven-month programme designed for female journalists, who cover human rights and social justice, to gain more academic and professional experience. Applicants can be from any nationality but must have a minimum of three years professional experience working in news media. All awardees’’s expenses including visa application, travel, health insurance, housing, feeding and transportation will be covered. Applications are open until March 6, 2018.

Mind & Life Institute PEACE Grants

Deadline: March 7, 2018.

The Mind and Life Institute is calling for letters of intent for its PEACE grant of either $25,000 or $100,000. This grant is in support of research on new approaches for investigating and nurturing wholesome mental qualities related to Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics (PEACE). Mind & Life grants are open to all nationalities worldwide. Eligible applicants need to be affiliated with a research institute such as a university, and must have completed a terminal research/doctoral degree.  Application closes on March 7, 2018.

African Women Development Fund (AWDF) Main Grants Programme

Deadline: March 7, 2018.

AWDF invites applications from eligible African women’s organisations working in one or more of AWDF’s thematic areas: Body and Health Rights, Economic Security and Social Justice, and Leadership Participation, and Peace to apply for its first grantmaking round in 2018. AWDF is particularly interested in projects working with young women, women facing multiple discrimination, and approaches that include engaging the arts, culture, sports and technology. Organisations registered and working in the following countries are encouraged to apply to receive grants of up to $50,000: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Application deadline is March 7, 2018.

The Africa-America Institute (AAI) Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Deadline: March 7, 2018.

The Africa-America Institute (AAI) in partnership with East African Development Bank (EADB) is giving a 12 month scholarship to experienced teachers and lecturers from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda to earn a Masters’ degree in science, technology, engineering and Math (STEM) at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. Application deadline is March 7, 2018.

United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) Refugee Grant in Ethiopia and Kenya

Deadline: March 26, 2018.

This funding opportunity is available to non-governmental organizations catering to refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya. Proposed activities should comply with the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and should be within the range of $500,000 to $2,000,000. PRM will consider funding only for those projects that include a target beneficiary base of at least 50 percent refugees,IDPs, and other populations of concern. Application deadline is March 26, 2018.

Africa Food Prize

Deadline: May 15, 2018.

The Africa Food Prize is an award recognizing an outstanding individual or institution whose agricultural initiatives and technical innovations are worth celebrating and emulating. Any qualified candidate, irrespective of nationality, whose work has had a clear impact on Africa, is eligible. The prize winner(s) will get rewarded with a $100,000 grant, a trophy and a diploma. Nominations are open until May 15, 2018.

Merck’s 350  Research Grant

Deadline: August 15, 2018.

On the occasion of its 350th anniversary, globally recognised science and technology company – Merck, is giving a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in areas such as drug research, digitalization, and synthetic biology. Merck is committed to providing several research grants of up to 350,000 euros per year for 3 years. Application deadline is August 15, 2018.