2016 TWAS-Levono Science Prize for Scientists from Developing Countries (USD 100,000 Prize)

In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, APN, together with the University of Peradeniya, will organise a fully funded two-day South Asia Media Visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The media visit is designed to engage media in expanding efforts to raise awareness about, and disseminate information on and lessons learned from, APN funded projects on global change and sustainability issues.

The South Asia Media Visit is open to Journalists/Media workers/Broadcasters working for media based in an APN Member/Approved Country in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). A total of seven media representatives will be invited to join the media visit and develop news/feature stories/broadcasts about the projects.

Lenovo is a USD 38.7-billion personal technology company, and the largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.


  • The TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize will carry a monetary award of USD100,000 provided by Lenovo, as well as a medal and a certificate highlighting the recipient’s major contributions to science. The prize will be presented to the recipient at a special ceremony arranged by TWAS.


  • Candidates must be nationals of a developing country and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years.
  • The prizes will only be awarded to individuals for scientific research of outstanding international merit carried out at institutions in developing countries.
  • Individuals who have received the Nobel Prize, the Tokyo/Kyoto Prize, the Crafoord Prize or the Abel Prize are not eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize. Jury members
  • Previous winners of the Trieste Science Prize (also administered by TWAS) will not be eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize.

Deadline: May 16, 2016

To apply and for more information visit here

Scholarships for African graduate students – MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University

Photo Credits " Internet sources

Photo Credits ” Internet sources

Graduate Student Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The program is open to residents and citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries. Students must be first-time applicants to MSU. Transfer students are not eligible for the program.

  • Prior completion of a Bachelors Degree from an African University with academic achievements suggesting continued academic success as a graduate student.
  • Strong commitment to a professional path in line with an area of study that can positively impact Africa.
  • An interest in and capacity for give-back, evidenced by commitment and engagement on campus, in professional pursuits and/or community.
  • Manifest ethical behavior and strong character essential to joining The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Network.
  • Ability to deal with change, uncertainty, and adversity, as well as interest in other countries and cultures, necessary to succeed as a student overseas and represent one’s home country
  • Significant financial need and/or from lowest income bracket in country of origin
  • Commitment to return to Africa and give back in ways that enhance the economic growth and social development of Africa.

For more information on how to apply and forms to download. Please follow these LINK.


All the best to the applicants

TechChange Summer Fellowship 2016 Code for Social Good ($2,000 monthly stipend)

TechChange is excited to announce a summer fellowship programme for recent graduates and rising college juniors and seniors. The fellowship will provide practical training in web development as well as unique exposure to range of applications and organization using technology to tackle a variety of global challenges.


  • Training in javascript, Node.js, PHP, React, Flux, Backbone.js, Database management, and more
  • One –on –one mentorship with TechChange staff
  • Field trips to organization working in technology and social change change
  • A $2,000 monthly stipends for 3 months
  • A round trip pane to DC from a location within the US
  • An event series on a range of topics related to technology and social
  • Support with job placement at the conclusion of the fellowship


  • Be a current junior, senior, or a recent graduate
  • Have at least one year of experience in computer science and web development
  • Possess an interest in international relations, international development, humanitarian work, social good
  • Be self-starting and willing to have a little fun

Deadline: February 15, 2016

To apply and for more information visit here

Singtel/ Airtel Accelerator Challenge

Singtel/ Airtel Accelerator Challenge
Image Credits : Singtel

Image Credits : Singtel


  • 2 local winners from Africa will participate in the Startup Mentorship Program in October in Singapore.
  • All finalists will pitch their apps at the Grand Final in November (country venue to be decided).
  • 1 final winner will be selected and announced at the Grand Final in Nov.
Important Deadlines:

All submissions should be in by September 5, 2015
Country-level Winner will be announced on September 15, 2015
Airtel Africa Winner will be announced on September 30, 2015
Singtel Group-Samsung Regional winner will be announced in December, 2015
Criteria for Apps:

All submissions should be consumer-centric mobile apps or solutions that leverage on mobile network services to deliver value, e.g. mobile data, carrier billing, location, SMS, etc.
Example of the desired types of apps:

  • Lifestyle – help the individuals in their everyday life. It’s about social, fun, and productivity.
  • On-demand Economy – connect the supply and demand; allowing a consumer to buy anything from goods to services
  • Health– Enable healthy living by providing easy access to health related resources and tools.
  • Smart Living – communicate with surrounding appliances and devices to enhance living.
  • Apps must be 80%-90% ready for deployment and should not have been launched yet.
Criteria for Participants:

  • Participant must be individuals residing or companies registered in the country where the local competition is being held.
  • Participants must provide a live demonstration of their app during the pitch session for the grand finale.

For more Information, please visit the official Page on this Link to apply

The Ozy Genius Awards

OZY announces a celebration of young genius. This spring, it will award 10 summer grants to college students, with the aim of backing the next Albert Einstein, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey or Harper Lee as he or she writes a book, films a documentary or launches a new company. The competition opens this month, with winners announced in early May.

How to Enter: Step 1: Fill out a short questionaire about your project. Step 2: Upload a short video or photo with a description of your project for the public to vote on.

Winners: Ten students will win up to $10,000 for their summer projects, and their work will be profiled by OZY and its partners in the fall.  

Judges: Submissions will be open for public voting and judged by a panel of executives, artists and advocates at the top of their fields, including Laurene Powell Jobs, founder of Emerson Collective, and David Drummond, chief legal officer and vice president, corporate development at Google.

Eligibility: The competition is open to undergraduate students at colleges and universities.

For more information and how to apply follow the official website here