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Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program - Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 17, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on May 1, 2021
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The Global Citizen Scholarship Program empowers exceptional young people by facilitating their participation in international conferences as well as tailor-made, short-term academic trainings and supporting and mentoring them during the development of their own “SDG Micro-Project.”

The scholarship includes the chance to attend renowned international fora, interact and network with high-level change-makers, access specialized educational seminars and trainings, and gain insights from expert mentors and workshops provided by the Centre.

Scholarship components:
• Online summer school with the University of Bordeaux on “African Cities in 2030” (May 31 – June 4, 2021).
• Virtual expert workshops on the SDGs, project management, fundraising, and more.
• Participation at the virtual RELX Inspiration Day June 2021.
• One-on-one mentoring by professors at the University of Bordeaux and high-level partners of the Ban Ki-moon Centre during the implementation of an individual SDG Micro-Project.
• Possible virtual or in-person participation at the “Africa-France Summit on Sustainable Cities and Regions” in Montpellier, France (July 8 – 11, 2021).
• Certificate of Achievement after the successful completion of the SDG Micro-Project, signed by Ban Ki-Moon and Heinz Fischer.
• Alumni Network membership for scholars who successfully complete the program.

Utilize This Offer

In 2021, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is granting 6 full scholarships to young African graduates and PhD candidates covering program costs and, if COVID-19 restrictions allow travel, accommodation, and a daily stipend for attendance at an in-person gathering.

Eligibility:
1. Open to all African youth regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation;
2. Age group: 20-35;
3. Applicants must have completed at least 1 year of a master’s program, be working towards a PhD, or be within 2 years of graduation from a master’s program or higher.
4. Applicants must demonstrate strong dedication to SDGs and the ideals of global citizenship.
5. Applicants must provide evidence that they may otherwise not have access to such an opportunity.
6. Applicants must provide proof of a minimum English level B2 (European Standards);
7. Further showcasing of scholars and selected projects.

Application deadline: May 2, 2021.

For more information please visit
https://bankimooncentre.org/education/global-citizen-scholarships

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 17
Apr 17

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 19
Apr 19

Thanks, Ana.