List of training and fellowship opportunities available to young people

Women’s Leadership Accelerator Program 2020, University of California Los Angeles, USA

Deadline: October 31, 2019

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a yearlong intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation. Each year we welcome a cohort of women representing a range of backgrounds, expertise and newsrooms around the globe.

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator kicks off at the University of California Los Angeles with an intensive week of mentoring, discussion and learning from some of the top minds in digital media. Participants work closely with mentors on challenges unique to their careers and also receive support and coaching from ONA throughout the year.


The Women’s Leadership Accelerator provides:

A week of hands-on personal and professional work; candid discussions about leadership, work-life balance and problem-solving in the newsroom; deep dives on developing leadership and management skills; inspiring visits to digital media organizations; and one-on-one mentoring from industry leaders.
A year of check-ins and practical targeted guidance and personal coaching on individual challenges.
Registration, travel, and accommodations for the 2020 Online News Association Conference (ONA20) in Atlanta.
A half-day workshop for women in the program during ONA20.
The opportunity to be a part of a cohort of peers to serve as a strong career-long support system.
The program culminates in a workshop at ONA’s annual conference.

Oct. 2, 2019: Applications open
Oct. 31, 2019: Applications close
January 2020: Cohort announced
March 1-6, 2020: Accelerator at the University of California Los Angeles
Oct. 3, 2020: Final workshop at ONA20 annual conference in Atlanta
Opportunities for the community

Outside the cohort, ONA shares the lessons from the Women’s Leadership Accelerator through other programming and events, including collaboration with ONA Local, ONA’s annual conference and training in partnership with other organizations.

In addition, you can connect with alumnae of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator through free one-on-one coaching on Over 60 women, including ONA Director of Programs Jennifer Mizgata, offer free coaching sessions to support other women in digital journalism with leadership and management tips, career advice and feedback on their work.

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Atlas Corps: Inviting Global NGO Leaders for Fellowship in U.S

Deadline: November 3, 2019

Atlas Corps is currently inviting mid-career professionals from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the United States.

Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to social change in 12-18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise. This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing), an international flight, and health insurance.

All applicants must be aged 22-35 and must have 2-10 years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/social sector, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, English proficiency, commitment to return to applicants home country after the fellowship.


Fellows – but not their dependents – receive:

  • Program-related international travel
  • Program-related domestic travel Basic health insurance that covers new injuries and illnesses
  • Monthly stipend for basic living expenses (shared housing, food, local transportation, and a phone plan)
  • Documentation (DS-2019) that enables the Fellow to obtain a J-1 visa.
  • Placement at a Host Organization
  • Participation in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab (leadership development training series)

Eligibility Criteria

Two or more years of relevant experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • English proficiency (oral, writing, reading).
  • Age 35 or younger.
  • Commitment to return to applicants’ home country after the 12-18 month Fellowship.
  • Commitment to living on a basic stipend that only covers food, shared housing, and local transportation.

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Nasser Leadership Fellowship

Gamal Abdel Nasser Leadership Fellowship


Nasser Fellowship is the first (African-African) fellowship to target young African executive leaders with diverse operational disciplines within their communities, as well as one of the critical mechanisms of empowerment of the African transformational leadership endorsed by the African Union’s Agenda (in text) in order to stimulate and promote African values through self-reliance, solidarity, hard work, collective prosperity, building on the African successes, experiences and best practices for the formulation of the African model of transformation and development. The Fellowship is also one of the mechanisms of “harnessing the demographic dividend through investment in youth” in conjunction with the assumption by Egypt of the presidency of the African Union in 2019.

The Fellowship was named after the late leader Gamal Abdel Nasser as he is one of the most important leaders of the African continent and one of the most unique leading models. He was nicknamed “Father of Africa”, Nasser is a pure African model, and a political and historical example of transformational leadership.

What are the objectives of the Fellowship?

– Implement the recommendation of the 2nd Pan African Youth Forum on the Education Sector which is called #1Millionby2021 .
– Transfer of the Egyptian experience in national institution-building.
– Create a new generation of young African transformational leadership whose vision is in line with the orientations of Egypt’s presidency of the African Union, and which is committed to serving the objectives of African unity through integration.
– Hold a meeting of the most influential African leaders at the continental level through the implementation of the necessary training, skills enhancement and application of strategic visions.

What are the target groups?

The Fellowship targets 100 young African executive leaders:
– (50% males, 50% females)
– (Decision-makers in the Government Sector, Executive Leaders in the Private Sector – Civil Society Activists – Heads of National Councils for Youth – Faculty members at Universities – Researchers in Strategic Research Centers – Members of Trade Unions – Journalists and Media Professionals … etc).

What are the target countries?

– Member States of the African Union

What is the timeline of the Fellowship?
– Two weeks (from 8 to 22 June 2019).

What are the selection criteria?
The applicant must be a non-Egyptian African and non-resident in Egypt.
– Passport valid for 6 months after the end of the Fellowship.
– English speaking proficiency (Speaking, Reading and Writing).
– Experience in field work.
– The applicant shall have the nationality of an African Union country or African Diaspora.
– If you get chosen, an appointment will be set for an interview (via Skype).
– An email will be sent if you get accepted.

Financial terms:
1- The Ministry of Youth and Sports shall bear accommodation/subsistence costs of the delegations.
2- The Ministry of Youth and Sports shall bear the costs of the tourism program.
3- The Ministry of Youth and Sports shall bear the costs of internal transfers.
4- The participant shall bear the cost of the international round-trip ticket.

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IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships in Mathematics in 2019 for Students from Developing Countries

The World Academy of Sciences – TWAS has released the call of the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship program in support of postgraduate studies, in a developing country, leading to a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences.
Professional mathematicians are invited to nominate highly motivated and mathematically talented students from developing countries who plan to complete a doctoral degree in a developing country, including their own home country. Nominees must have a consistently good academic record and must be seriously interested in pursuing a career of research and teaching in mathematics.


Eligible Countries

This could be the country of citizenship of the student, the country of residency and the country where the study will take place must be contained in the list of Developing Countries as defined by IMU for the period 2016-2019. They include: AlgeriaArgentinaArmeniaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbados,BelarusBelizeBeninBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBrunei,BulgariaCameroonCape VerdeChileChinaColombiaComorosCosta Rica,CroatiaDominicaEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaFijiGabon,GeorgiaGhanaGrenadaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHondurasHungary,IndiaIndonesiaIranJamaicaJordanKazakhstanKenyaKosovoKyrgyzstan,LebanonMacedoniaMalaysiaMaldivesMauritiusMexicoMoldovaMongolia,MontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueNicaraguaNigerNigeriaOmanPalau,PanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPolandRomaniaRussiaSaint Lucia,Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSao Tome and PrincipeSenegalSerbia,SeychellesSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsSouth AfricaSurinameTajikistan,TanzaniaThailandTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistan,UgandaUkraineUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamZimbabwe. List of developing countries can be found here.


Eligibility Conditions

The nomination form must be completed by a nominator. Students cannot apply themselves for the fellowship. All applications must be made online and cannot be modified after submission. Nominators must be Professional Mathematicians and must have a good knowledge of the student.


Conditions for the Nominee (Student)

The student must either
A) come from a developing country

B) be pre-accepted into a doctoral program in the first academic year after the time of selection in a university or research institution which is based in a developing country from the following list.

C) already be enrolled in a doctoral program in a university or research institution which is based on a developing country from the following list. See list above.

There is no age limit for the student.

Nomination for women students is strongly encouraged.

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Expenses that can be covered by the fellowship

The fellowship covers the period of the doctoral program (4 years). The following costs up to a maximum of USD 10,000 per year can be covered by the grant: full tuition, accommodation, travel expenses to the host institution and basic living expenses.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2019 Central European Time (CET, Berlin).

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