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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

End FGM Grants;Open Call for Proposals

The Girl Generation, through its End FGM Grants Programme, aims to build the Africa-led movement to end FGM
We will enable grassroots organisations working to end FGM access small grants through a flexible and accessible process. The purpose of the funds is to accelerate social change to end FGM through communications, advocacy and campaigning. The Girl Generation is therefore seeking proposals from grassroots organisations, networks and individuals based in Kenya, Nigeria and The Gambia focused on ending FGM. The types of grants available for funding include:​
  • Small grants (US$  4,000 –  US$ 10,000)
  • Medium grants (US$ 10,000 – US$ 20,000)
  • Large grants (US$ 20,000 – US$ 50,000)
  • Local travel grants (US$ 1,500)
  • International  travel grants (US$ 3,500)
These grants will enable grassroots organisations and individuals to access funds to support communication, advocacy and campaigning activities that promote and accelerate the process of ending FGM in Africa.
We will have THREE rounds of grant application reviews, therefore, applicants have the choice to submit their grant application forms by the following stipulated submission deadlines: 4 November 2016, 3 March 2017, and 3 July 2017.
In order to obtain the full call for proposal and application documents, please click on the links below and download the documents.
To apply please complete your selected grant application form and send it to grants@thegirlgeneration.org. Find the forms below; http://www.thegirlgeneration.org/girl-generation-end-fgm-grants-open-call-proposals

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Applications Open for African Women’s Public Service Fellowship

Applicants are invited to apply for African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, expand the opportunity for African women to impact for public service in their home countries.

Fellowship recipients commit to return to their respective home countries at the conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa.
  • Citizen and resident in an African country at the time of application;
  • Strong academic record;
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service;
  • A NYU Wagner education would significantly enhance their ability to have a deep and lasting impact on public service issues in their home country and region country and region.
The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing or a housing stipend (if enrolling in the Global EMPA program), travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.
Application Process:
  • Applicants can submit their applications essay along with their applications online via the given website.
  • Applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in order to be considered for fellows.
Eligible Countries:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Submit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your online application to NYU Wagner. The Fellowship Application Essay is included in fellowship section of the online application; there is not a separate application.  Fellowship applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in the application in order to be considered for fellows. Applications are due by the December 15 deadline.
Complete the online application for admission to apply.