Grants Fund

What is a grant and why is it important?

Simply understanding travel grants are the financial support provided by any entities to the related or specific candidates. A candidate may get district or global grant which may include funds for domestic or international travel:  air, road or water transportation. grant is a way the government funds your ideas and projects to provide public services and stimulate the economy. Grants support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research, and many other programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) etc.

Many misunderstand that travel grants are only for students but it benefits any individual, group, or organization who intend to travel for various purposes- to attain academic and professional conference, seminar, meeting, events and any other programs that enhance the ability to grow in their related field. Travel grants are the biggest opportunities and a challenge for those candidates who wills to achieve success in their life.

The Federation of African Universities (FAU) is planning to support its member institutions, universities and leadership actors through the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa grant fund, the European Union EDU grant fund and the world bank groups grant funds towards social development issues and imperative projects.

The Grant Lifecycle

The grant process follows a linear lifecycle that includes creating the funding opportunity, applying, making award decisions, and successfully implementing the award. Check out the Grant Lifecycle page to find out what the applicant and the grant-making agency do in the lifecycle.

Every year, applications open for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral funding opportunities for African students to study abroad. These scholarships are offered by institutions and organizations in Africa and across the world.

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships



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WMF Empowerment Through Education Scholarships for Developing Countries students

Deadline: March 1, 2024


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Joint Japan and World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program

Deadline: 29 February/24 May, 2024



Manaaki New Zealand Scholorships for International Students

Deadline: February 24, 2024



Mo Ibrahim Foundation MBA Scholarships 2024/2025 For Africans At London Business School

Deadline: January 2, 2024


IKMF Education Program Scholarship 2024 For Kenyan Students

Deadline: December 25th , 2023


Tell Me About Competition Authority Of Kenya Young Professionals Program:

Deadline: 6th November, 2023


Global Grants and Funds for Research

Research Development Fund

The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high-quality, sustainable research that addresses the four WUN global challenges. The RDF provides grants of up to £10,000 to foster research collaborations among academic staff members at WUN partner universities. The WUN prioritizes collaborations that align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. A successful RDF project can help establish productive partnerships and networks that could form the basis of a proposal for a larger funding opportunity!

Each Global Challenge has networks of researchers working on a number of topics and sub-themes. WUN members can also bring in a topic themselves and create a network of WUN researchers. For more information on its existing research projects, please visit the WUN website.

Global Higher Education Institutions Integration and Engagement Funds

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF)

Each year, more than $2 million dollars in university graduate fellowships are offered to full-time master’s and PhD students to recognize and support academic excellence. The fellowships are offered to students who have demonstrated superior intellectual ability and academic accomplishment.

Students must be recommended by their department or unit to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for a UMGF

UWA welcomes formal visits from diplomatic and consular representatives, government bodies, delegations from higher educational institutions and industry bodies, in order to foster existing partnerships, to nurture nascent alliances and to develop new collaborations. If you would like to request an official visit to UWA, please complete our online Visit Request form and submit at least 20 business days before you plan your visit. More details please book for it through FAU first via

The Research Innovation Fund supports innovative and interdisciplinary research to understand and tackle gambling harms!

The aim of the Research Innovation Fund is to develop and support an international network of researchers across the world, therefore any researcher based at an Higher Education Institution (HEI)/university anywhere in the world can apply for the Research Innovation Fund. Continue reading

Research and Innovations Fund!

With funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda to Makerere University, this higher institution of learning will support high-impact Research and Innovations to drive Uganda’s Development Agenda. This unique initiative is being implemented under the Research and Innovations Fund (RIF) at Makerere University in Kampala Uganda. It arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. Continue reading

The COFUND action provides funding for regional, national and international programmes for training and career development, through co-funding mechanisms. It spreads the MSCA’s best practices by promoting high standards and excellent working conditions. COFUND promotes sustainable training and international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility. Continue reading

The ERC selects partner for its Science Journalism Initiative!

The European Research Council has selected a consortium of organisations that will support science journalists’ stays at research institutions across Europe. The FRONTIERS project, which won an open call for proposals for a grant of €1.5 million, is set to run from 2023 to 2027. During this time, it plans to enable up to 40 science journalists to spend longer time with research teams working on their reporting ideas at institutions of their choice. Universities and research centres conducting frontier research in any field of knowledge will be able to participate in the programme. Continue reading

The Research Collaboration Fund!

The UGPN Research Collaboration Fund (RCF) has been an integral part of the network since its inception in 2011. The fund has supported a number of bilateral, trilateral and, since the University of Wollongong became the fourth UGPN member in 2015, quadrilateral research projects across a broad range of academic disciplines. Providing starter funds of up to $10,000 per partner, per project, has allowed new research interactions to begin. It’s enabled students and staff to move between organisations linked to these projects, and ultimately enabled the research to secure external funding. To date the annual fund of US$240,000 has supported 79 research projects, covering a range of topics including carbon economies, bio-nano interfaces, genes and behaviour, international trade, visitor impacts and mathematical modelling. Continue reading

Global Leadership and Peacebuilding MSc Scholarship to study at Kings College London

Exciting news for African students in the UK! We are offering partial funding opportunities for its MSc Global Leadership and Peacebuilding programme (Blended Learning). Please note the course details apply to 2023 entry. Details for 2024 entry for our postgraduate courses will be published from October 2023.

Our Global Leadership and Peacebuilding MSc looks at the mutually reinforcing links between global leadership, peace and society, especially in developing nations. Through this blended learning programme, which offers both face-to-face and online modules, and which supports wholly online study where applicable, you will learn to understand the huge significance of global leadership processes and outcomes in peacebuilding efforts in the developing world and the impacts they have on society. Next-generation leaders must be able to thrive across different socio-cultural contexts while achieving success in organisations. In a dynamic global context with a wide array of diverse actors and stakeholders, global leaders need a unique set of skills and must be uniquely prepared. The Global Leadership and Peacebuilding prorgamme seeks: (i) To deepen students’ understanding of the different patterns of global leadership that have underlined social, political, economic and peace processes and outcomes in developing societies and across the world; (ii) To advance peacebuilding knowledge – conceptually and operationally – on the process of leadership and global problem-solving in developing societies and across the world; (iii) To develop in students deep analytical skills on responses to global challenges in the 21st century. Students learn to understand the enormous complexity of global leadership – the multiple cultures, multiple actors operating across different levels and the interconnections among all of this. If you are interesting please Continue reading


Do you want to study abroad in 2023 or 2024? Browse through Over 75+ best international scholarships programs for Fully funded Scholarships 2023 announced in all international Universities that is recruiting students for next semesters. Thousands of fully-funded scholarships available. Continue reading

Higher Education in Senegal: Over $150 Million to Ensure Rapid Integration Into the Job Market

WASHINGTON, June 29th, 2023 – The World Bank has approved $150 million in financing to improve the capacity of Senegal’s higher education institutions to produce graduates with skills that match the job market’s needs. The World Bank financing is accompanied by a $1.9 million grant from the Early Learning Partnership (ELP) Multi-Donor Trust Fund. Continue reading