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Opportunity Corner Updates - Week 7

Welcome to Opportunity Corner. We curate a collection of handpicked opportunities tailored to your unique aspirations. Whether you seek internships, fellowships, scholarships, or other thrilling prospects, we empower you to embark on the journey towards your dreams.

Here are the opportunities for the week:


Are you passionate about promoting peace and inspiring others to create positive change? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! The Youth Peace Initiative and the Carnegie Foundation are collaborating on a video contest. Young individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 are encouraged to submit a video showcasing their peace initiatives. By participating, you have a chance to become the next Youth Ambassador of the prestigious Peace Palace. Videos can be in English or with English subtitles.

Submit your application here


The Getty Scholars Program offers financial support to researchers who are dedicated to advancing knowledge in the arts and humanities. Scholars selected for this program can receive grants ranging from $21,500 to $65,000. To be eligible for the scholar grants, applicants must have obtained a PhD before September 2020, among other requirements. The application period for the program opens on July 1, 2023, and closes on October 2, 2023.

Apply for this opportunity here


The WFP Innovation Accelerator is committed to discovering and amplifying innovative solutions that address global hunger in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Qualified individuals have the opportunity to secure up to $100,000 in funding without any equity requirements. The program also facilitates networking opportunities with partners and field operators in 120 countries. The application deadline for this opportunity is July 19, 2023.

Apply here if you are a startup or company. Apply here if you are WFP employee.


The United Nations - Nippon Foundation Fellowship offers mid-level professionals from developing countries advanced training on ocean affairs, the law of the sea, and related disciplines. This fellowship equips fellows with knowledge of international legal frameworks, key issues in ocean affairs, and best practices. Fellows will also conduct individual research and develop a written thesis on a self-selected topic. Upon completion, fellows are expected to return to their home countries and apply their expertise to contribute to comprehensive ocean policy and the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and related instruments.

The 9-month Fellowship Programme consists of two phases that offer Fellows customized research and training opportunities in their chosen fields. Phase One is a 3-month Research and Training period at DOALOS in the United Nations Headquarters in New York, while Phase Two is a 6-month Advanced Academic Research and Study period at one of the prestigious participating Host Institutions. Fellows will be guided by subject matter experts and will deliver a 100-page written thesis, a research presentation, and an ocean governance matrix. The programme also includes assignments as part of the training curriculum during Phase One.

To learn more about this opportunity, click here


The American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Mastercard Foundation have partnered to provide full scholarships through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. This program is designed to empower young individuals to become catalysts for positive change in their communities and beyond. Scholars will participate in workshops, courses, fieldwork, and their degree programs, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to make a meaningful impact.

These scholarships are available to citizens of African countries. The scholarship program covers three online graduate programs: a Master's in Engineering Management, a Master's in Computing in Education, and a Master's in Business Administration. Eligible applicants must have good academic standing in their previous degree, demonstrate talent that exceeds financial resources, show a commitment to giving back to their community, country, and region, possess leadership skills, and be 35 years of age or younger. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate readiness for university studies in English by July 21, 2023. The application deadline is July 21, 2023.

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The Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award, in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA), is currently accepting entries for its 11th edition. This prestigious award is available to journalists under the age of 30 who live in countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than US$20,000. Participants are required to submit a portfolio consisting of three published works from the past 12 months before the submission deadline on August 11, 2023. Entries can be in various formats, including print, audio, video, or multimedia.

The Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award has specific eligibility criteria: entrants must be 30 years old or younger on November 20, 2023, and they should be from a country with a Gross National Income (GNI) of US$20,000 or less. Entrants need to submit a portfolio of three published or broadcast pieces of work produced in the 12 months prior to August 11, 2023. The entries can be in any format, including print, audio, video, or multimedia, accompanied by an English translation if necessary. A verification letter from the entrant's editor or a journalism academic familiar with their work is required. Collaboration details should be provided, and plagiarism is strictly prohibited. More information can be found on the Thomson Foundation's website, and any questions can be directed to the provided email address.

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