Call for Applications: Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2023 for Young African Leaders |$50,000 seed grant

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Call for Applications: Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2023 for Young African Leaders |$50,000 seed grant

Call for Applications: Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2023 for Young African Leaders |$50,000 seed grant

The Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2023 is now accepting applications. Following several exceptionally successful cycles of the Global Citizen Scholarship Program, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) is pleased to announce a new call for applications for the sixth round of their GC Scholarship.

The GC Scholarship is a fully virtual scholarship program that enables young African change-makers to address one or more of the SDGs in their community by proposing and implementing a localized SDG Micro-Project, as well as benefiting from a summer school and various expert trainings and workshops on specific topics.

Over the period of eight months, the selected scholars will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as expand their knowledge of the field of entrepreneurship for sustainable development and engage with professional networks. The training is aimed at 15 young African changemakers between the ages of 20 and 35. The program will start on May 4, 2023.

Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2023 Benefits

Some of the benefits you will receive include:

  • Full cost coverage for summer school training with MCI Innsbruck and coverage also of other expert workshops
  • A USD $50,000 seed grant to support the implementation of an SDG Micro-Project to be distributed after the successful submission of a project proposal
  • A Certificate of Achievement awarded after the successful completion of the SDG Micro-Project signed by Co-chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre.

Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2023 Eligibility

  • Open to African youth regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • Between 20-35 years.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong dedication to SDGs and the ideals of global citizenship.
  • Applicants must provide evidence that they may otherwise not have access to such an opportunity.
  • Applicants must provide proof of a minimum English level B2 (European Standards)

Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2023 Application

During the nomination process you will need to enter:

  • Your personal details (e.g. name, contact information, date of birth, address, citizenship, gender, education, language competence, short profile description)
  • Your professional details (e.g. academic titles, name of organization, function)
  • SDG Micro-Project information (title, issues and SDGs tackled, general process and implementation)

At the final stage of the nomination process you will be prompted to attach the following:

  • a motivation letter (max 250 words)
  • a portrait photo of yourself (JPEG or PNG format)
  • an introduction video of yourself (max 30 seconds, MP4 or MOV format)
  • your CV

Apply here

For more information, visit Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarships.

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