Funding Opportunities for African Businesses


  1. Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Post-Graduate Foreign Scholarships Programme 2022/2023 for Nigerians

As part of NDDC’s Human Resource Development Initiatives, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is embarking on Foreign Post Graduate Scholarship Programme to equip Niger Deltans with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the local content programme of the current administration as well as compete globally in various professional disciplines. The scheme is for suitably qualified applicants, with relevant Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees from recognized Universities in the following professional disciplines:

  1. Agricultural Sciences
  2. Engineering
  3. Environmental Sciences
  4. Geosciences
  5. Information Technology
  6. Law
  7. Management Sciences
  8. Medicine
  9. Architecture
  10. Hospitality Management

Eligibility Requirements;

Applicants must possess the following:

  1. First Degree with minimum of 2nd Class-Lower division for those wishing to undertake a Master’s Programme.


  1. Applicants must have gained admission for a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines above, in a Foreign University.


  1. Applicants who have already enrolled in overseas Universities are NOT eligible to apply.


  1. Guarantor’s written consent of good conduct of the applicant from any of the following persons from the applicant’s Community/Clan.


  1. a) Member of National Assembly/State House of Assembly


  1. b) Chairman of LGA


  1. c) First Class Traditional ruler


  1. d) High Court Judge


  1. Persons with evidence of cult membership or criminal record shall not be considered.


  1. Applicants must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).


  1. All the applicants MUST come from the Niger Delta Region.

Application Procedure:

  1. Application must be made on-line at the Commission’s website: ( with the following attachments:
  1. Successfully completed application form will be assigned a registration number automatically.


  1. Print the hard copy of the on-line generated acknowledgement for ease of reference.

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  1. All shortlisted applicants will be posted on NDDC website (

For further enquiries, please contact:

Director of Education, NDDC

Mobile: +234(0)9137806550


All completed applications must be submitted on October 30th, 2022 from the date of publication.

Application Deadline: October 30th, 2022

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  1. The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) Social Media Contest 2022 for Students and young professionals ( $1000 USD Prize)

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), through The Resilience Knowledge Coalition, is  hosting a social media competition in the lead-up to the Resilience Hub at COP27.


 What are you and your community doing to build resilience to the impacts of climate change?


All entries must:

Please submit either of the following

Please provide subtitles with all video and audio entries, provide English translations of entries not submitted in English or French, and provide a script of your entry to ensure the content is translated properly.

Submission Procedure:

 How to submit:

Application Deadline:  16 October 2022.

For More Information: Social media contest ahead of COP27|#Art4Resilience – Global Resilience Partnership


3. Uncap funding for early-stage founders (50,000 Euros in funding)

Uncap is now accepting applications from early-stage founders for the 2022 investment cohort.

Eligibility Requirements;

>10,000 EUR yearly revenues


 Application Procedure:


Provide a few details on your business, invite your Co-Founders and you are ready to get started.


Complete all the steps of the application process. These will be a mix of tests about yourself, your business skills and financial insights. You might invest a day, but this is the only steps to go through, before we will make a decision on investment offers.


If you are shortlisted, we will conduct a comprehensive appraisal of your business. The better structured your business operations are, the easier it will be for you to go through this process.


Once you sign your investment contract, you will get access to your individual dashboard with helpful analytics, and join our growing network of entrepreneurs.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

 For More Information: Uncap – We invest in your entrepreneurial potential

  1. ExxonMobil Graduate Internship Program 2022/2023 for young Nigerian graduates

The ExxonMobil Graduate Internship Program offers recent Nigerian graduates the opportunity to gain invaluable industry experience in a world-leading engineering company. From day one of your internship, you can expect to apply your knowledge and experience in a real business setting. You will be given opportunities to prove yourself and gain valuable work experience, skills and knowledge through challenging assignments. You will also receive on-the-job training, mentoring and coaching by your supervisors.Finally, an internship with ExxonMobil will show you what the world’s leading petroleum and petrochemical company is like from the inside.


 How to Apply

To start your application, click ‘Apply’. Your application is complete only when you receive a confirmation email.

Ensure to upload the following documents:

Application Deadline: Unspecified

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  1. Ingressive for Good Women in Software Development Scholarship

 According to a 2022 global software developer survey , female developers make up only five percent of all respondents, demonstrating the male-dominating reality of software development jobs. The tech industry has a staggering gender imbalance and a lot of that comes from the software development arm. Ingressive for Good is partnering with Stutern to close that gap 1000 women at a time by giving them access to software development training for FREE.

The software development scholarship comprises of core skills including:

The program is virtual and beginner-friendly with real-life projects. Beneficiaries would also be able to connect with like minds to ensure collaborative learning and growth. It’s also an opportunity to expand their network as they build valuable relationships while learning.

Application Deadline: September 21, 2022

For More Information: 1000 Women in Software Development Scholarship – Ingressive For Good

  1. Nigeria: 2022 Punocracy Prize for Satire (N50,000)

The Punocracy is seeking entries for the third edition of the Prize for Satire.

Punocracy is a community of young writers of satire in Nigeria to encourage free speech, promote critical thinking, and spread political consciousness.

The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cozy half-truth, and their job, as I see it, is to put it back again!

The objective is to make satire a widely accepted and understood tool of socio-political commentary in the country and to kindle the fire of interest in the genre. In short, they are on a mission to improve satirical literacy and create a safe space for writers and lovers of satire.


 Eligibility Criteria; 

Judging Criteria; 

Application Deadline: 16th October, 2022

For more information, visit: 

  1. Newly announced Project Grants for Grassroots and Social Activists – Gender Disparity, Child Poverty, Social Issues

The Niwano Peace Foundation (NPF) is seeking applications for its Activity Grant Program.


 Funding Information

The grant amount which one applicant can apply for will be up to 1,000,000 Japanese Yen. (For foreign applicants, the grant amount which one can apply for will be up to some USD equivalent to 1,000,000 Japanese Yen).

Also Read: Funding Opportunities For African Businesses

Fields Eligible for support

 Social activities based on the spirit of religious principles

Grass-roots activities deployed in a local community

Eligible Activities

Ineligible Activities 

Issues of particular interest to the NPF this year

 Eligibility Criteria

Application Deadline: 22nd October 2022

 For more information, visit:

  1. Student Research Grants: Travel and Project support up to a limit of £5,000

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is currently accepting applications for Student Research Grants to support postgraduate students around the world who are studying fisheries science.

Projects must have the objective of studying some aspect of environmental improvement, performance or best practice in relation to a specific fishery and the MSC Fisheries Standard.

The Student Research Grant was formerly known as the Scholarship  Research program.

Funding Information;

 Travel and project support up to a limit of £5,000. Funds can be used for travel, accommodation, essential fixed assets (up to £250 to cover essential assets such as a computer, software etc.) and the hire or purchase of essential equipment, however, cannot be used to cover salary costs.

What kind of projects will the SRG fund?

 Projects must be no longer than 12 months (or up to 18 months in exceptional circumstances) and linked to Performance Indicators within the MSC Fisheries Standard in relation to a specific fishery.

Projects within scope of SRG include:

Eligibility Criteria;

Application Deadline: 5th December 2022

For more information, visit:

  1. The Next Economy Core Life Skills Training Program for young Nigerians

The Next Economy empowers youth in Nigeria, Mali, Somaliland, Somalia to unleash their talents, build their confidence and hone the skills they need for a successful career in a job or as an entrepreneur. To accommodate the diverse ambitions of young people entering the labor market, together with local partners Next Economy offers different programmes.

The Core Life Skills Training: it’s all about communication skills, how to present yourself, team-work and self-reflection. The training will help you succeed in the job market. After these training you can select to go further in Employability Training or Entrepreneurship Training.


 Nigerian youth between the ages of 18- 35 and resident in Lagos

Application Deadline: October 10, 2022

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10.Bloomberg Engineering Recruitment Programme 2022 for Nigerian Students & Graduates.

Bloomberg Engineering Accelerator Bootcamp 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Bloomberg Engineering is recruiting software engineers for internships + full-time roles in their London Office. Bloomberg recruiters would be in Lagos, Nigeria to provide insights into #techatbloomberg.


Location: Lagos

Event DateOctober 17, 2022 10:00am – 7:00pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

How to Apply:

Bloomberg Engineers and recruiters will be in Lagos, for a full day of events!

Please complete the form to express interest in attending the event on October 17,2022. Once you complete the form you will be asked to complete a HackerRank assessment by Friday, 30 September.

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Candidates selected will be invited to attend via email.

 Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

 For More Information, visit:



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