The Harvard Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language and history or culture of non-Western countries or regions. All application materials need to arrive by the deadline of October 1st.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers youth an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany. Deadline for applications is on 17th of September.

UNESCO calls for candidatures for the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. UNESCO and the government of Sharjah would like to encourage youth to propose qualified candidates who deserve to be rewarded for their literary, scientific or artistic achievements, as well as for their global outreach devoted to promoting Arab culture and its worldwide dissemination – independent of any religious considerations. Deadline for submissions of candidatures is 31st of August.

Early career scientists are welcome to apply for the Rowland Fellowship in Energy Science & Engineering. The fellowship provides scientists with funding to establish an independent research program. This is an excellent opportunity to pursue new research ideas without the need for external funding, with full institutional support, access to the Institute’s outstanding technical and scientific resources, and an opportunity to work in the rich intellectual environment at Harvard. The deadline for submitting applications is on 18th August.


Young people from all over the world are welcome to apply for the Smart Energy Challenge 2017. The challenge  dares you to think of alternatives for how to influence others to live more sustainably by reducing energy use. In particular, this competition focuses on sustainable energy that tackles 3 of the 17 United Nations goals: Goal 13: reducing climate change, Goal 12: ensuring sustainable consumption patterns, and Goal 7: establishing reliable energy sources. The deadline to apply is 22nd of August.

The NextGen Global Competition engages young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry. The organizers are looking for 20 outstanding young entrepreneurs who are poised to take off if given productive mentoring and support from franchise business leaders who are the best in the world at scaling concepts. Applications close on September 1st.

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