Check out these fellowships for women to help them attain their career goals and get recognition for their work.
Women are the section of society who have faced discrimination since time immemorial. This has often led to not letting them get educated, become independent, and prone to becoming victims of various criminal activities.
However, there has been progressive development in society, which can be seen in people becoming aware of gender equality notions and various organizations coming up to support women in meeting their career objectives. Therefore, this week of Youth Time brings you various exciting fellowships for women in our weekly scholarship digest. Don’t miss out on them.
VALUE4HER Women Agripreneur of the Year Awards – WAYA 2022
Applications are open for VALUE4HER Women Agripreneur of the Year Awards – WAYA 2022. The awards are awarded to recognize African women agripreneurs who have attained success in the agricultural value chain and exhibited outstanding corporate innovation by impacting food security, climate resilience, and women’s and youth empowerment.
VALUE4HER is AGRA’s continental program to improve women’s agricultural firms and raise their participation and activism across Africa. The initiative aims to improve the performance of women entrepreneurs by providing them with access to markets and trade, finance and investments, tailored online and offline matchmaking activities, learning, networking, and global advocacy aimed at addressing some of the key barriers to women’s business growth and market participation in agriculture.
FellowshipWAYA includes three categories where it gives awards:
- Young Female Agripreneur
- Outstanding Value Adding Enterprise
- Female Agriculture Technology Innovator
Accordingly, three women agripreneurs will receive a $20000 cash prize each.
- Applicants must be operating in the agribusiness/agriculture value chain.
- Have an innovative product.
- Must be a national from one of the 54 African countries.
- Have a strong digital footprint and be a VALUE4HER member.
- Should be a remarkable community leader raising a voice for women’s activism.
The last day to apply for the opportunity is May 31, 2022.
You can read more about it on the official website.
LitUp Writing Fellowship For Underrepresented Women
Applications are open for LitUp Fellow for underrepresented women. The fellowship aims to bring forward women writers from various communities and cultures so that diverse stories come up.
LitUp, which is supported by The Readership, will provide five rising writers an all-expenses-paid retreat, a three-month mentoring with a recognized author, and marketing assistance from Reese’s Book Club. LitUp is a journey, and we will accompany you every step of the way. The group argues that there are underrepresented voices. Because different people have different tales to tell, and their voices may be heard via the books they write.
- Hone Your Craft at Our Writer’s Retreat: Selected fellows will participate in an all-expenses-paid writer’s retreat to develop their manuscripts and learn about the business side of publishing.
- Get Mentored and Build a Support Network: Post retreat, fellows are matched with a published author for a three-month mentorship to get their book ready for market.
- Join the Reese’s Book Club Family: Through it all, we stand by you every step of the way, including a first-look window with top agents and a book launch marketing commitment from us and our partners.
- Candidates must be diverse (as defined below) women writers who are unpublished. If you identify as a woman, this program is for you.
- We’ve based our eligibility on We Need Diverse Books’ Definition of Diversity and recognize diverse experiences that include (but are not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
- Applicants must:
- Identify as a woman.
- Identify as diverse, which includes LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
- Be 18 years of age or older at the time of application
- Reside in the 50 United States and have US citizenship, permanent residency, or work visa/sponsorship
- Be unrepresented by an agent
- Be unpublished as an author. This includes both trade publishing and self-publishing in the US or abroad. If the applicant has a book deal for an as-yet-unpublished book, the applicant is considered published for purposes of this fellowship. Essays, short stories, and articles do not render an applicant ineligible.
- Be available to participate in all aspects of LitUp as provided by Reese’s Book Club if selected
We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.
You can apply for the program by May 31, 2022.
Read more about the opportunity on the official website.
Business Incubator Communities (BIC) Acceleration Program for Women Entrepreneurs
If you are a female entrepreneur from Angola, Ethiopia, Madagascar, or Somalia, and want to take your business to up-level your business, then this opportunity is just right for you. Applications are open for Business Incubator Communities (BIC) Acceleration Program for Women Entrepreneurs 2022.
The European Union-funded BIC Africa has inaugurated the second cohort of its Online Acceleration Program for Women Entrepreneurs from Angola, Ethiopia, Madagascar, and Somalia. It is a regional network that helps African business incubators (BIs) thrive and have a positive influence on society.
The program will support 15 women business owners across all sectors and business types through a combination of live training modules, coaching sessions, exercises, and a mentoring program with women experts from Africa and Europe with high experience in supporting innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups.
The program will include:
- 8 live training modules
- 4 group coaching sessions
- 3 Networking sessions
- Exercises and access to support documents
- Ad-Hoc Helpdesk through international mentoring support
- Certificate of recognition
The deadline for the program is May 9, 2022.
Please find all the details on the official website.
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