Scholarships and Contests

Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships 2019

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships are now accepting applications for 2019. The fellowships provide African nationals with the opportunity to build on managerial and leadership skills while working on pressing challenges in Africa today. Young Fellows get to work closely with executive leaders to brainstorm and implement real life policies for Member States. Selected Fellows will have the chance to work at the executive offices of either the African Development Bank in Abidjan, the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, or the International Trade Centre in Geneva.

The Obama Foundation Fellowship is now accepting applications for 2019 Fellows!

The two-year Fellowship is open to applicants from all over the world, and encourages participants from all backgrounds to apply. Past Fellows have included leaders in the science community, criminal justice field, healthcare, education, the arts, and more. The program aims to leverage applicants' experience while giving them professional and leadership training, networking opportunities, and the resources needed to help them take their work to the next level.

Global Partnership Elevates Student Leadership for Sustainable Development

30 April 2018 - The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and Millennium Campus Network (MCN) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to convene, challenge, and celebrate student leadership advancing UN goals. Building on their combined 17 years of experience engaging institutions of higher education, MCN and UNAI are partnering on the Millennium Fellowship. The Class of 2018 application and details are online at Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis through 15 July 2018.

Deadline 16 March 2018: Open Challenge “Students Seeking Solutions: SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation”

Proposals for the “Students Seeking Solutions: SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation” Challenge are due 16 March 2018. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate students from around the world are invited to submit proposals for meeting Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Education for Sustainable Development Report: call for abstracts

In 2016, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) joined forces to announce a strategic collaboration to activate universities, research institutions and non-governmental organizations to advance teaching, applied research and problem-solving around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 10th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is now open

17 January 2018 - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa are inviting students from around the world to participate in the 10th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, which will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15 July to 20 July 2018.

Open Challenge “Students Seeking Solutions: SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation”

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), the American Association of University Women, the United Nations Environment Programme and UNAI member institution Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States) announce the “Students Seeking Solutions: SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation” Challenge.

Lehigh University to grant three full scholarships for UN Staff

20 November 2017 — United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member Lehigh University has announced the allocation of three full-tuition scholarships for their new one-year MBA programme for United Nations staff and diplomatic missions to the United Nations that have a recognized undergraduate degree. Lehigh will also award qualified United Nations applicants that are not selected for the full scholarships grants of at least $10,000 in tuition scholarship.