In 2024, imagine education not just in one place but all around the world.

That’s what global fellowships are all about—cool opportunities that bring people together from different parts of the globe. In this article, we’re going to check out the top 10 global fellowships of 2024.

These are like special chances for people to learn, share, and grow on a global scale. So, let’s dive in and discover the exciting possibilities these fellowships offer!

Africacdc-Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Fellowship Programme 2024 For Public Health Professionals. (Fully-Funded)

The application for the 4th Cohort of the Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Fellowship Programme is currently open.

The Africa CDC is actively promoting diversity in applications from across AU Member States. Cohort 4 will feature the introduction of a Mental Health track, making it particularly encouraging for Public Mental Health Professionals to apply.

Moreover, individuals in senior positions within Government Ministries and National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs), especially women, are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Deadline: 30th January 2024 
  • Successful applicants will be informed by 31st April 2024 
  • The fellowship will start on 1st June 2024

Visit the official website page to learn more about the application and requirements 

Woods Hole Summer Student Fellowship 2024 USA. (Fully Funded)

Applications are now open for the Woods Hole Summer Student Fellowship in the USA.

This prestigious program offers aspiring undergraduate students a unique opportunity to engage in research in ocean sciences and engineering during the summer of 2024.

The fellowship involves hands-on projects chosen in partnership with sponsors, covering various research areas within ocean sciences and engineering.

Participants benefit from a dynamic program that includes talks, seminars, and an ocean sampling cruise aboard the R/V Tioga, offering an immersive experience in advanced oceanographic technology and sampling techniques. Apply now for a rewarding summer in the USA with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

Location: United States

Eligible Regions: Open for all

Deadline: February 5, 2024 

Visit the official website to get more information on the application process 

GHC Africa Fellowship 2024. (Paid)

Global Health Corps, a U.S. non-profit organization, provides a competitive fellowship to support upcoming leaders in global health.

The fellowship spans a year, during which highly qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills are placed in impactful organizations.

Fellows make substantial contributions to their placement organizations and communities, undergo rigorous leadership training, and become part of GHC’s extensive global network.

GHC focuses on recruiting, selecting, and placing emerging leaders with non-profit organizations and government agencies in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.

Benefits: Paid 13-month fellowships with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia

Eligible Regions: Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe

Deadline: January 10, 2024.

Visit the official website to get more information on the application process

UN – Nippon Foundation Strategic Needs Fellowship Programme 2024

The Strategic Needs Fellowship aims to empower the most vulnerable States, including least developed countries, small island developing States, and landlocked developing countries, to effectively address crucial and time-sensitive challenges in ocean affairs and the law of the sea.

This fellowship targets government officials in key roles who have limited experience in these areas. Participants receive customized, in-depth training to overcome critical capacity barriers, focusing on international legal frameworks, key issues, and best practices.

Upon completion, Fellows are expected to apply their knowledge to assist their States in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and related instruments.

They will also contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 and other relevant SDGs.

Deadline: 16th February 2024

Visit the official website to learn more about the application process

The Local Pathways Fellowship 2024

The Local Pathways Fellowship offers a transformative 10-month program for young leaders aged between 18 to 30, connecting them with urban development experts.

This fellowship provides a platform and framework for action, allowing selected fellows to deepen their knowledge of sustainable urban development.

Participants are expected to dedicate 4-6 hours per week to the program, fostering extensive learning and collaboration from March to December.

The 2024 cohort will assemble 100 young thought leaders, urban planners, advocates, researchers, and innovators from 100 cities worldwide, aiming to advance local dialogue and problem-solving around the Sustainable Development Goals for smart, fair, and sustainable cities and urban settlements.

Location: United States

Application Deadline: January 22, 2024 (18 Days Remaining)

Visit the official website to learn more about the application process

MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence 2024

The MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence aims to discover and nurture the next generation of leaders, fostering a more diverse and inclusive culture within the school. This program is designed specifically to support postdoctoral fellows in their multidimensional development. While emphasizing research, it also provides resources, and opportunities, and establishes a professional network for the fellows.

  • Location: United States
  •  Benefits: Fellows receive funding for two years, including a $75,000 stipend and a $10,000 per year discretionary expense allowance.
  • Deadline: January 31, 2024 (27 Days Remaining)
  • Eligible Regions: Open for all.

*All applicants must have completed their PhD by the start of the program

Visit the official website to learn more about the application process

The Dennis And Shirley Feldman Fellowship 2024

The Dennis and Shirley Feldman Fellowship is a prestigious scholarship supporting young researchers in cancer studies.

It provides financial aid for research, training, and travel related to cancer research.

This one-time stipend of $5,000 is awarded to U.S. citizens pursuing or applying for admission to a journalism graduate program in the U.S. Beyond financial assistance, the fellowship offers opportunities for mentorship and networking with established cancer researchers, making it an excellent opportunity for passionate journalism students dedicated to making a difference in cancer research. 

Location: United States


  • A one-time stipend of $5,000 to help defray tuition costs.
  • Financial assistance to cover the costs of research, training, and travel related to cancer research.


  • Be enrolled in, or in the process of applying for, admission to an accredited graduate program in journalism in the U.S.
  • Plan to pursue a career in journalism.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.

Eligible Regions: United States

Deadline: April 14, 2024

For more information, visit National Press Club Scholarship Opportunities

One Million Leaders Asia Fellowship Program 2024 (Remote)

Annually, OMLAS actively seeks out promising young talent from Asia, granting them the esteemed OMLAS Fellowship.

This comprehensive fellowship spans two months, delivering impactful instruction on key topics such as social entrepreneurship, sustainability, social innovation, and transformative leadership.

Beyond theoretical learning, fellows receive support for executing community projects. Following the completion of the Fellowship Programme, participants can extend their engagement by joining the OMLAS Alumni community.

This fosters ongoing collaboration with emerging leaders across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the MENA region, creating a lasting network of impactful connections.

Location: Online

Eligible Regions: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, SriLanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam

Deadline: January 20, 2024

Visit the official website to learn more about the application process

Georgetown Law LAWA Fellowship Program 2024

Established in 1993 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program is dedicated to training women’s human rights lawyers from Africa.

The program spans approximately 14 months, starting in July of the first year and concluding in August of the following year. LAWA Fellows, committed to enhancing the status of women and girls in their home countries, pursue a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at Georgetown from August to May, focusing on international women’s human rights.

During this period, they undertake significant graduate research on women’s rights issues in their home countries. Post-graduation, Fellows engage in challenging work assignments for three months (June through August) at various public interest organizations, gaining insights into diverse advocacy strategies to advance women’s human rights.

After this immersive experience, LAWA Fellows return home to continue their impactful work advocating for women’s rights in their respective countries.

Location: United States

Eligible Regions: Africa

Deadline: January 19, 2024

Visit the official website to learn more about the application process 

The Royal Society Career Development Fellowship 2024

The Career Development Fellowship (CDF) is a pioneering four-year postdoctoral research fellowship focused on fostering the retention of researchers from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM.

Initially launching as a pilot, the scheme targets researchers from Black heritage, with potential expansion to encompass other underrepresented groups based on the pilot’s success.

The fellowships include funding for high-quality research and a robust program offering mentoring, training, and networking opportunities.

Designed to facilitate the establishment of a successful research career in the UK, the CDF aligns with the Royal Society’s enduring commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting excellence in science for the collective benefit of humanity, as outlined in its founding chapters of the 1660s.

  • Deadline: January 24, 2024 
  • Eligible Regions: Open for all.
  • Location: United Kingdom

Visit the official website to learn more about the application process 

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