List of Educational Grants & Scholarships You Can't Miss for 2017-18

Many universities and other organizations come up with scholarships and grants for students and the educational community to make resources available for the ones who need them to do better and be better.

Below is a list of scholarships and educational grants that are still accepting applications.

Check them out and find your pick. 


1. World Federation of Neurology

The WFN award a number of educational grants each year to projects which aim to improve brain health worldwide, through research or education. To "foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide", the WFN is this year offering 7 grants in three categories as follows:

Category A: 1 x $30,000

Category B: 2 x $15,000

Category C: 4 x $10,000

The WFN wants to fund low cost, high impact educational and outcomes research projects. International cooperation is encouraged with a priority on low income countries.

Deadline: Application due by 20 May, 2017

Know more about the grant here

2. OSAP in 2017-18

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) helps you pay for college or university by considering your needs for grants or loans. Students can receive up to:

$13,260, if you are a full-time single student

$22,440, if you are a married student or sole-support parent


Check about the eligibility for the same here.

3. University of Westminster Scholarship for Developing Countries in UK

The University of Westminster is a public research university in London, United Kingdom. Its antecedent institution, the Royal Polytechnic Institution, was founded in 1838 and was the first polytechnic institution in the UK. The Aim of the University is to vibrant learning environment – fostering innovation and creativity, informed by practice, inspired by research, focusing on the globally relevant areas in which they excel.

Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.

Deadline: The application deadline is May 4, 2017.

Check their website to know more

4.  40 UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored Fellowships in Engineering

Applications are invited for 40 UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored Research Fellowships for applicants from Africa, Arab states, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean. Fellowships will be given to undertake an individual research program in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.

These fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research program.

Deadline: Submission of applications should be on or before April 14, 2017 at the latest with advance copy by email.

Check their website to know more.

5. Doctoral Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries in Switzerland

The goal of the Engineering for Development (E4D) programme is to promote the development of products or methods which are directly relevant to improving the livelihoods of poor people in developing countries.

ETH Global is the staff unit for international relations at ETH Zurich. It fosters international partnerships in research and education and enhances the institution’s visibility abroad.

Deadline: Submission deadline is March 31, 2017

Check their website to know more.

6. The World Academy of Sciences Prizes for Developing Countries Scientists

TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences-for the advancement of science in developing countries – is an autonomous international organization founded in Triste, Italy. TWAS represents, support and encourage the pursuit excellence in science in developing countries.

Scholarship can be taken in Developing Countries.

Deadline: Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

Check their website to know more.

7. Ghent University Scholarships for Developing Countries in Belgium

The University of Ghent is offering Special Research Fund-Doctoral Scholarships for Developing Countries. Ghent University Scholarships are available for PhD students who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and half at a university in a developing country.

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centers in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centers by upgrading local academic personnel.

Scholarship can be taken in Belgium and Developing Countries.

Deadline: The application deadline is March 7, 2017

Check their website to know more.

8. Persephone Miel Fellowship for International Journalists in USA

The Persephone Miel fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers, staff journalists as well as freelancers and media professionals. Fellowships are available for Journalists.

Deadline: The application deadline is March 1, 2017

Check their website to know more.

9. Graduate Scholarships in Public Policy and Taxation in Japan

Applications are invited for Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships in Public Policy and Taxation to study in Japan for the year 2017. Students from Developing Countries are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Scholarships are available to Graduates and are awarded in Public Policy and Taxation.

Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is February 28, 2017.

Check their website to know more.

10. Pharmaceutical Scholarships for International Students in UK

King’s College London & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are offering four Janssen Pharmaceutical Scholarships for international students. Scholarships are awarded for pursuing MSc Global Mental Health at King’s College London.

The course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to initiate, develop and oversee mental health programs and/or policies in low-resource settings, as well as to conduct and critically evaluate research on global mental health.

Deadline: The application deadline is February 28, 2017

Check their website to know more.

11. University of Tsukuba Masters Scholarship Program in Economic and Public Policy in Japan

University of Tsukuba offers a range of different scholarship programs for international students to help cover tuition fees or living costs to study in Japan. Students from developing countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be applying for 18-month master’s program in the field of Economic Policy or Public Policy at the University of Tsukuba. Scholarships are available to students for pursuing master’s degree.

Deadline: The application deadline is February 28th, 2017

Check their website to know more.

Grants on the next page..


1. The National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant

Deadline: March 17, 2017

The National PTA provides funds to local groups for community arts project. Projects can focus on media, visual, literary or the performing arts. Projects should increase access for at-risk and underserved groups, as well as foster community and family involvement.

Prize: Matching grants up to $1,000 are available to local PTA groups.

Check their website to know more.

2. Thank America’s Teachers Grants from Farmers Insurance

Deadline: February 27, 2017

Farmers Insurance provides grants to educators who received thank you notes through the Thank America's Teachers program. Specifically, grants are available to "make technology more accessible, provide literacy materials, and support training." Grant winners are selected by public voting, which takes place throughout the month of March.

Prize: There are 180 $2,500 grants are available.

Check their website to know more.

3. Braitmayer Foundation Education Grants

Deadline: March 15, 2017

The Braitmayer Foundation provides grants to help deliver innovative practices in K-12 schools in the U.S. Grants can be used for curricular and school reform initiatives, as well as professional development and teacher retention programs. Grants can be used as seed funding, or as challenge or matching grants.

Prize: Grants are available up to $35,000.

Check their website to know more.

4. Roots & Shoots Mini-Grant from the Jane Goodall Institute

Deadline: March 31

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program encourages students in the U.S. to launch or grow community-based service learning campaigns. The Roots & Shoots grants are available to help support these projects. Students submit their projects, and then can apply for funding. More information, as well as learning guides and project guidelines is available online.

Prize: Grants range from $200 to $500.

Check their website to know more.

5. mKarma for Cara Youth Microgrants

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Launched in 2014, the foundation's minigrant program offers small, one-time grants to students to help jump-start or sustain community service projects. A range of projects qualify for funding, including examples like rebuilding a school playground, or helping senior citizens prepare their homes for winter.

Prize: Grants range from $250 to $1,000.

Check their website to know more.

6. IGT After School Advantage Grants

Deadline: Rolling

Since 1999, IGT has provided grants that support after-school programs for economically disadvantaged students. In particular, IGT focuses on digital initiatives, designed to close the digital divide, as well as technology for students. Prize: Funding for classroom materials and technology for after-school programs is available.

Check their website to know more.

7. Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge

Deadline: 15 March 2017

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) with selected partners and experts from the region will help talented local individuals, media, civil society representatives and others, to develop new ways to inform and engage audiences with entertaining, locally-relevant, high-quality content.

This program will offer grants between $5,000 and $100,000 to successful applicants who propose innovative and entertaining projects to provide quality news and information to Russian-speaking populations in Eurasia.

Apply here and know more about the grant here.

8. Competition for Seven Grants Unicredit & Universities Summer School Programme

Deadline:  15 March 2017

The grants are aimed at summer school sessions for a maximum of 3 weeks, between June and August 2017 according to the school calendars.

Check out their website to know about the grant.

9. Call for Proposals: Black Sea Basin CBC “Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020”

Deadline of the 31st May 2017

These are to promote business and entrepreneurship within the Black Sea Basin and to promote coordination of environmental protection and joint reduction of marine litter in the Black Sea Basin.

Check out their website to know more about it.

10. Civil Society Scholar Awards

Deadline:  31 March 2017

The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

The awards support activities such as fieldwork (data collection); research visits to libraries, archives, or universities; course/curriculum development; and international collaborations leading to peer-reviewed publication.

Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research or other engagement with local communities, to furthering debates on challenging societal questions, and to strengthening critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields.

Know more about it from their website.


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Author: Priyanka Gupta
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