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Monday, August 30, 2021

2021 United Nations Africa B.I.S Grant ($25,000)

Scholarship


BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa B.I.S (Business. Idea. Startup) Grant awards $25,000 to Africans with innovative ideas, brilliant startups, and growing businesses.


APPLICATION DEADLINE 

Application closes on Friday, 24th September 2021.


PROGRAMME BREAKDOWN

UNECA Grant for Businesses, Ideas & Startups

Whether it’s just an idea or an established business, our program is structured to assist you access funds.

Target AudienceCitizens from 54 member countries of the African Union.

Grant Prize 5,000 participants would be selected to receive a grant of $25,000 in cash and $10,000 in training.

Eligibility Participants must be between the ages of 16 – 65 and should have a valid national means of identification.


PROCESS

Programme Structure

B.I.S Grant aims to empower Africans to thrive in a daunting economy by equipping them with financing, training, and mentorship.

The process to acquire our grant is categorized into three stages.

Application StageFirstly, applicants shall apply via the online form below. Within 4-5 working days, an applicant should receive a positive or negative feedback from the assessment team.

Interview StageApplicants who receive positive feedbacks shall have a virtual interview with a United Nations assessment representative. Within 48-72 hours, the interview result should be disclosed.

Verification StageFinalist shall go through a process of thorough verification before any disbursement can be initiated.


SELECTION CRITERIA

Criteria used in evaluating applications and awarding grants include:

Financials: How our grant funds would really contribute to the growth of your idea, startup or business.

Integrity: Your application should be filled with acurate information as we often verify applicant claims.

Team: Explain why you or your team (if any) is best equipped to execute your idea, startup or business.

Broader Impact: During the interview, share how our grant funds would impact your society at large.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Must-Have Requirements

Age: Applicant must be above the age of 16 years and below 65 years.

Citizenship: Applicant must be a bona fide citizen of an African country.

Education: Applicant must have at least completed secondary or high school education.

Conferencing Tool: Applicant must have a close-by device to initiate a video conferencing call.


HOW TO APPLY 

If Eligible and interested click here to apply


FOR MORE INFORMATION

visit the official website


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