Deadline: 15 July, 2020.

The U.S. Consulate General in Durban, South Africa, has opened a competition for organisations to submit applications to develop and implement a programme that will encourage young women in South Africa to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The aim of this activity is to promote prosperity and good governance in South Africa with the goal of developing a more skilled populace required to create economic growth in the country.

specifically, the programme aims to expose girls to STEM concepts at a young age, thereby influencing them to pursue careers in STEM.  By having direct access to women scientists who will inspire and empower them, the girls will understand that STEM careers are open to them and know the steps they must take academically to eventually pursue advanced STEM studies.

Benefits

  • Funding may range from a minimum of $4,000 to a maximum of $12,000

Eligibility

  • Not-for-profit organisations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organisations
  • Public and private educational institutions

To apply and for more information, click here.

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