Sussex Squad Global Opportunities (Last Updated Oct 20th)

Hello Squaddies! Welcome to the newest feature here on the Sussex Squad website called ‘Squad Opportunities’. We are really excited to add this feature and hope you will consider taking advantage of the many opportunities we will post here.

Continuously seeking new opportunities is a very important part of personal development, and a great way to expand your horizons and network. That’s why we are going out of our way to find you some of the most interesting opportunities from across the globe.

Meghan was a beneficiary of a scholarship during her schooling years and has always sought opportunities with people and organizations that align with her goals and values. Being active in seeking opportunities in life is an essential habit of successful people and one we highly encourage you to adopt.

The opportunities listed here include grants, scholarships, competitions, fellowships, free study programs and more. Please check back soon as we will also be posting a FREE e-guide on how to apply for and win opportunities.

In the meantime, have a scan through and have a look for any that catch your eye. You will find further details about each opportunity on their own websites. Please remember to carefully read the submission forms and requirements for each opportunity to ensure you are eligible and SHARE this page with anyone who might benefit from any of these opportunities.

Good luck, and keep checking back as this page will be expanded and updated regularly.

Volunteer Feminist Writers/Correspondents

Afro Atlantic Post is a transnational intersectional feminist digital publication based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their niche as a global and transnational platform covers cultures, current affairs and intersectional feminism. They boast a global feminist community with over 50,000 readers from different regions.

The Afro Atlantic Post allows for the underrepresented voices of black women and women of color from a wider array of backgrounds and countries, with or without traditional power, to be heard. Their mission includes writing meaningful global feminist content with originality, creativity and ingenuity.The applicant must be eager to share their perspectives on feminism, culture and current affairs in their community, town, country or region. This role is on a voluntary basis.


  • the chance for your writing to been seen by a wide readership on a growing platform.
  • Opportunities to develop your feminist work, build your networks and contribute to transforming the continent.
  • Become part of our international team and work with a multicultural community.
  • Speak and represent Afro Atlantic Post in international events and initiatives;

Enter: Interested participants will need to email their CV, cover letter and sample articles to:



TASS News Agency Professional Photo Contest

TASS News Agency is hosting an International Professional Photo Contest dedicated to overcoming the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

There are two nominee categories in the contest: the “Single Photo” category and the “Photo Series category.” Moreover, the jury members will pick the best snapshot from all those submitted and that one will be awarded the Grand Prize.

Any snapshots that are somehow related to the COVID-19 pandemic can be submitted. They would have had to been taken between December 2019 and the date for submitting the photos to participate in the contest. Only original (source) images taken using a camera with minimum exposure compensation, color correction, and cropping are permitted.

Winners will be announced on 11th March 2021 – the anniversary of the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic by the World Health Organization.


Single Photo” and “Photo Series” categories will get $3,000 each.

The Grand Prize winner will get $10,000.



The Diana Award

The Diana Award is given out in Diana, Princess of Wales’ name to young role models, aged 9-25 from across the world who are selflessly transforming the lives of others. They are looking to recognise young people going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change. Nominations are now open. 


  • All Diana Award recipients and their nominating organizations will be publicly announced in the Roll of Honour on 1st July, Princess Diana’s birthday, and all of their press releases related to successful nominations for that year.
  • Successful UK based nominees will be invited to attend an Award Ceremony near their local area, where their achievement will be celebrated alongside their peers.
  • Successful international nominees will be celebrated virtually on the International Ceremony Day which takes place on International #YouthDay on 12th August 2021.
  • Both UK based and international recipients of The Diana Award are also eligible for The Legacy Award, which takes place on a biennial basis. The next Legacy Award ceremony will take place in 2021.
Eligibility: Open globally

DEADLINE: March 12th, 2021

ISW Women Scholarship

First preference will be given to the women that prove prior dedication to the charitable or volunteering work for empowering women in their specific fields and also to the women through professional, community, or civic work.

In the United States (US) Universities, ISW will be granted to the women for full-time research or study. At recognized Canadian or U.S. institutes, both graduates, as well as postgraduate educations, are supported under this scholarship sponsored by SheBegan Women’s Magazine. Since 1998, the international Scholarship for Women (ISW) has been existing. The international scholarship for women (ISW) program offers sponsorship for women studying full-time graduate, undergraduate, or postdoctoral programs in the U.S.A. The full education funding grants are offered to the women of all countries other than Iran, to study in U.S. Universities and exemption for the women, those are ISW institution members.


  • Health insurance in sponsorship
  • Expense on Return flight: US$1600 (Once per anum)
  • Undergraduate degree sponsorship: US$18,000
  • Master’s/first professional degree sponsorship: US$28,000
  • Doctoral degree sponsorship: US$26,000
  • Postdoctoral degree sponsorship: US$32,000
  • Books & Literature expense: US$1000 per year
  • Monthly stipend of US$1200 for an undergraduate student, US$1600 for Master student, US$1800 for Doctoral Student and flexible package for post-doctorate student

Who is eligible?: Women from all countries with the exception of Iran


Official site:

DEADLINE: December 28, 2020

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2021

The prize is open to African poets, defined as those who were born in Africa, or who are nationals of an African country, or whose parents are African.

Only poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published are eligible. Poets who have self-published poetry books or had chapbooks and pamphlets published are allowed to submit for this prize. The Prize is sponsored by Brunel University London and supported by the African Poetry Book Fund.

Each entrant must submit 10 poems to be eligible, no more and no less.

Only poems written in English are accepted. Poems translated into English are also accepted with a percentage of the prize going to the translator.
The competition is free to enter.

Enter here:

Prize: £3000

DEADLINE: 30th November 2020

The Schuman Traineeship

The Schuman traineeships are paid and can be undertaken at one of the European Parliament’s official places of work – Brussels, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg – or in its Liaison Offices in the Member States.

A Schuman traineeship aims to provide you with an insight into the work of the EU institutions and the European Parliament, a crucial forum for decision-making and political debate at the EU level.

The Schuman traineeships may be undertaken in a wide variety of fields, such as EU internal and external policies, finance, law, multilingualism, administration, infrastructure and logistics, communication, or IT.

The European Parliament is an equal opportunity employer; candidates without distinction as to gender, sexual orientation, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds or disability are encouraged to apply, with reasonable accommodation available for successful candidates with disabilities who may need them.

These traineeships are awarded for a period of five months and be undertaken in the United Kingdom.

Prizes: Monthly grants, Household allowance, Disability allowance, Travel allowance are available.


  • be aged 18 or over
  • be nationals of a Member State of the European Union or an accession/candidate country (a very limited number of traineeships to nationals of other countries can also be offered);
  • hold a university-level diploma;


DEADLINE: November 30, 2020 

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation.
Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country and aged 18 years or over on 1 November 2020.

The story should be adult fiction and must not have been written for children alone. There are no restrictions on setting, genre, or theme. Entries must be 2,000 words minimum, 5,000 words maximum. The story must be original work and should not have been published anywhere, in full or in part, in any language, before 1 May 2021. The competition is free to enter.

Entries should be submitted in English, with the following exceptions: entries from Commonwealth citizens who write in Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil, and Turkish and who do not have an English translation of their story, may submit their stories in the original language.

  • Prizes:
    There will be five winners, one from each region (Africa, Asia, Canada, and Europe, Caribbean, Pacific). Regional winners each receive £2,500 and the opportunity to be published online by Granta magazine.
  • The overall winner receives £5,000.

Enter: For further information visit the official website –

DEADLINE: 1st November

Work from home Opportunities in select states in the USA

Work from home opportunities with an insurance company with immediate remote opportunities in the following states: Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Wisconsin. It pays $16 an hour and all equipment provided

Anyone who is interested can email us directly for more information about the job. That way your application can be fast-tracked and they can get you in the next training class

Octavia E. Butler Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants — Octavia E. Butler › scholarships and grants
Pasadena City College. To commemorate Octavia’s life and continue her legacy, there is the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship.   Octavia was an African American SyFy writer,