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Apply for the Nigerian Economic Summit Group Fellowship

Brief Description

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in conjunction with LEAP Africa is pleased to announce the NESG Bridge Fellowship. The NESG Bridge Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship jointly designed and administered by the NESG, a private sector Think-Tank and Policy Advocacy Group, and LEAP Africa, a youth-leadership development non-profit organization.

The NESG Bridge Fellowship is designed to inspire and equip a new generation of young visionary Nigerian leaders, with the skills to carry out policy-oriented research and advocacy for national transformation. Selected participants will undergo a rigorous and engaging capacity development process where they will contribute to knowledge production and policy at the national level.

Selected applicants will be enrolled in an 18-month fellowship during which they will develop leadership, research and policy engagement skills, and competencies; participate in policy research and advocacy work, as well as implement social impact projects.


The NESG Bridge Fellowship is open to young Nigerians who meet the following criteria:

• Are between the ages of 25 and 40 on or before the application deadline, although exceptional applicants ages 20-24 will be considered.

• Are Nigerian citizens who are permanent residents within the country.

• Are not employees or immediate family members of employees of the NESG or LEAP Africa.

• They are able to undergo rigorous research training for a period of 18 months.

• Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.

• Have demonstrated a consistent interest in research and public policy, community development, social work, business and/or social entrepreneurship

Deadline is 25 October 2019

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