Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative Programme 2016 for Young Citizens of Nigeria

Deadline: 11 January 2016

Applications are currently invited from citizens and permanent residents of Nigeria for Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) Programme 2016. The Fellowship seeks to develop a select group of young Nigerians into ethical and impactful leaders by connecting them with mentorship, networking, training and funding opportunities over the course of an intensive fellowship year.

Programme Projects

  • Teams of 2-4 fellows submit project proposals to the CYFI Board
  • Projects should be achievable in scope and address a current issue in Nigeria
  • CYFI Board supports fellows by working to connect them with resources and contacts
  • Fellows work on their own time to implement projects
  • End of year recognition ceremony for fellows

Benefits

  • Implement concrete, youth-oriented solutions to issues that concern you
  • Access U.S. Government resources and contacts
  • Catch the attention of American and Nigerian leaders in the public and private sectors
  • Work alongside talented and motivated peers with diverse backgrounds, but similar visions
  • Participate in CYFI Alumni Program

Eligibility Criteria

  • The 2016 application is open to all citizens and permanent residents of  Nigeria currently residing in Lagos and Port Harcourt.
  • Applicants must be committed to making a significant contribution to your community and country.
  • Applicants must have  unique set of skills and experiences that applicants can use to make an impact.
  • Applicants must be excited about the opportunity to launch an innovative CYFI project.
  •  Applicants must know the area of social change in which you would like to work, and you can articulate the positive change that you would like to make.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the online application form available on the website.

For more information, visit fellowship Programme.