Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship Program

Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship Program is exclusively open to young Nigerians who able to demonstrate some level of public interest orientation. They must be individuals who are working to solve important public problems in creative and powerful ways. Up to 24 fellows will be selected to receive the award.

Scholarship Description
Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship Program is a one-year programme which is aimed to create a network of high potential young Nigerians who are expected to rise to top leadership positions in the public sector and other spheres of activity over the next decade. The overall mission of the non-partisan programme, as envisioned by Governor Nasir el-Rufai, is in his words, “to raise the next generation of leaders who will most likely be absorbed into the Nigerian public sector having had a first-hand experience of its workings and challenges”.

Award Value

  • A salary and benefits equivalent to that of Special Assistant to the Governor from the Ministry, Department or Agency for which Fellows work.
  • Accommodation: Boarding (and breakfast) in a nicely furnished one-bedroom apartment for the duration of the programme.

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program any relevant fields to public sectors.

Place of Study
Not specified.

Eligibility and Criteria
In order to be eligible for this Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship Program, candidates must satisfy the requirements as follow:

  • Applicants must show some level of public interest orientation;
  • The programme will admit twenty-four (24) Fellows representing diverse ethnic, religious, and gender backgrounds, with varied educational and economic environments;
  • Working from all angles and with different perspectives to strengthen their communities and civic life;
  • An established record of self-discipline, punctuality, dedication, respect, confidentiality and integrity as Fellows MUST embody the change they wish to see in the society;
  • Commitment to engaging in crucial issues and to making a difference at the national level;
  • Promise of a future career of leadership and notable impact;
  • Special capacity for critical, creative, entrepreneurial, and strategic thinking;
  • Commitment to a rigorous programme of activities and to full-time residence in Kaduna for the ENTIRE duration of the programme;
  • Fellowships are available for individuals who are working to solve important public problems in creative and powerful ways;
  • Proficiency in English: Fellows must be fluent in spoken and written English as all programmes will be conducted in English;
  • Applicants must be Nigerian citizens between 25 to 35 years of age;
  • Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree programme from a recognised University and have completed the National Youth Service Corp programme.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only the citizen of Nigeria are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Applicants are required to submit a Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages), an essay (word document of 1000 words maximum), and two letters of recommendation. The essay topic is “Managing Diversity and Fault Lines in Nigeria”.

Submission Deadline
20 March 2019.

Website and Application Link

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