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Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), A Reseach Fellowship for Nigerian

Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) is now open for Nigerian who currently living in Lagos and Port Harcourt. C. The fellows will be expected to do research in the area that related to current issue in Nigeria. Selected fellows will have opportunity to attend various networking events, roundtables and forums on relevant social issues, hosted by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos.

Fellowship Description
The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, CYFI, is a dynamic youth-based initiative launched in 2011 by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos. CYFI brings together Nigerian youth of exceptional vision, skills and experience to design and implement projects that have a positive impact on Nigerian society. Former Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, was a champion of civil liberties, democracy and closer ties between the U.S. and Nigeria.

Award Value
The fellows may expect to receive the following benefits;
Attending various networking events, roundtables and forums on relevant social issues, hosted by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos. The year will conclude with an awards ceremony for fellows, where fellows will be inducted into the CYFI Alumni Program.

Benefits are as follows:

  • 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 with talented and motivated peers with diverse backgrounds, but similar visions
  • Participate in CYFI Alumni Program

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in the area that related to current issue in Nigeria

Place of Study
The program can be taken in Nigeria

Eligibility and Criteria
Ideal fellows should demonstrate exceptional vision, skills and experience. In addition, he or she must meet the citizenship requirements.

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Applicants’ Nationality
Citizens and permanent residents of Nigeria currently residing in Lagos and Port Harcourt are eligible to apply.

Application Instruction
To apply, please visit the online application link below.

Submission Deadline
January 11, 2016.

Website and Application Link
http://www.cyfinigeria.org/

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