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2019 Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship for Young Nigerians between Ages 25-35

The government of Kaduna State, Nigeria is calling for participation for the 2019 Kashim Ibrahim Inaugural Fellowship for young Nigerians

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About Kashim Ibrahim Fellows

In August 2018, the Kaduna State Government welcomed the inaugural class of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellows Programme. Following a rigorous selection process, 16 Fellows from all over Nigeria are participating in the one-year Fellowship. The Programme’s objective is to develop and nurture leadership ability across Nigeria, with specific focus on the promising leaders of the future. The one-year programme aims 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 overal... read more


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Kashim Ibrahim Fellows Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of Kashim Ibrahim Fellows Fellowship

  • 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.

Requirements for Kashim Ibrahim Fellows Fellowship Qualification

To be eligible as a 2019/2020 Kashim Ibrahim Fellow, applicants must show some level of public interest orientation

 Selection Criteria Include:

  • Diversity: 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.

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Application Deadline

March 6, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Kashim Ibrahim Fellows on kif.kdsg.gov.ng to apply
  • Please note that application for admission to the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship Programme is entirely an online process. There are no paper forms to complete. To apply, please register on https://kashimibrahimfellows.com/register.php
  • There is no application fee or any cost to apply.
  • Prior to the deadline of 20th March 2019, you may work on your application at any time and submit it when you are ready. After creating an account and accessing the online application, you can upload materials and request your letters of recommendation.
  • 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“.
  • An important part of the application is the essay where you have the opportunity to demonstrate what you have accomplished and what your goals are for the future as we want to see people who have had a track record of imbibing change and are looking forward to making change as they move forward.
  • The most important criterion is to have a real commitment to put your new leadership skills into use to benefit your community, State and Nigeria upon the successful completion of the programme.

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