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Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative for Young Nigerians

The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) 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. The CYFI fellowship is built around year-long social innovation projects that are designed by fellows and supported by the U.S. Consulate and private partners. Following successful completion of their projects, fellows remain involved with CYFI and the U.S. Consulate through the CYFI Alumni Program. The 2018 application is open to all citizens and permanent residents of Nigeria currently residing in Lagos.


You must be a Nigerian.

What is Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CFYI) looking for:

  • Passion

You are committed to making a significant contribution to your community and country.

  • Skill & Experience

You have a unique set of skills and experiences that you can use to make an impact.

  • Strategic Thinking

You are excited about the opportunity to launch an innovative Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative project. You know how to design a project that is based on sound research, uses resources creatively, builds or improves on existing systems, and leverages partnerships with complimentary organizations.

  • Vision

You 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.

In addition to providing biographical information, applicants will be asked to complete a hypothetical scenario (this is required). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline: December 30, 2017

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