Carrington Fellowship Program 2022/2023 for Young Leaders in Nigeria

Carrington Fellowship Program 2022/2023 for Young Leaders in Nigeria

Deadline: July 30, 2022

Applications for the Carrington Fellowship Program 2022/2023 are now open. The Carrington Fellowship program is a Lagos-based one-year-long professional development program for entry to mid-level professionals. Fellows develop core leadership, communication and programs management skills, improve their network, and get mentored.

The Fellowship is an unparalleled opportunity to:

  • Participate in a year-long professional development program
  • Strengthen your work through new connections, skills and ideas.
  • Get mentored by experienced Nigerians and Americans.
  • Join the U.S. Consulate General network in Nigeria.


The Carrington Fellowship program is open to all Lagos-based Nigerians who meet the following criteria:

  • Are between the ages of 21 and 35 on or before the application deadline;
  • Are Nigerians who live in Lagos State, Ogun, and Oyo States;;
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English;
  • Are not Alumni of the Carrington Fellowship.
  • Are available to participate in the one-year long program in Lagos, Nigeria.

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, religion, socioeconomic status, or disability.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):

  • A proven record of leadership in your community
  • A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
  • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and to respect the opinions of others;
  • Strong social and communication skills;
  • An energetic, positive attitude;


Kindly note that due to the high volume of applications that they receive every year, they are unable to provide feedback on individual applications.

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For more information, visit CYFI.