Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has announced a call for application to the NESG Non-Resident Fellowship Programme (NRFP). The NESG NRFP is a merit-based fellowship administered by the NESG, a private sector think-tank and policy advocacy group.
In a statement to announce the opening, NESG said conceptualisation of policy issues and policy solutions’ framing are mostly not driven by research and impact studies in Nigeria, saying, many policies produce unintended outcomes for economic agents. At a broader level, these practices slow down economic activities and delay the developmental process.
To address this gap and change the status quo, the NESG created the non-residential fellowship programme (NRFP). The programme is expected to bring together outstanding intellectuals and leaders to co-develop a better economy and country for Nigerians.
“The programme will encourage collaboration and ideas sharing to ensure that research findings can be applied in practice,” the NESG said in a statement by its head of communication, Yinka Iyinolakan.
“The non-residential fellowship is open to both Nigerians and non-Nigerians in the diaspora who are willing to contribute to the development of the country and are committed to contributing to the NESG mandate of promoting sustainable economic development in Nigeria through research and advocacy. The Fellowship is non-residential and will last for two calendar years,” it stated.
Iyinolakan said the programme would be project-driven, and fellows will have the opportunity to collectively work on research ideas under the NESG platform targeted at the following areas: economics and development; public governance and institutions and digital economy.
Candidates are expected to have interests in policy research and advocacy, with relevant work experience with research and development institutions considered important.
Applicants are required to be associated with an academic or research institute, proficient in both verbal and written English Language and those with published works in reputable journals will be highly considered.
Participants would be required to submit an application form and a cover letter stating their motivation for the fellowship and any additional document of relevance not more than three pages, to support the application, e.g., an article with a policy focus or outcomes of a community project or social work.