2021 Talent Discovery Application At Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) For Nigerians, Lagos

The 2021 Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) application is open to all citizens and permanent residents of Nigeria currently residing in Lagos.

What we’re 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 CYFI 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.  All fields are required.

You may save the application and return to it at a later time.

Please note however that incomplete applications will not be considered.

To start the application, fill the form below.



Application Deadline – 5th February, 2021

Interviews –February 2021

Admission Notification  – March 2021

Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by the CYFI Board. Interviews will be held at the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos.