Apply for Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Bridge Fellowship 2021.

Application is now open for Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Bridge Fellowship 2021. The fellowship was Launched in 2019, it is an initiative of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group in collaboration with Leap Africa with the goal to establish and equip a new cadre of young visionary leaders with leadership, research and policy advocacy skills, to champion policy reform in diverse policy areas.

The NESG Bridge Fellowship is designed to inspire and equip a new generation of young visionary Nigerian leaders, with the requisite skills to carry out policy-oriented research and advocacy for national transformation. 

ELIGIBILITY For Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Bridge Fellowship 2021

To be eligible for the NESG Bridge Fellowship 2021, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Are between the ages of 22 to 35 on or before the application deadline
  • Are not employees or immediate family members of employees of the NESG and LEAP Africa
  • Are able to undergo rigorous research training for a period of 15 months
  • Are committed to attending online training and available for mentoring throughout the Fellowship period
  • Are currently employed or self-employed
  • Are proficient in reading, writing and speaking English (this will aid participation and help in getting the full benefits of the fellowship)
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree
  • Have a minimum of 3 years post-NYSC working experience


  1. Selected participants will go through a rigorous and engaging capacity development process where they will contribute to knowledge and policy advocacy on a National level.
  2. The selected Bridge Fellows will also be matched to the NESG Policy Commissions to have hands-on experience in the area of Policy Advocacy, Research and Leadership.