Call for Applications: USAID North East Intellectual Entrepreneurship Fellowship 2017

Application Deadline: January 25th 2017

North East Regional Initiative and the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (NERI/USAIDOTI) welcomes applications for its North East Intellectual Entrepreneurship Fellowship (NEIEF) Program.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted Creative Associates International to implement the North East Regional Initiative (NERI), a four year project based in Abuja and operating in north east Nigeria. Under NERI, Creative Associates works with civil society groups, communities, and Nigerian government stakeholders to deliver short term assistance by awarding small grants to local and international partners working in northeast Nigeria.

Activities developed in concert with local stakeholders, will improve stability in northeastern Nigeria by increasing positive engagement between civil society, communities, and the Government of Nigeria, developing and increasing access to sources of credible information, and supporting vulnerable youth.


Each selected participants will receive a monthly stipend, a laptop and an e-reader uploaded with books and training/support materials. Outstanding Fellows May Be sponsored to participate in the Istanbul Network for Liberty Annual Conference or the Oslo Freedom Forum Conference.

Thematic Focus for this Fellowship Round:

Applicants are free to focus on one of the following themes during their fellowship period:

Countering violent Extremism in the North East
Providing Religious Tolerance in the  North East
Promoting Support for Gender and Social Inclusion in the North East.
Promoting Dialogue and Reintegration in the  North East


Applicants must be between 25 and 40 years of age ( up to 45 years for Women)
Applicants must be a citizen of NIGERIA (with Adamawa, Borno and Yobe as catchment states)
Applicants must have a background in community work, volunteerism and Policy engagement.
Applicants must be active in at least 3 Social Media Platforms for up to a year (Preference will be given to those active in more platforms over a longer period)
Applicants must posses a Bachelor’s degree and have experience in policy-oriented activities.
Applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English

How to Apply:

Apply Now for the North East Intellectual Entrepreneurship Fellowship 2017

Applicants may request copy of the form by mail to [email protected]
Completed Applications should be received no later than Wednesday January 25th 2017.
Incomplete to late applications will not be considered. Successful Applicants will be notified by email

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the North East Intellectual Entrepreneurship Fellowship


  1. This is a very good initiatives that the north east need for a better Nigeria. I believe this development will make a very big impact on the society.


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