The AIG Fellowship is open to Nigerian and Ghanaian nationals who are outstanding senior practitioners in the public sector and who have achieved significant impact on policy issues through their direct work. The Fellowship is available for a period of study, reflection and engagement with scholars and students at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) at the University of Oxford, and the Fellow will receive an allowance towards travel costs and living expenses.
Eligibility and Criteria:
To be considered, applicants must:
- be citizens of Nigeria or Ghana
- Age between 25 and 35 years
- have achieved an academic standing sufficiently advanced to ensure admission to Oxford University and the MPP programme. This means a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in any discipline.
- possess strong commitment to public service and a willingness to commit to working for a fixed number of years in your country’s public sector
- have exceptional leadership qualities
- possess impeccable moral character.
Fellowship: To be considered, applicants must demonstrate evidence of:
– outstanding contributions to the development and implementation of a policy that has yielded a demonstrable impact on the public good
– commitment to public service in their country, region, and globally.
The AIG Fellow will also be expected to develop case studies and/or policy briefings or op/eds on an area of expertise. The Fellow would also be expected to share expertise on policy implementation, for example by speaking at a masterclass or workshop.
How to Apply:
For the Scholarship: Apply here
For the Fellowship: Please send a full CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the criteria, your policy focus, and how you would wish to engage in that policy area as an AIG Fellow at BSG.
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