FATE Institute Fellows Program 2024 – APPLY NOW

Are you an economist or policy expert? The FATE Institute Fellows Program offers you a remarkable opportunity to work directly with ecosystem players on the implementation of your policy recommendations.

FATE Institute Fellows Program 2024

The FATE Institute Fellows Program will run for two years, serving as a collaborative platform for policy experts, economists, and academia. Its primary goal is to address key gaps limiting Nigeria’s entrepreneurship potential.

After the successful launch of the pioneer cohort in 2022, the call for applications for the 2024 cohort is now open. Interested Individuals are encouraged to apply however, only Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria, will be shortlisted.

Benefits for Participants

  • A platform to amplify entrepreneurship work: Fellows gain a platform to showcase their work and influence policy.
  • Direct involvement in policy implementation: Opportunity to work hands-on with ecosystem players in implementing policy recommendations.
  • Visibility through workshops and media platforms: Participation in FATE’s Institute Policy Workshops and Policy Discourses provides exposure.
  • Engagement with FATE Foundation’s enterprises: Fellows can interact with startups, youth enterprises, and scale-up entrepreneurs for research and cross-learning.
  • Peer learning among Fellows: The program fosters collaboration and knowledge-sharing among participants.
  • Access to the FATE Institute’s Research Publications: Fellows benefit from a wealth of research publications to enhance their understanding.

Requirements for Applicants

To be part of the FATE Institute Fellows Program 2024, applicants must possess:

  • Passion for policy issues impacting the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Academic rigor, including an ongoing or completed PhD or Masters degree.
  • Ability to engage in policy discourses, advocacy, and collaboration with the public sector.
  • Relevant experience in policy processes and entrepreneurship ecosystem structures.

Application Process

Applicants can apply through the FATE Foundation website at https://forms.office.com/r/vBCspvAUwh

Complete the Fate Institute Fellows programme application form that requires the following:

  • Full Name
  • Designation
  • About Yourself (150 words)
  • Educational Qualification
  • A link to your CV
  • Your description of the Nigerian entrepreneurship ecosystem in terms of structure and segments (250 words)
  • A 250-word maximum of your entrepreneurship policy research interest and why?
  • Your previous experience in policy advocacy/influencing and what you will like to do differently (250 words)
  • How does this Fellowship contribute to achieving your career goals? (250 words)
  • Applicants will need to share links to their published works. E.g. policy briefs, opinion pieces, research reports,s etc.

For more details, please visit the official FATE Institute website

Timeline for FATE Institute Fellows Program

  • First Level Application opens: Nov 14, 2023
  • First Level Application closes: Jan 12, 2024
  • Shortlisted candidates contacted: Jan 30 – 31, 2024
  • Second level application opens: Jan 30 – 31, 2024
  • Deadline for second-level application: Feb 14, 2024
  • Feedback to candidates: Feb 23 – Feb 24, 2024
  • Interviews: March 4 – March 8, 2024
  • Announcement of Fellows: March 18 – March 19, 2024
  • Graduation of Pioneer cohort/Induction of new cohort: March 29

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