Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship 2022 for Young Leaders in Nigeria

Last Updated on February 21, 2022

Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship

Applications for the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship 2022 are now open. The Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship (KIF) is a one-year non-partisan leadership training program for young Nigerians between the age of 25-35 years.

The one-year Fellowship aims to create a network of high potential young Nigerians who are expected to rise to top leadership positions in the public sector and other spheres of activity over the next decade.

Established in 2018, KIF is an initiative of the Kaduna State Government (KDSG). The Fellowship is named after Sir Kashim Ibrahim, the first post-independence Governor of the Northern Region (1962-1966) who was known for his passion for education and selfless leadership which he demonstrated not only as Governor, but also as a Minister at various times.


  • Successful applicant will receive salary and benefits equivalent to that of Special Assistant to the Governor.
  • Accommodation: Boarding (and breakfast) is provided in a nicely furnished one-bedroom apartment for the duration of the Fellowship.


  • Open to young Nigerians;
  • Applicants should be between the age of 25-35 years;
  • Be a graduate from an accredited University;
  • Must have completed NYSC.


Please note that application for admission to the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship is entirely an online process. There are no paper forms to complete, there is no application fee or any cost to apply.

Applicants are required to write an essay based on the relevant essay topic (1000 words maximum), submit a Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages), and details of two (2) referees.

An important part of the application is the Personal Statement where you have the opportunity to demonstrate what you have accomplished and what your goals are for the future as they want to see people who have had a track record of imbibing change and are looking forward to making change as they move forward.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship.

Deadline: March 14, 2022

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