NESG Extends Application Deadline For Its Bridge Fellowship Programme, The Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Oct 2019

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) is pleased to announce that the deadline for the submissions of applications into the NESG bridge fellowship programme has been extended to the 1st of November, 2019. Prospective applicants now have until the 1st of Nobember, 2019 to register and submit their entry.

The NESG Bridge Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship jointly designed and administered by the NESG, a private sector Think-Tank and Policy Advocacy Group, and LEAP Africa, a youth-leadership development non-profit organization.

The NESG Bridge Fellowship is designed to inspire and equip a new generation of young visionary Nigerian leaders, with the skills to carry out policy-oriented research and advocacy for national transformation. Selected participants will undergo a rigorous and engaging capacity development process where they will contribute to knowledge production and policy at the national level.

By the end of the fellowship, fellows will;

  • Have a deep understanding of the policy-making process.
  • Be confident to lend their voices to policy discourse.
  • Be able to represent the private sector in policy discourse.
  • Be part of a community of young change makers in the policy space.


The NESG Bridge Fellowship is open to young Nigerians who meet the following criteria:

Are between the ages of 25 and 40 on or before the application deadline, although exceptional applicants ages 20-24 will be considered.

Are Nigerian citizens who are permanent residents within the country.

Are not employees or immediate family members of employees of the NESG or LEAP Africa.

Are able to undergo rigorous research training for a period of 18 months.

Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.

Have demonstrated consistent interest in research and public policy, community development, social work, business and/or social entrepreneurship.

To learn more about the NESG Bridge fellowship, Click here

 The frequently asked questions will answer any questions pertaining to submitting your application to the NESG Bridge fellowship programme. 

Should you have any further questions, please contact . No additional extensions will be offered, so please submit on time to be eligible.

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The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) is a non-profit, non-partisan private sector organisation with a mandate to promote and champion the reform of the Nigerian economy into an open, private sector-led globally competitive economy. It was established in 1996 by a group of passionate and concerned private sector leaders as a platform for bringing together private sector leaders and senior public sector officials to discuss and dialogue on the future of the Nigerian Economy.

Over the years, the NESG has achieved significant progress in the areas of research outputs, execution of programmes, seminars, conferences and workshops aimed at facilitating the formulation and implementation of social and economic reform programmes for the growth and transformation of the Nigerian economy. The NESG has emerged as the most notable platform for public-private dialogue in Nigeria, and has also established an excellent working relationship with the Government of Nigeria, the public sector, private sector, and other stakeholders.