Apply for the 2024 NNPC/TotalEnergies ETT Fellowship


The NNPC/TotalEnergies ETT Fellowship Program is a prestigious opportunity that allows select faculty members from Nigerian universities to spend a semester at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This initiative is a collaboration between MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiative), NNPC Limited, and TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI).


The program aims to innovate engineering education and create impactful transformations in the Nigerian tertiary academic sphere. It supports the development of new curricula and teaching methods, positioning participants as change agents in their home institutions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Hold a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, or Petroleum Engineering, or Geophysics.
  • Be a faculty member at a Nigerian university with at least a Lecturer One rank.
  • Have a strong interest in curriculum development and teaching methodology.

Program Duration and Benefits

Selected fellows will join either the Spring 2024 (February-May) or Fall 2024 (September-December) semester at MIT. The fellowship covers travel, living expenses, and instructional materials.

Application Process

  1. Visit the fellowship application webpage.
  2. Upload all required documents.
  3. Submit your application before the deadline on September 27, 2024.

Selection Process

Applications will be vetted by an MIT committee. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in Lagos by MIT faculty and representatives of NNPC Limited and TotalEnergies during the week of July 22, 2024. Interview notifications will be sent out in early July.


Q: What is the focus of the fellowship? A: The fellowship focuses on the innovation of engineering education through curriculum development and teaching methodology enhancement.

Q: What expenses does the fellowship cover? A: The fellowship covers basic travel, living, and instructional materials expenses.

Q: How can I apply? A: Applications can be submitted through the official fellowship application webpage.

Q: When is the application deadline? A: The deadline for applications is September 27, 2024.