Apply for the NNPC/TotalEnergies MIT Fellowship 2024


The NNPC/TotalEnergies MIT Fellowship Program stands as a beacon of progress in the academic landscape of Nigeria, offering a unique opportunity for Nigerian faculty members to engage in a semester-long, teaching-focused fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This program is a collaborative effort to enhance science and engineering education by integrating innovative teaching methodologies and fostering a culture of creativity within African universities.

Eligibility and Application Process:

Who is Eligible?

  • Faculty members from Nigerian universities.
  • Specialization in Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, or Petroleum Engineering, or Geophysics.
  • Holders of a Ph.D. and a Lecturer One rank or higher.

How to Apply:

  1. Visit the official fellowship application webpage.
  2. Fill out the application form with precise details.
  3. Attach the necessary documents, including a CV, a proposed teaching plan, and proof of employment.
  4. Ensure to submit your application by the deadline on May 26, 2024.

Program Benefits:

  • Exposure to cutting-edge pedagogical methods.
  • Development of new curricular materials.
  • Opportunity to observe and participate in MIT’s academic culture.
  • The fellowship covers travel, living expenses, and instructional materials.

The 2024 NNPC/TotalEnergies MIT Fellowship Program is more than just an academic opportunity; it is a transformative experience that equips Nigerian educators with the tools to inspire and lead the next generation of engineers and scientists. By participating in this fellowship, you are not only enhancing your own teaching capabilities but also contributing to the advancement of educational standards in Nigeria. Embrace this chance to make a lasting impact in your field and apply today!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: What is the duration of the fellowship? A: The fellowship spans a semester, either during Spring (February-May) or Fall (September-December) 2024.

Q: What are the expectations for fellows after the program? A: Fellows are expected to apply the insights and methodologies learned to innovate the curricula at their home institutions.

Q: Can the fellowship be extended beyond one semester? A: The fellowship is designed for one semester only, to maximize the number of beneficiaries.

Q: Is there any support provided after the fellowship? A: Yes, fellows become part of an alumni network that offers long-term professional support and collaboration opportunities.

For further inquiries or assistance with the application process, please reach out to the program support at ett.support@mit.edu.