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NNPC/TotalEnergies ETT Fellowship Program

NNPC/TotalEnergies ETT Fellowship offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience a semester at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

This fully funded teaching-focused NNPC/TotalEnergies Fellowship is brought to you by MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiative), NNPC Limited, and TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI).

The NNPC/TotalEnergies ETT Fellowship program aims to contribute to Nigeria’s socio-economic development by fostering quality education through partnerships with renowned local and international academic institutions.

The ETT Fellowship is a laboratory for innovation in engineering education, with the goal of creating impactful transformations in the Nigerian tertiary academic sphere.

The mission of MISTI is to approach to science and engineering education in African universities is yet to adopt a focus on problem solving, innovation and creativity. Furthermore standards in these tertiary institutions have retrogressed due to severe neglect and lack of investment.


To apply for the NNPC/TotalEnergies Fellowship, you must:

  • Be interested in developing new curricula and teaching methods, and consider yourself a change agent
  • Hold a PhD and be a faculty member in a Nigerian university teaching Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or Petroleum Engineering, or Geophysics
  • Have a Lecturer One rank

 Duration and Reward

MIT-ETT will select a group of exceptional young faculty members from disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and Geophysics from Nigerian universities.

These fellows will spend a semester at MIT on a fully funded trip, either in Spring 2024 (February-May 2024) or Fall 2024 (September-December 2024).

The MIT-ETT program will cover the basic travel, living, and instructional materials expenses for the participants. 

During their time at MIT, selected faculty members will:

  • Observe at least two classes similar to those they currently teach
  • Develop new curricular materials and teaching approaches for adoption in their home universities
  • Attend two weekly MIT-ETT seminars focused on curriculum design and MIT cultural aspects

How To Apply 

To apply for the NNPC/TotalEnergies ETT Fellowship, interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below

  • Visit the fellowship application webpage
  • Upload all required documents and submit your application.
  • Applications will undergo a thorough vetting process, and an MIT committee will establish a list of top candidates
  • Interviews will take place in Lagos with MIT faculty and representatives of NNPC Limited and Total Energies during the week of July 22.
  • Selected candidates will receive interview notifications at the beginning of July 2024
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the selection interview
  • TotalEnergies reserves the right to modify, alter, reverse, or change the schedule and/or the selection process

Deadline: May 26, 2024

Click HERE to Apply


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