MISTI MIT-Empowering the Teachers Fellowship Program 2020/2021

MISTI MIT-Empowering the Teachers Fellowship Program 2020/2021

MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) NNPC/Total Call for Applications for the Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 'MIT-Empowering the Teachers (MIT-ETT)' Fellowship Program [See How to Apply, Requirements, Eligibility and Deadline].

MIT-Empowering the Teachers (MIT-ETT) is a teaching-focused fellowship, offered by MISTI at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) together with its corporate partner NNPC/TOTAL.

MIT-ETT enables Nigerian faculty in science and engineering to experience a semester at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Selected fellows will observe instruction in their disciplines and work as a group under the guidance of MIT faculty member to prepare innovative curricula and approaches to teaching that can be introduced into their home universities on their return.


MIT-ETT will select a number of outstanding young faculty fellows from the disciplines of electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and petroleum engineering from Nigerian universities to spend a semester at MIT either in the Fall 2020 (September-December 2020) or in the Spring 2021 (February-May 2021).

During their semester at MIT, the selected faculty will observe at least two classes similar to ones they themselves currently teach (including lectures, recitations and tutorials).

They will work on new curricular materials and teaching approaches for adoption in their own classes, they will attend two weekly MIT-ETT seminars, one which will focus on curriculum design and the other will introduce the faculty to MIT cultural aspects such as: online teaching, problem solving, entrepreneurship, public speaking, networking, and more.

MIT-ETT will cover basic travel, living and instructional materials expenses of the participants. The home universities of the successful applicants will commit to provide paid leave of absence during the period of the MIT program.


MIT-ETT welcomes applications from all qualified faculty who are: 
1) Interested in developing new curriculum and teaching methods and consider themselves to be change-agents;

2) A faculty member holding a PhD and teach in a department corresponding to Computer Science Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or Petroleum Engineering at a university in Nigeria;

3) Lecturer One rank

Applications will be thoroughly vetted


To apply, please visit: https://mistigsf.fluidreview.com/prog/empowering_the_teachers/.


Deadline for applications is Friday, November 1, 2019 8pm EST 

An MIT committee will establish a list of top candidates.

Candidates in Nigeria will be interviewed in Abuja by MIT faculty and representatives of NNPC and TOTAL during the last week of January, 2020 Selected candidates will be notified of their date and time in early January 2020.

For questions and clarifications, please send email to: [email protected]
MISTI MIT-Empowering the Teachers Fellowship Program 2020/2021 MISTI MIT-Empowering the Teachers Fellowship Program 2020/2021 Reviewed by Lagos Universities Info on Monday, October 07, 2019 Rating: 5
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