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Apply for MIT Africa Empowering the Teachers (ETT) Programme for Engineering Professors, 2025/2026 | Fully Funded


This is to inform the general public that applications are currently accepted for the MIT-Empowering the Teachers (MIT-ETT) programme. 

This is a semester long fellowship for engineering professors who are currently teaching at local universities in Nigeria and who recently completed their Ph.D

mit africa empowering the teachers programme

The MIT-Empowering the Teachers (MIT-ETT) programme provides an intense, semester long teaching-focused engagement for selected cohorts of faculty members (ETT Fellows) from African universities. By introducing the ETT Fellows to cutting edge student-focused teaching methodologies the ETT strives to foster innovation in science and engineering education in tertiary academic institutions in Africa.

The overarching goal of MIT-ETT is to facilitate the development of young African faculty leadership in science and engineering education who will introduce innovation and creativity into science and engineering curricular. There are two main objectives of the MIT-ETT program: to provide young African professors with exposure to cutting-edge pedagogical methods in the highest-rated engineering and science departments in the U.S. and to provide American faculty who have a deep interest in connecting with those in their disciplines in emerging economies a concrete means of engagement.

Program objectives:

  1. Expose junior African professors to MIT’s advanced, problem-solving pedagogical methods 
  2. Encourage the ETT fellows to become change-agents
  3. Allow the ETT fellows to expand their professional network, including MIT faculty with a deep interest in emerging economies.

During their semester at MIT, the ETT fellows: 

  1. Observe at least 2 MIT courses in their own disciplines  
  2. Take a curriculum design course and implement research-based instructional design principles in their courses
  3. Discuss & explore curricular enrichment & reform through both formal and informal interaction with the MIT community
  4. Participate in numerous activities to develop critical change-agent skills. These skills include entrepreneurship, effective communication, experiential learning, reflection, collaboration, systems thinking and perseverance.

How to Apply MIT ETT Programme

  1. Visit
  2. Click on 'Apply' to commence your application.
  3. Fill in the necessary information and documents requested, then submit.
Good luck! 

Application Deadline: 

The application ends on May 26, 2024.

For more details visit the Official Scholarship Webpage.


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