APPLY: 2021 Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) Fellowship Program

The Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) is currently accepting applications for 2021/2022 Fellowship Program.

COFP Fellowship Program is a one-year Fellowship Program that prepares, equips, inspires & engages religious and community leaders from diverse faith & cultural backgrounds, academicians, media personnel & peace actors with skills in interfaith dialogue, conflict transformation, leadership and mediation.

The program is sub-divided into three modules/sessions which gives Fellows the opportunity to meet quarterly for one week-long in-class in-person training during the one-year program. 

  • Host Country: Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP)
  • Category: Training | Fellowships
  • Eligible Country: Nigeria 
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship | Grants | Certification 
  • Deadline: May 31, 2021
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The overall goal of this Fellowship Program is to build capacity to counter violence, enhance freedom of religion & belief, bridge community divides & build a culture of peace.

By designing & implementing COFP Fellowship program in collaboration with grassroots actors, we capture their opinions, priorities and experiences in transforming communities together. 

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The COFP Fellowship Program is a one-year program that is subdivided into three components or modules.

It brings together 35 – 50 key religious leaders & community actors annually to explore cross cultural and religious learning, share experiences/opinions and come up with solutions that creates authentic results and sustainable impacts for peace.

Becoming a COFP Fellow requires that Fellows will emerge from 150 credit hours of study in Interreligious Dialogue, Conflict Transformation and Mediation prepared to advance peacebuilding in their communities.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

Before graduation, Fellows will receive seed grant for implementing peace project initiated by each one of them in their community.

University Certificates will be issued at the third and last module of the Fellowship Program on “Interreligious Dialogue, Conflict Transformation and Mediation” and this will automatically launch Fellows into COFP Alumni Network of Peacebuilders (CANEP).

Costs for the one-year program has been generously covered by the GHR Foundation & German Federal Foreign Office who are sponsors to this program.

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Method of Application

To participate in the 2021/2022 COFP Fellowship Program, please carefully complete the Fellowship Application Form and submit together with the required documents to on or before May 30th, 2021.

Only Completed Applications submitted along with the required documents within the stipulated deadline will be reviewed.

Deadline: May 31, 2021

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