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Young India Fellowship

PURPOSE:  The Young India Fellowship (YIF) seeks to identify and develop unique & high-potential change agents of India through a multidisciplinary program guided by eminent leaders and scholars. 

AWARD:  A one-year residential, multi-disciplinary postgraduate program based on the liberal arts. The fellowship is offered completely free of cost to individuals from around the country and across a breadth of academic disciplines; each fellow has a sponsor committed to the program. Fellows undertake a total of 26 courses during the one year (full-time residential) program; they are also mentored by some of the best minds and role models in India through the YIF Council of Mentors; finally, they undertake a year-long team-based consulting and research project created especially for the YIF. The fellowship is being referred to as India’s own Rhodes Scholarship:  it is a full scholarship to cover the entire fee, boarding, and lodging for this prestigious fully-residential, full-time program. On completion, experienced placement counselors will support and guide Fellows in securing careers or higher-study opportunities in their areas of choice.                                                                                                      

NUMBER OFFERED:  50
 
SUBJECT:  Any discipline   

TENABLE AT:  Fellows will be taught in New Delhi by faculties from respected universities both in India and abroad, and will be mentored by some of India’s best known leaders.    
                                                                                                            ELIGIBILITY: 

Citizenship restricted to Indian Nationals.  Seniors, recent grads, and graduate students.   

Profile

Given the unique nature of the program, there is no one kind of profile for a Young India Fellow. However, the following points are being presented to give a broad idea of what is sought. A Young India Fellow could be someone who has:

  • A deep-rooted ambition to make an impact and a passion for an idea or issue which could have wider social/business/academic implications
  • The humility to believe that he/she needs to learn more and an appreciation of the limitations of his/her specialized undergraduate degree
  • The willingness to think differently and chart a new course
  • A demonstrated ability to overcome challenges
  • Qualities of integrity, self-awareness, energy, initiative and open-mindedness
  • An above-average academic record

DEADLINES:

Final deadline is Dec. 15, 2014 (1st round), and Feb. 28, 2015 (2nd round); external deadlines are also listed on program websites.

CONTACT
Lisa Gates, Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
802-443-3183

Website:
Young India Fellowship