Azim Premji Rural Development Fellowship

The Fellowship Programme of Azim Premji Foundation aims to give an educatio11.nal and social sector experience to a diverse range people from a variety of backgrounds.

This rigorous 2-year programme comprises:

  • Year 1 would be distributed between – teaching in government schools, immersion in education to develop/ build their perspective along with participation in the activities of the Foundation’s District Institute (DI) where they are placed, to understand the various roles in the DI.
  • Year 2 would be focused upon capacity building of the Fellows based upon the role they could possibly contribute in the DI after the Fellowship.
During this period the focus would be to provide opportunities to the Fellows to build an understanding in the area of education through teaching and capacity building in various roles in the DI. They will be actively mentored and will benefit from hands-on experience of working in the field.
Fellows will be posted to some of the least developed districts of rural India and need to be prepared to live and work in the highly challenging environments that they will encounter there.
You should have 3 to 10 years of work experience, with a post-graduate or a professional degree in any discipline. We welcome people from a variety of backgrounds. What is important is your willingness to explore the social sector and the desre to contribute.
You will be posted in the districts of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan,Telangana
and Uttarakhand.
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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

 

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) invites applications from Indian biomedical scientists for the international fellowships for the year 2016-17.

 Number of fellowships: Young scientists-12;   Senior scientists-6

Duration: 3-6 months for young scientists and 10-15 days for senior scientists

Eligibility:

·         M.D/PhD degree with at least three years teaching/research experience for young scientists and at least fifteen years for senior scientists

·         Regular position in a recognized biomedical/research/health institution in India

·         Below 45 years of age for young and 57 years for senior scientists

Financial support:

·         US$ 3000 per month, contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- and return economy class air ticket (excursion airfare) for young scientists

·         US$ 200 per day (including US$ 75 as per diem and US$ 125 is for accommodation), contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- and return economy class air ticket  (excursion airfare) for senior scientists

For more information please visit the Link

Queen Elizabeth Four Month Visiting Scholarship for students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa

19The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (www.queenelizabethscholars.ca)
aim to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create
lasting impacts at both home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education,discovery and inquiry,and professional experiences. Through this program, UBC Faculty of Forestry is pleased to invite applications from outstanding students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa currently enrolled in a postgraduate program to apply for funding to be a visiting scholar at UBC for a period of four months. During this time, visiting scholars may take 1 graduate courses at UBC, engage in seminars, and develop skills relevant to their current research work. Applicants must currently be conducting forestry research at a university in India or Commonwealth countries in Africa(preferably,at one of our partner institutions–see http://qescholars.forestry.ubc.ca/india-and commonwealth-countries-in-africa/formoreinformation)and identify a UBC faculty member who is willing to
mentor them during their visit to UBC. The UBC faculty mentor should have an active research program that is well-aligned with the applicant’s research. The scholarship provides the airfare(max C$2,100),and living expenses(C$1,500 month x 4 months).
Successful candidates will join a network of Queen Elizabeth Scholars at UBC and across Canada and the Commonwealth. They will be expected to share their experiences broadly both at their home and partner institutions, participate in network events, and mentor future participants. Opportunities for professional development will also be available.

To be eligible, applicants must be:
• 35 years of age or under atthe time of application
• ProficientinEnglish
• Currently enrolled as a master’s or Ph.D.student in India or Commonwealth countries in Africa
• Citizens of a Commonwealth country (but not Canadian). Anyone who has applied for Canadian citizenship or permanent residency is not eligible.
• Scholars must agree to return to their home country after the study visit and sign a form to this effect as part of their acceptance of the award.
• Scholars must participate in community engagement activities in Canada.

To apply, please send:
• Cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for the visiting scholarship, proposed activities while at UBC, and how you will contribute to community engagement activities in Canada
• One-page summary of your current or planned research work
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of support from current supervisor at home institution, outlining your current research, intellectual preparedness, and how a visiting scholarship will contribute to your work
• Letter of support from a UBC faculty member outlining a fit between their current research and applicant’s proposed plan, and commitment to mentor the applicant during their stay at UBC

Eligible applications will be evaluated based on:
• the significance of proposed visit to applicant’s research- either in the form of course work, or research experience, or both
• the alignment of proposed research with the QES program goals degree of support from current supervisor
• the fit between research program of proposed UBC faculty member and the applicant’s proposed research
• the commitment from proposed UBC faculty member for mentoring the applicant’ s research activities.

Kanthari Fellowship

Kanthari Fellowship

images (1)kanthari international welcomes participants over 22 years of age who have overcome significant life challenges ranging from vision impairment, disability, poverty, war, discrimination, and exploitation. They could also be witnesses to social situations they wish to change so others do not suffer.
They should have a passion to make the world a better place and the strength to be forces of good rather than be victims of circumstance.
Kanthari International’s seven month program will help participants develop all necessary skills to succeed as social innovators/entrepreneurs. Please see Curriculum for processes and  outcomes of the course. Selected Participants will qualify for a scholarship provided by our donors to cover the training fee and accommodation. All travel fees and incidental expenses will be the responsibility of the participants.

Global Health Corps Fellowship

About the Fellowship

Global Health Corps is a community of leaders united by the belief that health is a human right. Our fellows are downloadhighly effective and empathetic systems thinkers with diverse backgrounds, expertise and stories.

During a yearlong paid fellowship, GHC fellows work in a range of critical roles within partner organizations on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia, developing as leaders and making an impact every day.

 Looking for high potential young leaders with:

  • A Deep Commitment To Social Justice
  • Diverse Skillsets And Backgrounds
  • The Creativity To Collaborate And Problem Solve
  • The Excellence To Deliver Results And The Power To Use Your Voice To Shape The Future Of Global Health

Fellowship details:

  • Fellows Work In Yearlong Paid Placements With Partner Organizations Working To Address Health Inequity Across A Range Of Issue Areas. .
  • Through A Comprehensive Leadership And Management Training Curriculum, We Bring Fellows Together Five Times A Year To Foster Systems-Thinking, Strong Management, And Key Leadership Practices.
  • Details Vary Depending On Fellowship Placement And Location, But Fellows Receive The Additional Following Support During The Year:
    • Monthly Living And Utilities Stipend
    • Housing
    • Health Insurance
    • Professional Development Grant Of $600 And Completion Award Of $1500
    • Travel Coverage To And From Placement Site, All Trainings, And Retreats

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You Are 30 Years Or Younger By June 26, 2016
  • You Have An Undergraduate Degree By June 26, 2016
  • You Are Proficient In English

Key Dates:

  • November 4: Part 1 Of The Application Opens — Your Essays On Leadership And Health Equity. Due February 2nd.
  • December 9: Part 2 Of The Application Opens .
  • February 2: Application Parts I And II Close At 11:59pm EST. Proof Of Identity And Proof Of Education Documents Due
  • February 15: Two Recommendations Due (Submitted Through The Online Application Portal)
  • February–March: Each Application Is Reviewed By At Least Two Readers
  • March–April: All Semi-Finalists Are Interviewed By Global Health Corps
  • April: All Applicants Are Notified On A Rolling Basis Of Their Application Status By Email
  • April–May: 3 To 5 Finalists Per Position Are Interviewed By Partner Organizations
  • May–June: Fellowship Offers Are Extended On A Rolling Basis
  • June 1: All Applicants Are Notified On A Rolling Basis Of Their Application Status By Email

Set Yourself Apart:

Through your application, we want to understand your personal background, your professional skills and experiences and how these factors inform your desire to be a GHC fellow.

In selection of GHC fellows, we are not looking for evidence of leadership experience, but rather an alignment with the leadership practices listed below. We have found that transformational leaders in global health, and successful GHC fellows, are committed to the following leadership practices.

School for Social Entrepreneurs

About SSE:

SSE exists to help social entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions to social problems through an intensive programme support and a network of its mentors, experts and fellows globally. It was started as a single school in UK and is now in Canada, Australia and India. Its ultimate aim is that Fellow will go on to address inequality and social exclusion. Globally, SSE impact is summarized below:

  • 98% Of Fellows Who Set Up An Organisation Are Still Involved In It
  • 90% Of Fellows Attribute Their Growth Since Graduation To The SSE
  • On Average, Each Organisation Set Up By SSE Fellow Recruits’ Full Time And Three Part Time Workers After Graduation.
  • Commercial Activity Is The Most Common Source Of Funding, Followed By Grants From Trusts And Foundations.

History: Michael Young in UK founded School for Social Entrepreneurs in 1997. SSE is now being set up in India. SSE in UK has helped over 1,500 social entrepreneurs make the world a better place.

Our Vision: We empower people from all backgrounds to create positive social change.  Our courses help individuals start, sustain, and scale social enterprises, charities and community projects.

Our Approach: We’re committed to jargon-free learning delivered by experienced professionals. SSE uses an innovative learning approach, which focuses on real world issues and practices. We also provide courses aimed at established not-for-profits, covering common issues in the non-profit sector.

India Programme: In India, we will launch with our flagship programme ‘Social Start-Up’, by early 2016. It is a 9-month long Fellowship programme with around 30contact days.

  • Fellows: There Is No Typical Student At The School For Social Entrepreneurs. Those Attending Come From Diverse Backgrounds And Span A Wide Age Range From 17 To 74. They Come With Just An Idea Or A Pilot Project In The Works. They Work In The Healthcare To Education To Handicrafts And Even Food Services. Such Is The Diversity! However All Are United By A Passion For Creating Social Change And A Shared Vision For A More Equal And Just Society.
  • Interactive Sessions: The Programme Will Include Interactive Sessions With Experienced Social Entrepreneurs Or ‘Witness’ Who Will Spend Time With The Students To Share Their Journey. Our, ‘Experts’ From Various Industries Will Help Them Develop And Refine Certain Hard Skills Such As Accounting, Branding & Marketing, Product Development, Staffing, Presentation, Etc.
  • Personalized Guidance: Each Student Will Be Assigned To A ‘Mentor’ Or Experts From PwC India To Guide And Ensure The Development Of The Student, During The Course Of The Fellowship And Beyond.

 

Write to us at – mohit@the-sseindia.org or call at 98-107-17900

Apply now at www.the-sseindia.org

I am the Change Fellowship..

I am the Change Fellowship is a 2 year paid fellowship program for any undergraduate or postgraduate professionals below 40 years old with 0 to 20 years of job experience.

During the fellowship period, every fellow will be allocated a unique project in the educational sector which they need to complete within their fellowship period.

The idea behind the fellowship program is to encourage top talents in the country to dedicate two years for the country, for the needy. That way, we can channelize the talents and potential towards the needy and increase the pace of change.

About Fellowship

Who can apply?

Anyone with the below qualifications can apply for I am the Change fellowship:

  • Passionate and ready to work for the community for next 2 years.
  • Minimum 3 years full-time UG Degree.
  • Below 40 years old.
  • Ready to work in Chennai for minimum of 2 years.

Selection process

  • Application
  • Telephonic Interview
  • Background verification
  • Test involving SKILL assessment
  • In Person Interview or SKYPE interview
  • Final Selection

Skills required

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Team Player
  • Leadership skills
  • Efficient project management

Time Period

  • Starts May 2016 and ends by April 2018.

Stipend

  • Rs 15000 per month

Time Commitment

  • 6 days a week
  • Regular Leave Policy applicable (Project demand applicable)
Fellowship Model

We have designed our fellowship in such a way that maximum impact is created in the community we work with. This means that the fellows will encounter new situations and learn something new every single day.

Our Fellowship will broadly move through the following steps:

  • Application
  • Selection
  • Training
  • Observation
  • Analyzing
  • Planning
  • Creating (MVP) Minimal Viable Products
  • Testing
  • Reflection
  • Pivot
  • Execution and project completion
  • Fellowship reflection
Role of a Fellow

Every fellow of I am the Change fellowship program will be allocated a project with clearly mentioned targets. The fellows will work on the project to achieve his/her targets before the end of their fellowship period.

Every fellow will be allocated a mentor who would guide and help the fellow throughout the fellowship program.

The fellows will have quarterly review meetings, mid year reflection point and annual result meetings to reflect upon their work.

Apart from the project work, every fellow will have a learning goal to be met every quarter.

The fellowship projects for 2016-2018 are as follows::

Sl.No Project Name Description
1 I am the Change Scholarship Identify deserving students, do fund raising, support them for their education, training the students, providing internship opportunities.
2 Contest for a Cause (C4C) Conduct C4C in various schools and encourage children to donate their prize money for a social cause.
3 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Collaborate with various corporates and engage their employees in various volunteering activities.
4 Technology Build/maintain Websites, mobile apps, internal applications for Team Everest. Also maintain our Social media account, blogs and increase the digital presence of Team Everest.
5 Kindness Club Establish ‘Kindness Club’ in schools and colleges and encourage youth to volunteer at least once a month.
6 Digital Literacy Conduct ‘Digital Literacy’ course for children and make them digitally literate
7 Help a Kid Read Conduct ‘Help a Kid Read’ program for children and help them read ‘English’ better.
8 Chennai Flood Rehabilitation Work for the people/students who are affected by Chennai flood in Dec-2015 and help them live a better life.
9 Kindness Challenge and Kindness Marathon Conduct ‘Kindness Workshops’ in schools, colleges and corporate to encourage students to practice kindness and do volunteering.
10 Everest Talent Search Competition (ETSC) Conduct ETSC in schools who get less opportunity to expose their talents. ETSC will provide them a platform.
Is this fellowship for me?

If you are someone passionate about social work…
If you want to see your actions bring about change…
If you want to do something you have never done before…
Then this fellowship might be the right opportunity for you.

How will this help me?

We at Team Everest have worked very hard to give every ‘I am the Change’ fellow the opportunity to:

  • Work in social sector for a short period of time.
  • Make a direct difference with your skills and talent.
  • Learn by working on the ground and by interacting with mentors.
  • Improve leadership skills, communication skills, project management and change management skills.
  • Earn a stipend of Rs 15,000/month during the fellowship period.