INK, a platform for young changemakers that helps them transform impactful ideas into action, is inviting applications for its INK Fellows Programme 2015. The INK Fellows Programme helps changemakers with mentorship, support and networking opportunities necessary to help take their work to the next level.
The initiative aims to recognise young talent from diverse fields such as art, science, technology, entrepreneurship, social impact, music and ­architecture.
The applications are open to individuals aged between 18 and 40 years, from any country and field of work. Aspirants can apply by answering an online questionnaire available on the website or by uploading a three-minute video on YouTube and including it in the application form. Shortlisted candidates who make it to the second stage will be called to provide additional information in support of their application, and for an interview.
Applications for the initial stage will close in the second week of May.
Each year, the programme identifies a multi-disciplinary group of 20 young achievers from across the world who have demonstrated their ability to be pathbreakers in their respective fields.
The selected fellows are given a platform to showcase their work and ideas to a global audience through INK’s flagship annual event, the INK Conference.
The INK Conference sees CEOs, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, and scientists come together to discuss and collaborate on ideas. Fellowship winners will get a scholarship to attend the INK Conference during the fellowship year and the opportunity to network with speakers and attendees.
The programme also facilitates access to potential customers, funding, mentorship and opportunities for further exposure, besides providing an enriching community of peers for collaboration and support.
Some of the prominent fellows of the programme include Arunima Sinha, the world’s first female amputee to conquer Mt Everest and Krithi K Karanth, who has been studying wildlife conservation in India for 16 years, and Vicky Roy, a ragpicker-turned photographer who was selected to document the reconstruction of the World Trade Centre.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 17, 2015.