For the people: Social work is pure evidence-based knowledge derived from research to bring change in the quality of life of individuals
Are you one of those who aim to serve the community and reach out to the underprivileged? You could opt for one of these fellowships that will give you hands-on experience of working at the grassroot level.
Lead the change
It begins with an eight-week programme which takes 40 passionate individuals to hone their leadership skills by learning from role models and experts in the social development sector and undertaking a time-bound social activity. Last date to apply is January 26, 2014.
Visit http://youthallianceofindia.org/lead-the-change/ for details
The Young India Fellowship
During the one-year programme you will take classes in a range of subject areas that cover anthropology to ethics, life sciences to climate change, and art appreciation to entrepreneurship.
The last date for submitting applications is May 31, 2014.
Visit http://www.youngindiafellowship.com for details.
The Gandhi Fellowship is an intensive two-year residential programme that helps young people develop the leadership skills to cause positive change in society. It consists of hands-on field work undertaken in small government schools, rural villages or slum communities.
Visit http://gandhifellowship.org/ for details
William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
The 10-month fellowship teams up a select number of skilled young professionals with leading NGOs to create effective projects.
Fellows gain knowledge in the fields of education, livelihoods, public health, and social enterprise.
The fellowship is fully funded. Last date for applying is February 1, 2014.
Visit http://aif.org/investment-area/leadership/for further information
The INK Fellows Programme
Every year, INK identifies the minds that are redefining their field of work, and the world around them. The participants get a scholarship to attend the INK Conference during the fellowship year, the opportunity to network with speakers and attendees, and the chance to speak on the INK stage and a chance to have their talk posted on www.inktalks.com. Applications close on March 30, 2014.
Visit http://www.inktalks.com/ for details