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Volunteer with the Pravah ICS program

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Looking for an exciting cross-cultural experience in a rural setting?

Pravah ICS for its last two batches is inviting applications for 30 young passionate individuals from diverse background across India to undergo a leadership journey of youth development, community development, and active citizenship.

Pravah International Citizen Service (ICS) is a 3-month volunteering program, fully funded by DFID (Department for International Development), UK Government, led by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in partnership with Pravah.

A Pravah ICS volunteer is part of a diverse team of 20-25 volunteers from different parts of UK and India, lives with local families in the village where s/he is placed and works on different rural development projects.Through a consistent focus on personal growth and development of volunteers, complete rural and cultural immersion, this exposure develops a young person as an active citizen and adds value to their employability.

The program will take place in the rural pockets of two districts of Rajasthan i.e., Ajmer, with Manthan and Rajasmand with Jatan Sansthan

Your boarding and lodging would be taken care of by the programme. Additionally, a stipend: 700/- per week would be provided.


10th January – 8th April 2018
6th February – 1st May 2018

The applications for the 2018 batches are now open. Please click on the below link to apply online.


  • Be aged between 18 to 25(As a volunteer) and 23 to 35 years (as a team leader) at the time you start your placement (you can apply at 17 if you will be 18 by the time you start the programme).
    • Be committed to attending all training which you will be supported with throughout.
    • Be able to stay away from home for 12 weeks during your placement.
    • Be committed to sharing your experience with others and taking action in your local community when you return.
    • Be willing to challenge yourself, adapt to different situations and work as part of a team.


Address: C-24 B, II Floor, Kalkaji, New Delhi- 110019 Telephone: +91.11.26213918 Websites: |


Announcement for 3 year fellowship at Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

Manthan is offering a three year fellowship to a person passionate about working on rivers, water and environment. The fellow will work with Manthan Adhyayan Kendra mainly on issues related to water policies and programs, focussing on national inland waterways. The work will be analytical in nature, based on documents, data and detailed interactions with groups and communities in the field. Advocacy, dissemination and discourse building are as an integral part of the work.

Interest and commitment are the most important qualifiers for the fellowship. The person should be committed to principles and values of just, equitable and sustainable development. A basic familiarity with issues in water, development and environment is necessary, as is a working knowledge of English. Ability to write and communicate the outputs of analytical work, and the use of Office software (word-processing and spreadsheet) is also needed. While a person with a few years of work experience will be preferred, persons starting work freshly who are committed to the cause are also welcome.

The person would have to be based in Pune, and there will be occasional travel involved for field work. Under deserving circumstances, arrangements where the fellow is based elsewhere can also be considered.

Manthan Adhyayan Kendra is a centre engaged in analysis and advocacy of water and energy issues. Through research and analysis of important policies and key issues in water and energy sector and its dissemination, Manthan has made important contributions to the discourse and policy in the water sector. Manthan works closely with grassroots groups, movements and campaigns and like-minded organisations.

Manthan offers a semi-formal and open work environment and great opportunities for learning.

Details about Manthan’s work can be seen at

Please write to with a 1-2 page note about yourself, your work and about your interest in issues related to water, environment, development. You can send a c.v. also if necessary.

OUP India – Global Academic Publishing Internship Programme

The Global Academic Publishing division of OUP India is offering paid internships in our Noida office across its six main functional areas: Commissioning, Editorial, Marketing, Sales, Demand Planning, and Production.

The key objective of the internship programme is to give graduates a range of valuable skills and work experience, which will in turn support them with future applications within the publishing industry. It will also be a chance to experience work and life at a leading university press. Successful candidates will work on a range of activities in the chosen department for an eight-week period.

The work we do is fast paced, demanding, and intellectually stimulating. We are looking for dynamic candidates with a fresh outlook and excellent analytical and communication skills. A well-rounded academic background with coursework in social sciences, humanities, management, commerce, or sciences (including medicine) is recommended.

About the OUP Global Academic Publishing India Division

The Global Academic Publishing division publishes across a range of subjects. Books on economics and business, history, politics, law, and literature to philosophy and religion, sociology and anthropology, and gender studies reach out to students, teachers, and researchers. We represent some of the best-known Indian academics and personalities of the last century— from S. Radhakrishnan, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Mahatma Gandhi to Romila Thapar, Irfan Habib, Jim Corbett, André Béteille, Sudhir Kakar, U.R. Ananthamurthy, Girish Karnad, Amartya Sen, among many others. We are also on the forefront of discovering and nurturing the best academic minds of India.

Click here for the brochure

For more details please drop a mail to

Museum Fellowship, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM), Bangalore

India Foundation for the Arts
in collaboration with the
Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum (VITM)
(National Council of Science Museums)

invites applications for

a Museum Fellowship
Application deadline: December 15, 2017

This initiative is supported by TATA TRUSTS

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Bangalore invites applications for a Museum Fellowship for a period of one year.

The Archival and Museum Fellowships initiative of IFA began with the two-fold objective of providing practitioners with an opportunity to generate new, critical and creative approaches to public engagement with collections in archives and museums, and to energise these spaces as platforms for discussion and debate.

This is the first collaboration between IFA and a Science Museum to develop dialogues between the fields of arts and science and facilitate interdisciplinary practices.

About the Museum:
Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum (VITM) is a landmark in Bangalore for science enthusiasts and tourists. The Museum has a rich collection of science and technology objects such as measuring instruments, sewing machines, engines, locomotives, weights and measures, and optical recorders. It also houses communication devices—transmitting and receiving equipment, wire recorders, gramophone recorders and players, radio receivers, telephone exchanges and telephone instruments. In addition, the museum is a repository of engines ranging from aircraft engines, steam engines, oil engines to hot air engines and locomotives. VITM is the southern headquarters of the National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous body under the purview of Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The main objective of the museum is to popularise Science and Technology through interactive exhibits, exhibitions and non-formal education activities.

For more information about the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum (VITM) please visit

For more information about the museum please contact:
Mr R. Bharadan – Education Officer
Ph: 080-22040228 | E-mail:

About the Fellowship:
The fellowship offers creative practitioners a new set of materials to work with—scientific and technological objects located in a science institution. We hope these objects can be used in engaging and creative ways, and present new perspectives of seeing and interpreting the world. The important feature of this fellowship is to engage with the local community. The awardee will be responsible for curating an exhibition and presenting the collection through a series of activities such as talks, workshops and other public programmes over a period of one year.

Applicant profile:
We seek applications from curators, historians, visual artists, researchers and other creative practitioners with prior curatorial experience and a strong interest in research and working with museum collections. We also encourage applicants to think through an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach and method.

Practitioners who are Indian nationals or have been residents of India for five years or more are eligible to apply. To know more about our eligibility criteria please click here.

Financial assistance and other support:
Each fellowship provides an honorarium of Rs 2,00,000/- for a duration of one year. A separate budget will be provided for the final outcome (exhibition and outreach activities).

Important dates:
The deadline for receiving applications is December 15, 2017.
Shortlisted candidates will be informed by the third week of December 2017.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates are expected to take place by the end of December 2017.
The Fellowship will commence from January 15, 2018 for a period of one year.

Application Process:
Your application must include:

  • A brief description of an exhibition and public programmes you could develop from the collection at the VITM. The description should include your vision, approach and possible outcomes of the programmes. The intention is to give us an idea of how you would like to approach this project.
  • A letter of interest explaining how you would benefit from this Museum Fellowship. Please identify aspects of your practice that you think will be honed and further developed during the course of the Fellowship.
  • A brief description of a project you have been involved with as a curator, arts practitioner or researcher. Please include documentation of the project including six to eight scanned or printed images with titles and dates, DVD (maximum duration of four minutes), catalogues, artworks, performances, or reviews.
  • Your curriculum vitae.

Please address your application or any queries to
Please also post the required documents to IFA in an envelope marked ‘VITM Fellowship’ by December 15, 2017.

VITM Museum Fellowship
India Foundation for the Arts
‘Apurva’, Ground Floor,
No 259, 4th Cross, RMV 2nd Stage, 2nd Block, Bangalore – 560 094



Info-Session on The German Chancellor Fellowship

The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Mrs. Margit Hellwig-Bötte, Dr. Sankarshan Basu, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Cordially invite you to a Presentation on:  German Chancellor Fellowship for prospective leaders from India

When:          1900 hrs on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Where:         at the Auditorium of TERI, Bangalore The Energy and Resources Institute, – South Regional Centre, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071

Registration is free but Mandatory


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Internship @ Centre for Research & Education for Social Transformation (CREST), Calicut

Centre for Research & Education for Social Transformation (CREST) is an autonomous institution involved with research and educational programmes that are relevant for the marginalized communities of India. The Centre is taking two women interns for a period of 2-3 months staring from January 2018

The interns will be working with a group of 40 graduates from Dalit/Adivasi and minority communities of Kerala who are undergoing Post Graduate Certificate Course for Professional Development at CREST.

Criteria for selection
• Masters Degree holders in social science / Humanities from reputed institutions outside Kerala
• Excellent oral and writing communication skills in English
• Willingness to work as part of a closely integrated team
• Ability to provide small group tutorial
• Involve with the studies on a broad range of issues relevant for the Dalit and Adivasi communities of India
• Understanding on the issues concerning the socially excluded /underprivileged communities in India

The interns are expected to
• Assist in conducting the Post Graduate Certificate Course for Professional Development
• Prepare a short working paper on themes relevant for Dalit/ Adivasi issues
• Assist students in group projects
• Provide small group tutorials
• Provide soft skills for the students at CREST
• Involve with outreach programs relating to higher education of Dalit/Adivasi communities of Kerala

Internships at CREST provide a unique opportunity to outstanding young scholars interested developing communities of Kerala.

The Interns will be based in Calicut, Kerala. Free accommodation can be provided to women interns. CREST will provide Rs. 12000/- towards expenses for food.

Application Procedure
Please send by e-mail to along with the following application materials and include Internship vacancies in the subject line:
• A cover letter
• C.V.
• One reference (to be sent directly to Professor. D.D.Nampoothiri, Executive Director, CREST

Application Deadline 20 November 2017. We strongly encourage women candidates to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on the internship please contact Vinod Krishnan, Associate Programme Coordinator, CREST at

CREST Bulletin 25 May – August 2017

Digital Identity Research @ ISB

Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI)

DIRI is a targeted and multidisciplinary research initiative to explore key questions around digital identity systems with a focus on Aadhaar. It was launched on July 5, 2017 in collaboration with Omidyar Network.

India has the world’s largest biometric enabled digital identity system in use and in its present form, Aadhaar presents unique challenges as well as represents enormous potential to address existing challenges of democratic governance, economic development, social justice, and environment sustainability, with deep implications for India and the world. The Government of India has been working on making Aadhaar an integral part of welfare programmes to achieve efficiency and effectiveness. The private sector applications have enabled new business models with the objective of inclusive growth and increased efficiency in benefit transfers.
The Digital Identity Research Initiative has three goals:

  • Production of high quality and timely research on digital identity, with a focus on Aadhaar, to address critical knowledge gaps
  • Targeted engagement with relevant stakeholders to ensure that research results can inform policy and strategy decisions, while the findings are effectively disseminated to ensure easy and wider access
  • Build a global research ecosystem for Digital Identity, with a focus on India

For more details on the research fellowship, please check:


Nuffic Fellowship

The Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) offers fellowships for training courses in the Netherlands.

Please read the details of each programme carefully to ensure you meet all eligibility and application requirements.


Opportunity to work with Members of Parliament

It is with great pleasure that Swaniti Initiative in partnership with Tata Trusts and Constitution Club of India would like to introduce you to the Supporting Parliamentarians on Analysis and Research in Constituency (SPARC) Program 2017-18. SPARC is a one year program where an Associate is placed with a Member of Parliament to catalyze development in his/her constituency and provide critical research and ground level developmental support. Some MPs who are part of the current cohort of the SPARC Program include Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Mr. Dinesh Trivedi, Mr. Anurag Thakur, Mr. Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, Mr. Gaurav Gogoi and Dr. Heena Gavit, among others. 
The idea behind the SPARC Program is to engage with the next generation of leaders to solve some of the most complex problems on the ground and to strengthen governance. SPARC Associates are young professionals from top universities with strong academic background and experience in diversified fields. They are problem solvers who successfully handle challenging situations, strong communicators who build relationships with officials and community, and passionate doers who make a difference on the ground. In order to identify such leaders, the Program follows a 4 step selection process: 
  • Round 1: Interested applicants will need to fill an application form and submit their resume
  • Round 2: Shortlisted candidates will then complete a task sent to them in a designated time frame
  • Round 3: A telephonic or Skype interview will be conducted to further gauge the skill set of the applicants
  • Round 4: In the final stage, applicants will be asked to come in for a face to face interview 
Based on the successful completion of all the rounds, top 20 candidates will be selected for the SPARC program 2017-18. We see the SPARC Associates as governance leaders. The Associates will be expected to join by 11th December 2017 and will be paid a stipend of INR 40,000 per month, without tax deductions. The logistics and accommodation for the Associates in the Constituency will be provided by the office of the Member of Parliament.
As we move ahead, it would be wonderful if you can share this information about the Program within your extensive network, in order to reach out to such leaders who can ‘SPARC’ the change. The applications for the same will close on 6th October 2017. To know more about the program, please visit: and in case of any queries please drop an email to

Fellowships civic innovation

The Obama Foundation Fellowship Program seeks to support 20 outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation. The application closes October 6.

This is a two-year program and the Foundation pays for participation at four gatherings, in the U.S.