Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ravi Sankaran Fellowships in India


The Ravi Sankaran Fellowships is a biodiversity conservation initiative of Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation for young persons who have a passion for wildlife. The fellowships provide an opportunity for selected young persons to use their energy and skills to make a difference to biodiversity conservation in India.

1. The Program funds three major activities:
2. A Master’s degree at a university abroad
3. An internship with an organisation abroad

A short conservation research or implementation project within India (in a Small Grants program)

Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend, travel funds and an amount covering course fees (where relevant). The Small Grants activity provides funding up to a maximum of Rs 200,000 per year.

Each activity is intended to have an explicit conservation focus, with an emphasis on clear on-ground conservation benefits. Successful applicants will ordinarily hold a Bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) and be below the age of 30 on the date of the application deadline. Applicants must hold Indian nationality.

The deadline to submit applications is 15 April 2011.

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