2015 IDEX Global Fellowships for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs, India (Scholarships Available) :IDEX accelerator Launching Careers in Social Enterprise.

All applications must be completed on March 1, 2015 by 11:59 pm PST.

The 2015 IDEX Fellow Cohort will begin their fellowship in July 2015.

IDEX is a six-month fellowship for individuals seeking to gain emerging market experience while working to support enterprises that deliver social change to local and global communities.

Each year, the IDEX Global Fellows Program invites a select number of individuals to take part in six-months of intrapreneurial leadership training across India. Fellows gain emerging market experience while working hands on with socially-focused enterprises who deliver high impact solutions in local and global communities.

Programme Overview:

  • Pre-Departure Orientation: 3 weeks (Online): The IDEX Fellowship begins with three weeks of virtual training delivered by IDEX staff and alumni.
  • Field Orientation: 1 week (India): Field Orientation is an intensive five day training and orientation event. The Field Orientation will consist of approximately 40 hours of training over a five day period.

  • Capacity Building: In addition to full-time field placement, fellows will also undertake 24 weeks of accelerated capacity building modules (Managing Social Innovation, Advocacy & Outreach, Resource Mobilization and Impact Measurement).


Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications to be eligible for the IDEX Fellowship:

  • Bachelor or Masters/Graduate Degree (BS/BA/BBA must be obtained prior to start of program);

  • Ability to perform in a high pressure environment;

  • English fluency (written and spoken);

  • Ability to legally work in India for six months (IDEX will provide more information on the business visa application process).

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of professional work experience;

  • Excellent listening and communication skills (written and verbal).


Tuition for the 2015 Global Fellows Program is $3,500 USD.  Tuition is payable prior to program orientation.

Tuition covers all educational expenses of the program, including:

  • All educational modules including leadership programs, development plans, academic mentoring, and professional development.

  • Pre-departure Virtual Training

  • Lodging for the fellow training and orientation, in addition to all meals and and transportation from field training location to the fellow’s permanent placement city.

  • Monthly capacity building workshops

  • IDEX 20/20 Curriculum and supporting materials

  • IDEX Field Support

  • Post-fellowship support and Alumni network opportunities

Tuition does not cover:

  • Airfare or travel to/from placement city

  • Visa costs

  • Daily living expenses (such as food, utilities and other miscellaneous expenses)


Through generous funding from IDEX donors and partners, IDEX is able to a limited number of full and partial scholarships for the 2015 Program to select candidates.

  • Fellows must first apply and be accepted into the fellowship program in order to receive awarded funding.

  • Scholarship funding will be used towards program tuition.

  • Scholarships are based on funding availability.

  • Application submission does not guarantee full or partial funding.

  • Late applications will not be accepted.

IDEX SCHOLARSHIP FUND – Open to all Global Applicants

Partial Tuition Award Amounts: $500 USD – $2,500 USD

IDEX Scholarship Fund provides partial scholarships for global fellows seeking to participate in the IDEX Accelerator program. Funding is merit-based and awarded to the most promising candidates who demonstrate a commitment and passion to continue working in the social enterprise sector post fellowship. This application is open to all global applicants.

InvestWISE SCHOLARSHIP FUND – Female Applicants

Tuition Award Amount: $3,250 USD

As part of our commitment to investing in the transformation power of women’s leadership, IDEX has launched the InvestWISE scholarship Fund with the goal of empowering and training future women intrapreneurs to provide them with the experiences, connections and a global platform to assume leadership in social impact sectors.  Funding is awarded to the most promising candidates who demonstrate a commitment to continue working for a socially progressive enterprise post-fellowship.

IDEX is  looking for applicants who are interested in working in the subsectors of Affordable Healthcare, Agriculture, Clean Energy, Education, Impact Investing, Technology for Development, Public Policy, and Environment & Sanitation. This Scholarship Award is restricted to female applicants only.

 Apply Now for the 2015 IDEX Global Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IDEX Global Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs


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