2016 IDEX Accelerator Global Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs,India (Scholarships Available)

Application Deadline: September 15th 2015

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.

Since 2010, the IDEX Global Fellows Program has successfully trained and prepared over 150 college graduates and young professionals from all corners of the world for their transition into high impact careers.

Eligibility Requirements:

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);

  • Age limit: 21-35 years old

  • 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).


Candidates are chosen from a diverse yet competitive pool of talented, passionate individuals from a wide range of geographies, professional and academic backgrounds and ethnicities.

Applicants should have:

  • Two professional references;

  • Proven track record of leadership responsibilities;

  • Demonstrated passion for social enterprise and improving quality of life for low-income communities;

  • Ability to work in new and challenging environments with limited resources;

  • Willingness to work with low-income populations in developing economies and demonstrated practical skills in relationship building, cultural sensitivity and thrive in a start-up environment;

  • High interest in working in emerging markets;

  • A passion and desire to work in emerging markets and use social enterprise principles to solve global issues;

  • An ability to quickly adapt and work in resource constrained environments;

  • Desire to engage in an intense professional development experience while applying; creative solutions to deepen impact;

  • Committed to make an equity investment of time, energy and capital in their personal growth and professional development.



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.


Tuition Award Amount: $3,500 USD

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.

Fellowship Stipends:

  • IDEX estimates that fellows living expenses, while in India, will average $250- $350 USD per month based on the city placement.
  • Fellows will receive a monthly living stipend (approx. $125 USD/month) towards cost of living expenses. The amount of the monthly stipend will be based on the cost of living in the fellow’s placement city.


  • Housing is covered in full by the social enterprise partner. Fellows are not responsible for paying or securing housing during the six-month program.


Tuition for the 2016 Global Fellows Program is $3,800 USD.


Tuition covers all educational expenses of the program, including:

  • All educational modules including leadership programs, development plans, 1:1 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 staff

  • 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)

Apply Now to attend the IDEX Global Fellowship Program

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IDEX Global Fellowship Program 2016


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