2016 IDEX Global Fellowship Programme for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs,India (Scholarships Available to attend)

Application Deadline: March 31st 2016

IDEX July 2016 Global Fellows Program!

The 2016 IDEX Fellow Cohort will begin their fellowship in July 2016.

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.

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);

  • Can obtain an India Business visa for a minimum of six months

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

  • Excellent listening and communication skills (written and verbal)

You may be a good fit for IDEX if you…

  • Are eager to work in new and challenging environments with limited resources (e.g. this means internet may go down, transportation may be slow and things may not work as they would in your home country);

  • Are willing to embrace ambiguity head on, seek opportunities to learn and share your experiences with others;

  • Have the willingness and ability to quickly adapt and work in resource constrained environments (e.g. this means you don’t complain if wifi goes down or power goes out for a few hours);

  • Are seeking a self-directed fellowship experience where you are provided support and coaching but must also rely on your own creativity and grit to make the most out of your experience;

  • Are willing to work with low-income populations in developing economies;

  • Thrive in a start-up environment;

  • Have had professional successes and failures that you’ve learned from and can apply to new situations;

  • Have a passion for social enterprise and improving quality of life for under-served or under-resourced communities;

  • Have a strong desire to engage in an intense professional development experience (e.g. this means you love to learn through people, experiences and self-reflection);

  • Are committed to make an equity investment of time, energy and capital into your own personal growth and professional development.

Investment and Benefits

The six-month fellowship is filled with curated readings and content, professional development assignments, one-on-one coaching, four capacity building workshops… not to mention you’ll build relationships and a professional portfolio that will last a lifetime. Tuition for the 2016 Global Fellows Program is $3,950 USD.

WHAT’S INCLUDED FOR THE $3,950

  • 3 week pre-fellowship virtual orientation (online)

  • 1 week fellowship orientation (in India)

  • Lodging + meals + transportation during orientation (in India)

  • Full-time IDEX support staff on the ground

  • Monthly capacity-building modules focused on Managing Social Innovation, Advocacy & Outreach, Resource Mobilization and Impact Measurement

  • Working one-on-one with IDEX Resident Mentors over the course of your fellowship

  • Curated curriculum and fellowship assignments

  • Portfolio-development support & assistance

  • Access to Alumni Network

Tuition does not cover:

  • Airfare or travel to/from your placement city

  • Business visa costs

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

SCHOLARSHIPS

Through generous funding from IDEX donors and partners, we are able to a limited number of partial scholarships for the 2016 Program to select candidates.

IDEX SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Partial Tuition Award Amounts: $500 USD – $2,000 USD

IDEX Scholarship Fund provides partial scholarships for global fellows seeking to participate in the IDEX Accelerator program.

The InvestWISE Scholarship is awarded to the most promising candidates who demonstrate a commitment to continue working as a socially progressive intrapreneur post-fellowship. Scholarship recipients receive a generous IDEX tuition scholarship of $3,250.

Timeline:

PARTNER APPLICATIONS OPEN

JANUARY 1 – MARCH 31

IDEX invites enterprise partners to review partnership requirements and submit applications online. The application deadline is March 31st.

APPLICATION REVIEW

1) PARTNER APPLICATIONS OPEN

JANUARY 1 – MARCH 31

IDEX invites enterprise partners to review partnership requirements and submit applications online. The application deadline is March 31st.

MARCH 1 – APRIL 1

IDEX staff will review partnership applications and fellow job descriptions

FELLOW INTERVIEWS

2) APPLICATION REVIEW

1) PARTNER APPLICATIONS OPEN

JANUARY 1 – MARCH 31

IDEX invites enterprise partners to review partnership requirements and submit applications online. The application deadline is March 31st.

MARCH 1 – APRIL 1

IDEX staff will review partnership applications and fellow job descriptions.

APRIL 1 – APRIL 15

Shortlisted Enterprise Partners will recieve a fellow profile and will have the opportunity to interview the candidate during this period.

Partners Finalised:

APRIL 15 – MAY 15

Partners will recieve and sign IDEX MOU agreement with housing and living stipend requirements. MOUs must be finalized by no later than May 15th. The first stipend/housing payment will be due by June 1

ONBOARDING 

JUNE 1 – JUNE 15

Enterprise partners will recieve onboarding checklist and check-in phone call with IDEX staff.

FELLOWS ORIENTATION

JULY 4 – JULY 8

Fellows participate in one week of intense training and immersion which consists of cultural training and capacity building workshops delivered by seasoned professionals and thought leaders.​

FIELD PLACEMENT

JULY 11 – DECEMBER 22

Fellows first day at the enterprise placement will be July 11. Fellows work with one of IDEX’s social enterprise partners gaining first-hand knowledge and experience of working within an emerging market. Fellows last day at placement is December 22

Apply Now for the IDEX Accelerator Program 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IDEX Fellowship Program 2016

 

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