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Sahaj Foundation Disha Parivartan Fellowship

Sahaj Foundation Disha Parivartan Fellowship

Sahaj Foundation Disha Parivartan Fellowship

About Sahaj Foundation Disha Parivartan Fellowship

 

Disha Parivartan Fellowship is an initiative to support such social leaders so that they can continue the work in their beginning years and reach a point from where they can sustain it from its own side. The fellowship aims to support the social leaders who are presently working for the benefit of economically or socially disadvantaged section of the Indian society residing anywhere in slums, rural or tribal areas of the country.

 

The purpose of the fellowship is to identify and support two social leaders by providing them a monthly support of Rs 10,000 each for their daily sustenance for a period of 2 years (+1 year based on requirement and commitment); with an understanding that while they continue to work full-time on their initiatives, they would be able to find a practical way to self-sustain their efforts post the fellowship.

 

OBJECTIVE

 

To financially support early-stage Social Leaders who are working for the benefit of economically or socially disadvantaged section of Indian Society, residing anywhere in slums, rural or tribal areas of the country.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AS A DISHA PARIVARTAN FELLOW

 

Any Social Leader who is presently working for the benefit of economically or socially disadvantaged section of the Indian society residing anywhere in slums, rural or tribal areas of the country, and who:

 

a) is engaged in his/her present social initiative full-time for minimum one year. The social initiative must be an original idea of the applicant and must be a non-profit.

 

b) is willing to work full time in his/her social initiative for the entire duration of the fellowship

b) envisions to promote a healthy value system, thereby encouraging compassion, social and economic equality, justice, secularism, co-operation etc

 

c) is able to provide details on how he/she is sustaining at the time of making the application

 

d) is able to provide a realistic plan how he/she will become self-sustaining at the end of the fellowship to continue the work

 

e) is 22 years of age or older (Born on or before March 31, 1998)

The social leaders who have registered their own organization for their initiatives shall be given preference for the fellowship. For the ones who have not registered their organization at the time of making application for the fellowship, our team shall either ask them to register or try to understand their reasons for not filing a registration, just in case they have any ideological reasons for the same. If the team finds mentioned ideological reasons satisfactory, it shall consider the application for the fellowship.

 

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AS A DISHA PARIVARTAN FELLOW

 

– Any new project of an existing old organization
– Religious initiatives
– Research Studies
– Advocacy/lobbying initiatives
– Recipient of other similar fellowships

SELECTION PROCESS

 

Round 1: Application Form Screening
Round 2: Telephonic Interview
Round 3: Field Visit to understand on ground presence of the initiative

TIMELINES

 

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019

 

Selection Process: January 1, 2020- March 31, 2020

 

Fellowship Duration: April 2020 – March 2022 (2 Years)

 

Consideration for 1-year extension: March 2022

 

Extended Fellowship duration: April 2022 – March 2023 (1 Year)

 

 

For more information, write to Ashish Kumar (sahajfoundationinfo(at)gmail.com) or call him on +91 88948 93083

 

For more details refer the Official Fellowship Publisher

 

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