Ashoka University offers Fellowship in Philanthropy, remuneration at Rs 9 Lakh
The Center for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University has called for applications for its Fellowship in Philanthropy. It will focus on areas such as philanthropic fund movements, individual giving, the impact of COVID-19 on the philanthropic ecosystem in India, the diversification of philanthropy outside of traditional sectors, etc.
The nine-month full-time fellowship will be conducted digitally from January 2022. Up to 10 fellows will be selected to undertake primary research, attend monthly calls and participate in online workshops to develop their skills. in research, data collection. methods, analysis and writing.
This scholarship aims to help researchers in the field of philanthropy to stand out, explains Swati Shresth, research director of CSIP. “The research areas of this scholarship will help the researcher gain a deep understanding of the sector and develop solid solutions for greater social impact,” she adds.
It is open to individuals based in India. However, they must have several years of relevant professional research experience. The fellowship will start in January 2022. A remuneration of nine lakh rupees will be paid to the fellows, which includes stipends and research expenses.
CSIP is looking for two types of fellows: individual researchers and people working with small local non-profit organizations in India, who can devote half of their time to the research project. For the second type of scholarship holder, the scholarship can also be shared between two or three people in a small organization.
“Fellows will be selected based on the strength of their research proposal, their previous research experience, their ability to engage in the fellowship, and their ability to produce the desired outcome. Women, LGBTQIA +, Dalit, Adivasi, people with disabilities and members of other minority and marginalized groups are especially encouraged to apply, ”Ashoka University said.
“While philanthropy in India is rapidly gaining momentum, there is still very little research in this area. The research grant launched by CSIP is expected to enhance our common understanding of philanthropy in India, its evolution and the opportunities and challenges it faces. Through this grant, CSIP aims to strengthen the field of research on philanthropy and give researchers the opportunity to broaden their horizons, ”said Ingrid Srinath, Director of CSIP.
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