Piramal Foundation invites applications for Gandhi Fellowship; how to apply

The Piramal Foundation has officially opened applications for the Gandhi Fellowship program, a two-year initiative designed to engage young individuals in grassroots work in India, fostering expertise in public health, education, climate change, and digitization. Prospective candidates interested in applying can visit the fellowship’s official website, gandhifellowship.org, with the application deadline set for March 31, 2023.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the Fellowship:

  1. Visit the official website, gandhifellowship.org.
  2. Click on “Apply Now.”
  3. Create your ID and password.
  4. Log in to the portal and provide essential information, including educational qualifications, extracurricular activities, and achievements.
  5. Submit the application.

Eligibility criteria for the fellowship include:

– Applicants should be below 26 years of age.

– Graduates or final-year UG/PG students completing their studies by June 2023.

– Minimum academic average of 55 percent.

Gandhi Fellowship grants include:

– A monthly stipend of Rs. 14,000 for Gandhi Fellows.

– A fixed mobile allowance of Rs. 600 per month.

– Half of the stipend is held as an interest-free reserve amount, with the remaining Rs. 7,000 disbursed monthly.

– The cumulative reserve amount is paid after 23 months.

– The fellowship covers transportation, housing, and other associated costs.

This initiative recognizes and develops the skills and competencies of youth, guiding them along paths that align with their interests. For the past 15 years, the Gandhi Fellowship has played a crucial role in focusing on India’s grassroots, empowering states to make impactful contributions to nation-building.