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Acumen India Fellows Program-2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open01-Sep-2017
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What is Acumen India Fellows Program-2017?

Acumen India Fellow Program 2017 is looking for 20 extraordinary individuals from across India with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to unlock their full potential and drive positive change in society.It is a one-year leadership development program.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

An applicant should-
  • Currently, be engaged in social change work related to tackling poverty.
  • Entrepreneurs especially those who don't accept the status quo.
  • Can be any age or education level, but must be able to fully participate in a program that is conducted in English
  • Must be an Indian citizen.
  • Must demonstrate strong personal integrity, unrelenting perseverance, and moral imagination.
  • Must be ready and willing to undergo an intensive year-long personal transformation and leadership journey.

How can you apply ?

Follow the steps given below in order to apply for the program-

Step 1- Click here

Step 2- Click on Click here given in downloadable application to download the form.

Step 3- Read the instructions carefully.

Step 4- Fill the application form and also attach the resume with the application form.

Step 5- Mail the documents to

Step 6- If not able to mail then send it to-
            203 Dheeraj Plaza, Hill Road
            Bandra West
            Mumbai 400050
            Phone: +91 22674 01513


AQ. What is the purpose of the Acumen Fellows Programs?

A. The purpose of the Acumen Fellows Programs is to develop a community of leaders who challenge the status quo, work across lines of difference, and inspire their communities to believe in a brighter future. 

Q. Does the Fellows Program provide scholarships or funding?

A. No. While all costs associated with participating in the program are covered (such as travel and accommodations), we do not provide scholarships, stipends or funding. If you are interested in learning more about Acumen’s investment criteria and how to apply for investment, Click here

Q. What are the academic qualifications for the program?

A. There are no specific academic prerequisites. However, Fellows must be able to fully participate in a program that is conducted in English. 

Q. What is the structure of the Fellows Program?

A. Fellows remain in their jobs and come together for five seminars, each lasting 5-8 days, throughout the year. The program has a 100% attendance requirement, and those who cannot commit to this should not apply to the program

Q. What additional benefits (e.g. stipends, insurance) do Regional Fellows receive?

A. As this is a part-time program, East Africa, Pakistan, and India Fellows do not receive any stipend or insurance. 

Q. Is any post-Fellowship job placement provided?



Terms and Conditions

  • There will be a telephonic interview of selected applicants in September 2017 after reviewing all applications.
  • An In-Person Selection Conference will be held on November 11th (Mumbai) of the candidates selected in the telephonic round.
  • The selection team will make the final decision.
  • Participants are expected to attend ALL program meetings (i.e., 5 Seminars throughout the year each 5-8 days in length) which will include travel to different locations in India.
Award details- 
  • Acumen covers all program-related expenses during the year-long fellowship. This includes all costs associated with the seminars including lodging, food, transportation, and visas.

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