Sightsavers India Fellowship Program 2022

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EligibilityPostgraduate degree or a Diploma holder in Ophthalmology
AwardVariable awards

About the Program


Last Updated On : 22-06-2022   Posted By : Salma

Sightsavers India Fellowship Program 2022 is an initiative by Sightsavers India for young ophthalmologists. The fellowship is an opportunity for promising and passionate young ophthalmologists to get trained at some of the leading eye health institutes in India. The program identifies promising young ophthalmologists from India and grooms them through an innovative course to enhance their perspectives on rural eye health. The selected students will receive variable awards.

Sightsavers is an international organisation that works with partners in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and fight for the rights and needs of people with disability.

  • Sightsavers India Fellowship Program 2022

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • Be a young and promising ophthalmologist in India
    • Be a postgraduate or a diploma holder in ophthalmology (MS/DNB/DO) from any recognized institute/university in India (Note - 2020 pass-outs are eligible to apply.)
    • Have sound knowledge of clinical ophthalmology

    The selected students will receive -

    • INR 35,000 per month - initial four months training period
    • INR 65,000 per month - 1st year of field posting
    • INR 75, 000 per month - 2nd year of field posting
    • Additional benefits Lump-sum payment upon successful completion of year 1 and 2. Mediclaim, accident, term and professional indemnity insurance.
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to apply for the fellowship:

    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button and read all details carefully.
    Step 2: Navigate to 'Apply Now' button to access the application form.
    Step 3: Fill in the required details and upload the supporting documents.
    Step 4: Submit the application.

Important Dates

Application Deadline - 30th June 2022
Fellowship begins from August 2022

Selection Criteria

The selection will be based on the assessment of submitted documents and interview performance. The selection process involves -

Preliminary Selection - 

  • Application form submission
  • 1st round of shortlisting
  • 2nd round of shortlisting
  • Call for the final interview

Final Selection -

  • Panel interview
  • Final list endorsed by the committee
  • Reference/Background check
  • Formal induction and orientation
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Terms and Conditions
  • The decision of Sightsavers India management will be final.
  • Over the period of 24 months, the fellows experience a structured skill enhancement and mentoring process covering not only clinical and surgical ophthalmology but also managerial and holistic life skills.
  • Alumni fellows are encouraged to stay connected with the program as visiting faculty, interact with future candidates and share their achievements.

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