The Program is especially designed to support candidates from groups that have historically lacked access to higher education. Eligible candidates who belong to marginalized and excluded groups and communities such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes, religious minorities, women, physically challenged and those with other kinds of socio-economic deprivation are encouraged to apply.
Fellows will be chosen on the basis of their academic achievement as well as for their leadership potential and commitment to community service.
Fellows may enrol in a master's level program and may pursue any academic discipline or field of study consistent with the interests and goals of the Ford Foundation (see IFP Eligible Fields of Study).
IFP will provide support for a maximum of two years of formal Master's degree.
40 fellowships are available for 2010.
Once selected, Fellows may enrol in universities in any part of the world, including universities in India. IFP will provide university placement assistance.
IFP will support Fellows to undertake appropriate short-term language study and training in research and computer skills prior to enrolment.
Fellows who wish to study overseas will have to take TOEFL or IELTS language proficiency tests.
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FORD FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM
12, Hailey Road, New Delhi
Telefax : 011- 23358893/4