VIF fellowship is a 1-year residency (extendable up to 3 years) program for motivated changemakers who are aspiring to build a successful career aligned with nation-building. It is a unique program that has been custom designed to fit the needs of each participant.  

Applications for the VIF Fellowship 2019 are closed!

What do we provide to the fellows?

  • VIF Residency
  • Total financial support worth up to ₹5,00,000/- per year
    • Food, accommodation at VIF Residency
    • Monthly sustenance stipend
    • Performance-based rewards up to 1,00,000 at the end of the year
  • Continued mentorship to fulfil aspirations
  • Customized curriculum and training for career-building

What do we expect from the fellows?

  • Unflinching commitment towards nation-building
  • Striving for excellence and learning  
  • Aspiration to build a successful career
  • Hard work and focus
  • Have networked approach in respective careers
  • Creative leadership ability
  • An effective team player

VIF Residency

All the fellows will stay in the VIF Residency for the first three months. Then, fellows on the research track continue at the residency and fellows on the field track will proceed to work on their projects.

VIF Residency provides a unique living environment aligned with the fellowship’s goal of creating successful and motivated leadership for tomorrow.

  • Carefully designed living spaces in NCR with a handpicked cohort from around the country to accelerate growth
  • Easy, personalised access to mentors
  • A work environment committed to achieving excellence and strategic career alignment via training programs and project engagements
  • Access to a strong and active network of policymakers, academics, public administrators, philanthropists and subject experts
  • When

    Applications open in December-January and the fellowship begins in June of every year

  • Where

    The fellows live in Delhi NCR and travel for their projects whenever required

Career Paths

Civilizational Studies: Academia or Public Intellectual

School Education: Educationist or Education-entrepreneur

Electoral Politics: To be an active Politician

Community Development: Start a Non-profit organization, Community development leader

Strategic and Foreign Relations: Bureaucrat, Political Leader, Civil Society leader

Listen to other fellowship candidates sharing their experiences.