2010 Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program - India program
Ford Foundation is inviting applications for its International Fellowships Program.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.40 fellowships are available for 2010.IFP will provide support for a maximum of two years of formal Masterís degree.Once selected, Fellows may enrol in universities in any part of the world, including universities in India. IFP will provide university placement assistance.Fellows who wish to study overseas will have to take TOEFL or IELTS language proficiency tests.
The Ford Foundation works in 12 grant-making areas to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international co-operation and advance human achievement. The areas are :
1. Arts & Culture
2. Civil Society
3. Community Development
4. Development Finance & Economic Security
5. Education & Scholarship
6. Environment & Development
8. Human Rights
10. Religion, Society & Culture
11. Public Health
12. Workforce Development
Be Indian nationals with Bachelorís/Masterís degree currently residing and working in the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh or Uttarakhand & having at least 3 years exp.
IFP Pre-Application Form should reach by: December 15, 2009