Dalit Foundation, New Delhi
Location: Anywhere in India
Last Date: June 20, 2010
About Dalit Foundation: Dalit Foundation is a non-government
organization, the first grant-making institution in south Asia working
for the empowerment of Dalit communities. Established in June 2003,
the Foundation's mission, vision and programme objectives focus
exclusively on empowerment of Dalit communities and eradication of
caste based discrimination. It is committed to support individuals,
community-based organizations, and networks that work to secure social
change and protect the rights of Dalits.
Dalit Foundation provides small grants and fellowships to individuals
and organizations working among Dalits in India. The focus areas are
combating caste violence, eradication of manual scavenging, building
leadership among Dalit women and youth, rights over natural resources,
health and education, etc. The aim is to build the capacity of our
partners in order to execute effective grass-root level interventions.
We are also committed to building a strong line of leadership for the
Dalit movement and promoting Dalit art and culture through our various
other programmes including the Fellowship Programme for Dalit
About the Fellowship
In order to increase the participation of Dalit students and
professionals in the Dalit Movement, Dalit Foundation awards
fellowships to dynamic Dalit professionals from the fields of
engineering, law, medicine and journalism. As part of the fellowship,
the selected candidates will be required to carry out the following
• Development of a comprehensive data base of Dalit Professionals from
all across the country and from leading professional fields
• Establishment of support and counselling groups for Dalit students
in leading professionals institutes of the country
• Establishment of a network of professionals in each of the four
zones (North, South, East and West), with a cadre of 20 professionals
for each zonal group
• Formation of a national level core group
Criteria for selection:
1. The person who has completed Master's studies from the respective field.
2. The person who has strong motivation and record of such initiative
during the campus life.
3. The person who is not an office bearer of any political party.
4. The female candidates to be given priority.
5. The person has the capability to do such work.
Period of fellowship: Shall be one year and it can be continued based
Fellowship amount: Rs. 10000/- per month
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