India Fellows Program with Acumen

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Our Regional Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to build the next generation of social leaders with the audacity to transform society and create a better, more inclusive world.
The program equips 20 extraordinary individuals from across India with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to unlock their full potential and drive positive change in society. Over the course of a year, Fellows remain in their jobs while taking part in five week-long seminars, where they receive the tools, training and space to innovate new ideas, accelerate their impact, build a strong network of social leaders from across their region and around the world.

Whole cohort


Our Fellows are bright minds and big thinkers who dare to do what’s right, not what’s easy, to create positive change in their country. Fellows can come from diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds and work in any sector, and they must be committed to ending poverty in their community through their work.
The Fellows we seek are:
  • Innovators who either started an organization or enterprise, or who are driving change within an existing organization or company.
  • Men and women of all ages and education levels who are able to participate in a program conducted in English.
  • Indians who demonstrate a commitment and concrete connection to the region.
  • Leaders with strong personal integrity, unrelenting perseverance and moral imagination.
  • Committed individuals ready to undergo an intensive yearlong personal transformation and leadership journey.


Applications for the 2016 Class of India Fellows open on July 1, 2015 and close on September 1, 2015.


The online application consists of:
  • Background information
  • Resume/CV
  • Short & long answer questions
Application Instructions: For more guidance on how to answer the application questions, please click here
Frequently Asked Questions: For a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers, please click here.
Downloadable Application: For applicants who are unable to apply via the WizeHive link below, please click here.


The selection process for this program is very rigorous and highly competitive. Here is a general timeline of the process:
  • Applications for the 2016 Class open: July 1, 2015
  • Applications close: September 1, 2015
  • Telephone Interviews: September 2015
  • In-Person Interviews: October 17, 2015
  • Final Selection: December 2015
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