Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program: Small Research Grants

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation


Grant amount: Up to ₹200,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 15, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Unaffiliated Researcher Working Professional

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: India

Location of residency: India

Location of citizenship: India

Age restriction: No more than 30 years of age

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Overview:

The Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program funds Small Grants for a conservation research or implementation project within India. 

The Program will fund up to 5 recipients to carry out an initial project of up to 1 yr that is expected to lead to a longer-term conservation science and/or implementation project. Thus, this program provides “seed money” for what may ordinarily be viewed as an unconventional or risky project.

Recipients of an initial Small Grant may apply for follow-up funding. When doing so, they must demonstrate the success of the pilot project and show how subsequent funding is essential to bring out the conservation benefits of the project. . Where appropriate, applicants for a small grant are encouraged to consider and include the potential role that local communities can play in conservation.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Open to Indian nationals (who must also be resident in India at the time of applying) with a demonstrated deep interest in wildlife ecology and conservation through prior involvement in this field.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree in any subject, and should normally be below 30 years of age on the first of July in the year of application.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to conservation and strongly justify how the fellowship will further conservation in India. 
  • Activities funded by the Small Grants program should ordinarily be carried out in India.
  • Funding is provided for stipend and project expenses (not exceeding Rs 2 lakh per year in total).

Ineligibility:

  • Ravi Sankaran Masters and Internship Fellows are not eligible for project/research funding.