: Ravi Sankaran Foundation Fellowship 2015


The Ravi Sankaran Fellowship 2015 has been offered by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation in the memory of ornithologist Dr. Ravi Sankaran to those students who wish to carry out the research work on wildlife. These students have the aim to work for the conservation of biodiversity in Country.
Ravi Sankaran Fellowship 2015 also provides the financial assistance for carrying out Master’s degree courses in abroad, and also for internship with an international organization and funds for a short research/conservation project within India.
All students are informed that they can easily apply for Fellowship to pursue the desired courses in any country besides India. This fellowship is provided 3 types of programs which are as given below:

  • For Master’s degree courses: The Fellowship is offered to 2 students to pursue their Master’s degree with a reputed international university for a program related to conservation or ecology.
  • For Internship: The fellowship will provide assistance to around 2 students for carrying out internship for a period ranging between 6 weeks and 1 year with an International Conservation Organisation (i.e. a government agency, university research group or an organisation) known for conservation work.
  • For Small Grants program: The Fellowship is also awarded for 4 students for 1 year which will stretch to a long-term conservation research project in India.

The closing date to submit the filled application for Ravi Sankaran Fellowship 2015 is 15th April, 2015.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • To apply for this fellowship the candidate must be an Indian citizen while applying for the Fellowship.
  • The candidate must under the age of 30 years as on July 1, 2015.
  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any subject.
  • The candidate must have some involvement in the required field (ecology and conservation of wildlife) earlier.
  •  The candidates must have applied for the Small Grants program and the candidate must present a project proposal along with a budget.

Ravi Sankaran Fellowship 2015 Reward

Here are the reward for Ravi Sankaran Fellowship is given below in the following method:

For Master’s degree courses

 The Master’s degree courses will cover the furnished expenses which are given below:

  • This Fellowship will cover the entire course fee for the Master’s degree course.
  • The candidates will also get the airfare to travel to the host institution. Hence the candidates will get for only one-way airfare. The return fare to the home country will have to be covered by the student.
  • The candidates will also get the living stipend under this scholarship.

For Internship

Here are the following expenses will be covered under the Fellowship for an Internship program:

  • This Fellowship will cover the Internship fee (if any) of the candidate.
  •  The students will also get the airfare to the host institution and back to the home country (India), or they will receive  $1,500, whichever is less, will be covered under the Fellowship.
  •  The candidates will also get a living stipend during the Internship program.

Application Process for Ravi Sankaran Fellowship 2015:

Candidates are required to apply for Ravi Sankaran Fellowship 2015 by visiting the official website of Ravi Sankaran Foundation and then you need to download the Application Form.

There are separate application forms for Master’s, Internship and Small Grants Program.

Important Guidelines for Filling the Application Form

  • You may select any one of these options:
    • Master’s abroad
    • Internship abroad
    • Small Grant
  • The Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Application Form 2015 will be in Microsoft word format.

Important Steps to Fill the Application Form

  • First you need to fill the requisite personal and academic details carefully and correctly in the form.
  • Then fill out the subjective questions within the given word limit.
  •  All candidates are also required to provide their details of other sources of funding (if any).
  • All candidates are required to present their detailed cost assessment for their project in the format provided in the application form.
  •  Also candidates needs to provide the name and full contact details of two referees in the given format. 
  • Then the Foundation will directly contact those referees.
  • Now take a print out copy of the application form and complete it with your signature with date.
  • Please keep a copy of the application form with you for future reference.

Submission of the Application Form

  •  If you want to submit the application form,then must make sure that you have filled the form very carefully with the correct answers.
  •  You are also required to affix your recent passport size photo on the space provided.
  •  Then you need to enclose your letter of acceptance from the host institution alongwith the application form and send it via courier to the following address:

Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation,
C/o Inlaks India Foundation,
86/87 Atlanta,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400021

  • All candidates are required to send a hard copy of the documents. You are informed that those application Forms which will be sent via E-mail will not be accepted.

Ravi Sankaran Fellowship 2015 Selection Process

  • All the filled application forms which are sent by the eligible candidates will be checked by a committee.
  • All those shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. The Interview details such as  venue and date and time of the interview will be sent to the shortlisted candidates separately.
  • The interviews are conducted in the month of May or first week of June 2015 and the results will be declared soon after.

Address and Contact Details:

Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation,
C/o Inlaks India Foundation,
86/87 Atlanta, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021


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