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Fellowships

The SIFF Fellowships Programme offers bright and young minds from across the world a unique opportunity to work on sustainable finance and interact with a range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

Fellows have the chance to learn from experts from institutions like UN Environment, World Agroforestry Centre and BNP Paribas. They receive interdisciplinary guidance that enables them to work on issues such as watersheds and biodiversity conservation in Western India, air quality and renewable energy in Northern India and sustainable smallholder agriculture in Southern India.

The Fellowships Programme provides a real world understanding to Fellows about strategies and projects that can enhance linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and support efforts of national and local governments to meet their inclusive growth and Paris Agreement targets. Each Fellow is assigned a specific focus area in conservation, strategic communications, biodiversity, energy, subsidies, market off-take, innovative finance or agriculture based on their qualifications and interests.

Fellows work on a diverse set of tasks including field visits, data collection, environmental assessments, organizing workshops, participating in meetings, developing policy briefs, authoring mainstream media articles and drafting communication materials.

Before submitting your application, please ensure you meet the following eligibility criteria:

Applicants are enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the Fellowship; or have just completed a graduate or higher level academic programme and are interested in acquiring project implementation, research and sustainable development experience.

If you are interested in applying for the Fellowship, meet the eligibility requirements and wish to be considered, please do the following:

  1. Download and read the detailed SIFF Fellowship Program Regulations.
  2. Download and submit the SIFF Fellowship Application Form.
  3. Applicants must submit a copy of their most recent résumé or curriculum vitae.
  4. Applicants must also submit a short essay (500 words) setting out the reasons for which they are seeking a Fellowship with the SIFF, including their time commitment.

Submission of Applications

Applications are to be forwarded by e-mail to kaavya.varma@siffindia.org as soon as possible but no later than four weeks prior to the desired Fellowship period. SIFF accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Fellows receive monthly stipend of INR 40,000 and all Fellowships are for a period of 12 months.