Applications Open for Acumen’s India Fellows Program

Organisation: Acumen

Apply By:  09/09/2018


The Acumen is seeking applications for its India Fellows Program which is building a pipeline of leaders who understand what it takes to create lasting social change.


The purpose of the Acumen Fellows Program is to develop a community of leaders who challenge the status quo, work across lines of difference and inspire their communities to believe in a brighter future.


Every year, their Fellows Program in India equips 20 extraordinary individuals with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to 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.



Acumen covers all program-related expenses during the fellowship year. This includes all costs associated with the seminars including lodging, food, transportation and visas.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Fellows are individuals who dare to do what’s right, not what’s easy, to create positive change in their region. 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. They are individuals who are making a long-term play at system-level impact and are seeking the leadership skills and moral imagination to make it happen.
  • The Fellows they seek are:
    • Social entrepreneurs, social intrapreneurs, and organizational builders.
      • Social entrepreneurs: Have have launched or lead their own social change initiatives.
      • Social intrapreneurs: Are running a social change initiative within an existing organization.
      • Organizational builders: Are an integral part of building a social change organization, but do not play a founding role.
    • Individuals who have a demonstrated history of impact, commitment and concrete connection to the region.
    • Leaders with strong personal integrity, unrelenting perseverance and moral imagination.
    • Committed individuals ready to undergo an intensive year-long personal transformation and leadership journey followed by an induction into the larger Fellows Community.
    • Individuals of all ages and education levels who are able to participate in a program conducted in English.


For more Information, please visit India Fellows Program.