The Hans Foundation (THF) is a registered Indian Public Charitable trust established in 2009. It is one of the largest grant-making foundations supporting organizations for development programs in the areas of health, education, disability and livelihoods. With funding support to more than 300 organizations, it has footprints in 26 states across India and benefitted more than 7 million underprivileged in the country. The Hans Foundation has forged partnerships and presently working in collaboration with National Trust, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and State Governments namely Kerala, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu to support various developmental programs. It has been working in collaboration with and providing funding to the organizations like CARE India, Save the Children, American India Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation, The Banyan, CBM, Room to Read, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Tata Trusts, Apollo Hospital, Max India Foundation, Wockhardt Foundation, National Foundation of India, Helpage India, National Heart Institute, N.M Sadguru Water and Development Foundation and many others. It also supports cancer hospitals, educational institutes, residential schools, corneal eye banks, cochlear implants and congenital heart surgeries for children. These programs are aimed at improving the quality of life of the underprivileged communities.
From 2019, THF is introducing one year ‘The Hans Fellowship Program’ with the objective to create a cadre of visionary leaders. These leaders would be groomed to undertake catalytic and collaborative roles in facilitating social development processes for an inclusive and equitable society. The Fellowship Program would:
An all-inclusive monthly honorarium of Rs. 35,000 (Rupees Thirty Five Thousand Only) would be paid to the candidates during the Fellowship period.
The cost associated with centralized training and outstation travels will be borne separately by The Hans Foundation.
THF is now inviting applications for its cohort starting 1st September 2019. The last date to apply is 15th July 2019. The following criteria have to be fulfilled to make a candidate eligible:
The Fellowship will be a 12 months program that will provide opportunities to 15 qualified individuals each year. These Fellows would be nurtured through structured engagement with NGOs/ development organizations having defined deliverables and learning milestones under the guidance of a Mentor(s). The fellows would also undergo Fellowship Training Capsules spread up to two weeks, twice in the fellowship period. Towards the end of 12 months, the Fellows would require to submit a proposal and the best proposal stands a chance to be supported by The Hans Foundation for a period of three years.
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