The Hans Foundation Fellowship Program

The Hans Foundation Fellowship Program

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.

The Hans Foundation Fellowship – Convocation Ceremony

About the Fellowship

About the Fellowship

In 2019, THF introduced a one year ‘The Hans Fellowship Program’ with the objective of creating a cadre of visionary leaders who would undertake catalytic and collaborative roles in facilitating social development processes for an inclusive and equitable society. The Fellowship Program:

  • Provided young professionals with an opportunity to work with THF’s NGO Partners, create positive change and give a potential start to a career in the development sector.
  • Provided THF’s NGO Partner organizations with young talents who can support the organizations with their skill sets.

Please keep watching this space for updates on the next iteration of the Fellowship.


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.

Selection of the fellow

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:

  • Age between 21 and 28 years at the time of application.
  • Post-graduate/Masters (in any discipline) -preference would be given to candidates with a qualification/ experience in social sciences, rural development, community health, education and other aligned thematic areas.
  • Indian citizen, and residing in India for the past one year.
  • Prepared to be placed in any part of the country for fellowship.

Design of the Fellowship

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.

Please note the following:

  • The Hans Foundation has the discretion to decline the application at any time.
  • The Hans Foundation shall not entertain any inquiries regarding the status of the application form and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • This is a full time 12 months program and not a job offer. The acceptance to the program does not guarantee a job with either THF or the Partner organization.
  • Only complete applications through this online platform will be considered.
  • The candidates can go through the FAQs to know more about the program.

Timeline for application

The application should not be submitted any later than 11:59 PM IST on 15th July 2019.

Fellowship program FAQs

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Please Note: This application form has been developed on Google Forms and therefore you would be required to have a Google ID (Gmail ID) for sign-in.
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