About Wipro Education Fellowship Program

Wipro Education Fellowship Program has been designed to contribute to the systemic improvement of Indian school education by supporting early stage civil society organizations (CSOs) focused on school education.

Given the size, diversity and complexity of our country, we need a large number of educational organizations to make an impact on our school education system.  Wipro Education Fellowship Program was launched in 2016 with the objective of supporting the creation and development of a significant number of new educational organizations that can contribute meaningfully and in a sustained manner to Indian school education.

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The program selects and supports committed and capable individuals and teams who share our vision of quality education being available to every Indian child. We provide a 3-year founder’s fellowship to set up effective educational NGOs in domains and geographies of their choice.

Selected fellows are supported with a fellowship stipend, workshops and mentoring from partner resource organizations for capacity building, and access to networking opportunities with other educational CSOs within our partner network.

Program Features:

  • Funding support for up to three founders/leaders
  • Freedom to choose educational domains and geography
  • Mentoring on organizational development issues
  • Networking and learning from young and experienced Wipro Foundation partners
  • Capacity building on emergent needs by education experts and resource organizations such as Digantar, Vikramshila, Azim Premji University,  Jodo Gyan, etc.

Fellowship Stipend:

  • Rs 3.6 lakhs each for up to three founders/leaders, for up to three years.

Selection Criteria

  • The organization must be working with the government school system or have concrete plans to engage with the government school system in the next 12 months
  • Fellowships are offered only to founders and members of the core team working full-time with the organization
  • Fellows must have a long-term commitment to working in the specified domain and geography (a minimum of three years)
  • Fellows must demonstrate a willingness to engage in educational and organizational capacity building through the fellowship period.

Selection Process

The selection process involves the following steps:

  • The interested organization submits an online application
  • Shortlisted organizations are contacted to provide a detailed proposal
  • A telephone interview is conducted to understand the applicant’s proposal in more detail
  • Final shortlisted applicants are invited to Wipro Office in Bangalore to make a presentation to a selection committee
  • The decision on the grant is conveyed to the applicant via email.

Important dates

  • 5th April 2022 – Open for applications  
  • 5th May 2022 – Closing date for applications 
  • May/June 2022 – Shortlisted applicants will be notified and requested to submit a detailed proposal
  • August/September 2022 – Final presentation of proposal and decision on the outcome 

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates can apply online via this page.

Click here to view the official notification of Wipro Education Fellowship Program 2022.

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