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Goonj Fellowship 2019-20 by Goonj

Goonj Fellowship 2019-20 by Goonj

Under Graduation

A scholarship worth INR 240000

What is Goonj Fellowship 2019-20?

Goonj Fellowship 2019-20, a 1-year fellowship, is an immersion experience for young graduates and professionals to understand the practical aspects of working on issues and an opportunity to observe the realities of India first-hand. They get hands-on experience connecting with Goonj’s ongoing/planned campaigns in collaboration with its internal stakeholders and contributors. They also work with Goonj’s experienced rural and urban implementation teams on the last mile challenges and grassroots problems and solutions. The fellows will also receive a monthly stipend of up to INR 20,000.


Who is offering this scholarship?

Goonj is offering this fellowship. It is a 20-year old award-winning nonprofit organization working pan India. The organization started its fellowship chapter last year with its first cohort of 15 fellows from diverse backgrounds.


Who can apply for this scholarship?

Young graduates and professionals can apply for the fellowship.


Minimum qualification:

  • Graduation in any discipline
  • Open for Indian citizens only
  • Age - 21 to 30 years of age as on July 1st, 2019


What are the benefits?

The fellows will get 1 year of fellowship to work on real problems in India's rural and urban areas. They will also receive the following benefits:

  • Monthly stipend ranging between INR 18,000 and 20,000 depending on the city (inclusive of travel, phone, internet etc)
  • Reimbursement for city travel allowances
  • The fellows will also be eligible to avail 20 leaves a year plus regular national holidays


How can you apply?

Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

Step 1: Applicants can apply via online or offline mode.

Step 2: For the online application, the applicants will need to go to the above online link.

Step 3: Provide information on name, age, sex, contact number, email id etc.

Step 4: Provide answers to some questions, choose the city for an interview and upload CV, SOP and referee details.

Step 5: Submit the application along with the statement of purpose and Letter of Recommendation at

Step 6: If submitting an offline application, download the application form from the above offline link. Send the duly filled application form to the address below [with a Subject line named ‘Goonj Fellowship']:

Goonj, J-93,

Sarita Vihar

New Delhi-110076 


What are the documents required for the Goonj Fellowship 2019-20?

Curriculum Vitae

SOP (Statement of Purpose) (not more than 500 words)


What are the important dates?

Application open: December 2018 to March 2019

Names for interview round: April 2019

Confirmation mail: May 2019

Commencement of Fellowship: July 1st, 2019



Q. What is this fellowship and how will it add value to my profile?

A. This Fellowship is about engaging with some real-life challenges, tasks and timelines, to give the fellows a hands-on experience and immersion into urban and rural India’s realities and a precursor for their own action plan at the end of the Fellowship. 


Q. How will the fellowship function? 

A. The fellowship is for 12 months. Fellows will be given 20 leaves a year + regular national holidays. Fellowship stipend will be a fixed amount ranging between INR 18000 and 20000 per month, depending on the city. This will be all inclusive of travel, phone, internet etc. City travel allowances will be reimbursed based on actuals. 


Q. How will the rural exposure work? Are we expected to go and work on our own in villages? What about our safety

A. The rural visits will be well coordinated to be in the areas where Goonj is directly or indirectly working through its pan India network of grassroots organizations. At no point, the scholars will be left on their own. Safety of the fellows and team members is the organization's priority. Goonj teams will be taking care but if the scholars still have any specific concern, they can let the Goonj staff know at the interview level.


Terms and Conditions

The SOP should clearly answer the following questions:

i) Why are you applying for this Fellowship?

ii) What do you expect to get out of this experience?

iii) How will this fellowship help you in your future action plan?

Note: Name your SOP in this format - SOP


Contact details

Goonj, J-93,

Sarita Vihar, New Delhi-110076


Phone: 011-26972351




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Up to INR 240000


Under Graduation



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