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William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India – 2020/2021.


Application for the William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the American India Foundation (AIF) in India.



The aim of the fellowship is to exchange knowledge and skills and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. The fellowship will cover the followings: For U.S. Fellows, AIF provides a roundtrip ticket from their point of origin to India, along with insurance coverage and a monthly living stipend. For Indian Fellows, AIF provides domestic travel from their hometowns in India, insurance coverage, and a monthly living stipend. Please note that the stipend is not a salary, but a living stipend designed to enable Fellows to volunteer in India. The stipend covers basic living expenses such as rent, meals and incidentals, and local transportation-related to a Fellows’ project, The amount of money for living expenses will vary widely upon location. The stipend is designed to allow Fellows a local lifestyle comparable to that of other local staff at their host organizations. Fellows should expect to live modestly and may need to adjust to a different style of living and spending habits than what they are accustomed to, The stipend does not cover personal entertainment, non-program related travel, luxury items, or alcoholic beverages. Candidates should plan on bringing additional funds to allow for personal travel and other non-essential items. The amount will depend entirely on your personal spending habits.

The American India Foundation (AIF) is dedicated to catalyzing social and economic change in India and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.



Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • Students from developing countries are eligible for the opportunity s.
  • The studentships are available for applicants applying for programs of study related to economic, social or technological development.
  • Must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree. Applicants should either have graduated with the appropriate First Degree or be in their final year of study.
  • Be citizens of, and permanently resident in, one of the developing countries according to the International Development Association list of Borrowing Countries.
  • Not have undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country.
  • Be unable themselves, or through their families, to pay to study in the UK.
  • Agree that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete.
  • To study at Leeds you will need to meet the academic entry requirements for your course.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University’s English Language requirements.


Online Application

Application must include:

  • AIF requires two references. Applicants will be asked to submit their references only if they make it to the interview round. Candidates have to provide their references in the online application portal
  •  Applicant’s references should be able to address their work ethic, their cultural adaptability, Applicants communication skills and work style, and their career goals. The Foundation requests that they provide references familiar to them in a professional or volunteer setting. References cannot be family, relatives or friends.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before January 20, 2020 will be considered.

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