Here are some common questions about the Kalinga Fellowship.
About the
What is the Kalinga Fellowship?
The Kalinga Fellowship is a unique effort to create a breed of changemakers from across Government, Corporate and Civil Society who will collaborate to create impact that will stop sexual exploitation and create a systemic response/environment of zero tolerance towards any kind of sexual abuse/exploitation.
How is the programme structured?
The programme has the following key building blocks:

  • Pre-work: researching the key issues and new perspectives around this work in the world.
  • Day 1: transformational leadership skills
  • Day 2: input on how businesses, governments and NGOs can approach these issues
  • Day 3: co-creating insights and solutions
  • Days 4 and 5: experimenting in implementing solutions and planning to take the opportunities forward
What is the time commitment?
The pre-work will take about three hours, and the main event is five days in total. It is an expectation that everyone who comes will take the work forward – how much time this will take will vary dependant on the commitments they make.
What are the Kalinga Fellowship Fees?

Once a participant has been accepted to the Kalinga Fellowship programme, following registration fee is payable:

  • Successful applicants from government & non-profit sector will be charged 500 INR and
  • Successful applicants from corporate organisations will be charged 35,000 INR or 500 USD.

Food, activities and all transportation relevant to the event will all be organised and taken care of.

What is the criteria for Kalinga Fellows?

To qualify as a Kalinga Fellow, the candidates:  

  • Will be thoughtful, committed and respected and be an inspirational leader/position within their professional fields and within their larger community;
  • Should display a growth(learning) mindset, should be open and curious, ready to learn from mistakes, rather than always believing that they are right;
  • Be positioned at a senior management level in the organisation and play a role in overall decision making within the organisation. They should have the legitimacy and agency to influence/change policy decisions within the organisation;
  • Should be innovative, creative and reflect entrepreneurial spirit in their approach to social problems. During the screening process, candidates will be assessed on their ability to set goals and arrive at solutions to problem through transformational innovation.
  • Should have no criminal cases, corruption case, vigilance or sexual harassment case against them.
Can groups apply together?
Several people from one organisation can of course apply – but each needs to apply individually.
How will Kalinga Fellows be selected?

An initial screening process will be held in which each candidate will be asked to write a 500 word essay on a topic that includes a problem and their proposed solution.

For example ‘What are your aspirations for joining the Kalinga Fellowship?‘, The candidates will be assessed against the above mentioned general criteria mentioned above.

Still need help? Send us a note!
For any other questions, please write us at secretariat@kalingafellowship.org.