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Developing Change Makers for Transforming Cities – IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2018-19

Deadline: 6 PM April 16th 2018

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution that has undertaken to develop and teach original, innovative, and reflective knowledge about our urban transition that will integrate methods and approaches across disciplinary and practice traditions.

The Urban Fellows Programme 2018-19

The Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) is our flagship fellowship, seeking to equip, nurture and prepare a new generation of graduates and young professionals committed to the common good, who can become change-makers, team players, original thinkers, reflective practitioners, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to address India’s complex urban challenges.

The UFP is a tuition-free, nine-month, full-time, interdisciplinary fellowship based at the IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru. It seeks to combine classroom-based teaching, site-based applied learning, work in live projects, and external internships to introduce learners to diverse forms of urban practice.
The first UFP iteration commenced in August 2016. We received an overwhelming response of over 700 applications out of which a dynamic class of 30 were selected from across India from diverse disciplinary backgrounds with a keen desire to play a role in India’s urban transformation. The second iteration of UFP began in August 2017 with a class of 31 selected from nearly 800 applications. This current batch of Fellows have completed seven months of the taught component and are now on two-­month internships at various organisations across the country. The UFP 2017-18 batch will graduate in May 2018.

The third iteration of this fellowship will run from August 2018 to May 2019 for a batch of 35 Fellows. Scholarships are available to cover accommodation and living expenses for select applicants who can suitably demonstrate financial need. Recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains who were born on or after 15 August 1988 are eligible to apply. Applications to the UFP 2018-19 will open on 15 March 2018 will close on 16 April 2018 at 6 PM IST.

For more information about the UFP, please visit