Applications for the 2019 - 2021 USF Innovation Fellowship are now Closed!

The USF Innovation Fellowship is a full time, two year immersive fellowship during the course of which the fellow will take the ownership of setting up and running low cost Innovation Hubs within low income schools and community centers for rural and urban children. In addition to gaining an in-depth understanding of inquiry driven, STEM education, the fellows will also learn how to launch their own social enterprises at the end of the two years (creating a business plan/ budgeting/ forecasting/ etc). Each fellow will work on two social innovation projects of their choice during the course of the fellowship.

Roles & Responsibilities during the Fellowship:

  • Conducting inquiry driven, STEM workshops with children at the Innovation Hubs within schools and community centers
  • Program execution of the assigned Innovation Hubs
  • STEM Curriculum development (for Children and for Educators)
  • Stakeholder engagement (Parents/ Teachers/ Community)
  • STEM Training for Interns

This is not a comprehensive list.

Training provided during the Fellowship:

  • STEM Skills (Mechanical Projects/ Electronics/ Robotics/ etc)
  • Inquiry driven learning
  • Facilitation of workshops
  • Design Thinking/ Social Innovation
  • Program Execution/ Time Management
Eligibility Criteria
  • Indian Citizen
  • Youth between 21 to 35 years of age
  • Work experience: Not Mandatory
  • Minimum Education Requirement: None
Program Details
  • Two Years, Full Time
  • Duration: April 2019 - March 2021
  • Monthly Stipend - Rs. 20,000
  • Location - Mumbai, India (City & Outskirts)


This Fellowship is for someone who:
  • Is passionate about the Education Sector
  • Gets excited by Science and Technology
  • Has Entrepreneurial skills
  • Loves tinkering and making stuff


Selection Process

Online Application Form

Filling out an online form.

One on One Interview

On rolling basis

Final Selection

Option to choose from three slots of two days each in January/ February and March 2019.

Applications for the 2019 - 2021 USF Innovation Fellowship are now Closed!

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