Ravi Sanakaran Inlaks Fellowship Programme (Masters)

Awarded by : Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

Updated on Nov 02, 2023
Tanuj Kumar

University Research Analyst

Ravi Sanakaran Inlaks Fellowship Programme (Masters)

  • Applicable for

    All universities in USA +239 more

  • No. of students to be awarded


  • Course Level


  • Intake year

    Aug 2024

  • Type of scholarships


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Scholarship Overview

  • The Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program is an initiative of the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation
  • This is offered in the memory of Ornithologist Dr. Ravi Shankaran to students who have interests in carrying out graduate study and research work on wildlife in abroad universities and aim to work towards conservation of biodiversity of INDIA
  • Over the last three decades, more than 300 scholars have benefited from these scholarships
  • The Program funds three major activities:
    • A Master’s degree at a university abroad
    • An internship with an organization abroad
    • Small Grants for short conservation research or implementation project within India

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree

This scholarship is applicable for all universities in USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Singapore +235 more

  • The scholarship is applicable to the following fields-
    • Ecology
    • Conservation
  • The fund will be for a one to two year Masters degree

Scholarship amount details

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses Scholarship amount can be used for this
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship

  • For Master's degree courses, the fellowship provides the amount for the following components:
    • Course Fees
    • Stipend
    • Internship fees (if any)
    • To-and-fro international travel
    • Project expenses (not exceeding Rs 2 lakh per year in total).

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: 2

  • The program will fund one or two students every year

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
TOEFL Required
IELTS Required
PTE Required
GRE Required
Interview Required


  • The Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarships are open to all Indian citizens who have been continuously resident in India for the past six months, at the time of making the scholarship application
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree in any subject, and should normally be below 30 years of age in the year of application
  • Applicants are expected to hold a first-class degree or equivalent from a recognized university/institution in India
  • Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to conservation and strongly justify how the fellowship will further conservation in India
  • Interview-
    • Shortlisted candidates will get invited for the interview
    • Interviews for Masters and Internship applicants usually take place in Mumbai or Delhi at the end of May or early June
    • No interviews will be conducted for Small Grants applications
  • The Fellowship particularly seeks young applicants with bold and unconventional ideas for tackling conservation problems
  • Small Grant applicants must also submit a project proposal with budget

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India

Application Process for this scholarship

Application Documents

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
Work Experience Required

  • LORs- Two letters of reference are mandatory, one of those must be from an academic referee. The referees must send the letters of reference in confidence to the Foundation directly
  • Fellowship recipients must submit a detailed Interim Report every year, and a Final Report at the end of their term
  • Additional Documents:
    • Internship applicants must enclose a letter of acceptance/admission from the host institution
    • Photograph is required
  • Application Process:
    • Internship Abroad applications must be emailed to ichchaporia(at)inlaksfoundation(dot)org
    • Small Grant applications must be emailed to gladys(at)inlaksfoundation(dot)org

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date Not Available
  • No specific deadline mentioned

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

FAQ Link http://www.ravisankaran.org/the-fellowship/fellowships-faqs/
Contact email applications@inlaksfoundation.org

Additional Information

  • The Program funds three major activities:
    (a) A Master’s degree at a university abroad-at an International University for 1-2 years in a reputed academic program in ecology or conservation (stipend, course fees, one-way international travel)
    (b) Internship with a International Conservation Organisation-Funds one or two recipients to carry out an internship of 6 weeks to 1 year with a university research group, NGO, government agency, or other organisation, known for its work in conservation science and practice in a country other than India (stipend, internship fees (if any), to-and-fro international travel (with a cap of USD 1,500 for travel)
    (c) Small Grants for a short conservation research or implementation project within India-The Program will fund up to 5 recipients to carry out an initial project of up to 1 yr that is expected to lead to a longer-term conservation science and/or implementation project (not exceeding Rs 2 lakh per year in total)

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