Ecology, Conservation & Field Biology > How to apply (Internships and Small Grants)

  • An Internship with an institution abroad
  • A short research or implementation project within India (Small Grants)
  • Applications Open: 4th February, 2020

    Deadline: 15th April, 2020 at 12 noon

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • The Internship opportunity and Small Grants are open to Indian nationals’ resident in India at the time of application with a demonstrated deep interest in wildlife ecology and conservation through prior involvement in this field.
  • Applicants must have a Bachelors’ degree in any subject and must be below 30 years of age at the time of application.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to conservation and strongly justify how the opportunity will further conservation in India. The Foundation particularly seeks young applicants with bold and unconventional ideas for tackling conservation problems.
  • All the applications will be screened by a committee of experts and shortlisted candidates will be informed
  • Applicants for the Small Grants must submit a project proposal and a full budget along with the completed application form
  • Applicants for the Internship must submit their offer letter from the foreign institution along with the completed application form
  • Candidates that have been shortlisted for the Internship opportunity will be called for an interview in Mumbai. Details of which will be communicated.
  • The small grantees will be selected based on their project proposal only; no interviews will be conducted.
  • The Internship and Small Grant recipients must submit a detailed interim report and a final report at the end of their term. All reports must contain an accounting of funds spent.
  • Candidates will retain all rights over information generated during the tenure of the opportunity. They must acknowledge support received from the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation when and where they publish this work

Application Process
Instructions on filling in the forms are given in the form itself. The forms must be emailed in PDF format (max file size 1 MB) as indicated below:

    • Internship opportunity completed form to be emailed to:
      (Download form)


    • Small Grants opportunity completed form to be emailed to:
      (Download form)


    • Deadline for submission of the completed application forms is 15 April 2020 12 noon IST


    • For any queries please email: