Frequently Asked Questions

Practitioners and academic scholars who are interested in studying community philanthropy and its practices, challenges, motivations, and new innovative approaches.

No, it is not compulsory.

No, a master's degree is not required for this fellowship.

No, the present grant is only open to individual fellows.

No, the honorarium will be paid on a quarterly basis for a period of 18 months.

The programme has a duration of 18 months and is a part-time, non-residential program.

Yes. It's a part-time programme. However, researchers will have to provide a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their full time employer.

No, the fellows have to be based in India to apply for the fellowship.

You can apply for the fellowship if you are residing in India for the duration of the programme.


The themes provided are indicative. Fellows can choose to work on other themes falling within the realm of Community Philanthropy

A certain time duration will be provided to answer your queries. It is encouraged to post your queries during that duration. Replies to the queries made beyond the stipulated period might not be regular.

You will receive a certificate and the working paper will be published on the CPID website.

All participants will be intimated on the decision of acceptance or rejection over emails.

No, all selected fellows are expected to stay till the end of the program duration.

The total sum to be received by a fellow for the period of 18 months is INR 3,00,000. However, out of this, honorarium will cover 60% of the total fellowship and will be paid on a quarterly basis. The rest of the fellowship is to be used as a contingency grant and will be reimbursed after provision of actual bills.

It is to be used for travel expenses for data collection, paper presentation, and publication fees.

Yes. Travel and accommodation expenses will be borne by ISDM upto a maximum of two times.
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