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Community Innovator Fellow

The Community innovator fellowship program is an initiative of Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog in collaboration with UNDP India to facilitate knowledge building and provide infrastructure support to aspiring community innovators essential for their entrepreneurship journey. This is a one-year-long intensive fellowship program wherein aspiring community innovators can apply irrespective of their socio-economic background. During this fellowship program, each fellow would acquire SDG awareness, entrepreneurial skills, and life skills while working on her/his idea.


Eligibility criteria

  • Age – 18 to 35 years

  • Literacy level- English language proficiency [intermediate]

  • Education – at least a bachelor/ diploma/ degree holder in any discipline from a recognized university.

  • Location – applicant must be from a community residing within 30km of ACIC-KL Startups Foundations (Vijayawada and Guntur). However, fellows could also be enrolled from outside the ACIC’s geographical region with a mandate of completing certain community hours and ACIC hours.

Fellows will be awarded CIF currency (Total Grant) up to a Maximum of INR 2 Lakh per Fellow as per the recommendation of the board committee’s timely assessment.

Selection Process

  • Call for Application and Screening

  • Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates

  • Call for presentation/Interview for Shortlisted Applicants.

  • Final Selection by the Committee

  • Declaration of Results

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Journey of a Fellow

The journey of a Fellow has been structured into 5 phases as described below.

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