- be an Indian citizen
- be between 20 to 30 years of age
- be a graduate degree holder in any discipline or about to complete graduation in any field by fellowship start date
- be ready for an 18-month full-time commitment to the fellowship
- be prepared to be placed in any part of the country and in any thematic area
Note – The selected candidates can be placed in any part of the country and in any thematic area.