Kautilya Fellows Program 2020, India Foundation

As the global power axis shifts from Pacific-Atlantic to Indo-Pacific, India is today evolving as a major power with an important voice on global issues. At this critical juncture, young scholars, academics and professionals around the world are keen to better understand the important features of India’s public and foreign policy.

In response to this strong global interest, India Foundation, in association with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, is announcing the Kautilya Fellows Programme (KFP) in February 2019. KFP is a unique and comprehensive 10-day workshop on India’s Foreign Policy and Public Policy. It includes a visit to Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj which is the largest religious congregation on earth. The curriculum of KFP is well rounded to cover major thematic issues and strategic bilateral relationships in India’s foreign policy, understand India’s public institutions and their role in shaping India’s political economy and society.

This event will bring together as participants, researchers, academicians and enthusiasts from across India, India’s neighbouring countries and from key partner nations. These sessions will be addressed by senior practitioners and thought leaders including officials of the government, national leaders, experienced diplomats, domain-specialists and ambassadors of several countries. In addition, the KFP will deploy innovative mechanisms to facilitate in-depth analysis and interaction through Field Visits, Foreign Policy Labs and Mini-Workshops on selected issues.

  • The Kautilya Fellows Program is a 9-day long certificate program for scholars from around the world to understand modern-day India and its growing leadership in the world.
  • 4 days long module on India’s Foreign Policy and India’s Public Policy delivered by thought leaders in government and experienced practitioners
  • Understand the role of India’s institutions in policy-making through field visits and direct interaction with top leadership
  • Excursion to witness election campaign in world’s largest democracy
  • Limited scholarships available

Dates: January 26-February 3, 2020

Venue: New Delhi, India

Contact details: events@indiafoundation.in

Costs and Scholarship:

  • The tuition at the programme is fully funded for all selected candidates. However, there is a fee of USD 350 which covers cost of study material and meals for 10 days. The airfare to New Delhi and stay for the duration of the program will have to be borne by candidates.
  • Participants may choose to attend only of the two modules on foreign policy and public policy, in which case the fees is USD 200.
  • There are limited scholarships available for deserving candidates which will cover the cost of airfare, stay in New Delhi and fees of USD 350. The scholarship candidates will be decided by the Academic Council after reviewing completed applications.

For more information, contact the Indian Consulate General.

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