ICFOSS is inviting applications from young graduates to be part of FOSS Innovation Fellowship Program. The aim of the ICFOSS Fellowship is to enable the young FOSS enthusiasts to collaborate with ICFOSS in their endeavor to materialize their innovative ideas and also to provide contributions in FOSS initiatives of common interest.
To be eligible for the ICFOSS Fellowship the applicant should be of age less than 30. The application is completely free of cost. You should also provide the details of your accomplishments and achievements, educational background, areas of interest and expertise and post-fellowship agenda. It is ok and good if are currently a representative of an existing community engaged in FOSS/OSH activity.
During the application process, the applicant should be ready with a project proposal and the features of the same. You can also have additional attachments of not more than 10 pages with documents certifying the status of the project (if already initiated), endorsements of the proposed project, funding commitments or other indicators of participation and support from other institutions, and evidence of community support and participation. The project proposal also shall include the standard cover sheet, a one-page table of contents and not more than fifteen pages of text including any charts or diagrams. Applicants also have to submit a hard copy of it addressed to the Director, ICFOSS, 7th Floor, Tejaswini, Technopark. They must keep a copy of the proposal for own records.
The applicant should provide a brief post fellowship agenda (of not more than two pages) of his/her plans after the fellowship since the fellowship is offered as a precursor activity for a long-term goal which could be higher education, entrepreneurship or a job. The agenda must relate to the project proposal and must include the procedures made to meet the long-term goal.
The Fellows need to work on a full-time basis for the Project in the ICFOSS office during the period of engagement. They shall submit a monthly report of the progress of the project not later than 5th of every succeeding month.
A fellowship grant of Rs.20,000/- per month shall be paid to an active Fellow on completion of every month. Those who fail to submit the monthly progress report of the project will not be eligible for the Fellowship grant. A total of ten Fellows can be part of this programme. A selected fellow shall assist the programmes of ICFOSS like Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, etc. They also have to participate in the programmes suggested by ICFOSS for their self-development. The Fellows shall be provided with Certificate of Fellowship on successful completion of one year of the Project.
Eligibles can apply directly through ICFOSS Website
Last Date to Apply: 26 Nov 2018
Source: ICFOSS Website