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AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship 2021-22: Apply by 30th April 2021

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AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship 2021-22: Apply by 30th April 2021

About the AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship 2021-22

We believe that cross-cultural partnerships give rise to innovation. The American India Foundation’s (AIF’s) Banyan Impact Fellowship is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals from India and the U.S. in service with development organizations in India. Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows and local communities exchange knowledge and skills to steer projects that advance social and economic development. Fellows learn about grassroots development and inclusive leadership.

Since 2001, AIF has selected, trained, and supported 490 Fellows and 214 partner organizations to scale impact, catalyze change, and build the next generation of socially-minded change makers. AIF provides Fellows with a living stipend, health insurance, professional development, mentorship, and programmatic benefits to enable their service. Selection of Fellows includes a written application and an in-person interview, followed by matching with potential partner organizations for projects.


Program Dates

November 1, 2021 – July 2, 2022

Please Note: AIF is planning for the program to be hosted in person, however reserves the right to change it to a hybrid model (i.e., a mix of in-person and virtual) if the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic requires it.


  • U.S. citizen, Indian citizen, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Between 21-35 years old on November 1, 2021
  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) by November 1, 2021

Why Join?

  • Professional growth through service, fieldwork, and conferences in a cohort model
  • Matching, training, mentoring, and professional development through AIF
  • Monthly living stipend; round-trip airfare; program-related travel in India
  • Health and accident insurance; 24/7 emergency, medical, and travel support; access to certified Fellowship counselor
  • Visa support (for U.S. applicants)
  • Basic language training (if required)
  • Access to professional development resources during and after the program
  • Access to a network of 500+ Alumni worldwide

How to Apply?

To apply for the fellowship: CLICK HERE

Official Notification: CLICK HERE


Application Deadline

April 30, 2021 11:59 PM (EDT) [May 1st, 9:29 AM IST]

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