Summer School for Future Leaders in Development offered by IIM Udaipur
The Summer School for Future Leaders in Development is a six-week course organized by the Center for Development Management at IIM Udaipur and the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, USA.
The Summer School has 45 participants. It brings together ten students from Duke University, five students from Uppsala University in Sweden, fifteen students from prominent Indian universities and fifteen early career staff members from Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It is aimed at future development leaders seeking careers in the academic field, in practical areas of development and in related sectors dealing with contemporary socio-political challenges.
The program combines classroom study with intensive fieldwork. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their classroom learning in practical field projects designed to provide transformative solutions to real-life problems.
Each participant will be part of a team made up of a student from Duke or Uppsala University, a student from an Indian University and a young NGO professional.
Each team will spend 2½ weeks in the field hosted by a regional NGO working in rural villages or urban slums.
The team will identify gaps in existing responses to community needs and will create a detailed project proposal for the NGO including a needs appraisal, implementation plan, budget and cost-benefit analysis. The proposal will be in a form suitable for presentation to potential funders.
Each team would also study the ownership and governance structure of the NGO and assess its strengths and weaknesses with respect to implementation and financial sustainability.
Participants will earn a certificate from IIM Udaipur.
For applicants from Indian universities and collegesMandatory: Master's Degree (or must have appeared for final exam of final year of degree)Preferred but not required: Work ExperienceNote: The program is not open to Ph.D. studentsFor applicants from NGOs and Social EnterprisesMandatory: Bachelor's DegreeWork Experience: 5 yearsPreferred but not required: Master's degree
Participants will receive a full scholarship. There will be a token charge of Rs. 20,000. All other program costs including accommodation and boarding will be covered by the scholarship.