Young Researchers' Fellowship (YRF) 2.1

As a school student, do you aspire for a career in policy research? Have you already experimented with research writing?

The Young Researchers' Fellowship 2.1 is an entry into the arena of research for young and motivated school students. It will lay the foundations of critical thinking, writing and analysis skills. The students will work one on one with Ms. Ankitha Cheerakathil, Founder & Executive Director of FCC (for her full professional profile as a policy researcher and published author, see here). The best research articles will be published.

Research Themes:

1. Public Policy

2. International Relations

Publication Outlets:

1. Media Outlets (Deccan Herald, The Hindu)

2. Institute H21 website

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and students can register here. Preference will be accorded to students who have completed the Governance, Public Policy & Leadership 2.1 fellowship organised by FCC in partnership with NYU’s GovLab, the United Nations GCNI and the Embassy of the Czech Republic (read more about it here).

Kashish Khurana, Grade 12 (GD Goenka Public School)

"The Fellowship introduced me to the practicalities of writing a research article and made me more confident in my research abilities. Ms. Ankitha provided constant guidance and support at every step of the process. It was a thrill when my article was selected for publication in the Deccan Herald! I strongly recommend that every high school student take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to gain the invaluable experience of working under a qualified research mentor." Read her article here.

Benefits for Students:

 1. Personal recommendation letter (useful for college applications) will be provided.

2. The research articles produced will be published.

3. A Fellowship completion certificate will be provided to each student.

Eligibility: Class 7-12 (final acceptance into the program includes a telephonic interview)

Duration: 3 hours/week for 1 month

 Timings: Flexible, decided on individual basis

 Venue: Online (Google Meet)

 Fees: INR 10,000 (inclusive of all taxes)


For Queries: Contact +91 9567235385 or email fcc@ih21.org