Ahimsa Fellowship 2022-23 [9 months]: Apply by July 11


Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the second cohort of the Ahimsa Fellowship to be launched from 2022-23.

About Ahimsa Fellowship

The Ahimsa Fellowship Program aims at creating a network of effective animal welfare leaders adept at working closely with state governments and district administrations to enforce animal protection laws in India.

Animal welfare can be achieved if trained professionals assist the Governments in fulfilling their statutory duties vide systemic apparatuses like State Animal Welfare Boards, Societies For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Infirmaries, Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committees, Animal Birth Control Monitoring Committees etc.

Fellows will be intensively trained to understand in-depth the existing legal and policy regime. This will facilitate their leadership in advocacy efforts towards securing and implementing favorable animal welfare policies.

They invite applications from passionate individuals who are motivated about contributing to the animal welfare/ animal rights movement in India.


  • Graduation degree in any discipline
  • Good communication skills (English and a Second Local Language)
  • Passion for animal welfare/rights
  • Persistence, lateral thinking, innovation and team player
  • Between 22 and 35 years old
  • Be available to attend the full 9 Month duration of the program

Fellowship Offering

  • Mentorship with the best experts in the field of animal welfare 
  • Enrollment in National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), University of Hyderabad’s One Year Advanced Diploma in Animal Protection Laws
  • Stipend
  • Travel and accommodation to New Delhi or other venue for mandatory contact classes and field work 
  • Experiential learning
  • Peer learning
  • Placement Opportunities to build a career in animal advocacy

Selection Process

Selection to the Fellowship is highly competitive. Candidates are required to fill a detailed application form. Based on the quality of the answers submitted in the form, applicants will be shortlisted for a phone-interview. Final selection of Fellows involves an interview with the selection committee.  

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for the fellowship through this link.

Important Dates

  • 06.05.2022: Applications Open
  • 11.07.2022: Applications Closed
  • 15.08.2022: Final Selection of Fellows


Email: applications.ahimsa@gmail.com.

Click here to view the official notification for the Ahimsa Fellowship 2022-23.

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