Summer School for Future Leaders in Development

Institute Name:  IIM Udaipur and Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

Course Type:  Regular Courses

Apply By:  02 Feb . 2018

Summer School for Future Leaders in Development

Duke in India
  • 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 brings together students from Duke, students from prominent Indian universities and 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.
  • Each participant will be part of a three-person team made up of a student from Duke 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.

Course work will include:

  • Concepts and Theories of Development
  • Investigative Research Tools and Methods
  • Managing Development
  • Professional Skills and Development, including grant writing and data presentation

For applicants from Indian universities and colleges

  • Mandatory: Master's Degree (or must have appeared for final exam of final year of degree)
  • Preferred but not required: Work Experience
  • Note: The program is not open to Ph.D. students

For applicants from NGOs and Social Enterprises

  • Mandatory: Bachelor's Degree
  • Work Experience: 5 years
  • Preferred but not required : Master's degree
Selection Procedure
  • Online application form with required supporting documents
  • Statement of purpose
  • Telephonic interview

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.

  • The program is fully residential.
  • Students will stay in IIMU student hostels while taking classes in Udaipur.
  • During field visits, host NGOs will arrange home stays with local families.

The Summer School takes place from June 16th - July 28th, 2018.

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