Call for Applications for Digital India eGovernance Fellowship Programme


Organisation:  Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

Apply By:  15 Sep . 2017


Call for Applications for Digital India eGovernance Fellowship Programme
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Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India is launching a targeted call for applications for the eGovernance Digital India Fellowship Programme. The Programme has been designed as a one-year practice-oriented programme (9 months part – time and 3 months full-time in institutions) to give impetus to eGovernance related research and studies across levels of policy and implementation through building the capacities of individuals, who act as change agents.

Government officials, implementers and Individuals interested in research in various thematic areas of eGovernance and in analyzing various dimensions of eGovernance, with implications for policy and reform from eligible institutions can apply. Applicants can either be nominated through their organizations or apply individually.

The Programme is to be hosted at partner universities, academic and research institutions – both national and international. A list of eGovernance thematic areas, based on current policy scenario for taking forward the research fellowship is as follows:

  1. Digital payments
  2. Cyber security
  3. Digitization
  4. Transformation
  5. Engagement & social media
  6. Information Ethics
  7. Digital Culture and Inclusion
  8. Digital Healthcare and Education
  9. Smart Cities, villages, regions
  10. IOT (Internet of Things)
  11. Data analytics
  12. Digital currency
  13. Artificial intelligence
  14. Geographic Information System
  15. High speed broadband using RF
  16. Indian language computing

Eligible applicants

The Programme is specifically designed for government officials, implementers and Individuals interested in research in various areas of eGovernance from eligible central / state government / government academic institutions in India who have 10+ years of professional experience in public administration / academic work and have already assumed initial managerial / academic responsibilities or are preparing for a position of leadership.

The applicant must be:

a)      Employee of central / state government / government academic institution

b)      maximum age of 50

c)       have at least 10 years of professional experience upon completing studies

d)      initial academic / managerial experience or prospects of assuming leadership responsibilities

e)      be a post – graduate degree holder f. have a valid passport for one year (valid at least till June 2018)

f)       be fluent in reading / writing English

g)      have sound knowledge of national and international eGovernance issues

h)      have the ability and readiness to acquaint oneself with various different topics in a short period of time 5 eGovernance Fellowship Programme

i)        Have ability and readiness to complete inter-disciplinary work in inter-departmental working groups k. have proven ability and readiness to organize one’s own life arrangements in a new environment.

Deadline for applications is 15th September 2017 via the online application form.

Any clarification questions concerning this call for applications should be submitted via email to fellowship@digitalindia.gov.inbefore September 1, 2017.

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