Nehru Democracy Fellowship (NDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

NDF is India’s first political fellowship. It give opportunity to young people who wish to contribute to nation building using politics as a tool. So if you’re a young person looking to be in politics in your locality (Panchayat, Ward, Assembly etc) or contribute to policy reforms by being part of active politics, this fellowship is for you. 

A year long learning engagement, which will include various online sessions with experienced political leaders and two residential workshops that aims to provide guidance on how political work can be designed and implemented. 
Monthly basic stipend to support field activities 
Networking with political and social leaders
Certificate of appreciation on successful completion of fellowship

No, NDF is not a full time employment, NDF will give you an opportunity to continue your regular occupation or studies, but will simultaneously support you financially and guide you to commence and continue your political journey.

No, you do not need to relocate permanently for the fellowship. You can continue to work on a political project in your area of stay, but you will have to travel for learning workshops and assignments during the fellowship.

No, there is no reservation but to ensure equal representation in terms of Caste, Religion, Gender, Region and others, preference will be given participants from marginalised communities and residing in remote location.