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Click here for Registration link for second cohort of Community Innovator Fellowship(CIF), Registration opened on: 1 December 2022

List of Selected CIF Candidates for the Year 2022

S.NoName of the CIQualificationArea of Work
1.Vardi VenkateswarluM.Sc, MicrobiologyAquaculture
2.Syed ShehatazM.Sc, MicrobiologyFishermen community
3.Dama KrupanandM.Tech, Civil EngineeringSolid Waste Management



Atal Community Innovation Centre- Audisankara Innovation & Incubation Centre(ACIC-ASIIC) offering Community Innovator Fellowship(CIF) for young innovators who want to address the societal issues and Sustainable Development Goals(SDG). The CIF Program is an initiative of Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog in collaboration with UNDP India to facilitate knowledge building and provide infrastructure support to aspiring community innovators essential for their entrepreneurship journey. ACIC-ASIIC would help fellows in acquiring SDG awareness, entrepreneurial skills and life skills while working on their idea's and will extend fellowship support up to Rs. 2,00,000/-. This is a one-year-long intensive fellowship program wherein an aspiring community innovator can apply irrespective of their socio-economic background.

Eligibility Criteria for a Fellow

1. Age - 18-35 Years
2. Education - At least a bachelor's/diploma/degree holder in any discipline from a recognized university
3. Distance from the community – Residential address within 30 km from ACIC*
4. Literacy level – English Language proficiency (Intermediate)**

*Fellows could also be enrolled from outside the ACIC’s geographical region with a mandate of completing certain community hours and ACIC hours.