Sightsavers India Fellowship Program 2020[ Monthly Stipend Rs. 35K]: Apply by May 31: Expired

Sightsavers India Fellowship Program 2020About the Fellowship

Sightsavers India Fellowship is an opportunity for promising and passionate young ophthalmologists to get trained at some of the leading eye health institutes in India. Alongside, the fellows will get a chance to apply these skills and knowledge in a real-world scenario while being placed under Sightsavers India Eye Health Programme.

The program will identify five promising young ophthalmologists from India and groom them through an innovative course to enhance their perspectives on rural eye health.

Over the period of 24 months, the fellows will experience a structured skill enhancement and mentoring process covering not only clinical and surgical ophthalmology but also managerial and holistic life skills. The process involves skills up-gradation components and personal interactions with eminent leaders in eye care and development sector. Every stage of the fellowship program will optimize learning that will help the fellows transform into all-rounder seasoned professionals.


The individual should be a postgraduate or a diploma holder in ophthalmology (MS/DNB/DO) from any recognized institute/ university in India (2020 pass outs are eligible to apply), having sound knowledge on clinical ophthalmology.

Post Fellowship

The two-year cycle will come to a closure after certification and the valediction ceremony. After completion of the fellowship, the fellow may choose to:

  • May be recommended for other sub/super – speciality fellowships at one of the training partners based on the feedback of clinical mentors.
  • May decide to continue with Sightsavers hospital partners as their staff if agreed mutually;
  • Completely depart from the program as per their personal aspirations; The alumni fellows will be encouraged to stay connected with the program as visiting faculty and interact with future candidates and showcase
  • their achievements using the platform


Attractive appreciative stipend through the fellowship period:

  • Initial four months training period; INR 35,000 per month.
  • 1st year of field posting; INR 65,000 per month
  • 2nd year of field posting; INR 75, 000 per month
  • A lump-sum will be paid as one-time payment upon successful completion of year 1 and 2.
  • The fellows will be covered under mediclaim, accident, term and
  • professional indemnity insurance.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for the fellowship through this link.

Selection Process

Preliminary Selection

  • Application form submission
  • 1st round of shortlisting
  • Campus interviews/ skype calls
  • 2nd round of shortlisting
  • Referee calls
  • Call for the final interview

Final Selection

  • Panel interview at Delhi
  • Final list of selected fellows endorsed by the committee
  • Formal induction and orientation of the selected candidate

Important Dates

  • Last date of application is 31st May 2020
  • Fellows will be intimated via e-mail by June 2020
  • Fellowship begins from July 2020


Email: indiafellowship[at]

Phone: +91 11 42267202 / +91 9818157997

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