1. Online application
We open our applications for 5 weeks starting mid-September (subjected to change due to the pandemic). Interested people apply online through the application form.
Check the following eligibility criteria for your organisation:
Organisation should be registered and running on ground for at least 1 year
Organisation should have / have applied for 80 G and 12 A
Organisation should be run by at least a 2 member team
Organisation’s model needs to be such that it can be scaled using a Fellowship Model
Organisation should be excited to design and run a Teaching Fellowship
2. Phone interview
After we have reviewed your application form, we may have some additional questions for you. If so, you will be invited to attend a short phone interview. We will ask follow-up questions to gather further information that will be helpful in our evaluation.
Shortlisted applicants are invited for the last stage of selection - Assessment Centre
3. Assessment centre
Assessment Centre is a 2-day long residential selection process. It helps create a space for all the applicants to co-learn and explore diverse perspectives on quality education in their contexts. Core purpose of this space is to deeply understand the alignment and need of a Teaching Fellowship Model in the applicant's region.
The Selection process
Our Incubation Program supports and guides educational entrepreneurs through personalised coaching, Learning Circles (residential training), site visits, webinars, peer-learning, access to mentors and experts to develop relevant knowledge, skills and mindsets. This enables them to launch a contextualised, high impact and sustainable Teaching Fellowship Model.
Alignment with TFIx: We look for organisations who are passionately working towards providing quality education to the most marginalised and vulnerable children. We look for Entrepreneurs who are excited about launching a Teaching Fellowship Model in their organisation.
Values: We look for strong values that the individual chooses to operate with, as that will have an impact on how their organisation is run on the ground.
Leadership: We look for leadership qualities in the applicant to spread awareness about the challenge they are solving, the work they are doing and to invest people in their work.
Continuous Learning: We look for individuals who are open to feedback and sharing, and can learn from different perspectives.
Entrepreneurial skills: We look for individuals who possess entrepreneurial characteristics like perseverance, critical thinking skill and resourcefulness, which go a long way in helping them build sustainable organisations
What we look for in our Entrepreneurs
Once every quarter TFIx team, cohort of Entrepreneurs and Teach For India Veterans come together for 4-5 days at one of the Entrepreneur's sites. We celebrate each other’s achievement, learn from each other and develop all technical skills needed for running the Fellowship successfully.
Courses are additional resources for entrepreneurs to build depth in understanding of any component of Fellowship.
Webinars are conducted quarterly as a Community of Practice space where Entrepreneurs solve their problems together.
TFIx Program Partners are professional coaches with an in-depth understanding of Teach for India's fellowship model. Through the one-on-one coaching they provide entrepreneurs with differentiated support towards fellowship and entrepreneur's leadership development. They visit each of their entrepreneur's sites once every quarter i.e 4-5 times in a year.
Our network of domain experts and leaders in Teach For India as well as TFIx guide Entrepreneurs on organisational development, Fellowship foundation etc.
Entrepreneurs get to experience and draw inspiration from Teach For India and TFIx Alumni’s model by visiting their sites, twice in the incubation period. This helps Entrepreneurs deepen their understanding of contextual Fellowships, org structures and support systems required to run successful Fellowship programs.
OPPORTUNITIES FROM TEACH FOR INDIA & ITS NETWORK
We believe in shared learning and deep engagement. Teach For India has built experience of running a Teaching Fellowship Model in urban areas for 10 years. Over this period we have created vast resources and networks that can be utilised to support Entrepreneurs in their journey. We are also a part of the Teach For All Network, a growing group of independent organisations that are working to expand educational opportunity in their nations. By being part of TFIx, Entrepreneurs can access these resources and networks.
Quarterly Webinars with TFIx Community
Alumni Retreat - Once in a year
Site Observation & Feedback
Fundraising Support - Webinars & Networking