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Nikore Associates
Fellowship Programme 

A programme designed to enhance skill


The Nikore Associates Fellowship is a two-week long programme for early professionals and undergraduate students who are keen to explore the discipline of Economics and Public Policy. It is designed to develop skills in research, op-ed writing, report writing and presentation skills along with hands-on experience of working on live projects, including an op-ed piece.

The fellows are exposed to the workings of the Nikore Associates community, are assigned a mentor and receive training across different fields of knowledge. Fellowship participants from diverse backgrounds and domains are encouraged to apply for the Fellowship.

What We Offer

The opportunity to kick-start an independent research career with hands-on experience to
reorient your career path

Chance to co-author a blog for Nikore Associates on public policy issues in a leading national daily

The basics of MS Office, writing emails and social media

Activity-based learning imparted through engaging modules, debates, and discussions

Work with a small cohort of young professionals and students seeking to enhance their research skills

Stand a chance to win an internship with the Nikore Associates Economics Research Team




Academic Research and Report Writing


Communicating Research Findings


Mitali Nikore

Founder, Nikore Associates

Laboni Singh

Advisor, Nikore Associates,
Associate Consultant The Bridgespan Group

Ishita Uppadhayay

Worked as Editorial Associate, Nikore Associates MSc candidate in Philosophy and Public Policy, London School of Economics

Manishka Basak

Graphic Design Lead, Nikore Associates

Mahak Mittal

Advisor, Nikore Associates MBA Student, SPJIMR, Mumbai

Girish Sharma

Research Associate, Nikore Associates

Himanshi Goel

Economics Consultant at ADB

Saloni Gupta

Social Media Lead, Nikore Associates


Basics of Research

Op-Ed Writing

PowerPoint Presentations and Storylining


Onboarding Call

Day 1

Day 2

Basics of Research

Academic Research and

Report Writing

Day 3

Day 4

Op-ed Writing 

PowerPoint Presentations and Storylining 

Day 5

Live Project

Careers Day

Day 6-12

Day 13

Day 6

Communicating Research Findings

Day 7

NA Debate

Day 14

Closing Ceremony

Application Requirements

Educational and Background Information



Short Essay


Programme Rigour

The NA Fellowship is designed to be a short and rigorous programme. During the course of the fellowship, fellows will be expected to meet multiple deadlines.

  • On average, all fellows are expected to put in a minimum of 10 – 12 hours per week. The instructors recommend going through the material in advance and spending 30 mins before and after the module for better understanding and retention.

  • All op-ed submissions must be jointly prepared by the team of fellows working on them.

  • Candidates will be given a completion certificate upon meeting the criterion for successful graduation.

Selection Criteria


Statement of Purpose


Buddy support programme for answering programmatic questions and providing additional resources to support your success in the programme.

Eligibility and Deadlines

All early career professionals, post-graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

Early Deadline- 27th January, 2022

Final Deadline- 6th February, 2022


Rs. 10,000 inclusive of GST


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Motivation, Maturity, Leadership Abilities

Academic Credentials


After You Apply

Once we have reviewed your application, we will contact you if you become a finalist in our selection process.

The programme fees is payable upon selection (within five days); registration is free of cost.

Additional Learning Opportunities

Opportunity for office hours with Mitali Nikore in a one-on-one setting

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