Fellowship Programme

Tornos Foundation Fellowships Programme (TFFP) provides opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in the field of Tourism, furthering development in their own cities or region with an aim of providing greater economic and social justice to the local community. To ensure that Fellows are drawn from diverse backgrounds, Tornos Foundation actively seeks candidates from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education in tourism but have a clear and focused objective in life with regard to tourism.

TFFP is the largest single programme ever supported by Tornos Foundation. By investing INR 30,00000 (Rs 3 million) over a period of four years through 2004, the Foundation intends to build on its ten year of support for tourism education. Foundation programs have long promoted the highest educational standards and achievement. Tornos Fellowship recipients have become leaders in institutions in India and have helped build global knowledge in the field of tourism within their own regions. TFFP draws on this tradition and underscores the Foundation's belief that education enables people to improve their own lives as well as to assist others in the common pursuit of more equitable and just societies through tourism.

General Guidelines

The Tornos Fellowship Programme provides support for up to one year of formal graduate-level study leading to a graduate or masters degree / diploma. Fellows are selected from those cities / regions within India that are touristically backward and / or where tourism has not helped local communities and societies develop. Foreign Nationals and Non Resident Indians (NRI) are not eligible for this fellowship, although Fellows may study in other countries after furnishing an undertaking that their work area will not only remain within India but also the region or the city that they belong to. 

Fellows are chosen on the basis of their leadership potential and commitment to community or national service, as well as for academic excellence. Fellows may enroll in graduate / masters programs and may pursue any area of tourism that is consistent with the interests and goals of the Tornos Foundation. The Foundation works exclusively in the field of tourism to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, providing better living standards, advance human achievement and Environmental & Cultural Conservation.
Once selected, Fellows may enroll in an appropriate university programme anywhere in the world, including India. The programme provides placement assistance to those Fellows not yet admitted to graduate school.

TFFP support also enables Fellows to undertake short-term language study and training in research and computer skills prior to graduate school enrollment. In addition, new Fellows attend orientation sessions, while current Fellows actively participate in learning and discussion activities designed to create information and exchange networks among Tornos Foundation Fellows. Finally, the programme strongly encourages TFFP alumni to maintain contact with the programme after completing the fellowships to help them remain current in their respective fields through the expanding TFFP network.

Who Is Eligible ?

Applicants must be resident nationals or residents of India. In addition, successful candidates will:

  • Demonstrate superior achievement in their undergraduate studies.

  • Have substantial experience in community service or development-related activities.

  • Possess leadership potential evidenced by their employment and academic experience.

  • Propose to pursue a graduate or a post graduate degree / diploma that will directly enhance their leadership capacity in

  • practical, policy, academic, and social field corresponding to tourism.

  • Present a plan specifying how they will apply their studies to the community and society in their own city / region. Commit themselves to working on these issues following the fellowship period. TFFP selects Fellows on the strength of their clearly-stated intention to serve their communities, societies and regions of origin, and expects that they will honor this obligation.
    To apply for the ward of this fellowship one needs to send us an application along with a brief profile (CV) and a detailed report of intended work, the approach and the objective. All these papers can be sent to us.



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