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Schaeffler India Social Innovator Fellowship Program 2021

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2021

The Schaeffler India Social Innovator Fellowship Program is an initiative of Schaeffler India to recognize and reward individuals who are developing unique solutions that have the potential to positively impact society at scale. Under this fellowship program, a total of 11 individuals between the age of 18 to 30 years will be provided with fellowship grants worth INR 15 Lakh. 

Schaeffler India deals in high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. 


  • Applicants should belong to the age group of 18 to 30 years (as on 1st September 2021) 
  • Should be a resident of India

Important Note

  • Early-stage start-ups or NGOs with functioning prototype can participate
  • The entries must not just be a concept, idea or mock-up, it needs to fulfil following 3 requirements:
    • Must be solving a social challenge
    • Should carry sustainability angle 
    • Should have scaling possibilities  
  • The project MUST NOT be an established commercial venture
  • Participants also need to submit the entries describing their work in the form of video that can be uploaded on the website
  • The project must be related to any of the below categories: 
    • Transforming Education for the underprivileged
    • Health & Nutrition
    • Renewable Energy and Environment
    • Water Conservation
    • Waste Management


  • As many as 11 projects will be awarded with a total grant of INR 15 Lakh.
  • INR 5 Lakh grant for 1 winner
  • INR 1 Lakh grant each for 10 awardees
  • An opportunity for residential mentorship at a premium college/institution to help the winners to further develop and scale their solutions.
  • Access to Schaeffler India network & partners
  • Entry to a fellow community of peers

Application Procedure

Eligible candidates can apply for the program through the following steps:

  • Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
  • Login to Buddy4Study with your registered ID and land onto the ‘Application Form Page’.
  • If not registered on Buddy4Study – Register at Buddy4Study with your Email/Mobile/Gmail account.
  • You will now be redirected to the Schaeffler India Social Innovator Fellowship Program page. 
  • Read the details carefully and click on ‘Apply Now’ to start the application.
  • Fill in the required details in the online application form.
  • Upload relevant documents and a video describing the ideas/project and answer the questions that have been asked.
  • Accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and click on ‘Preview’. 

Official Website: Schaeffler India Social Innovator Fellowship Program 2021



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