Deadline: January 15, 2010
The Deal: An interesting twist on the volunteer abroad model the Deshpande Foundation has various fellowships for individuals that want to work in the 'sandbox region' of India. They are partnered with Ashoka and have identified nine key issues in the region and if you propose a solution they will fund you to travel to India and implement the project with your team. They also have shorter term and area specific opportunities. It is an interesting blend of funding for start-up social enterprises and travel abroad experiences.