The Samvidhaan Fellowship

Making Justice Mechanisms Accessible


Furthering Nyaaya’s commitment to making both the law and legal mechanisms accessible to those at the grassroots, Nyaaya launches the Samvidhaan Fellowship in Karnataka to close the last-mile gap in accessing justice.

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The need to make justice mechanisms accessible

What is the Samvidhaan Fellowship?

The Samvidhaan Fellowship is a one-year paid fellowship that will support six grassroots lawyers from Karnataka to close the last-mile gap in accessing justice. The Fellowship is conceptualised and implemented by Nyaaya and supported by the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives.

The Fellows will be practising district-level lawyers with litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in legal awareness work. They will work with the Nyaaya Team and Nyaaya’s partner community-based organisations to create and disseminate actionable legal information to beneficiaries creating awareness about rights and entitlements guaranteed under various Indian laws and government schemes.  

The Fellows will answer all legal questions that their audience has and assist them in navigating the legal system while enforcing their rights. Finally, they will also identify areas for collective action and work with the Nyaaya Team to spearhead.

This Fellowship will primarily be field-based. Fellows will need to either be located in Karnataka or should be ready to relocate there. The duration of the Fellowship will be 12  months. The Fellowship will require a minimum of 20 hours of work per week.

Who is a Samvidhaan Fellow?

What are the roles and responsibilities of the Fellows?

What are the benefits to the fellows?

Intended Impact: Creating legal awareness and helping people enforce their rights

Application Process

To apply to become a Samvidhaan Fellow, submit BOTH the forms given below:

  1. The Application Form : If you are an applicant, please fill this form.
  2. The Nomination Form : You should be nominated by a grassroots organisation and/or senior lawyer. The person nominating you should fill out this form. 

The deadline for both forms is August 15, 2022, 11:59 PM IST

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Hence, the earlier you apply, the better. We will not consider applications after the deadline.


Apply Here:

Application Form Nomination Form

For More Information:

For any questions, please reach out to Ashwini Obulesh, Programme Coordinator – Nyaaya Kannada at