10 fellowships on offer for development journos

PRESS RELEASE: The National Foundation for India (NFI), an autonomous, professionally managed grantmaking organisation, has announced 10 fellowships to facilitate a more informed development policy dialogue, and to encourage publication of well researched articles on development issues.

Eight fellowships are in the print media category and two in the photojournalist category. The fellowships amount to Rs 1 lakh each.

The themes for the fellowship include a wide range of issues of importance to ordinary Indians, their battle for a better life and development related issues including community health, elementary education, livelihood security, local governance, peace and justice, and gender equity.

NFI’s mission is to help create a just and equitable society by enabling marginalised communities to improve the quality of their own lives, and by improving public understanding. NFI’s thematic programme areas are community health, elementary ducation, livelihood security, local governance, peace and justice, citizens and society, and development journalism.

The last date for receipt of applications is August 30 2007. The details of the fellowship programme can be obtained from:

Sentimongla Kechüchar,
Programme Officer,
National Foundation for India
Core 4A, Upper Ground Floor
India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road
New Delhi-110 003

Telephone: 011-24641864/8465/8490/8491/8492,
Fax: 011-24641867
email: sentimong[at]nfi.org.in / info[a]nfi.org.in

The application guidelines can be downloaded from the NFI website: http://www.nfi.org.in/

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