Infochange Media Fellowships for 2008

PRESS RELEASE: (managed by the Centre for Communication and Development Studies) invites applications for its 2008 media fellowships in areas related to social justice/sustainable development in India.

Three fellowships are on offer to journalists and researchers.

Proposals that illustrate topical issues and contemporary debates in the social sector—from environment, poverty, livelihoods, public health, women and child rights, social exclusion, displacement, migration, gender and sexuality to globalisation, trade and development, intellectual property rights, social entrepreneurship and much more—are eligible for the fellowships.

The fellowship must result in: 1) a series of five or more original articles totalling 7,500 words or more, or 2) A series of three or more short audio reports – not exceeding 10 mins duration each, or 3) A documentary film (of 10-22 mins duration) or a series of shorts.

The fellowships will be announced end-October. Fellows are expected to begin work by the first week of November 2008 and complete it by the first week of January 2009. All outputs are required to reach infochangeindia by 5 January 2009.

The fellowship is open to independent journalists and researchers living in India only. Working journalists may also apply, provided their organisations endorse their application and allow them time off for this fellowship If selected. All applications must be received by 3 October 2008.

The fellowships carry a grant amount of Rs 50,000 (subject to TDS as applicable). 50% of this amount will be disbursed on selection, to fund travel and research expenses. The balance will be released on successful completion of the project, submission and acceptance of stories/films.

Applications may be addressed to:

Infochangeindia Media Fellowships
Centre for Communication and Development Studies (CCDS)
301, Kanchanjunga Building, Kanchan Gully
Off Law College Road,
Pune 411 004

Telephone: 020-26852845/30222156

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