SAJA Reporting Fellowship
The South Asia Journalists Association’s Reporting Fellowship is now open. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The fellowship is open to proposals on any in-depth topics covering South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora. A total of up to $20,000 may be given out annually, divided among projects or a single project at SAJA’s discretion. Each fellowship award is typically between $3,000-$7,000.
To be eligible for this year’s fellowship, applicants must:
- Have demonstrated experience in completing high-level, comprehensive journalistic projects.
- Produce content in the English language.
- Be able to publish or broadcast the finished work in North America (U.S. and Canada).
- Applicants need not be based in North America, but the final work MUST be published in a U.S. or Canadian media outlet.
- Be willing to work with an editor, chosen by SAJA, who will oversee the successful completion of the project.
- Be available to discuss the project at SAJA events, including but not limited to the annual SAJA convention and/or panel discussions.
- In addition, the news organization(s) that publish(es) or air(s) the finished work(s) must agree to provide a prominent credit to SAJA. You will need a letter of interest from a publication.
The complete proposal:
- Proposed project description and a plan for publication, in no more than 350 words.
- Preliminary budget estimate that includes a breakdown of costs.
- Samples of previously published work, either print, online or broadcast.
- Three professional references, which include at least one reference letter from an editor or producer showing interest in publication of your proposed project.
Open to freelancers and staff journalists in any medium, the fellowships are meant to encourage in-depth reporting projects by providing grants to cover a portion of reporting expenses.