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.
  • Resume

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.

Click here for more details & here to apply.