DST SDC Media Fellowships for Indian Journalists 2017

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in partnership with the Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India and the Centre for Media Studies (CMS) is looking for excellent Indian journalist for DST-SDC Media Fellowship.

These fellowships are granted to work on the project of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in the Indian Himalayan Region.


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DST SDC Media Fellowship 2017 Objective

The objective of the Fellowship is to facilitate a deeper understanding among journalists and enhance public awareness on issues related to climate change and sustainable mountain development

Course Level
These fellowships are open to journalists working in print, electronic and digital media

DST SDC Media Fellowship 2017

A total of four fellowships will be awarded per year in 2017, 2018 and 2019

Each fellowship will be for three months, starting from July to September during those three years

The value of the fellowship is Rs 60,000

One or more best stories from the fellowships will be awarded at the CMS Vatavaran Film Festival 2019

DST SDC Media Fellowship 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Any Indian citizen having at least five years experience in journalism in print, electronic or digital media

He/she should have covered environmental issues in the past

Journalists from non-English media can also apply, but must have proficiency in English

Freelancers are eligible to apply provided they fulfil all other conditions

DST SDC Media Fellowship 2017 Selection Procedure

An independent jury will be established to review the applications. The decisions of the jury will be final and binding. Results of the jury will be announced by second week of June
One Fellowship each in 2017 is reserved for women journalists and for journalists from North-East India

DST SDC Media Fellowship 2017 Application Procedure

Applicants must submit the following items to [email protected] by 31st May 2017

i. A 300-350 words proposal outlining story ideas and proposed plan for field visit

ii. Updated CV (containing information on relevant work experience, designations held, approximate number of stories published/broadcast, and educational qualifications)

iii. An undertaking that, in the event of their selection, the applicant will produce a letter of support from their respective editor/competent authorities, indicating support during the Fellowship

iv. Two recent examples of their work published in newspapers or on website or portals/broadcast

The subject line of your email should read "APPLICANT’s FULL NAME Application – DST-SDC MEDIA FELLOWSHIP". Only shortlisted candidates will be notified via email

For more details, visit the official notification

DST SDC Media Fellowship 2017 Important Dates

Deadline for Submitting Applications 31st May 2017

Announcement of Fellowships Second Week of June 2017

Fellowship Duration July – September 2017

Publication/Broadcast of Stories before November 2017

National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE)

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Dept. of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology Govt. of India, Email: [email protected], Website https://cmsindia.org/

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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