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Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open06-Aug-2017
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What is Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship 2017?

Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship 2017 invites application from journalists of all mediums like radio, broadcast, print, or online. The objective of this program is to encourage news coverage of child health and form a global network of reporters covering this issue. The selected fellows will receive travel expenses, including visas, flights, hotels and local transportation.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Open to journalists who covers issues of child health and development
  • Journalists from all mediums are eligible to apply like radio, broadcast, print, and online
  • Applicants who have previous experience of covering early childhood development issues, but journalists who currently cover health or nutrition-related topics and are interested in increasing their coverage of children's issues are also eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be proficient in English

How can you apply ?

The application can be done online with the following steps:
Step 1:
Click to apply here.
Step 2: Fill the personal and employment details.
Step 3: Enter the story proposal.
Step 4: Attach the required documents.
Step 5: Submit.


Q: What are the program's duration and period?
The fellowship is a year-long commitment, which will start in October 2017.

Q: Who sponsors the travel expenses?
ICFJ covers all of the travel expenses, including visas, flights, hotels and local transportation.

Q: How many webinars do I have to participate in?
We ask all fellows to participate in every webinar (about 8 over the year-long fellowship). The webinars are recorded so that fellows can watch later if they are not able to attend.

Q: What is the agenda for the webinars?
Webinars are led by an expert on different ECD issues. The expert gives a brief presentation and then participates in a Q&A with the fellows for about 30 minutes. Fellows can send their questions in advance or ask them to live during the webinar.

Terms and Conditions

Story project proposal:

  • Applicants have to submit a project proposal focusing on early childhood development of not more than 300 words
  • The proposal should outline story ideas to be pursued and a publishing plan to produce at least 2 stories per month over a 1-year period
  • Include a 1 or 2 sentence description of the overall project idea and some background on the issue
  • Explain if and how the issue has been covered before and how it is relevant to the community
  • Include details on how an applicant will use digital technologies, data and other innovative strategies in the project
  • The proposal must include a detailed timeline and signed agreement to the terms of the program

Documents required to be attached:

  • Resume or CV
  • Examples of stories produced on early-childhood development
  • Reporting-project proposal that outlines story ideas the fellow will pursue and a reporting and publishing/broadcasting plan (project timeline should be in Excel, Word or PDF document)

As a part of this project, the applicant should produce 2 stories a month on early childhood development and health issues over a period of 1-year.

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