Media Project Study Fellowship 2018

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Last updated on: 17-Dec-2018
AwardUp to INR 1.5 lakhs

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About the Program

The International Centre for Gandhian Studies (ICGS), a constituent of the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya invites applications from qualified and competent graduated journalist students for conducting research on the topics of high social relevance and earn up to INR 1.5 lakhs. The fellowship will be for a duration of up to 1 year.

  • Media Project Study Fellowship 2018 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible for this fellowship, an applicant must be-

    • A graduate
    • A journalist working with the media in the North-East

    The selected candidate will be awarded:

    • INR 1.5 lakhs paid from the month of the commencement of the scholarship (This amount is tentative and may be increased depending on the effectiveness of working style).
    • Appropriate reimbursement of travel expenses on actuals after submission of proper invoices.

    Fellowship payment-
    The stipend will be paid out to the fellow scholars in three instalments:

    • 20% at the end of the first month/commencement of the fellowship
    • 30% at the end of four months, subject to submission of the stipulated number of articles within the 4‐month period
    • 50% upon successful completion of the fellowship and submission of the deliverables

    The following documents are required to be attached with the application:

    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • A letter of support from the applicant's editor/producer stating that the final output (stories, news reports, features, opinion pieces etc.) will be published/broadcast/telecast by the affiliated media group
    • Freelance journalists can submit a letter of recommendation from a media group or a publication indicating its willingness to publish/broadcast/telecast her/his work 
    • A comprehensive fellowship proposal outlining:
      • The region (state/districts) their proposal is focused on
      • The subjects and story ideas that the applicant proposes, including a strategy for each of the five stories that they will publish
    • Print/online journalists are also expected to provide a sample of their published work on a development issue. The work should not be older than six months.
    • Television and radio journalists must provide one sample (on CDs) of their telecast/broadcast programme on a development issue, as well as a summary of the programme. All submissions must include the date of the broadcast /telecast and the channel/station where it was aired, ideally within the last six months.
    How can you apply?

    The applicant needs to follow the below steps: 

    Step 1: Write a comprehensive fellowship proposal (500-800 words) outlining the region of study and the subject and story ideas the candidate would be focusing on.
    Step 2: Attach the necessary documents.
    Step 3: Send the completed application to with “Application for ICGS USTM Media Fellowships ‐ 2018”  as the subject of the mail.​

    Note: Journalists are also expected to provide a sample of their work.

Selection Criteria

The winner will be chosen through a written test and interview by an expert committee comprising veteran and renowned media personalities and academicians.

Terms and Conditions

Research topics for the Project Study Fellowship:

  • Study on “Skill India and its Impact at Grass root Level”
  • Study on “Comparative Development Scenario of Model Villages Identified by Members of Parliament: Before and After Adoption”
  •  Study on “Rise of New Age Media and its Impact”

Terms and conditions:

  • The applicant should be a graduate.
  • The applicants will be given a chance to refine their proposals post selection if the jury so recommends.
  • Scholars will be expected to spend a significant amount of their time in the field areas to report on the concerned subject.
  • The study must be based on the North East region of India.
  • The study will be conducted as per UGC rules and regulations followed by the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya.
  • During the period of research, the scholar has to present four progress reports at the end of every six months, as per the UGC guidelines.
  • Applications without the editors’/producers’ undertaking will not be considered
  • The fellows will have to submit four out of the six deliverables within four months from the commencement of the fellowship.

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