Village Square Rural Media Fellowship 2022

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EligibilityYoung journalists, photographers, people working on online media (like YouTube) and freelancers
AwardINR 35,000 per month

About the Program


Last Updated On : 23-09-2022   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

Village Square Rural Media Fellowship 2022 is an opportunity offered by Village Square (an organization bridging the gap between urban and rural India) to young journalists, photographers, people working on online media (like YouTube) and freelancers from India. The fellowship aims to encourage young, emerging, and enthusiastic journalists to leverage storytelling as a tool for social change. The idea of providing the fellowship is to highlight rural issues and change processes in innovative ways using multimedia. The selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend of INR 35,000.

  • Village Square Rural Media Fellowship 2022

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • be between the age of 22-30 years
    • hold a bachelor’s degree in mass media/journalism
    • have 2 or more years of relevant experience (preferred)
    • have the ability to live and work in remote, rural areas 
    • demonstrate an interest and understanding of rural India and its issues and challenges 
    • be comfortable with multimedia and other innovative storytelling techniques

    The selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend of INR 35,000 along with training from leading sector experts.

    • A minimum of 18 deliverables, which can be articles (800 words), photo essays or short video stories or a mix of all.
    How can you apply?

    The eligible candidates can apply for the fellowship using the below-mentioned steps - 
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button and read the details.
    Step 2: Fill in the details and upload the required documents.
    Step 3: Submit the google form.

Important Dates

Application Deadline - 2nd October 2022
In-person/online interviews  – Second week of October
Final list of fellows selected – First week of November
Training and orientation – Third week of November
Fellowship commencement – First week of December


Note - The final dates for each stage will be communicated to the applicants who will get selected. 

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria. 

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by December, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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