Appan Menon Journalist Award

The Appan Menon Memorial Trust is inviting applications. The Trust proposes to award a grant of Rs 1 lakh every year to professional journalists working in the area of World Affairs or Development news with an Indian perspective. Journalists from any media with 3-5 years experience can apply by submitting the following.

A brief proposal (1000 words) stating in brief the area, issues and your particular interest.
A brief account of the proposed use of the grant and the time frame.
Curriculum vitae and one letter of reference.
Samples of recent work
Appan Menon was a journalist who began as an agency reporter and worked in the print and finally television in its early years. Anchoring the popular weekly programme called The World This Week for NDTV he followed International news and reports through an Indian prespective. Before joining NDTV, Appan had worked for The Hindu, Frontline, the Press Trust of India and United News of India. He had also spent some time covering the United Nations HQ for Inter Press Service. The AMMT was established in 1996 soon after his untimely death on June 28, 1996.

The selection of the proposal to be awarded for this year will be by an eminent jury. The grant will be made in September 2006. Applications should reach the address below by August 30, 2006.

Managing Trustee
Appan Menon Memoral Trust
N-84, Panchshila Park
New Delhi - 110017
Tel: (Off) 26491515 and 26468150