Prabha Dutt Fellowship for women journalists (August)

Sanskriti – Prabha Dutt Fellowship 2008
For Excellence in Journalism

The Sanskriti Pratishthan invites applications for its annual Prabha Dutt Fellowship in Journalism from young women who wish to investigate and research on any topic of contemporary relevance. The Prabha Dutt Foundation initially administered the Fellowship. The scheme will now be managed by the Sanskriti Pratishthan, which has been giving similar awards for cultural, media and social activism over the past 28 years.

The Fellowship has been instituted to honour and perpetuate the memory of Prabha Dutt whose bright and promising career as a fearless journalist with the Hindustan Times and India Today was cut short. It will be given to young, mid – career woman journalist for in-depth research and investigative stories.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to encourage young mid career women journalists to develop their potential by pursuing meaningful projects without having to work under the pressures of short deadlines. The Fellowship carries a grant of Rs 60,000 including travel expenses. The work can be executed in Hindi, English or any Regional Language.

The Fellowship is only open to women who are Indian Nationals in the age group of 25 to 40. It is exclusively for print journalists.
The Fellows will be required to publish a stipulated number of articles in established publications. The Fellow may work on a book or monograph for subsequent publication within the given time frame.

Candidates should send a two – page CV and a write up of about 250 - 300 words explaining their project. Full postal and telephonic contact details together with any
e-mail id should be submitted to facilitate contact. Five samples of work published. The names and contact addresses/telephones of two referees should also be sent.
The application should bear the title ‘Sanskriti - Prabha Dutt Fellowship’ on the envelope if sent by post and in the subject line if e-mailed.

The duration of the Fellowship will be ten months. The grant of Rs. 60,000 will be given in two phases; the first installment at the commencement of the award and the second after submission of the completed project. A progress report will be required after the first four months.

The applicant will have to sign an agreement with Sanskriti Pratishthan pertaining to a regular flow of work during the Fellowship period. The candidate should not be holding another Fellowship or working on any other project at the same time.

All candidates should mail their CV and a short synopsis of their project proposal to the address given below. Emailed applications should be followed by a hard copy. For any further clarifications, you could mail or call at the address given below. The last date for receipt of applications is August 31st, 2008. Applications received after the deadline shall not be accepted.

Sanskriti Pratishthan
C – 11 Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi - 110016
Telephone: 011 – 2696-3226, 2652-7077
Fax: 011-26853383