Application Invited for CRG Short Term Media Fellowship 2022

Climate Migration, Disaster, Displacement and the Role of Media

Organizer: Calcutta Research Group, IA 48, SECTOR-III, SALT LAKE, KOLKATA 700097, Ph: (+91)33-23350409 (In collaboration with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, Commonwealth Journalists Association-India and other institues and universities.)

About the Fellowship

  • Duration: Two months (June & July 2022)
  • Each fellowship will carry a stipend of Rs. 40,000/-
  • Deadline- 31st May 2022

Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (CRG) is offering short term media fellowships to young photographers, journalists, short film makers and digital media practitioners for investigative studies on the following topics

  • (a) The condition of women migrants and women from the families of migrant workers including victims of trafficking, due to climate change.
  • (b) Challenges faced by migrants living in the marginal areas particularly affected by climate disaster.
  • (c) Ensuring public health facilities among migrants in ecologically fragile areas

The fellowship period will be for two months (June & July 2022). Each fellowship will carry a stipend of Rs. 40,000/- this will include research expenses and travel grants for field work. The selected candidates will be paid on submission of their photographs/ short documentaries/reports/articles/media analyses. Candidates are expected to have experience in reporting, writing, and/or editing for print and/or digital media. Reports in the form of photo-essays (original photographs) will be particularly welcome. Selected candidates will also be
encouraged to publish short reports/photo essays or analytical pieces based on their work, in reputable journal, magazine, newspaper, or web-portal

How to Apply

Apply with a statement of purpose of 500-750 words explaining the selected theme or story for investigation along with one previously published investigative or analytical piece, photo essay, link of the podcasts, short films etc., by 31 May 2022. Applicants should upload their resume, statement of purpose, one reference letter and sample of previous work. The investigative or analytical pieces will be around 4000-5000 words. Selected candidates will have to submit their reports/writings to the Calcutta Research Group by 10 August 2022. CRG will have the first right to publish these reports. It is mandatory for the selected fellows to present their work in the media workshop to be held in Kolkata (24-26 August 2022) in collaboration with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung-South Asia, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna and
supported by Commonwealth Journalists Association-India and other institutes and universities.

Apply Here

Detailed information on the previous media fellowship and the workshop is available here



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