Media Fellowships

The Metta Center invites journalist to apply for its first round of Media Fellowships. The primary goal of this fellowship is to facilitate a deeper understanding of issues related to nonviolence and tell stories about nonviolence in action. Three fellows will be given travel stipends for reporting.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The Fellowship is open to all journalists living and working in Asia and Africa, irrespective of nationality.
  •  Journalists and photographers working for any mainstream media – print, broadcast, or web/ online and freelancers – will be considered.
  •  Open to journalists writing in English.
  • The candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to career in journalism.

Value of the Fellowship:

— The fellowship supports only travel expenses up to $100.

— The grant will be dispersed on completion and submission of stories.

— Successful fellows must publish/broadcast at least 2 products

— Stories have to be published by February 15, 2014.

— All stories will have to carry the credit line: “This story has been produced under the aegis of the Metta Center for Nonviolence Media Fellowship.

Guidelines for Application:

To qualify for the Fellowship, applicants should send the following beforeDecember 20, 2013. Submit application and queries to Bijoyeta Das, Director of Communications at

—A cover letter with updated curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages) and names of media outlets you intend to publish your work.

—Two story ideas.

—Two writing/broadcast/portfolio samples.

—Brief budget.

Note: Your application will not be considered if any of the above mentioned criteria is not fulfilled.

Selection Process:

A selection committee, including experts, from Metta Center, will review all applications. Only successful applicants will be notified via email. Metta Center will acknowledge the receipt of your application.