India Science Media Fellowships 2019

DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance


The India Science Media Fellowships 2019 is a joint venture of the Wellcome Trust/​DBT India Alliance (India Alliance) and Nature India to encourage coverage of science in the Indian media. 

The 2019 fellowship is open for Indian journalists to report on life sciences, specifically around biomedicine, application-based or basic biological research and health. The fellowship will provide a grant of INR 100,000 to five grantees selected through a nation-wide call for applications. 


Professional journalists, including freelancers, in print, broadcast or new media in English or any Indian regional language, with at least three years of demonstrated experience in writing on science or related issues. Fellows who choose to write in a regional language should be proficient in written English too.

Fellows must produce at least FIVE stories (each 1000 words or more) on the selected topic. Two short news items (500 words each) will constitute one story, and if a fellow opts to produce only news stories then TEN stories will be required for completion of the fellowship. Similar guidelines will be issued for any selected radio, television or multimedia journalists.

To Apply

To apply for the Fellowship, complete online application form here: www​.bit​.do/​I​S​M​F2019. Use ONLY Google Chrome to submit this form. 

For enquiries, please write to ISMfellows@​gmail.​com

Download the press release of the ISMF2019 launch event here.

Application Deadline: 28 March 2019. Selected applicants will be notified within 15 days.

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