South Asian Journalists Association is accepting applications from international applicants for Saja Reporting Fellowships. These fellowships are available for projects that cover topical and important issues that have either not been covered in-depth or not covered at all by the mainstream U.S. media.

These fellowships aim to encourage in-depth reporting projects by providing grants to cover a portion of reporting expenses.

SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, is one of the most dynamic journalism organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in March 1994 with 18 members, today it connects and serves more than 1,000 journalists at news outlets, big and small.


Academic Level

The SRF is open to all journalists, anywhere in the world, as long as the proposal is about South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora.


Available Courses

These fellowships are awarded in the field of Journalism.


Country of Study

New York, USA


Value of Award

Up to $20,000 may be given out annually, divided among projects at SAJA’s discretion. Each fellowship award is typically between $3,000-$7,000.


Applicant Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the fellowships:

  • Have demonstrated experience in completing high-level, comprehensive journalistic projects.
  • Produce content in the English language.
  • Be able to publish or broadcast the finished work in North America (U.S. and Canada).
  • Applicants need not be based in North America, but the final work MUST be published in a U.S. or Canadian media outlet.
  • Be willing to work with an editor, chosen by SAJA, who will oversee the successful completion of the project.
  • Be available to discuss the project at SAJA events, including but not limited to the annual SAJA convention and/or panel discussions.
  • In addition, the news organization(s) that publish (es) or air(s) the finished work(s) must agree to provide a prominent credit to SAJA. You will need a letter of interest from a publication.

 Nationality: International Students are eligible to apply.


College Admission Requirement

 Entrance Requirement: Applicants have demonstrated experience in completing high-level, comprehensive journalistic projects.

English Language Requirement: students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.


How to Apply

Applicants can apply via

  • An updated photo of the applicant
  • An updated bio
  • Project title
  • A summary introduction to the project (200 words)
  • Introduction to the project (less than 30 words)
  • Image for the project (to be provided once fellow lands in the country they are reporting in)

Online application


Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 15, 2017.

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