I received this information per e-mail and thought there might be Blogging journalists out there in the wide world who’d be interested in a Fellowship to finance a project. The Fellowship is open to any projects about South Asia or the diaspora. You don’t have to be South Asian to participate!
If you have any questions regarding the same, then please contact Prof. Sandeep Junnarkar, SAJA Awards Chair:
From SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, http://www.saja.org
SAJA Reporting Fellowships–$20,000 toward in-depth projects
As part of its mission to encourage in-depth coverage of South Asia and
the South Asian Diaspora, SAJA & SAJA Group Inc are pleased to announce a
call for submissions for its third Annual SAJA Reporting Fellowships
(SRF). Open to freelancers and staff journalists in any medium, the
fellowships are meant to encourage in-depth reporting projects by
providing grants to cover a portion of reporting expenses.
A total of upto $20,000 may be given out annually, divided among projects or a
single project at SAJA’s discretion. Each fellowship award is typically between
These Fellowships, which were launched in 2005 to ensure follow-up
reportage about the 2004 tsunami and its victims, were initially funded by
SAJA members, corporate donors and friends of SAJA. This year, SRF
received a major financial boost thanks to the support of the Mahadeva
Family Foundation, which will make an annual contribution of $20,000.
“The support of Kumar Mahadeva and Simi Ahuja, who have been part of the SAJA
community for more than a decade, is critical to SAJA’s core mission of
improving the coverage of South Asia through the SAJA Reporting Fellowships and
similar programs,” said Deepti Hajela, the group’s president and an Associated
Press newswoman. “This is going to have a major impact on the kind of stories
that the Fellows do and how Americans learn about what’s going on in South Asia
and the diaspora today.”
The deadline for SRF proposals is Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007.
More info at:
Questions to Prof. Sandeep Junnarkar, SAJA Awards Chair:
– Your friends at SAJA
SAJA Group, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization (EIN: 55-0844632)
and is registered with the State of New York Charities Bureau
(Registration Number 20-70-28). Please send any funding questions to
I’d like those who apply for the Fellowship luck and success in their application. If you don’t win the Fellowship this time, you might win it the next time.