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TRC Investigative Reporting Fellowship 2024 (Rs. 80,000 grant)

TRC Investigative Reporting Fellowship 2024 ( Rs. 80,000 grant)

Country: India
Mar 01 - May 31, 2024
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TRC Investigative Reporting Fellowship 2024 (Rs. 80,000 grant)

The Reporters’ Collective (TRC) is delighted to announce the inaugural ‘TRC Investigative Reporting Fellowship’. It is an opportunity to produce top-grade investigative work in English that will be published by The Collective and made available for co-publication by regional newsrooms.

They inaugural fellowship will be awarded to candidate(s) with at least two years of reporting experience to tackle the ambitious investigative project they propose. This fellowship is funded by citizens who champion our work.

They invite proposals by journalists from across the country to share their story ideas aligning with the following themes:

  • India’s Political Economy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Technology and Digital Security
  • Governance and Accountability
  • Public Health and Policies.

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Grant for TRC Investigative Reporting Fellowship

  • The chosen candidate will receive a grant of Rs. 80,000 for the story (inclusive of any taxes). This is excluding travel costs incurred for reporting. Upon receiving approval, 20% of the grant will be disbursed immediately, followed by 40% upon submission of the draft, and the remaining amount upon publication of the story. Reporting-related travel or other expenses will be reimbursed along with the final payment on submission of bills.

Eligibility for TRC Investigative Reporting Fellowship

  • Independent journalists with at least two years of professional experience as a reporter.
  • Journalists with an ambitious investigative story proposal that needs time and resources to execute.
  • The story that is being proposed should have progressed past the initial stages of reporting and should be backed up with documents to convince our editors to greenlight the project.


The fellowship period is from 1 March, 2024 – 31 May, 2024. The applicants have to submit a tentative work plan in the document link given below, outlining the key milestones and deadlines for their investigative project.


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs Scholarships and Fellowships
Event Date01 March,2024 to 31 May,2024
Deadline31 January,2024
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Reporters’ Collective (TRC)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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