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:
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.
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.