GUWAHATI, April 21: The Directorate of Information & Public Relations, Assam has announced Media Fellowship Scheme for 2018-19 and invites applications form media persons of the State. The applications are to be received till May 10, 2018.
Three sets of duly filled-up application forms (Format-I and Format-II) with related documents should reach the office of the Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Last Gate, Dispur, Guwahati within May 10, 2018, a press release said.
All mainstream media journalists of Assam, including freelancers, from print, electronic, online media and News Agencies having five years of experience in the field of journalism can apply for the same. The minimum age limit is 21years. The applicants must be graduates in any discipline. Preference may be given to those having mass communication, etc. degrees, the release said.
The objective behind offering media fellowship to selected journalists is to provide financial support for their continuous improvement of professional skills and up-gradation of knowledge in journalism. The areas of studies are development, economic/social issues, gender, health, education, climate change, tourism etc. The grant for each fellowship is Rs. 50,000. Every year 20 numbers of fellowships will be awarded. The duration of fellowships is three months. Within three months the selected fellows will have to submit the fellowship papers.
A high-level selection committee consisting of senior faculty members of universities, prominent journalists, and senior government officials will review the proposals and select the fellows from the pool of applicants.