Call for Participation-Ecosystems for Life Media Fellowship, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), July-December 2013

An initiative to create a knowledge hub that will facilitate developing a shared vision in both India and Bangladesh, for effective governance of trans-boundary ecosystems

Ecosystems for life

Offered by 

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature

About the fellowship

Applications are invited from journalists to undertake field based research and write articles/stories on various facets of the chars, the river islands of Brahmaputra.

Eligibility criteria

Open to journalists 

  • who have demonstrated interest in environment and development issues in India 
  • both regular and freelance 
  • with at least five years experience, from mainstream media including print, electronic, radio, online media and news agencies/wires 
  • whose working language is English; however  fellows are welcome to publish in other regional languages, viz., Assamese and Bengali
How to apply
Send an  application with following documents to ecosystemsforlife.media@gmail.com:
  • A copy of curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A comprehensive fellowship proposal (in English) outlining:
Region (state/district) on which the proposal is focused
Subject/s and story ideas that the applicant proposes to focus on (1000 words maximum)
Tentative travel plans, budget and time
Three references along with recommendation/nomination letters from each of concerned individuals (Editor/news editor/chief news editor)


Expected outputs

  • A total of three print or TV/audio stories for every fellow
  • An anthology of the disseminated/published/aired News-Clips/Video Footage to IUCN
  • A summary report on their activities and feedback on the Ecosystems for Life Media Fellowship - 2013

Contact Details

Sushmita Mandal
Dialogue Coordinator
Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative
IUCN India Country Office
Tel/Fax: +91-11-26527742, 46052583
Email: sushmita.mandal@iucn.org
Web: www.iucn.org/e4l

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June 24, 2013 12:00AM