Goal of the Grant
The Impact Journalism Grant aims to advance innovative reporting on the topic of land and property inclusivity in India.
The goal of the grant is to raise awareness among the general public about issues faced by the poor related to land and property. The grant is worth 1,00,000/- for the winner, and has additional travel and reporting allowance for the shortlisted entries according to the scope of project.
Round 1 application deadline is 15th May, 2018 (23:59 IST)
Your story pitch is the most important part of the application. Submitted proposals have to deal with issues faced by the poor related to land and property.
Your pitch could deal with specific aspects such as:
- Land titling & tenure security
- Evictions and displacement
- Land disputes and judicial bottlenecks
- Women & widows and their inheritance & property rights
- Urban homelessness and affordable housing
- Small and marginal farmers and tenant farmers
- Financial inclusion related to property
- Digitalization, innovation & open data, mapping, addressing solutions
- Actions & solutions in this area addressing the needs of the poorest
Format and eligibility
Round 1: Freelance or permanently employed individual journalists or small team of journalists (including support staff as appropriate, e.g., photographers, graphic designers, or data experts), may apply with a 200-word proposal here highlighting the story you would work on.
Individuals with a compelling story to tell (development professionals, students etc.) are welcome to participate as well.
Deadline to apply: 15th May, 2018 (23:59 IST)
Round 2: Our internal jury will shortlist and announce up to 20 finalists who qualify for a reporting allowance between INR 5000/- and INR 10,000/- that can be used to research and work on your story.
Announcement of shortlisted finalists: 17th May, 2018
The finalists will then submit their final story/report not exceeding 1500 words. Our expert jury will select one winner to award the Impact Journalism Grant of INR 1,00,000/-
Deadline to submit final story: 17th June, 2018 (23.59 IST)
There are no citizenship or residence requirements, as long as your story is based in India and submitted in English or Hindi.