NWMI Fellowship

The NWMI Fellowship aims to support young women from Adivasi, Dalit and minority communities who face immense hardships while trying to be journalists. Many new entrants to the profession do not have access to professional training or mentoring, and several such struggling journalists are even denied the bylines that could help build up their body of work. Yet, we know they represent a pool of immense talent and commitment to journalism that could bloom, given a little encouragement.
The Fellowship was  initiated in 2017, and is entirely based on voluntary contributions of money, material and other resources from members of the network.


  • a modest monthly stipend for one year
  • refurbished equipment such as laptop, camera, smart phone, voice recorder
  • contacts with media houses and editors
  • mentorship to help pitch ideas, present and edit stories
  • skill sharing


Women journalists who are residents of India, from Adivasi, Dalit, religious/ethnic minority or other disadvantaged groups, working in any Indian language, in any medium – print, television, radio, online – as well as photojournalists are eligible.