The Election 2014 Journalism Fellowship

The Caravan magazine, a journal of politics and culture, in association with, a new digital daily that features original reporting and stories from leading publications from around the world, invites applications for The Election 2014 Journalism Fellowship. Two fellowships will be awarded. During the two-month-long programme, winners are expected to research and write one story of 5,000 words or longer related to key issues regarding the 2014 election.

Topics could include, for example, the role that corporate interests are likely to play, how Narendra Modi’s social media campaign is organised, how the UPA’s recent social-security measures on food and land have influenced voters, or a profile of a vital constituency.

The successful candidates will participate in The Caravan's rigorous editorial process, and the final pieces will be expected to follow the magazine’s distinctive narrative style.

Candidates should send a detailed proposal about the topic they hope to write about (800 words), a resume and three writing samples to and Proposals will be judged on the originality of the idea, analytical rigour, the freshness of the candidate’s treatment, and the quality of the writing. The resulting reportage will be published in The Caravan and on Each fellowship will be valued at Rs. 50,000. Depending on the fellow’s location, additional funds of up to Rs. 25,000 may be available for travel expenses.

Please be sure to note ‘The Fellowship 2014’ in the subject line of your email. Articles must be written in English. Fellowship awards will be decided by a jury consisting of the senior editors of _The Caravan _and The last date for applications is midnight on 25 November 2013. Fellowships will commence on 5 December 2013.