The NWMI Fellowship, spontaneously initiated in 2017, aims to support deserving women journalists as an act of professional solidarity. The fellowship is entirely based on voluntary contributions of money, material and other resources from members of the network.
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.