Rukhmabai Grants | STORIES OF WOMEN IN STEM Applications are now open

Help us amplify the voices of striking women who have unique points of view and compelling insights into the world of STEM and their place in it

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Eligibility

Who can apply?

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Are you a science writer/journalist who identifies as a woman?

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Are you passionate about STEM, gender and how they intersect?

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Are you an Indian citizen over 18 years of age?

What are we looking for?

Help us tell fascinating stories about contemporary Indian people of marginalised genders in STEM who are doing ‘cool’ things!

Pitch profiles that will get our readers excited about the sciences through stories of inspiring women who have overcome personal or professional challenges on the path to scientific excellence.

Do you have the perfect pitch?

Guidelines

About the Grants

Receive a Grant of
₹40,000

  • This year, we will be providing THREE grants of Rs 40,000 each.
  • Each grantee will produce three stories – two profiles and one feature story – aligned with the objective of Rukhmabai Initiatives; to inspire and inform
  • Over the course of the year, the grantees will be invited to participate in short activities to further Rukhmabai team’s vision and efforts in this space.

Timelines

Selection Process

End of January

Once applications are closed, the (anonymised) entries will be evaluated by the team at Rukhmabai as well as external evaluators.

February

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview

March

Grantees will be announced; standalone stories will be commissioned from contributors

Dont miss the chance Apply now

This form is inviting pitches for text stories only. We will gradually open up the grant for photo essays, video stories, podcasts and short films. If you have a preliminary pitch for any of these, please write to [email protected]

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