Call for Applications – TISL Journalism Fellowship

Call for Applications – TISL Journalism Fellowship

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the local chapter of the global movement against corruption is inviting expressions of interest from young journalists for the TISL Journalism Fellowship to Strengthen Accountable Governance in Sri Lanka. The fellowship will include workshops and support for the publishing of news stories focusing on public procurement, accountability, asset declarations, asset recovery and other related topics.

The Fellowship period will run from February 2019 to November 2019. 5 journalists will be selected from among those who have expressed interest (1 English Language journalist, 2 Sinhala language journalists & 2 Tamil language journalists) and mentors will be assigned based on the language of communication. Throughout the fellowship period, the successful applicants will be required to apply the knowledge acquired in developing and producing news stories relating to the afore-mentioned topics. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 40,000/= as support for developing their news stories. The fellowship is open to journalists across all media platforms.

Eligibility & EoI Criteria
To be eligible for selection, applicants must –
– Be a citizen of Sri Lanka between the ages of 20-35
– Submit an up to date CV
– Submit a letter from the Editor/News Director authorizing them to participate in the fellowship (Freelancers are required to submit a letter of recommendation from an Editor/News Director)
– Submit 3 samples of work on either print, electronic or digital platforms
– Submit a cover letter elaborating on their interest in anti-corruption work and demonstrating their understanding of afore-mentioned subjects
– Submit proof of educational and professional qualifications

Expressions of Interest should be submitted via e-mail to under the subject “Journalism Fellowship”.

The final date for submission is 10th of January 2019.