Indigenous Community Media Youth Fellowship

Deadline: 27 September 2019
Open to: indigenous youth between the ages of 16 and 26
Benefits: project funding up to USD 2,500


Cultural Survival is pleased to announce its call for proposals for the 2020 Indigenous Community Media Youth Fellowship that will support Indigenous youth communicators in building their capacity as radio broadcasters and journalists through specific trainings, community radio visits and exchanges, radio production, conference attendance, and other educational opportunities. Applicants must reside in one of the following countries: Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Nepal and northern India.

With years of experience coordinating capacity building efforts through workshops, conferences, radio station exchanges; facilitating the development of regional networks; and supporting advocacy, efforts to legalize community media, Cultural Survival’s principles adhere to working with the experience, assets and expertise of the communities that it is fund through the Community Media Grants Program.

The Fellowship project provides eight fellowships to Indigenous youth communicators between the ages of 16-26. Fellowships are limited to $2,500 US dollars per fellow within the period range of 8-10 months from the award date. Preferences is given to current or recent volunteer applicants or radio associates from the Community Media Grants Project. Applicants must be able to work and travel independently and be responsible for implementing their proposed projects. The fellows will work jointly with a Cultural Survival staff member and a personal local mentor, who will provide support throughout the fellowship process.


  • Indigenous youth between the ages of 16 and 26;
  • Access to the internet and other forms of communication to creatively collaborate with other fellows and to participate in video conferences;
  • Commitment and motivation to learn about technology, program development, work of other community radios, and the international promotion of Indigenous rights;
  • Applicants must be able to work and travel independently and be responsible for implementing their proposed projects. The project can be sent individually or collective group of youth from a community radio;
  • Applicants must reside in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa or northern India;
  • Preference will be given to youth working at community radio stations that have completed projects with Cultural Survival.
  • The project budget must be no more than USD 2,500;
  • Present a letter of recommendation from either a traditional authority or Indigenous community media authority pertaining to their community.


Project funding up to USD 2,500.

How to apply?

Please first send your concept letter, audio, or video application to:

Mark Camp, email:

Avexnim Cojti, email:

Nati Garcia, email:

For more information, please visit the official web page.