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

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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Who can apply?


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


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


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 that will fit an alternate media?

 (Podcast, comics, short films, documentaries, social media)


About the Grants

Receive a Grant of

  • 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.


Selection Process

Phase 1

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

Phase 2

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview

Phase 3

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

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