ULAB-EJN Fellowship for Audio-Visual Storytellers on the Life in the Bay of Bengal

Duration: From January 20 to April 20, 2020

Financials: Fully Funded

Location: Coastal regions of Bangladesh

Application deadline: 18 January 2020 5 PM


The participants of this fellowship program will be trained in creating compelling human stories on climate-vulnerable marine and island fishing communities in the Bay of Bengal. If you are an audio-visual storyteller working/intend to work in the coastal region in Bangladesh, this is a unique opportunity for you.



The ULAB-EJN Fellowship recipients will have the opportunity to:

  • Enhance and practice their storytelling skills on diverse topics related to fishing, communities, diversity of life and livelihoods in the Bay of Bengal;
  • Develop storytelling skills in video, audio, and photo on digital platforms using basic devices;
  • Access exclusive knowledge resources on coastal and marine issues;
  • Learn from experienced experts and practitioners;
  • Access to the audio-video editing panel;
  • Access to online and offline mentoring; and
  • Have their audio-visual stories (produced as part of the training) published in the media, our and our partners’ websites and other platforms.



The training is open to participants (at least 18 years of age) who fulfill the following requirements:


  • Audio-visual creatives (e.g. artists, citizen journalists, editors, photojournalists, reporters, YouTubers, and other audio-visual content creators on online platforms).
  • Persons having track records of working on coastal, marine, climate or sustainable development issues.
  • Freelancers who have experiences on producing public interest content through social media; being employed by a media house is not a requirement.
  • Based in or working in the eastern or central coast region (Barishal, Noakhali, Chittagong or Cox’s Bazar areas).
  • Swimming is not a requirement during the application, but as a standard safety measure– participants with swimming skills will be allowed during off-shore field-trip in the sea.



  • Four workshops in coastal areas
  • Three off-shore field trips
  • Offline mentoring by project staff and trainers



The training is run by University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and supported by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.



Please apply via this Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fn0nNvwJLpE83S1pGtMkXMML0QesQKg5HG5Rj2FtZxc/

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.