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SpicyIP is one of India’s leading blogs/repositories on intellectual property (IP) and innovation law/policy.

SpicyIP is inviting applications for the 7th SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20. If you have an interest in IP law and love legal research and writing, look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Fellow! The deadline for submitting applications has now been extended from July 15 to July 31, 2019.

Year after year, SpicyIP fellowship series has attracted some of the brightest minds to the world of IP. If you are wondering whether it’s worth applying for the SpicyIP Fellowship, read (here) what our current batch of Fellows have to say about their experience so far. Their words are sure to dispel all your doubts.

SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20

For those of you who are new to the blog, the SpicyIP Fellowship is a coveted position for those seeking to make a mark in the world of IP. Warning though: it entails a high level of rigour in research and writing! Though great fun as well, given the range of topics covered and the freedom you enjoy in creatively crafting your take on various IP cases and developments.

SpicyIP is now looking for a fresh set of sharp, passionate and dedicated fellows who can help SpicyIP grow even spicier this year. Apart from the sheer joy of writing, the selected Fellows will earn a stipend of approximately Rs. 45,000 a year (Rs. 1,000 per post).

Eligibility

Anybody is welcome to apply. Sex no bar, age no bar, caste no bar, ideology no bar. So long as you are committed to the craft of writing, and possess a keen mind willing to learn and an attitude open to experimenting with fun formats and themes, this is the place for you!

How to apply?

Interested candidates are required to submit the following to pankhuri[at]spicyip.com with a cc to contact[at]spicyip.com with “Application for 7th SpicyIP Fellowship” in the subject line.

Important: If “Application for 7th SpicyIP Fellowship” is not mentioned in the subject line, the e-mail may be missed by July 31, 2019:

  • At least two (2) blog posts;
  • CV (not exceeding 2 pages); and
  • A statement (not exceeding 1000 words) as to why the applicant thinks he/she would be a good fit for the blog.

The posts must be relevant to the Indian IP landscape even if not directly about an Indian development.

If you’re not sure whether your topic will be suitable, you may check with SpicyIP at pankhuri[at]spicyip.com with “Fellowship Topic Check” in the subject line.

All posts must be analytical and not merely descriptive. Posts that reflect on current IP developments will be preferred. Even historical IP related issues or posts that reflect on larger IP themes at a conceptual or macro level are welcome.

The word count of each post must be within the range of 900 to 1200 words.
Fellows will be selected based on the quality of the posts submitted to SpicyIP during this four week period. If the two posts submitted by the applicant are not sufficient to make a determination of suitability for the fellowship, more posts may be required after mutual dialogue with the applicant.

The name of the selected Fellows will be announced on the blog.

If the first post from an applicant is of sub-standard quality, further posts from him/her will not be considered, barring exceptional circumstances.

The posts that meet the editorial standards of the blog will be published as guest posts. However, if the topic has already been covered on the blog, then the post will not be published unless it introduces a new angle or dimension or perspective.

Contact info

E-mail: pankhuri[at]spicyip.com

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