Disha Shetty


• Special Mention at ACJ Investigative Journalism Award 2020
 2nd Prize for Best Article on Humanitarian Subject 2019 by Press Institute of India – International Centre for Red Cross (PII-ICRC)
Global Health Reporting Contest Award 2018 by International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ)
• Best Journalism Editorial Award 2018 by Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
• 3rd Prize at 
RF Mental Health Award 2018 by SCARF - India

Reporting Fellowships

• Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2019 to UN
• World Conference of Science Journalists 2019 Travel Fellowship to Lausanne, Switzerland
• EurekAlert! Media Fellowship 2017 to attend annual AAAS Conference in Boston
• Lilly-MDR TB National Media Fellowship 2016 to cover TB in rural India

Reporting Grants

• International Women’s Media Fund (IWMF) Grant 2018 for Reporting on Women’s Stories
• Pulitzer Centre for Crisis Reporting Grant 2018 & 2019
• Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Grant 2018 for Reporting in the Bay of Bengal Region


• South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) scholarship 2017
• 80% Student Aid to Columbia University for the academic session 2017-18
• 50% Scholarship to Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) 2012-13
• CBSE Single Girl Child Merit Scholarship 2006 - 08 and 2008 - 11