IWMF’S HOWARD G. BUFFETT FUND FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS

Deadline: Ongoing
Grant The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking applications for the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ONE WORLD MEDIA FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: 07/04/2021
Grant Applications are now open for the One World Media Fellowship aimed at aspiring journalists and filmmakers who seek to make a career out of reporting on stories from the global south. Working in film, print, audio or multimedia, the Fellows’ projects bring together integrity and creativity to present underreported stories that break down stereotypes and build cross-cultural connections. One World Media guides filmmakers and journalists on a single project, and provides a supportive network of mentors and peers through the production and completion of their project.

KARIBU FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM – GLOBAL SOUTH

Deadline: 15/03/2021
Grant The Karibu Foundation is seeking applications for its grant program to support alternative voices from the Global South that provide alternatives to the dominant paradigms of power, distribution, and development. The grants are aimed at providing human, professional and economic resources to enable movements to continue their struggle for justice; providing support to networks and initiatives that work for deeper analysis, stronger representation and improved capacity for advocacy; and establishing meeting points and joint approaches between groups in the South (South-South), as well as with groups in the North (South-North), to form global alliances in the struggle for justice.

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW COVID INEQUALITY FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: 21/03/2021
Grant In the US Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Indigenous communities, and other people of color have been affected the most by COVID, and are dying at much higher rates. Incarcerated people have been left unprotected, and those in poverty have been among the hardest hit. To help explore these issues and help people’s stories get told, MIT Technology Review has joined with the Heising Simons Foundation to create five MIT Technology Review Covid Inequality Fellowships.

INTERNEWS GRANTS FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS IN IRAQ

Deadline: 15/03/2021
Grant Many stories that Iraqi women care about go unreported because they seem irrelevant to editorial managers, are deemed culturally sensitive or are a social taboo. Internews will provide 100 small story grants to women reporters to research and produce a story of their choice. The stories will be featured in the participating media outlets and online and will be presented during the Women’s Media Festival.

THE ROSALYNN CARTER FELLOWSHIPS FOR MENTAL HEALTH JOURNALISM

Deadline: 21/04/2021
Grant The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism awards yearlong, non-residential fellowships to journalists from the United States, Colombia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates to report on a mental health topic of their choice. Fellows receive a generous stipend, training, networking opportunities, and access to top experts and resources in mental health and journalism.

STARS4MEDIA CALL FOR INITIATIVES

Deadline: 01/05/2021
Grant Developed by the media and for the media, and co-funded by the EU, Stars4Media is supporting collaborative initiatives developed by at least two media organisations from two different EU countries. These initiatives should contribute to innovation in new editorial products and formats, emerging technologies or other innovations at the organisational level. Stars4Media Second Edition is the continuation of the first European training programme for media professionals to accelerate innovation and cross-border cooperation. 

INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM STORY GRANTS

Deadline: 12/03/2021
Grant The Earth Journalism Network is offering reporting grants to Indigenous journalists to support the production of in-depth stories that will call attention to climate justice, biodiversity, sustainable ecosystems and other issues related to the rights and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR CLIMATE STORY FUND

Deadline: 04/03/2021
Grant The Doc Society is seeking applications for Climate Story Fund to support stories and impact campaigns from around the world that move us closer to a climate just and biodiverse future. In this initial round, the Climate Story Fund will support 6-8 projects with grants ranging between $20,000 to $100,000 per project.

KURT SCHORK MEMORIAL FUND’S 2021 AWARDS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM

Deadline: 31/05/2021
Award Since 2002, the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund has sought to support those journalists Kurt most admired, the freelancers and local reporters whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and all too often fraught with danger. The 3 annual awards, $5,000 each, for freelance, local journalism, and news-fixers, are recognised worldwide as a mark of excellence and have an established track record for brave reporting on conflict, corruption and injustice.

NEWSSPECTRUM FELLOWSHIPS GRANTS

Deadline: Ongoing
Grant The International Press Institute will grant €480,000 to collaborative reporting projects and professional fellowships involving minority-language media as part of NewsSpectrum – a fellowship programme designed to encourage working partnerships between minority-language media, including migrant-language media, and their majority-language counterparts across the EU.

NATIONAL PRESS FOUNDATION ORGANIZES CONTEST ON ENERGY REPORTING

Deadline: 05/03/2021
Grant The Stokes Award – established in the spring of 1959 by friends and admirers of the late Thomas L. Stokes, a syndicated Washington columnist on national affairs – is given annually for the best reporting “in the independent spirit of Tom Stokes” on subjects of interest to him including energy, natural resources and the environment.

FUND FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM GRANTS

Deadline: 03/03/2021
Grant The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants and other support for reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact. Freelance journalists, staff reporters and media outlets are eligible for grants, and their investigations can be for print, online or broadcast stories, books, documentaries or podcasts.

UNESCO ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR IPDC MEDIA DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Deadline: 19/02/2021
Grant Every year, IPDC supports an extensive range of projects in developing countries worldwide. The projects are submitted by local media organizations seeking to expand opportunities for free, independent and pluralistic media. The proposals are selected in line with UNESCO’s strategic programmatic approach in each country based on their specific development needs.

CAROLINA FOUNDATION OFFERS JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – LATIN AMERICA

Deadline: 17/03/2021
Scholarship Journalists, media specialists and students from member states of the Organization of the Ibero-American States can apply for a scholarship to undertake postgraduate studies in Spain. The program covers most of the enrollment fee, the round trip ticket from the place of residence of the fellow, a monthly stipend of EUR750 (US$903) and medical insurance.

PROPUBLICA SEEKS BUSINESS REPORTING FELLOWS

Deadline: 22/03/2021
Fellowship Corporate power is at its zenith in America today. ProPublica is seeking a fellow to help holding ‪those corporations and interests. Your job will be to do enterprising, hard-hitting business stories, whether short, medium or long. The fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Lorana Sullivan Foundation, which was funded from the estate of the pioneering female business journalist Lorana Sullivan.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR JOURNALISMFUND.EU’S EUROPEAN CROSS-BORDER GRANTS PROGRAM

Deadline: 11/03/2021
Grant Submissions are now open for the European Cross-Border Grants Program to support professional journalists, who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European affairs. The stories must be relevant to European target groups. The project should be one that, in principle, could not be realised in this format within the remit of regular journalism – a project that can include cross-border research, networking between colleagues, established and innovative investigative methods and that is at the same time original, innovative and intensive.

JOURNALISMFUND.EU LAUNCHES NEW GRANT PROGRAMME: MODERN SLAVERY UNVEILED

Deadline: 18/03/2021
Grant This grant programme aims to enable independent journalistic investigations into the exploitation of Asian victims of human trafficking and forced labour in Europe. Cross-border teams of professional journalists can apply for a grant to cover working time and/or expenses to investigate, document and expose aspects and cases of forced labour, cross-continental trafficking and other issues related to the exploitation of Asian victims in Europe. Next to a grant, teams can also apply for a mentor to provide assistance with either the focus of the investigation or the need for competences in a specific skill.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: EUROPEAN INSTRUMENT FOR DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS (EIDHR) COUNTRY BASED SUPPORT SCHEME (CBSS) FOR KYRGYZSTAN

Deadline: 01/03/2021
Grant The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals for European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) for Kyrgyzstan programme. The EIDHR is designed to help civil society to become an effective force for democracy and defence of human rights. Next to the programmes that the European Union runs on a global level, it also puts in place a “Country Based Support Scheme” (CBSS) on a country level, under which calls for proposals are designed in order to support and strengthen civil society organizations and human rights defenders promoting and defending human rights and democracy.

ACCESS INFO EUROPE: CALL FOR NATIONAL RESEARCHERS IN EUROPE

Deadline: 14/02/2021
Grant Access Info Europe is currently seeking independent, country-level researchers for several European countries to act as national researchers for the first edition of the Global Data Barometer (2020–2021). The call is open both for individual researchers as well as independent civil society and research organisations with knowledge on the European countries.