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.

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.

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.

JOURNALISMFUND.EU OPEN CALL FOR SCIENCE JOURNALISM – DUTCH LANGUAGE ONLY

Deadline: 26/02/2021
Grant With this pilot project Journalismfund.eu offers grants for science journalists. It’s meant for projects that have great newsworthiness and depth but that cannot be realised in regular media. The projects should be original, innovative and time-consuming and must involve investigative reporting on science and its impact on society.

BIRN OPEN CALL FOR DIGITAL RIGHTS PROGRAMME FOR JOURNALISTS

Deadline: 28/02/2021
Grant Journalists from Central and Southeastern Europe are invited to apply for BIRN’s Digital Rights Programme for Journalists that aims to explore the effects of digitalization processes and to go deeper into the challenges facing digital rights. Through BIRN’s new “Digital Rights Programme for Journalists“ the organisation is looking for journalists interested in fast-evolving digitalization processes and their impact on democracy, society and lives in Central and Southeastern Europe,

EUROPEAN COMMISSION CALL FOR PROSAL: MEDIA OWNERSHIP MONITOR

Deadline: 09/02/2021
Grant The European Commission is launching a Call for proposals for the Pilot Project “Media ownership monitor”. The Media Ownership Monitor project will create a tool to better inform policy and regulatory interventions that support media freedom and pluralism, by clearly delineating where ownership lies, making potential issues more visible and thereby helping to improve the understanding of the media market. Concretely, the Monitor will provide a country-based database containing information on media ownership, assess systematically relevant legal frameworks and identify possible risks to media ownership transparency.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR INNOVATIVE MEDIA FOR PEACE, SOCIAL COHESION AND RECONCILIATION IN TURKEY, MIDDLE EST AND NORTH AFRICA

Deadline: 29/01/2021
Grant The European Union (EU) has launched a call for applications for the Innovative Media for Peace, Social Cohesion and Reconciliation in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. The global objective of this call for applications is to promote peace in the digital space and enhance resilience of conflict-affected and fragile societies to media harmful content in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza Strip and Yemen.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR MEDIAFUTURES SUPPORT

Deadline: 28/01/2021
Grant Are you a startup from the media field, working with data? Are you willing to make data exploration both entertaining and informative? Do you question the impact of data and technology on individuals and society? The MediaFutures support programme is looking for startups eager to reshape the media value chain through innovative, inclusive and participatory applications of data and user-generated content.

INCLUSIVE MEDIA, COHESIVE SOCIETY – CALL FOR PROPOSAL

Deadline: 10/01/2021
Grant The Samir Kassir Foundation
(SKF) and the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) invite proposals from Lebanese independent media platforms for the provision of financial and professional support. Grants of up to $55,000 (USD) are available for capacity-building projects that would support content production, staff resourcing, and organisational sustainability initiatives.

GRANTS FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME

Deadline: 22/01/2021
Grant GRID-Arendal is a non-profit environmental communications centre based in Norway and supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, among other donors. GRID-Arendal is offering grants for investigative journalism projects focused on environmental crime in developing countries. Currently, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we seek to support investigative reporting that involves little to no travel.

CALL FOR PROPOSAL: MEDIA FREEDOM AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Deadline: 20/01/2021
Grant The European Commission (EC) has launched a call for proposals for Media Freedom and Investigative Journalism. This Call combines three references in the European Parliament’s budgetary remarks for 2020: Action 1 – Pilot Project: A Europe-wide response mechanism for violations of press and media freedom. Action 2 – Preparatory Action: Cross-border investigative journalism fund. Action 3 – Pilot Project: Supporting investigative journalism and media freedom in the EU.