FEASIBILITY STUDY TO MAXIMIZE THE PROJECT’S IMPACT WHILE MINIMIZING RISKS

Deadline: 08/02/2021
Grant For the upcoming 4-year project “A Transnational Media Network and Three Thematic Platforms for Resilient and Independent Online Journalism in Eastern Partnership Countries”, the international media NGO n-ost is inviting tenders for an independent feasibility study preceding the implementation. Based on an assessment of the initial objectives and planned methodology, they are looking for recommendations on how to maximize the project’s impact while minimizing risks.

INTERNATIONAL VISEGRAD FUND ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR 2021 VISEGRAD+ GRANTS PROGRAM

Deadline: 01/02/2021
Grant The International Visegrad Fund is currently accepting proposals for its 2021 Visegrad+ Grants Program to support projects which contribute to the democratization and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries. Projects must develop meaningful cooperation and ensure active involvement of at least 3 V4 countries and 1 entity from the EaP region or the Western Balkans countries at minimum regardless of the applicant.

AN OPEN FUND FOR PROJECTS DEBUNKING VACCINE MISINFORMATION

Deadline: 31/01/2021
Grant The COVID-19 Vaccine Counter-Misinformation Open Fund is aimed at supporting journalistic efforts to fact-check misinformation about the COVID-19 immunization process that specifically seek to support audiences that are underserved by fact-checking or targeted by misinformation. The Fund will make up to USD $3,000,000 available for projects which demonstrate a clear potential to provide effective corrective tools and content to counterbalance COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.

IWMF’S KIM WALL MEMORIAL FUND 2021

Deadline: 16/01/2021
Grant The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), in partnership with Kim’s family and friends, seek to make sure the kinds of stories Kim loved continue to be told, through the creation of the Kim Wall Memorial Fund. The IWMF’s Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide two $5,000 grants to journalists whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting.

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.

SUBMIT NOMINATIONS FOR 2021 SIGMA AWARDS

Deadline: 01/02/2021
Grant Nominations are now open for the 2021 Sigma Awards to empower, elevate and enlighten the global community of data journalists. The Sigma Awards is a competition to celebrate the best data journalism from around the world. The international data journalism community is facing many challenges, and they want to support them. This year’s Sigma Awards will be about highlighting the very best data journalism done about the pandemic (and building an international database record of such projects), but also those covering other topics such as politics, sports, or the environment.

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.

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.

IWMF LAUNCHES 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.

MONEY TRAIL: GRANTS FOR AFRICAN, ASIAN, AND EUROPEAN JOURNALIST

Deadline: 14/12/2020
Grant In Money Trail, Journalismfund.eu offers working grants for (teams of) African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse money laundering and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe. Grants are awarded to journalists solely by Journalismfund.eu, with no input or oversight at any stage from the consortium as a whole. The primary goal of this grant is to expose illicit finance, tax abuse, corruption and money laundering.

GRANTS OF UP TO €120,000 NOW AVAILABLE FOR NEWSROOM REPORTING ON GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

Deadline: 18/01/2021
Grant Media organisations can now apply for the last round of the European Development Journalism Grants programme. Eight grants worth €112,500 on average each will be awarded to media outlets in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom to report on global development topics during the course of one year.

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.

THE MCGRAW FELLOWSHIP FOR BUSINESS JOURNALISM

Deadline: 15/01/2021
Grant The McGraw Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant investigative or enterprise story that provides fresh insight into an important business, financial or economic topic. They accept applications for in-depth text, video or audio pieces, and they encourage proposals that take advantage of more than one storytelling form to create a multimedia package.

THE IJ4EU IMPACT AWARD

Deadline: 08/11/2020
Grant With a pot of cash prizes totalling €15,000, the IJ4EU Impact Award celebrates the best investigative journalism carried out by teams collaborating across borders in European Union member states and EU candidate countries. Nominations for the inaugural awards opened on Tuesday, 6 October 2020. An independent jury will select three collaborative, transnational investigations for three prizes, each worth €5,000. The winners will be announced at IJ4EU’s UNCOVERED Conference in early 2021.

GRANTS FOR PERSONAL PROJECTS IN THE FIELD OF MEDIA (UKRAINE)

Deadline: 21/10/2020
Grant The House of Europe is currently inviting proposals for Grants for Personal Projects in the Field of Media. This is a grant for your personal media project. A project is any initiative that will help you gain new experiences, pump skills and share ideas with others. 

MEMBERSHIP IN NEWS FUND

Deadline: 06/11/2020
Grant The Membership in News Fund provides financial and venture support to help news organizations build strong and flexible relationships with their audience members that can drive greater sustainability and impact – and help expand the journalism field’s understanding of what works. Membership Puzzle Project first launched the Membership in News Fund in 2018. Ahead of Membership Puzzle Project’s August 2021 sunset, we’re reopening the fund to support membership development projects. 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT MEDIA IN EU SOUTHERN NEIGHBOURHOOD

Deadline: 08/12/2020
Grant The EU has announced a call for applications to Support Independent Media Serving the General Interest in the Southern Neighbourhood. The global objective of this call for proposals is to support pluralism, independence and resilience of independent media that contribute to the democratic aspirations and resilience in the societies in the region of the Southern Neighbourhood. The specific objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen the independence of independent media and journalists serving the public interest.

RED FLAGS OR RESILIENCE? COVID-19’S IMPACT ON ACTROCITY RISKS

Deadline: On a rolling basis
Grant The Stanley Center is looking to commission content (written work, photo essays, etc.) that provides commentary or analysis on how the coronavirus pandemic (and government responses to it in countries around the world) has been impacting the factors for risk or resilience to mass violence and atrocities.

UNITED NATIONS DEMOCRACY FUND PROJECT PROPOSAL GUIDELINES 15TH ROUND OF FUNDING

Deadline: 01/12/2020
Grant UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. In this Round, UNDEF particularly welcomes projects that address challenges to civic space and democracy as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.