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.

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

OSCE: CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Deadline: 31/10/2020
Grant The aim of the #SAIFE project is to develop policy recommendations on the most effective ways to safeguard freedom of expression and media pluralism, when deploying AI. Funded initiatives must support RFoM’s #SAIFE project on the impact of AI on freedom of expression, as well as the overall mandate to safeguard media freedom and freedom of expression across the 57 OSCE participating States.

ILO SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL MEDIA COMPETITION ON LABOUR MIGRATION & FAIR RECRUITMENT

Deadline: 31/10/2020
Grant The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. It will give awards to two published media pieces. For the first time it will also give prizes for two ‘synopses’ of stories to be developed on labour migration or fair recruitment.

USAID’S BMAP 3RD MEDIA INNOVATION LAB: REPORTING ETHICALLY DURING A PANDEMIC

Deadline: 09/11/2020
Grant The Media Innovation Lab will gather lead experts in the field and provide different perspectives, teach new skills, and inspire participants to tackle new challenges! On the last day, participants will present their projects to a jury for a chance to receive seed funding of up to $5,000 USD to further develop their prototypes and ideas after the event into full-fledged tools and projects that can be rolled out for use by media across the region.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND FOR JOURNALISTS

Deadline: 15/11/2020
Grant The National Geographic Society is launching an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities. This fund will place particular emphasis on delivering news to underserved populations, particularly where there is a dearth of evidence-based information getting to those who need it.

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.

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. 

PEOPLE IN NEED: CALL FOR SELECTION OF REGIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS (GEORGIA)

Deadline: 11 October 2020
Grant People in Need (PIN) looking for local organisations that are interested learning more about media literacy and non-formal education methodologies, and then share this information in a series of workshops with their members or clients. Selected regional organisations will be trained in media literacy and fight against disinformation using the documentary film methodology. Following successful completion of the training, organisations will have the chance to apply for funds to implement the People in Need’s documentary film and media literacy project in their own municipalities.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: BIODIVERSITY MEDIA GRANTS 2020

Deadline: 15 October 2020
Grant As a part of Biodiversity Media Initiative project, Earth Journalism Network is pleased to announce a new round of grant opportunities available for journalist networks, media organisations, civil society organisations or academic institutions that are working to improve media coverage of biodiversity and conservation issues in the Global South. The biodiversity crisis is one that impacts all of humanity and does not receive the media coverage that it deserves. Media organizations and reporters have an important part to play in ensuring public awareness of biodiversity and conservation issues, as well as the potential solutions to these problems.

ALBANIAN MEDIA INSTITUTE INVITING PROPOSALS TO HELP PRESERVE MEDIA FREEDOM AND PLURALISM (ALBANIA)

Deadline: 12 October 2020
Grant The Albanian Media Institute is seeking project proposals aimed at building the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to help preserve media freedom and pluralism in the Western Balkans. The call for proposals is open to CSOs in Albania operating in the field of media, education, human rights or gender equality. Preferably they are looking for partnership projects with other CSOs.