- Eligibility Criteria:
– To be eligible for a grant, applicants must have reporting experience. EHRP’s editors expect writers to file multiple drafts of pieces if needed. All contributors should have reported pieces of this kind previously and be able to share links to or clips of reported work.
– Teams can apply.
– They encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
– Publications can not apply for grants; the mission is to support independent journalists.
– Note: They aim to spread the grant money around and tend to say no to contributors who they’ve already supported with more than one grant per year.
- Type of funding: Programmatic
- Target countries: United States
- Application language: English
The Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP) is accepting applications to provide grants to independent journalists reporting on issues related to poverty, economic class, workers’ rights, and income disparity in the U.S., and co-publish their work in partnership with major media outlets.
EHRP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that produces compelling journalism on economic inequality in America. EHRP funds and co-publishes reportage at the most renowned and popular media outlets, from The New York Times and The Guardian to Vice.
They commission narrative features, reported personal essays, reported op-eds, investigative reports, podcasts, nonfiction cartoons, photo essays, and documentaries about economic inequality in the United States. Personal essays are welcome only if they contain substantial reporting.
Stories they support
- They commission narrative features, reported personal essays, reported op-eds, investigative reports, podcasts, nonfiction cartoons, photo essays, and documentaries about economic inequality in the United States. Personal essays are welcome only if they contain substantial reporting.
- The grants range from $500 for an op-ed to $10,000 for a documentary film.
- For written work, they pay up to $1.25/word, depending on the amount of reporting required. They typically support pieces in the 800-1500 word count range.
- They occasionally support longer pieces placed in large national publications, but the grants for written work typically top out at $2,500.
- For photo essays they pay a $600 day rate. They usually pay upon publication but will give advances to financially struggling reporters.
See here to learn more and apply.
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