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Research Award Eastern Europe

Organisation: Network for Border Crossing Journalism

Status: Open

Type:
  • Awards and Prizes
Theme:
  • Advocacy & Development

Funding Size: €7,000

Deadline: 15/04/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – The call is aimed at qualified journalists, especially transnational teams, who publish in German-language media;
    – Research project should cover social issues from the countries of Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe that is focused on everyday life and people, provides insights into the consequences of economic and social transformation, or reveals the living conditions of marginalised groups;
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Eastern Europe
  • Application Language: English and German

Strengthening reporting from Eastern Europe – this is the idea behind the Research Award for Eastern Europe.

The award supports (cross-border teams of) professional journalists and photographers who in their reporting go well beyond the clichés often dominating Western perspectives on Eastern Europe.

The research award is aimed at qualified journalists, especially transnational teams, who publish in German-language media. Teams of print and photo journalists can also apply.

Funding is available for in-depth reporting on social issues from the countries of Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe that:

  • is focused on everyday life and people,
  • provides insights into the consequences of economic and social transformation,
  • or reveals the living conditions of marginalised groups.

An unbiased, cliché-conscious view of the topics and the search for new, surprising perspectives should already be evident in the research project.

Important award criteria
  • Originality: Is the research topic new – or is a familiar topic told from a new angle or perspective?
  • Relevance: Is the topic relevant to the current social and political debate?
  • Quality: Has the applicant already shown an ability of writing outstanding reports?
  • Appropriateness of effort and spending

Research projects in or about people from the following countries can be submitted: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Funding Information

A total of up to 7,000 euros is available. This is intended to enable the research and production of a major social report (e.g. page 3, magazine or similar) to be published in a German-language print medium. The amount of the grant paid out is based on the budget submitted and deemed appropriate.

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