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.

ARIJ’S 13TH ANNUAL FORUM

December 4-6, 2020 – Online
The ARIJ (Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism) annual forum is the Arab world’s biggest gathering for investigative journalists and supporters of independent media. The 2020 Forum is held under the theme: “Connecting the World”. As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, ARIJ’s 2020 Forum (#ARIJ2020) will be the organisation’s first ever fully virtual event. 

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.

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 PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS [MENA]

Deadline: 08/12/2020
Grant Journalists, researchers and activists whose work focuses on Arab societies can apply for this program. Funded by the Ford Foundation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) is accepting submissions for its grants program on the theme of “Health and livelihoods in the Arab region: wellbeing, vulnerability and conflict.”

BIRN TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG JOURNALISTS

Deadline: 16 October 2020
Traineeship Applications are now open for the BIRN Traineeship Programme. Selected candidates will become full-time members of a newsroom for four months, attending editorial meetings, learning how to pitch ideas, choosing a relevant angle for a story, learning how to cover daily events, how to perform different kinds of interviews, write analyses, and feature stories.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FUND FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM – UNITED STATES

Deadline: 08/02/2021
Grant The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is seeking applications for its Grant Program to support journalists for investigative stories that break new ground – which means they uncover wrongdoing in the public and private sectors and reveal information that was previously unknown or hidden.

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.

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.

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.

REPORTING ON ILLICIT FINANCE IN AFRICA

Deadline: 04 October 2020
Grant Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with the African Centre for Media Excellence is looking for journalists based anywhere in Africa who are motivated to understand how their country could be losing money via illicit means. The mentor programme is a part of the award-winning Wealth of Nations programme run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in collaboration with some of Africa’s leading organisations promoting excellence in journalism.

EU INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD FOR BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA AND KOSOVO

Deadline: 09 October 2020
Grant Applications are now open for submission of investigative articles from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo for the annual EU Investigative Journalism Award. Investigative stories published from January 1 to December 31, 2019, and related to freedom of expression, rule of law, transparency, abuse of power and fundamental rights, corruption and organised crime are welcome to apply.

“JOURNALISTIC INVESTIGATIONS OF 2020” COMPETITION – MOLDOVA

Deadline: 15 October 2020
Grant The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (Germany) and the Independent Press Association (API) of the Republic of Moldova are launching a competition to award well-documented journalistic investigations by journalists or groups of journalists from the Republic of Moldova, for stories published between October 16, 2019 – October 15, 2020.

JOURNALISMFUND.EU LOCAL (PILOT)

Deadline: 12 October 2020
Grant Journalismfund.eu aims at addressing the shortage of local independent journalism by awarding grants to local investigative journalistic projects in Belgium and the Netherlands and by stimulating the cross-border collaboration. In this way, cities in Belgium and the Netherlands could mutually strengthen each other (e.g. by forming each other’s benchmark) and as such increase the impact of the supported publications.