INTERNATIONAL SBCC SUMMIT 2021

September 20 to 24, 2021 – Marrakech, Morocco
The 2021 edition of the International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit focuses on pressing international challenges and issues such as poverty, gender equality, protecting the planet, and ensuring that all people enjoy health, peace, and prosperity.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2021 PARK FOUNDATION’S GRANT PROGRAM – UNITED STATES

Deadline: 26/03/2021
Grant The Park Foundation was formed in 1966. Its original focus was on education and grant-making in communities where Park Communications had interests. When he died in 1993, Mr. Park bequeathed more than 70 percent of his holdings to the Foundation.

LORENZO NATALI MEDIA PRIZE 2021

Deadline: 18/04/2021
Grant The #NataliPrize was created by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships, and named after Lorenzo Natali, a precursor to the international partnerships approach to global challenges impacting society. There will be up to three winners this year, each winner will receive 10,000€. The winner of the Best Emerging Journalist category will also be offered a work experience opportunity with a media partner.

CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR OCEAN STORY GRANTS 2021

Deadline: 25/02/2021
Grant Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering reporting grants to support the production of investigative stories that will call attention to critical ocean issues. The world relies on the oceans to support the needs of their growing population, whether those needs be sustenance, economic growth, climate regulation or even the air they breathe.

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.

AFRICA CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT JOURNALISM

02-03 December 2020 – Online
Registration has now opened for the 2020 edition of the Africa Conference on Development Journalism. The conference will take place online under the theme of Emerging Technologies and Future of Development Journalism. 

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.

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.

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.