Upcoming deadlines for grants, workshops and other opportunities for media workers

Scroll to discover opportunities for media workers, practitioners, researchers and journalists. All opportunities are in chronological order and separated into PMA-specific, Featured and Month-by-Month sections. Good luck!

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The Global Grants are PMA’s flagship grant, offering staff at our member organisations up to £1500 to travel to another member, for work/research purposes.

*APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY CLOSED*

PSM: An Introduction are onehour virtual seminars for new staff or apprentices at our member organisations, to educate them about public media worldwide.

Come to us with a specific idea for training or educating on a particular subject, and we will facilitate a one-hour virtual PSM Masterclass seminar with an expert.

MOOC: Why does media matter for Development? A free four-week, online course exploring why media matters for development designed in collaboration with the University of East Anglia.


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Press Release: UNESCO & PMA Social Media Guidelines Workshop & Meeting


The Public Media Alliance will run a unique social media workshop for Caribbean journalists this June, offering participants the opportunity to contribute to a new set of guidelines for the region.

Call for Application: Workshop & meeting to develop social media guidelines for Caribbean journalists


We are pleased to announce our upcoming workshop and meeting with UNESCO to develop social media guidelines for journalists and media organisations in the Caribbean.


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PMA has compiled a collection of resources on reporting in Ukraine, including information on financial assistance, which can be found by clicking the button below.

Resources for Media Workers Covering the Conflict in Ukraine

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Upcoming deadlines, workshops and opportunities

AFP seeks journalist in The Hague [Worldwide]

Deadline: 3rd JULY 2024 

Journalists interested in diverse subjects such as climate, economics, politics, and sports are encouraged to apply.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is seeking a journalist for its office in The Hague to cover news in the Netherlands and report on the numerous international organizations headquartered in the city.

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Safety training course for journalists [East Africa]

Deadline: 5th JULY 2024 

Local freelance and journalists based in East Africa can participate in a three-day safety training course. 

The ACOS Alliance, in partnership with IREX, is offering the East Africa Safety Training 2024 for local and freelance journalists. In line with the ACOS Alliance Safety Principles, the course is designed to help journalists who face risks and safety challenges in their work to be better prepared. 

The training will focus on digital security, psychological safety, and first aid, taught by an experienced and qualified medic. The course will be in English.

The course will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from Aug. 7 to 9.

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Fellowships to cover UN Biodiversity Conference [Worldwide]

Deadline: 6th JULY 2024 

Journalists working in low- or middle-income countries are eligible for a fellowship to attend COP16.

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering a new fellowship for journalists interested in reporting from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP16). The conference will be held Oct. 24 to Nov. 1 in Cali, Columbia.

In the leadup to COP16, fellows will receive resources and tools to help prepare for reporting at the conference.

While in Cali, fellows will participate in a series of specially designed activities, including an orientation session with biodiversity experts on the key issues at COP16, daily briefings and interviews with high-level officials.

Five journalists will be selected for the fellowship. Fellows will receive airfare, accommodation, meals, travel insurance, and transportation costs to participate in the fellowship.

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Journal seeks papers on media and women [MENA]

Deadline: 15th JULY 2024 

Journalists, academics and students from the Arab world can submit their papers.

Arab Media & Society, the biannual journal of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism at the American University in Cairo, is seeking submissions for its next issue on “Media and Artificial Intelligence.”

Possible topics include the role of artificial intelligence in media production and content creation, and the ethical considerations and challenges in introducing artificial intelligence in media and communication. 

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Sub-Grants to support Local Media Outlets in Albania

Deadline: 15th JULY 2024 

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania) is launching an open call for sub-grants to support local media outlets in Albania (NGOs), which will provide them with technical, editorial and financial resources to report independently, ethically and in a gender-balanced way.

The three-year project: “Strengthening Media Freedom, Professionalism and Journalists’ Safety in Albania” is implemented by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania), in cooperation with Science for Innovation Development Centre (SCiDEV) and Qendra Faktoje.

The project is awarded within the EU funded Call: “Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2022 and Thematic Programme for Human Rights and Democracy 2022-2023”. In the framework of this project, BIRN Albania has opened a call for 3 (three) Sub-Grants to support local media outlets in Albania.

[Text sourced from the Global Forum for Media Development]

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Journalism fellowship covers human rights [Latin America]

Deadline: 17th JULY 2024 

Journalists with more than five years of experience covering human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean can apply for this online training in Spanish.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation are launching a new edition of their investigative journalism fellowship, which aims to encourage in-depth knowledge of the functioning of the Inter-American Human Rights System, the agenda for strengthening human rights protection work and the role of the Inter-American Court.

[Text sourced from IJNet]

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Environmental Investigative Journalism

Deadline: 25th JULY 2024

While news media and newsrooms still predominantly operate nationally, most power structures and societal and environmental problems transcend national boundaries. This grant programme is therefore aimed at cross-border teams of investigative journalists and newsrooms to investigate and document illegal, unreported and unregulated abuse of nature that involves European affairs in and outside Europe

Next t investigations of environmental issues that transcend borders, this programme can also support and stimulate comparative investigations into local environmental issues and policies between two or more regions or cities.

The grants can also offer support to preliminary work in the development of new investigative projects.

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Competition highlights investigative journalism [Europe]

Deadline 31st JULY 2024 

Journalists from Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine can compete in this contest.

The CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merit in Investigative Journalism will honor reporters operating under difficult conditions. 

This year, the contest seeks to highlight the role of investigative journalism in raising public awareness of critical issues in the agriculture/food security, environment, and health sectors, with the aim of advocating for transparency and good governance as regards practices, procedures and funding.

The competition has two categories: professional journalists and young journalists (ages 30 and younger), awarding EUR4,000 and EUR1,000, respectively.

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Media Ownership Monitoring System

Deadline: 2nd AUGUST2024 

The European Commission (EC) is seeking applications for its Media Ownership Monitoring System program to fund a project setting up a publicly available database containing relevant information on media outlets.

The European Democracy Action Plan and the Media and Audiovisual Action Plan aim to strengthen media freedom and media pluralism. One of the measures announced is to improve the understanding and public availability of media ownership information.

To achieve this objective, the EDAP announced that the Commission would co-finance the new Media Ownership Monitoring System, a pilot project setting up a publicly available database containing relevant information on media outlets.

Improving media ownership transparency is also an objective of the European Media Freedom Act. The first pilot project was launched in September 2021, followed by a second project that extended the scope to cover the 27 Member States.

[Text sourced from the Global Forum for Media Development]

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Small Grants Program opens [MENA]

Deadline: 5th AUGUST 2024 

Journalists and researchers whose work focuses on Arab societies can apply for this program. 

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) seeks applications for the seventh cycle of the Small Grants Program on the theme of “Nation, Identity and History.”

This grant, with a duration of two to three months, supports individual researchers up to three years out of the PhD and PhD students in advanced stages of their studies, in the social sciences and humanities, to conduct a research project on the Arab region on the theme of “Nation, Identity and History.” 

A grant of up to US$3,000 is available for individual researchers. This program is funded through a grant provided by the Constantine Zurayk Cultural Foundation.

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FPD Low Countries

Deadline: 22nd AUGUST 2024 

In this version, teams of investigative journalists living in Belgium AND The Netherlands who have good ideas for a cross-border local investigation in the region are involved. If relevant to the story, team members from elsewhere may also be accepted. The project is media neutral and open to print, online, audio, video, …

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Pascal Decroos Fund

Deadline: 22nd AUGUST2024 

The Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism is Journalismfund’s first and oldest grant programme to promote investigative journalism in the Dutch-language media in Belgium since 1999. These are projects that have great news value and depth, and at the same time are original, innovative and time-consuming, and would not be realised without financial support.

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Supporting Public Interest Journalism in Rwanda’s Digital Space

Deadline: 30th AUGUST 2024 

U.S. Embassy Kigali and the U.S. Department of State announce an open competition for organizations to submit applications to promote financially sustainable investigative journalism in Rwanda. It will promote government accountability, responsible journalism, and greater freedom of expression in Rwanda.

This proposal aims to build on the successful aspects of the 2021 project while leveraging a growing exception to this difficult financial dynamic: YouTube and related digital spaces. Learning from the 2021 project, monetization of content via YouTube is a path to sustainability.  Increasingly, journalists and content creators are producing genuinely independent reporting on issues of public interest via YouTube that both finds an audience and generates sufficient income to be sustainable.

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FIJ Regular and Seed Grants Program

Deadline: 9th SEPTEMBER2024 

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is accepting proposals for both its regular and seed grants for early reporting.

Grant Types: 

  • Regular Grant: Grants are paid directly to freelance investigative reporters or media outlets for expenses related to investigations, including travel costs, records-related fees, document collection and analysis costs, reporters’ time and other expenses. Grants can be used for print or online articles, television or radio stories, books, podcasts and documentaries.
  • Seed Grant: Journalists do not need a commit to publish. These are intended to help yield initial findings that reporter can use to secure a commitment to publish and apply for a full grant from the Fund or other sources. Journalists submit a shorter narrative explaining the investigative story idea and what expenses the grant would cover.

[Text retrieved from the Global Forum for Media Development]

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Grants fund investigative journalism [Worldwide]

Deadline: 9th SEPTEMBER 2024 

The grants, sponsored by the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), are intended to support investigative projects that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance or misuse of power – in the public and private sectors.

FIJ also offers expedited grants for urgent stories, follow-up grants for timely stories after initial investigations and seed funding for preliminary reporting that can lead to full investigations.

The maximum award is US$10,000, which should cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel costs, document collection and equipment rental. The first half of the grant is given once an application is approved and the second half is paid when the project is complete.

Proposals must come from U.S.-based reporters or journalists whose stories have a U.S. angle, involving American citizens, government or businesses. Stories must be published in English.

[Text sourced from IJNet]

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Radcliffe Institute offers fellowship [Worldwide]

Deadline: 12th SEPTEMBER 2024

Journalists and film, video, sound and new media artists can apply for this fellowship in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program at Harvard is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions and creative arts, including journalism.

The institute provides stipends of up to US$78,000 for eight months with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship, which extends from September 2025 through May 2026.

Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise.

Visual, film, video, sound and new media artists may apply for either one or two semesters.

Journalism applicants must have worked professionally in the field for at least five years.

[Text sourced from IJNet]

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EU Audio Reporting Programme

Deadline: 19th SEPTEMBER 2024 

The European Commission (EC) is seeking applications for the EU Audio Reporting Programme to support the production of innovative audio formats and their distribution across Europe.

This call for proposals for the EU Audio Reporting Programme targets projects focused on increasing independent reporting on European issues through audio formats and expanding its dissemination via broadcasting and/or digital platforms.

[Text sourced from the Global Forum for Media Development]

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European Local Cross-border Grants

Deadline: 26 SEPTEMBER 2024

This grant, mentoring and scholarships programme aims at addressing the shortage of local independent journalism by administering grants to local investigative journalistic projects in Europe and stimulating cross-border collaboration.

This programme will:

  • Stimulate local journalists and (small) news outlets to conduct investigative journalism and learn from colleagues in other countries, creating a European network of local (investigative) journalists in the long run.
  • Stimulate local journalists and news outlets to compare with other regions and cities in other countries that face similar problems or challenges, which are eminently European issues.
  • Increase the dissemination, reach and impact of local investigative journalism.

[Text retrieved from JournalismFund]

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Professional Development Grants for Environmental Journalism

Deadline: 10 OCTOBER 2024 

This grant facility supports enabling activities and supporting services for environmental investigative journalism as a whole. It seeks to promote collective development and support services for environmental investigative journalism, by providing funding to project ideas from organisations and institutions for training and professional development programmes, i.e. skills-focused professional training or fellowship programmes targeted at enabling investigative journalists to upskill with regards to reporting on environment related issues

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Voices

Deadline: 15th OCTOBER 2024

Voices is granting 10 awards for 1000 euros each to young journalists and media literacy advocates to participate in the festival’s second edition.

The Awards have a dual focus and will recognise five achievements in the field of Journalism, and five achievements in the realm of Media Literacy. Each comprises different categories dedicated to diverse themes described in the calls for entries.

Are you dedicated to these fields? Can you showcase innovation in your work and projects? Apply by 15 October 2024 and get the chance to present your work in Zagreb!

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FEATURED OPPORTUNITY

Free sustainability training for the TV/Film Industry

Media sustainability solutions organisation, Albert, offers a range of specific online and free training on an ongoing basis for those working in the TV and film industry to help make their productions in a more sustainable way. Sessions include sustainable production training; editorial training; sustainable sports TV and news production training. Many of the sessions will cover environmental basics, the industry’s impact, and production case studies.

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How to become a forensic pro (French)

Take the open-access training designed by AFP for all journalists and journalism students, with support from the Google News Initiative.

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Judith Neilson Institute’s Grants

JNI’s grants provide journalists and media organisations with the resources they need to produce quality journalism.

Grant proposals should be clear and concise with a plan of how you will reach an audience. Please note that we will always receive more good ideas than we can support. We only respond to submissions we are interested in hearing more about. For freelancers and individuals, we recommend you apply with the support of a media platform.

[Text sourced from The Judith Nielson Institute]

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The ERC Collaborative Reporting Grants

The Environmental Reporting Collective is proud to announce we’re accepting applications for Collaborative Investigation Grants open to media outlets, journalists, and freelancers. 

These grants ($1000 to $3000 USD) are specifically aimed at promoting collaboration, and allowing journalists from different countries to work together to fill in gaps in each others’ reporting, especially when tracing environmental crimes across borders.

Funds can be used creatively, and there is no travel requirement. 

Applications are accepted anytime, with decisions made quarterly. Applications will be considered within 3 months of their submission from when applications are opened, to when they are closed.

[Text sourced from ERC]

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Digital Journalism Course from Reuters and Facebook Journalism Project

Reuters, in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project, has launched a course on digital journalism. The free online course offers training in digital newsgathering, verification and publishing skills, along with access to wellness and resilience resources.

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Free online course on vaccine reporting 

Vaccines have become a household conversation. But often the talk is inaccurate and full of fear. Quality vaccine journalism ‘talks’ to people. It answers their questions and addresses their doubts. Let’s Talk Vaccines takes you on a journey of discovery from evolving vaccine science to how to hold governments to account to ensure all people get access to a COVID-19 vaccine, and on to strategies to address vaccine misinformation. 

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Beyond survival? A new Human Resources research project for PMA members

Our new project aims to develop people management strategies to ensure the development and growth of PSMs in the fragmented digital media landscape.

In an exciting new research project, the Public Media Alliance (PMA) has partnered with Peter Block from the University of Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), to launch a project that will review the processes by which participating PSM’s manage the employer-employee relationship during the employment life-cycle.

The purpose is to highlight issues for the sector at large, identify common themes of staff development needs, and offer some practical recommendations for good practice to the PMA community.

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BFI Young Audiences Content Fund

The BFI is administering a three-year pilot fund of £57 million, derived from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), to help expand the children’s content industry in the UK.

The Fund seeks to support public service broadcasting content aimed at audiences under 18 with the creation and development of new programmes which include PSB values by reflecting UK identity and children’s lives (both regionally and nationally), educating and informing audiences as well as representing more diversity and alternative voices.

‘Production and development awards will contribute to the funding of programmes, shown on television and online platforms, that have public service broadcasting values in live-action and animation and across all genres.’

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Collaborative Operations and Services Grant Program [US based]

Organised by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), “The Collaborative Operations and Services (“COS”) grant program is intended to support multistation initiatives to fully develop and implement collaborations, strategic alliances and other forms of partnerships that will increase stations’ abilities and capacities to achieve more together than each can accomplish alone.

The COS will provide smaller grants to assist stations with facilitation, analysis, and research (“FAR”) required for establishing parameters for collaboration efforts (see details below), as well as larger grants for the implementation of serious collaborative efforts.”

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Course on diversity in the news and newsrooms

Ongoing

This MOOC, from the Knight Center in partnership with the Google News Initiative, provides four weekly modules from 11 January to 7 February, 2021. This instructor-led course aims to explore how diversity can transform journalism by democratising the profession from within. Over the course’s duration, participants will learn about strategies to diversify newsrooms and retain talent and tools to work on stereotypes and racial biases which may colour news coverage. You can still access this course as a self-enrolled student.

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Coverage of the COVID-19 Vaccine: What Journalists Need to Know

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has made their free, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) available indefinitely for journalists who are interested in improving their coverage on COVID-19 and vaccines. The self-directed, self-paced course is available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Data Journalism Grant

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for innovative data-driven journalism projects that spotlight under reported issues. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad. 

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Disinformation and fact-checking in times of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)

Online

Aimed at journalists and communicators in general, this free training is open to anyone interested in the subject, especially journalism teachers and students. In four weeks, instructor Cristina Tardáguila will explain the origins of fact-checking in journalism and teach the tools necessary to discredit fake news in these times of pandemic.” You can still access this course as a self-enrolled student.

[Text sourced from Knight Center]

The Knight Center offers many other journalism courses. Explore them here.

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First Jobs Fund

The Journalists’ Charity recently launched a fund for new journalists starting out in the field. “The fund will offer support with essential costs such as accommodation, moving home, transport and essential work-related equipment.”

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Fund for Indigenous Journalists: REPORTING ON MISSING & MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN, GIRLS, TWO-SPIRIT, TRANSGENDER PEOPLE

The Fund for Indigenous Journalists: Reporting on Missing & Murdered Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender People (MMIWG2T) directly supports Indigenous journalists’ reporting on violence that targets members of Indigenous nations, both on sovereign ground and in urban settings in the U.S. The dominant media narrative around Indigenous issues, including of Missing & Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP), is often criticized by Indigenous journalists as perpetuating stereotypes and lacking critical nuance – victimizing Indigenous people and ignoring their survivorship. Meanwhile, Indigenous people make up less than one percent of working journalists in the U.S. and have little access to major media outlets to tell their own stories to national audiences.

[Text retrieved from the International Women’s Media Foundation] 

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Fund for Women Journalists

Promoting the work and advancing the role of women and nonbinary journalists across the globe is critical to advancing transparency and diversity in the news media.

The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists (FWJ), the first funding initiative of its kind, supports journalists and journalism projects including, but not limited to, professional development opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives led by women and nonbinary people. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, FWJ has supported more than 330 journalists from 47 countries since its inception in 2015.

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Funding available for Black journalists [US based]

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and Black Journalists Therapy Relief Fund are providing two emergency funding opportunities. The Black Journalists Therapy Relief Fund is designed to provide financial assistance for Black journalists who are unable to pay for mental health support. The IWMF’s United States Journalism Emergency Fund may address needs related to work, such as medical aid, destroyed or stolen equipment and protective gear; or long-term needs such as trauma, mental health services and referrals to legal support. Applicants must be working journalists and must provide proof of their financial need. 

[Text sourced from IJNet]

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ICFJ Knight Fellowships

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is looking for outstanding journalists with a background in digital journalism, training or coaching, to work “in key areas of innovation such as newsroom transformation, entrepreneurship and business models, technology creation and adoption, diverse voices in news, investigative reporting, digital security and specialized reporting on health, gender and development.”

“Fellowships are typically a minimum of one year, and may be extended by ICFJ depending on funding and the opportunity for greater impact. Fellowship projects must produce measurable results.”

Proposals for fellowships are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year but there are other opportunities to apply for that can be found on the website.

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“The Assistance Desk of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) provides financial and administrative assistance to professional journalists and citizen-journalists who have been the victims of reprisals because of their reporting.” Individuals, NGOs and media outlets can apply for support.

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Ongoing

The Chilean digital magazine Puroperiodismo, is inviting journalists, developers, designers and innovators residing in Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in this project.

Media professionals who are currently exploring new technologies, approaches to reporting, developing an app or similar are encourage to talk about it in the magazine.

Entries are on an ongoing basis

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International Reporting Grants

The Pulitzer Center’s International Reporting grants support reportage on topics of global importance. Grants are open to reporters, photographers, radio/audio journalists, television/video journalists, and documentary filmmakers. COVID-19 projects are currently being prioritised as well as other projects that can be completed in the near term without much travelling. 

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IWMF – Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

The Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists, established by the International Women’s Media Foundation, provides funding to promote and advance the work of woman-identifying journalists in the news media globally. The fund accepts applications on a rolling basis. Teams of journalists may apply but the submission must be from a woman journalist and her team must include at least 50% women.

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NPR Story Lab

“The NPR Story Lab is looking for great ideas. In fact, we’re an idea hub – generating new segments for our news programs, creating radio shows, and launching new podcasts. We want to collaborate with member stations and independent producers. We want to work with new talent that brings a fresh perspective to NPR. We want to keep innovating and leading in the podcast and radio world. The NPR Story Lab is a true creative studio at the heart of NPR, one that fosters experimentation and continues to evolve the sound of public radio.  Tell us your ideas, and let’s make stuff!”

Are you interested in submitting your story or pitching a programme idea to America’s foremost public radio station? NPR are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Get involved via the link below.

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OPEN Media Hub offers free online courses [Eastern Europe, MENA] 

Journalists, media managers and other media professionals can take self-directed courses in English, French, Arabic and Russian. The OPEN Media Hub provides e-learning courses as a part of the support for media professionals in the countries of the European Neighborhood, including Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Topics range from media management and content production to media coverage of migration and COVID-19. All courses are free of charge and permanently open. Certificates are available to users who successfully complete them.

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Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

Deadline: Ongoing

“OSIEA plays an active role in encouraging open, informed dialogue on issues of importance in Eastern Africa. Through a combination of grant making, advocacy and convening power, OSIEA is able to support and amplify the voices of pro-democracy organizations and individuals in the region and to strengthen their capacity to hold their governments accountable. This includes efforts to defend and support rights activists and pro-democracy advocates who come under attack for their work. ”

The eligibility criteria includes supporting projects based around media and access to information. The OSIEA is available to both organisations and individuals.

Interested grant seekers should consult the OSIEA website for more information on eligibility and application guidelines.

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Pitching Investigative Documentaries – GIJN

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (IGJN) launched a collaborative network during a GIJN webinar. This is a platform where pitches for investigative documentaries and long-form productions about Covid-19 can be submitted and passed onto several public broadcaster production teams including BBC Africa, BBC Arabic, CBC Canada, PBS Frontline and RTS in Switzerland as well as Premières Lignes, an independent French TV production and news agency that has worked with France Télévisions.

Submit your pitch here:

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Press Freedom Accountability Project grant funding [US based]

Following recent attacks on and intimidation of journalists in the United States, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is partnering with the News Leaders Association (NLA) to provide journalists with grants between $2,000 and $5,000 to “support reporting on press freedom violations and accountability.”

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Rainforest Journalism Fund

Deadlines: Rolling

The Pulitzer Center has a number of grants available under its Rainforest Journalism Fund — the International Rainforest Journalism Fund; the Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund; the Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund; and the Southeast Asia Rainforest Journalism Fund. The fund represents a major investment in international environmental and climate reporting. Through the Pulitzer Center, the Rainforest Journalism Fund plans to support nearly 200 original reporting projects over the five years’ existence of the Fund, along with annual regional conferences designed to raise the level of reporting on global tropical rainforest issues such as deforestation and climate change and produce stories that make an impact.

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Rory Peck Trust Assistance Grants for Freelance Journalists

The Rory Peck Trust provides assistance to freelance journalists and their families around the world. Applicants must be able to receive a grant from a British registered charity. 

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Rory Peck Trust Training Fund for Freelance Journalists

The Rory Peck Training Fund provides training to freelance journalists to equip them with the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in difficult and potentially dangerous situations. The training fund is available to freelancers who have worked in newsgathering and/or current affairs for a minimum of 18 months. Priority is given to those who work in hostile environments and to those with confirmed assignments. 

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The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

The Pulitzer Center has published an advisory note to all new applicants in light of Covid-19. Please read here.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting offers several ongoing grants “to support in-depth, high-impact reporting on topics of global importance, including investigations of systemic problems that are often overlooked by mainstream U.S. media.” These include the International Reporting Grant, Rainforest Journalism Fund and Bringing Stories Home: Local Reporting Grants. Freelance and staff journalists from news outlets can apply.

Find out how to apply and the other grants available via the link below:

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The Self-Investigation: A free online stress management program for journalists

In partnership with the ICFJ, Open News and the Online News Association, “The self-investigation is a free online program designed to support journalists with knowledge and evidence-based practices they can use to relate to stress and digital overload in a healthier way. This is an opportunity to get access to ongoing support from professionals so you can feel more balanced and tap into your innate resilience. The English language edition will take place over four weeks in July.”

[Text sourced from The Self-Investigation]

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Training: Online Courses for Media Professionals

Deadline: Ongoing 

A selection of online tutorials created by the European Journalism Centre and supported by the Google News Initiative.

The diverse new set of courses include ‘Where to hire a data journalist’; ‘Python for journalists’ as well as  “Google Search for Journalists”; “Verification: the basics” and “Managing Data Journalism Projects” among many others.

All courses are free and vary in difficulty. Courses can be completed at the participant’s preferred pace.

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Transatlantic Media Fellowship

Ongoing

European media representatives are invited to apply for this fellowship, which will give them the chance to travel across the United States and expand on their knowledge of America and its citizens.

Organized by the Transatlantic Media Network (TMN), the goal of this fellowship is to strengthen the existing transatlantic relationship and improving mutual understanding among journalists and media professionals of both sides of the Atlantic.

The visiting journalists will follow an individual itinerary, created on their skills and interests, which will take them mostly around Washington DC and to visit TMN’s partner institutions, such as universities and journalism schools.

The fellowships may have a different duration but they will all be up to three months.

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Poynter hosts online course on trust building 

Journalists who want to learn strategies to earn their communities’ trust can take this course.

Poynter offers the self-directed, online course “How any journalist can earn Trust.”

The training is divided into 10 modules: perceptions of news; tell your audience who you are, explain your ethics and values; transparency: why it’s important and how to do it day-to-day; building trust into beats; engaging with your audience; separate opinion content from news; connecting revenue to trust; build trust by helping people navigate the news; and next steps.

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Last updated on 11 JULY 2024

If you have any suggestions for grants applications and other opportunities please email PMA at editor@publicmediaalliance.org.