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

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Radiodays Asia 2023

Join us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Radiodays Asia 2023. PMA members are entitled to an exclusive discount!


PSM Unpacked | Engaging & Educating Youth

Staff at PMA member organisations joined an online forum to discuss the ways PSM can best engage and educate youth audiences. 

Digital journalism project: Meet our partner and facilitators!

Meet our partner and facilitators for our upcoming Digital & Investigative Journalism project, being held in Namibia.

PMA announces major projects for 2023

Here's a look at PMA's 2023 slate of projects — ranging from digital journalism, gender reporting, and sustainability!


PSM Unpacked | Youth education & engagement

MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE: In this PSM Unpacked roundtable, we'll explore how public media can best educate and engage with young audiences.

OUT NOW | Caribbean mis- and disinformation Situation Report

Greater media literacy needed to counter mis- and disinformation across the Caribbean, shows new situation report from PMA and partners.


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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

Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation offers grants [Worldwide]

Deadline: 7 JUNE 2023

French-speaking journalists, documentary filmmakers and photographers can apply.The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation organises a grant program that supports young media professionals in the development of their projects in France or abroad.

There are three types of grants: the photographer grant: EUR 10,000 (US$10,716) intended for photographers ages 35 and younger; the print journalist grant: EUR 10,000, for reporters under age 30; and the documentary filmmaker grant: EUR15,000 (US$16,074) for documentary filmmakers under age 30.

Applicants do not have to be nationals of a French-speaking country but must be able to present their project in French, both orally and in writing.

[Text sourced from IJNET]


National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Grants Program

Deadline: 7 JUNE 2023

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking proposals for projects that advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions.

Each year the National Endowment for Democracy makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organisations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions.

Each year, NED makes more than 2,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 100 countries.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


New Media Incubator Programme

Deadline: 14 JUNE 2023

The International Press Institute is accepting applications for the New Media Incubator Programme. The New Media Incubator invests in media entrepreneurs developing creative, new business models and products shaping the media market today and tomorrow. This includes startups and new media ventures designing, launching and growing into viable businesses by providing financial support, coaching, network access and training.

It is a six-month programme for Europe-based new media ventures and early-stage publishers building on existing ideas. The programme supports publishers with a minimum viable product launched in their target community at least six months prior.

Publishers will work to identify market gaps, gain a deeper understanding of their audience’s information needs, prototype a product, and continuously experiment, test and maintain their startup or a part of their business or content model. Successful applicants will have an elaborate and strategic approach to their business model but need financial support and mentoring in implementing it.

New Media Incubator may cover any percentage of a project’s costs, up to 100 percent of the total. Co-funding is encouraged but not mandatory. Teams must declare any existing sources of funding on their application.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Awards recognize investigative video and audio projects [Worldwide]

Deadline: 15 JUNE 2023

Filmmakers and audio storytellers who have produced investigative works can compete for an award. 

The DIG Awards recognize excellence in investigative audio and video reporting. Winners will be chosen at the eighth edition of DIG Festival, which will take place in Modena, Italy September 21 to 24. 

As part of this year’s awards, the competition will also include a pitch category. Filmmakers are invited to submit work in the pre-production phase for a chance to win a EUR15,000 to finish their project.

The deadline to enter finished works is June 15. The deadline to submit a pitch for funding is July 15. 

[Text sourced from IJNET]


Pulitzer Center’s Ocean Reporting Network seeks fellows [Worldwide]

Deadline: 18 JUNE 2023

Journalists with a proven track record of environmental investigations can apply for a remote fellowship.

The Pulitzer Center is accepting applications for its Ocean Reporting Network (ORN) Fellowship. The network will establish a collaborative ecosystem of journalists around the world that will uncover the harmful and illegal practices of the fishing and extractive industries, systemic threats to marine biodiversity and coastal communities.

At least eight full-time fellows will be selected for the program.

The ORN fellows will work on individual and collaborative reporting projects to probe the drivers of the degradation of the marine environment, as well as the socioeconomic impacts. 

The yearlong fellowship will cover a reporter’s salary.

[Text sourced from IJNET]


Environmental story grants for Indigenous and ethnic minority journalists [Asia Pacific]

Deadline: 19 JUNE 2023

Indigenous and ethnic minority journalists in Asia Pacific can apply for this grant to produce environmental stories.

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering reporting grants to journalists from Indigenous and ethnic minority groups to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight climate justice, biodiversity and other issues related to the rights and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities.

Grants up to US$2,000 each will be awarded to approximately 25 journalists. Selected journalists will also receive support from experienced mentors through the story production process.

Applicants must reside in low- and middle-income countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands. 

Interested applicants can pitch their story ideas in the form of a written proposal or a short video. English subtitles will be required for video applications.

[Text sourced from IJNET]


Deadline extended: Awards recognize investigative video and audio projects [Worldwide]

Deadline: 22 JUNE 2023

Filmmakers and audio storytellers who have produced investigative works can compete for an award. 

The DIG Awards recognize excellence in investigative audio and video reporting. Winners will be chosen at the eighth edition of DIG Festival, which will take place in Modena, Italy September 21 to 24. 

As part of this year’s awards, the competition will also include a pitch category. Filmmakers are invited to submit work in the pre-production phase for a chance to win a EUR15,000 to finish their project.

The deadline to enter finished works is June 22. The deadline to submit a pitch for funding is July 15.

[Text sourced from IJNET]


Small Grant Fund for Syrian CSO-Media Co-Production

Deadline: 22 JUNE 2023

Free Press Unlimited invites independent Syrian media outlets and civil-society organisations (CSOs) to form partnerships, or small consortia, to together apply for the 2023 round of the Small Grant Fund for Syrian CSO-Media Co-Production.

The project aims to build productive partnerships between Syrian CSOs and media in order to tell original, impactful stories that are relevant to Syrian audiences across geographic and political lines. Through collaborative reporting and advocacy, the Co-Production Fund highlights on-the-ground realities while promoting dialogue and inclusivity.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Core Support for Independent Media in the Southern Neighborhood

Deadline: 23 JUNE 2023

Maharat Foundation in collaboration with Free Press Unlimited (FPU), is launching an opportunity to apply for the second innovation grant within a program called “Core Support for Independent Media in the Southern Neighbourhood” with the support of the European Union.

The overall objective of the grant is to provide short-term, small-scale funding for projects that can advance new or scale up promising media innovations and/or interesting media/journalism collaborations seeking to build a media business and serve local and often under-served audiences (e.g. teenagers/young adults, women/girls, marginalized communities/regions with independent quality information.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Grants for Science Podcasts (Brazil)

Deadline: 24 JUNE 2023

The Instituto Serrapilheira is accepting Brazilian podcast projects in which science plays a central role.

Up to 8 projects will be selected, which will participate in a training program and receive resources for the production of a season.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Media Freedom Project (Malaysia)

Deadline: 28 JUNE 2023

The British High Commission Kuala Lumpur (BHC) is inviting bids to run projects that support and improve media freedom in Malaysia.

As a strong advocate for media freedom, the UK seeks to support governments, media stakeholders and civil societies around the world in efforts to promote media freedom.

The projects must aim to deliver the following objectives:

  1. Increasing cooperation between policy makers, journalists and civil society on improving media freedom in Malaysia
  2. Capacity building and advocacy to
  •  improve media literacy; or
  • strengthen investigative journalism; or
  • counter misinformation and disinformation

Interested parties may bid for funding up to £20,000 (including management and administration costs, and relevant local taxes) for projects running from July/August 2023 to March 2024. The work must be completed by March 2024. There will be no funding beyond this period

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants

Deadline: 30 JUNE 2023

BIRN is calling on Balkan and Visegrad newsrooms to apply for Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants to receive funding, training, mentoring, and access to an innovative digital tool to engage with audiences.

Two following types of grants are available under the Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants:

  1. Individual Grants for media outlets wishing to cover national, regional, or local topics using their own newsroom resources
  2. Crossborder Grants for media outlets interested in investigating cross-border topics in partnership with the other media outlet. The partnership can be:
    • Pre-established, in situations where a media outlet already has a media partner for a cross-border story, they may apply together for a grant of €10,000 to cover expenses for both parties.
    • Teamed up with BIRN’s support, in a situation where a media outlet proposes a crossborder story and does not have a pre-established partnership, BIRN can assist in finding a possible match partner for collaboration.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Contest recognizes TV, audio and digital broadcasting [Worldwide]

Deadline: 30 JUNE 2023

Journalists, filmmakers and podcasters from around the world can enter this contest.

The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) is accepting entries for its annual competition that recognizes TV, video, digital, radio, audio and podcasting work. 

There are 19 different categories including international affairs documentary, news coverage, specialist factual, sports journalism and human interest. Entries can be in any language and must have been broadcast or made available July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

[Text sourced from IJNET]


DRL Investigative Journalism in Europe

Deadline: 30 JUNE 2023

The U.S. The Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour (DRL) announces an open competition for organisations interested in submitting applications for projects that support regional investigative journalism in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia.

DRL’s goal is to strengthen investigative journalism networks in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia engaged in cross-border, collaborative reporting and support them to become trusted sources of information.

The primary objective of this project is to increase the reporting and networking capacity of investigative journalists and outlets across Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia by helping them analyse patterns of corruption, influence and investment, conflicts of interest, anticompetitive business practices, and the impact of such practices on democracy, the environment, and economic growth.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Media and Visual Journalism Fellowship on Militarism, Peace & Women’s Human Rights

Deadline: 30 JUNE 2023

The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is inviting women media professionals, journalists and visual journalists across the Asia-Pacific region to participate in the Media and Visual Journalism Fellowship on Militarism, Peace and Women’s Human Rights.

This year’s media fellowship aims to deepen media and visual reportage on the plight of women and the gendered impact of conflict and militarism on women and communities especially in conflict-affected areas such as Pakistan, India, Burma/Myanmar, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Interested media professionals, journalists and visual journalists may apply for individual fellowship or team up (one journalist and one visual journalist) for team fellowship. Selected individuals will be given a stipend of USD 3,000 while teams will be provided with USD 5,000 to cover expenses for research and travel (conditions permitting) according to work plans co-developed with APWLD.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


IAPA seeks entries for excellence in journalism contest [Americas]

Deadline: 01 JULY  2023

Journalists living in the Americas or Spain are invited to enter their best works in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has launched the 2023 Excellence in Journalism Award.

The competition is offered in 14 categories: cartoon internet news coverage, news coverage, interview, longform, human rights and community service, photography, infographics, opinion, data journalism, in-depth journalism, environmental journalism, health journalism and university journalism. Works must have been published between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023

A jury made up of members of IAPA’s Awards Committee will choose the winner in each of the categories. The first prize consists of US$2,000.

[Text sourced from IJNET]


Expanding Production of Independent Content (Hungary)

Deadline: 02 JULY  2023

Internews invites applications for the Expanding Production of Independent Content in Hungary.

The EPIC project aims to assist in the production and dissemination of high-quality, credible, engaging, and innovative fact-based multimedia journalism content that addresses issues of importance for communities across Hungary.

The Expanding Production of Independent Content grant programme is looking to support projects that are innovative in their story approaches and angles, as well as their use of (audio)visual storytelling tools to reach a wide range of audience groups and make content accessible to people with various information needs. Projects should address issues of public interest, the human experiences that reflect them, and have the potential to counter disinformation.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Lenfest Next Generation Fund supports journalists [US]

Deadline: 11 JULY  2023

Philadelphia-area journalists and students of color can receive financial assistance to support their professional development.

The Lenfest Institute is offering its 2023 Lenfest Next Generation Fund to support in-person professional development and internship opportunities for journalists.

The fund has two tracks.

The Professional Development Track provides awards of up to US$1,200 to support either attendance of a professional development activity of an awardee’s choice or the purchase of equipment used for professional purposes.

The Internship Support Track provides funding up to US$4,200 to support students and journalists while participating in unpaid internships.

[Text sourced from IJNET]


European Cross-Border Grants

Deadline: 13 JULY  2023

This grant and mentoring programme aims to address the shortage of independent journalism by providing grants to investigative journalism projects in Europe and encouraging cross-border collaboration.

This awarded grant programme supports since 2009 professional journalists who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European topics. The stories must be relevant to European target groups.

Cross-border teams of professional journalists can apply for a grant to cover working time and/or expenses for their investigation.

Next to a grant, teams can also apply for a mentor to provide assistance with either the focus of the investigation or the need for competences in a specific skill.

[Text sourced from journalismfund.eu]


Smart Media Accelerator (Media Loves Tech)

Deadline: 15 JULY  2023

Under the umbrella of the Smart Media Accelerator (SMA), the incubation program Media Loves Tech supports young start-ups and projects in the “prototype phase.”

The Smart Media Accelerator (SMA) is DW Akademie’s initiative to identify, support and accelerate media outlets and start-up media projects, all in the name of quality journalism in Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria.

The objective of Media Loves Tech is to identify and enable the implementation of effective solutions tackling the challenges and problems of media and journalism in general.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Award recognizes exceptional climate journalism [Worldwide]

Deadline: 17 JULY  2023

Climate journalists around the world can submit stories and compete for cash prizes.

The European Journalism Centre, in partnership with the Google News Initiative, is accepting entries for the Climate Journalism Award. The award will promote and recognize exceptional climate journalism that adopts an innovative or original storytelling approach, encouraging journalists to prioritize reporting on climate-related issues.

Stories can be submitted in five categories: data; storytelling and solutions; visualizations; investigative reporting; and emerging talent.

Submitted stories must have been published in a European-based publication between June 14, 2022 and June 13, 2023.

Winners in each category will receive EUR2,000 (US$2,162).

[Text sourced from IJNET]


Pascal Decroos Fund

Deadline: 20 JULY  2023

Journalismfund Europe is accepting proposals for the Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism.

The Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism is Journalismfund Europe’s grant programme that strives to advance investigative journalism in Dutch-language media in Belgium.

The programme awards grants to distinctive journalistic projects. The grant gives experienced as well as young journalists the chance to execute their investigative ideas and by doing so, contribute to quality investigative journalism in Flanders.

The project aims to keep the memory of Pascal Decroos alive and to continue his life’s work. The Fund was set up in 1998 by family, close friends, and colleagues of Decroos to commemorate and further the legacy of the Belgian journalist.

The results of the research must be published in a Flemish medium and relevant to a Flemish audience.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Fonds Pascal Decroos Low Countries Grant

Deadline: 20 JULY  2023

Journalismfund Europe is accepting proposals for the Fonds Pascal Decroos Low Countries Grant supported by the Flemish Government.

With this project, Journalismfund Europe aims to address the shortage of local independent journalism by awarding grants to local investigative journalistic projects in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism

Deadline: 27 JULY  2023

The Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism is 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 to investigations of environmental issues that transcend borders, the 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.

Furthermore, the Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism can cover working time and expenses such as logistics, travel, insurance, access to legal support, translations, access to technology and data sets, etc.

Next to financial support, teams can also apply for an experienced mentor to provide assistance with either the focus of the investigation or the need for competencies in a specific skill.

[Text sourced from GFMD]


Local Media for Democracy

Deadline: 28 SEPTEMBER 2023

The Journalismfund.eu is now accepting applications for its Local Media for Democracy Grants Programme.

This media funding scheme injects €1,200,000 in financial support to local, regional, and community media who are struggling to serve the public interest in places where access to information has significantly decreased. The selected media will also receive technical and mentorship support (managed by International Media Support) to improve their organisational capacity, journalism innovation, and business sustainability.

These news desert areas can be a geographic or administrative area, or a social community, where it is difficult or impossible to access reliable, diverse and independent local, regional and community media. In other words, news deserts can emerge not only where there are no media outlets, but also where there are newsrooms captured by economic, political or other interests.

[Text sourced from GFMD]



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.

Find out more

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.

[Text sourced from AFP] 


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]


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]


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.


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. 

[Text sourced from Internews]


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.


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.’

[Text from BFI]


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.”

[Text sourced from CPB]


Course on diversity in the news and newsrooms


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.


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.


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. 

[Text sourced from Pulitzer Center]


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


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.


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.”


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]


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.

[Text from ICFJ]

“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.

[Text sourced from RSF]


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

→ MORE INFO (Spanish)

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. 


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.


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.


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.

[Text sourced from IJNet]


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.


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:


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.”


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.

[Text sourced from Pulitzer Center]


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. 


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. 


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:


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]


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.


Transatlantic Media Fellowship


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.


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.

[Text sourced from IJNet]


Last updated on 14 February 2023

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