Fully Funded SIWI Journalist Grant for Media Professionals in Sweden

Deadline: 30 April 2018
Open to: journalists from low or low-middle income nations
Grant: fully funded


The new SIWI Journalist Grant is currently accepting applications from five journalists from low or low-middle income nations to study in Sweden. This is the opportunity to visit World Water Week which takes place in Stockholm between 26 – 31 August 2018.

The SIWI Journalist Grant aims to build capacity in water and water-related issues among journalists active in developing countries, thereby creating the potential for raised awareness among large audiences of readers, listeners and viewers. In the long term, a raised level of water known in the journalist corps will contribute to influencing key decision- and policy makers in water and development issues.


  • You must be a citizen of a nation listed as a low- or low-middle income country by the World Bank. See which countries that is eligible for this list;
  • You must be an employee of a media outlet in your country (newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, recognized digital publication) or be able to show proof of continuous freelance journalism activities during the past three years;
  • You must have a documented interest in water and water-related issues;
  • Since the official language of World Water Week in English, you need to be able to work in English, even if you publish stories in another language.


The SIWI Journalist Grant covers:

  • Round-trip air ticket to Stockholm, Sweden;
  • Public (or equivalent) transport between airport and hotel on arrival and departure;
  • Full week registration fee for World Water Week;
  • Certain social events during World Water Week;
  • Hotel stay during World Water Week;
  • Meals on half board during World Water Week;
  • Per diem for meals not provided at World Water Week venue.

How to apply?

Send your application, by email only, to journalist-grant-at-siwi.org, no later than Monday 30 April 2018. The application must be in English and include the following:

  • Attachments containing scans of, or functioning links to three articles/pieces on water or water-related issues, published in the past three years (2015-2018).
  • A brief CV
  • A motivation letter (why you want to visit and cover World Water Week) of maximum 400 words
  • We will notify grant winners in early June 2018.

For more information, please visit the official web page.