Nominations for Free Press Awards

Posted on August 25th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 September 2016 Open to: journalists who have a strong commitment with press freedom and independent information Award: media scholarship for the newcomer of the year and EUR 15,000 (USD 16,970)


Free Press Unlimited, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands, is accepting nominations for the Free Press Awards. The awards aim to honor journalists who risk everything to bring the news to the public, media pioneers who pave the way for equality and justice and those who persevere under the most difficult circumstances. The awards will be conferred at the International Day to End Impunity conference on 2 November 2016 and will recognise exceptional work in the following two categories: Newcomer of the Year and Most Resilient Journalist.

Eligibility Journalists who have a strong commitment... Read More »

Grant for Supporting Independent Journalism and Innovation

Posted on July 25th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 July 2016 Open to: local and international organizations, networks, startups and informal groups involved in the production of journalism Award: supporting grant


The Program on Independent Journalism supports promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty—or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, or massive social mobilizations.

The program supports creative, talented, and open-minded groups or media organizations working on any platform, especially in the places where verified, trustable information is not only scarce but also difficult to produce. Main priorities include: the development of new ideas, breaking new ground, and taking advantage of digital revolution.

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Science Journalism Student Award

Posted on July 18th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 16 September 2016 Open to: both undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in or have recently completed (within the past calendar year) formal education in science or medical journalism Fellowship: recipients get complimentary meeting registration; four nights lodging; USD 750 to help defray the expenses of attending the meeting


The Science Journalism Student Award enables students pursuing a science or medical journalism degree to attend the SfN annual meeting. Two awards are granted each year. Recipients are assigned a mentor who is an experienced professional journalist covering the annual meeting. SfN makes every effort to pair awardees with a mentor based on mutual interests in print or broadcast journalism. SfN media staff are also available to advise... Read More »

Regional School on Biodiversity in Ohrid

Posted on July 8th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 July 2016 Open to: Master students in journalism, environmental biology, ecology, conservation biology and environmental sciences Venue: 18-25 September 2016, Lake Ohrid, Macedonia


The GIZ project Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity at Lakes Prespa,Ohrid, and Shkodra/Skadar (CSBL) invites Masters students to participate in its 2nd Regional Summer School on Biodiversity focused on bringing environmental topics into the media and presenting them in a founded and accessible manner. The training aims to bring together journalists and conservationists interested in the environment and improve the understanding of biodiversity issues and professional reporting skills.  The workshop will be discussing different subjects and will be led under the supervision from international and regional senior lecturers with expertise in the respective fields.

Eligibility Currently enrolled Master students... Read More »

Global Health Reporting Contest 2016

Posted on July 7th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 24 July 2016 Open to: Professional journalists and freelance journalists Award: 12-day study tour in the United States and a cash prize


The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking applicants for its 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest with an aim to increase the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe. ICFJ’s 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest aims to build on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Eligibility Journalists employed by print, broadcast, or online media; Freelance journalists with a letter confirming their work by an editor; Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in each region or distributed mainly... Read More »

The European Journalism Centre Innovative Development Reporting Grants

Posted on July 7th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 7 September 2016 Open to: journalists and media outlets that target audiences in Western Europe Grants: average grand support is EUR 18,000


The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is accepting applications for the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR).  The program aims to advance creative reporting approaches, thus enabling a better coverage of international development issues.

The Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme was launched in January 2013 by the EJC with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project aims to reward quality journalism and advance a new and distinctive agenda for development coverage through awarding funding to a selection of state-of-the-art reporting projects of great impact and high visibility. Since 2013 the programme granted funding to 82 projects.


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Poynter Launches International Fact-Checking Fellowships

Posted on July 7th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 15 July 2016 Open to: fact-checkers who want to spend time embedded at a fact-checking organization in another country Fellowship: two fellowships each worth USD 2,500


With support from the Shuttleworth Foundation, the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter is offering two fellowships. 

Applicants must specify the organization they want to visit, pitch a detailed plan including the duration and what they seek to learn from the experience. They ought to spend at least one week with the partner organization.

The exchange must take place by 31 January 2017.


Applicants must hail from a fact-checking organization with a public working method, transparent funding sources, and a commitment to non-partisanship.


Though the preference is to award two fellowships worth USD 2,500 each,... Read More »

Exchange Program for Journalists in Ukrainian Media

Posted on July 7th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 20 August 2016 Open to: journalism students and young journalists with up to five years of experience Remuneration: EUR 600 per month


The Media Development Foundation and MYMEDIA are accepting candidates for the 2016 Journalism Exchange Program.

Journalism Exchange Program gives journalism students and young journalists a chance to improve their journalistic skills and acquire new professional experience by working in the best newsrooms around the country. Please note, that the internship can only take place in the city where one neither lived or studied. The selection is carried out on a competitive basis.

They offer: A paid (two weeks to two months long) internship in the newsroom of a TV, radio, online or print media outlet; A unique experience of living and working in a new city and region,... Read More »

Investigative Reporting Fellowships

Posted on June 24th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 September 2016 Open to: citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries, holders of a PhD or the terminal degree in their field Fellowship: the maximum stipend is USD 23,500, including one round-trip air ticket


The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) announce the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. Funding for the Abe Fellowship Program is provided by CGP.

The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become... Read More »

Scholarships for Journalism Courses

Posted on June 20th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 22 July 2016 Open to: midcareer journalists from several developing countries Fellowship: fellowships cover travel costs, accommodation and the course fee


The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are accepting applications for journalism courses at the Radio Nederland Training Centre (RNTC). NFP is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and run by the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC).


Midcareer journalists from several developing countries can apply for a scholarship to attend an RNTC course in the Netherlands.


An NFP or MSP scholarship will cover the full cost of your travel and visa (if required), accommodation and meals, insurance, and the course fee.

How to apply? ... Read More »