Deadline: Ongoing The National Geographic Society has launched an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities. This fund will place particular emphasis on delivering news to underserved populations, particularly where there is a dearth of evidence-based information getting to those who need it. The National Geographic Society is interested in local and even hyper-local distribution models. This fund is designed to quickly … [Read more...] about National Geographic Society launches COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists
Latest Grants and Resources for Media and Development
Latest grants, calls for applications, calls for proposals, requests for proposals and other resources for NGOs and individuals for Media and Development.
Deadline: 10 May 2020 The Global Media Defence Fund is a Multi-Partner Trust Fund/Program at UNESCO developed with the goal of enhancing media protection and improving the access of journalists to specialized legal assistance. It was established at the initiative of the governments of the United Kingdom and Canada in the framework of the Global Campaign for Media Freedom – and under the overall umbrella of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity. This … [Read more...] about Call for Partnership for Global Media Defence Fund
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Deadline: 1 August 2020 The Data Journalism Contest: All Eyes on the Amazon seeks to encourage the participation of journalists as researchers and creators of content about the different threats and vulnerabilities faced by indigenous peoples and local communities of the Amazon, as well as the importance of their role in the fight against climate change, nature conservation and the preservation of ancestral knowledge Indigenous peoples and local communities living in the Amazon are the … [Read more...] about Submit Applications for Data Journalism Contest “All Eyes on the Amazon”
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Deadline: 26 May 2020 The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in New Delhi is soliciting proposals for a grant/cooperative agreement from legally recognized non-profit, non-governmental organizations that meet U.S. and Indian technical and legal requirements to develop and implement public diplomacy programs. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy’s North India Office (NIO) has recently hosted post-funded speakers in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to highlight the deleterious effect of … [Read more...] about U.S. Mission to India announces “Think Twice: Caravan to Safeguard Against Disinformation”
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Deadline: 15 April 2020 The International Renaissance Foundation has announced a competition for partnership ideas in the crowdfunding for media initiative. With this initiative, the Foundation seeks to strengthen the practice of financing major public initiatives through crowdfunding - raising funds from citizens, creating new support opportunities for the media. Funding Information The maximum amount that the Fund will co-finance under this initiative is UAH 150,000. If the … [Read more...] about IRF announces Partnership for Media Crowd Funding Ideas Contest (Ukraine)
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Deadline: Ongoing The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking proposals that develop innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists and newsrooms across state lines or national borders. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad. At a time of scarce media resources, the coronavirus story … [Read more...] about Pulitzer Center announces Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge 2020
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Deadline: 15 June 2020 The U.S. Embassy San Salvador, Public Affairs Section, is seeking proposals for projects throughout the year in areas of mutual U.S.-Salvadoran interest, with a particular focus on improving security and creating economic opportunity. Priority subjects include programs to: Reducing illegal migration professionalize the media reduce violence encourage entrepreneurship, economic growth and sustainable environmental practices promote freedom of … [Read more...] about U.S. Embassy in Salvador, Public Affairs Section Grants 2020
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Deadline: 20 April 2020 Are you a journalist from the MENA Region reporting on religious freedom and human rights issues? Do you want to expand your knowledge on inclusive reporting, digital security, and fact-based reporting? If yes, the apply now! This training program is designed to promote a culture of respect for religious diversity in MENA countries by improving the quality, quantity, and dissemination of objective reporting on religious freedom. The objectives are to increase the … [Read more...] about Call for Participants: Training Program for Journalists from the MENA Region
Deadline: 10 April 2020 The Persephone Miel Fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center and launched in partnership with Internews, is designed to help journalists from the developing world do the kind of reporting they've always wanted to do and enable them to bring their work to a broader international audience. The fellowship benefits those with limited access to other fellowships and those whose work is not routinely disseminated internationally. Miel fellowships involve reporting from … [Read more...] about Applications Open for 2020 Persephone Miel Fellowships
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Deadline: 14 April 2020 K2.0, Center for Equality and Liberty (CEL), and Kosovar Center for Gender Studies (KCGS) are launching the EU-funded Media for Human Rights Program. The aim of the program is to contribute to stronger and more consistent work on the protection and promotion of human rights in Kosovo media and to improve the knowledge base and skills of media professionals. Media for human rights programme is a component of the three-years EU funded project K2.0 is implementing in … [Read more...] about Call for Proposals: Media for Human Rights Program in Kosovo
Deadline: 30 April 2020 The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA / Sida) has commissioned NIRAS Sweden / NIRAS Sweden, together with colleagues from International Media Support (IMS), Fojo Media institute / Linnaeus University and Global Reporting Sweden AB, to organize the international training program you are offering. This program should contribute to the development of mechanisms for self-regulation of the media sector, strengthening institutional and … [Read more...] about ITP Media Development in a Democratic Framework – Eastern Europe 2020
Deadline: 22 May 2020 The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Mumbai is soliciting proposals for a grant/cooperative agreement from legally recognized non-profit, non-governmental organizations that meet U.S. and Indian technical and legal requirements to develop and implement public diplomacy programs. This funding opportunity seeks to improve and expand upon past efforts of the U.S. diplomatic mission to India by building the capacity of emerging journalists in western and … [Read more...] about U.S. Mission to India: Stopping the Spread of Disinformation – Training Emerging Journalists
Deadline: 22 May 2020 The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Chennai is soliciting proposals for its "Investigative Journalism to Counter Disinformation: A Regional Language Media Initiative". This funding opportunity seeks to develop the skills of regional language journalists in investigative journalism in order to mitigate the spread of disinformation and misinformation. The project will reinforce previously imparted skills helping media … [Read more...] about U.S. Mission to India seeking Applications for “Investigative Journalism to Counter Disinformation: A Regional Language Media Initiative”
Deadline: 15 May 2020 The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Kolkata is soliciting proposals for a program entitled "Support for women journalists in countering mis/disinformation in the Indo-Pacific region". Project Goal The U.S. and India have a shared responsibility to combat the scourge of misinformation and disinformation for a secure Indo-Pacific region. This ranges from the promotion of strong norms on professional journalism, supporting investigative journalism, … [Read more...] about U.S. Mission to India: Supporting Women Journalists in Countering Mis/Disinformation in the Indo-Pacific Region
Deadline: 30 April 2020 The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites proposals from journalists or news outlets for reporting projects that cover Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) in Canada, with a particular focus on marine areas. The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources is looking for ambitious journalistic projects that shed light on this emerging future of conservation, the complicated politics of IPCAs, and how Indigenous communities are … [Read more...] about Grants for Reporting on Marine Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Canada
Deadline: 31 March 2020 Are you a seasoned journalist ideally full-time writers, print or broadcast journalists, filmmakers, bloggers or other media makers, with well- established records of publication, dissemination or broadcast in local, regional or national markets, or among targeted audiences or constituencies? If yes, then apply now for 2020 Civic Hive Media Fellowship. This year, the Civic Hive Media fellowship program will be more focused on stories on Gender Inequality, Health, … [Read more...] about Apply Now for 2020 Civic Hive Media Fellowship Program (Nigeria)
Deadline: 8 May 2020 The Professional Fellows Division (ECA/PE/C/PF) of the Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invites proposal submissions for the FY 2020 Professional Fellows Program (PFP). The Professional Fellows Program will bring leaders, ages 25- 40, to the United States from countries in Africa (AF), East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe and Eurasia (EUR), the Middle East and North Africa (NEA), South and … [Read more...] about U.S. Department of State/Bureau of ECA seeking Proposals for 2020 Professional Fellows Program
Deadline: 10 June 2020 The European Union (EU) has announced the Call for Proposals for European Media Facility in Armenia. The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to deepen democracy, the development of a vibrant media environment and uphold media freedoms through promoting an independent, professional, more innovative and financially sustainable media sector in Armenia, as well as increasing the diversity and quality of media products, strengthening media … [Read more...] about Call for Proposals: European Media Facility in Armenia
Deadline: 30 April 2020 The Prague Civil Society Centre has announced a Call for Applications for its InterActions Professional Exchange. The aim of PCSC InterActions Programme is to enable professional exchange and cooperation between civic initiatives, independent media, research institutes and social business in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. InterActions enables professional exchange and cooperation between civic initiatives, independent media, research institutes and social … [Read more...] about Prague Civil Society Centre seeking Applications for InterActions Professional Exchange 2020
Deadline: 19 March 2020 This is your chance to join 15 journalists from across the Philippines at a once in a year workshop on Climate Justice reporting, with the chance to win an all-expenses trip to cover the UN climate talks and change the course of your career! 15 journalists from the Philippines will get the chance to join a three-day workshop in Manila between April 1-3, to learn about climate justice, energy democracy, and the critical skill-set necessary for 21st century … [Read more...] about Exclusive Opportunity for Journalists from the Philippines