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.

Thomas Foundation announces Journalism Now World Team Challenge

Deadline: 1 March 2019 Thomas Foundation has announced the Journalism Now World Team Challenge. The Foundation gives a group of participants the chance to win an all-expenses-paid one week UK work-study trip in London during the autumn of 2019. Best regional performers will also be chosen and honoured and prizes will be awarded for exceptional content. It's applicant chance to create a media brand on a social media page, channel or other medium of their choice with mentoring from their … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Moldova: Alumni Small Grants Program

Deadline: 29 March 2019 U.S. Mission to Moldova is seeking applications for Alumni Small Grants Program to support alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs in implementing best practices and experiences gained during their U.S. exchange program. Program Objectives Grant proposals must support projects that address a tangible need in a community and have measurable outcomes. Extra consideration will be given to projects that address the current needs of rural communities and … [Read more...]

USAID-Maputo: Media Strengthening Follow-On Program

Deadline: 11 March 2019 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking concept papers from qualified entities for consideration to implement the Media Strengthening Follow-On Program (MSP 2.0). USAID/Mozambique has funded the Media Strengthening Program (MSP), implemented by the U.S. based IREX, since June 2012 with the overall objective of supporting a free, open, diverse and self-sustaining Mozambican media sector providing high quality information to all … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL: IRF Journalist Training on Religious Freedom

Deadline: 4 April 2019 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that improve the quality, quantity, and dissemination of reporting on religious freedom issues. Program Activities Improve awareness and education for journalists on key religious freedom issues in respective countries or regions and causes for restrictions on religious freedom … [Read more...]

Open Society Institute-Assistance Foundation in Tajikistan announces Grant Competition

Deadline: 28 February 2019 Branch of the International Organization of the Open Society Institute - Assistance Foundation in Tajikistan has announced a grant competition among public organizations, creative associations, initiative groups and individuals / activists to support ideas that reflect a wide range of social problems, namely: issues of domestic violence, violation of civil rights on access to economic and social benefits, to combat unenlightened / illiterate, corruption, … [Read more...]

British Embassy in Caracas: Official Development Assistance Bilateral Programme 2019-2020

Deadline: 10 March 2019 The British Embassy in Caracas is seeking expressions of interest for its Official Development Assistance (ODA) bilateral programme. The ODA Bilateral Programme is the main channel through which the British Embassy finances projects in Venezuela. These should contribute towards achieving results within strategic objectives and expected outcomes identified by the Embassy, which benefit Venezuela. Objectives Increased capacity for local journalists, media … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Program

Deadline: 11 March 2019 Thomson Reuters Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Program. Thomson Reuters Foundation’s one-week Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery in Kolkata is a unique chance for journalists in India to gain practical skills and knowledge and work on their story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters Foundation journalists and subject experts from reputed anti-trafficking … [Read more...]

Embassy of Finland, Bucharest: 2019 Fund for Local Cooperation in Moldova

Deadline: 15 March 2019 The Embassy of Finland, Bucharest is seeking applications for its 2019 Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) to support smallscale development cooperation with local partner organisations in the Republic of Moldova. The goal of Finland’s development policy is the eradication of poverty and inequality and the promotion of sustainable development. Cross-cutting objectives of the Finnish development policy, including gender equality, non-discrimination, climate resilience … [Read more...]

Apply for Reporters in the Field Program 2019

Deadline: 3 March 2019 Are you a reporter who thinks that cross-border journalism is a method to dig deeper, to discover blind spots and to counter false narratives? If yes, then apply for the grant “Reporters in the Field”. Applicants are invited to apply for the program “Reporters in the Field” to support cross-border stories by media professionals from all over Europe. It offers grants of up to 8,000 € to international teams who want to realize a cross-border and in-depth … [Read more...]

Sida International Training Programme on ‘Media Regulation in a Democratic Framework’

Deadline: 21 March 2019 The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is currently inviting applicants for its International Training Programme “Media Regulation in a Democratic Framework”. Sida has commissioned NIRAS Sweden AB to organise this ITP in cooperation with International Media Support (IMS), FOJO Media Institute/Linnaeus University and Global Reporting Sweden AB. Participants can be nominated by government, media and civil society organisations. Reaching out … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Islamabad: IO – Leveraging Press to Foster Understanding and Improve Reporting

Deadline: 9 April 2019 The Information Office (IO) in the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy Islamabad of the U.S. Department of State, has announced a funding opportunity, contingent on funding availability, through the Public Diplomacy Grants program. IO Islamabad invites all eligible organizations to submit proposals for grants to provide training to media professionals through two (2) projects specified in this NOFO. Public Diplomacy Goals IO Islamabad’s programs … [Read more...]

Applications Open for IWMF’s 2019 Honduras Reporting Fellowship

Deadline: 21 March 2019 Applications for the IWMF's 2019 Honduras Reporting Fellowship is open to both individuals and pairs of journalists. As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, twelve journalists will travel to Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, Honduras from May 28 to June 14, 2019. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first aid training from May 28 to June 1, 2019. Fellows will then … [Read more...]

Apply for Fund for Investigative Journalism Grant Program

Deadline: 13 May 2019 Applicants are invited to apply for Fund for Investigative Journalism Grant Program for investigative projects. The Fund for Investigative Journalism’s role in assisting journalists is limited to making grants. The Fund assumes no liability for the legal and/or safety risks undertaken by journalists in the course of their reporting. The Board of Directors looks for stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance, or misuse of … [Read more...]

Komla Dumor Award 2019: Seeking Applications for Rising Star of African Journalism

Deadline: 26 February 2019 The BBC is seeking applications for the rising star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2019. Benefits The BBC will pay for the winner’s flights to and from the UK and for their visa. They will also arrange and pay for the winner’s accommodation in London during their placement. The winner will receive £2,000 per month for the three month placement to cover their living expenses and a one-off payment of £5,000 as a contribution … [Read more...]

Applications Open for TRT World Fellowship 2019

Deadline: 31 March 2019 Applicants are invited to apply for TRT World Fellowship 2019 that is an exciting initiative in Istanbul for young talent from around the world to get a unique hands-on experience in the field of change-inspiring journalism. The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to engage people who want to get to know the perspective of TRT World and TRT Arabi, keep up with the most up-to-date changes in the media industry and improve their understanding of Turkish … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Ida B. Wells Fellowship Program to promote Diversity in Journalism

Deadline: 1 March 2019 Applications are open for the Ida B. Wells Fellowship program to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to their work. Fellows are required to publish or air their projects within one year of the start of the fellowship. Each project produced during the fellowship must appear in a U.S. media outlet. The one-year fellowship helps reporters complete … [Read more...]

IWMF’s 2019 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship: Inviting Women Journalists around the World

Deadline: 7 March 2019 The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is currently accepting applications for its 2019 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship which gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists committed to human rights and social justice reporting. The fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a research associate during the first several months of the … [Read more...]

New Media Ventures’ 2019 Open Call for Non-Profits in United States

Deadline: 11 February 2019 Are you ready to take your organization to the next level? If yes, then NMV wants to hear about it. New Media Ventures(NMV) is open to invest in projects that are building movements, technology, and media to power the future. This spring, NMV will fund a new wave of activists and entrepreneurs wrestling with the challenges facing our democracy. NMV invests in the movements, technology, and media that power the future. they focus on scalable solutions from … [Read more...]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Reporting Land Rights Program in India

Deadline: 17 February 2019 Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking applications for its program entitled "Reporting Land Rights". This programme, which is a collaboration between the India Land and Development Conference and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, will help Indian journalists to better understand property rights and incorporate it in their reporting, whether they are covering business and industry, the environment, urban revitalisation, indigenous rights, food security, or a range … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Media and Information Literacy (MIL) for Civil Society Organisations

Deadline: Various For Albania and Montenegro: 25 February 2019 For Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia: 28 February 2019 ‘Media for Citizens – Citizens for Media‘ is currently seeking proposals aimed at building capacities of CSOs in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia to promote Media and Information Literacy (MIL) practices and policies at local level. Seven media development organizations in the Western Balkans have joined forces under an … [Read more...]