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.

Swedish Institute: Accepting Applications for Creative Force

Deadline: 24 January 2019 Are you an organisation that works internationally to strengthen democracy, freedom of expression and human rights? Do you use media or the arts as a means to bring about positive change? If yes, then apply for the Creative Force Programme. It is a funding programme for international projects. It is open to Swedish organisations and their partners in target countries who work though media or the arts to strengthen democracy, human rights and freedom of … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe: HIV and AIDS Media Awards Competition 2018-19

Deadline: 31 October 2019 The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has launched the HIV and AIDS Media Awards Competition 2018-19. The awards cover Photo, Print/ Online and Broadcast Journalism categories. Entries are invited from the media fraternity and should be submitted to the PEPFAR Media Awards Adjudication Committee (PMAAC). Award Categories Print Journalism: submissions should have a minimum of 300 and maximum of 1000 words comprising … [Read more...]

Call for Entries: 2019 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest

Deadline: 3 January 2019 World Press Photo is inviting entries for its 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest that rewards those producing the best forms of visual journalism enabled by these changes. Categories Interactive Long Short Prizes The prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million people each year. The winning pictures are also published in the yearbook, which is available in multiple … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Russia: 2019 Annual Program Statement Small Grants Program

Deadline: 15 July 2019 PAS Moscow is inviting proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Russia through concrete demonstrations of cooperation between our two peoples. All grant proposals must convey an element of American history, culture, or shared values. Competitive programs should support a priority program area (see below). Competitive proposals include a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s that will promote increased … [Read more...]

Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation: 2019 Umrao Singh Sher-Gil Grant for Indian Photographers

Deadline: 15 January 2019 Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation is seeking applications for its 2019 Umrao Singh Sher-Gil Grant for Photography to recognize the need to enable Indian photographers to produce and share their work in their lifetime. Established in 2015, the Umrao Singh Sher-Gil Grant for Photography will recognise a photographer’s commitment to the 'staged' or 'constructed' image. Documentary photography projects using the idiom of the staged or constructed image will also be … [Read more...]

IWMF’s Kim Wall Memorial Fund: Inviting Women Journalists around the World

Deadline: 4 January 2019 The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is currently inviting women journalist for its Kim Wall Memorial Fund. The grant will fund a female reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the world, brushing up against life, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund honors this legacy. The fund was established by Kim’s parents, her brother Tom Wall, her partner Ole … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for World Journalist Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 4 January 2019 Applications are open for World Journalist Fellowship to provide support to international journalists who enroll in one of their graduate programs in journalism at the NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. The fellow will pursue the degree in one of their nine concentrations: Business and Economic Reporting Cultural Reporting and Criticism Global and Joint Program Studies Literary Reportage Magazine Writing News and Documentary … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Journalists for Reporting on Migration in Cambodia!

Deadline: 28 January 2019 The Thomson Reuters Foundation is currently seeking applications from journalists for its “Reporting on Migration in Cambodia". Thomson Reuters Foundation’s one-week Reporting on Migration course in Phnom Penh is a unique chance for journalists in Cambodia to gain practical skills and knowledge and work on applicants story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters journalists. Thomson Reuters Foundation can fund travel expenses and accommodation for … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Asia-Pacific GNI Innovation Challenge!

Deadline: 9 January 2019 Applications are now open for the Asia-Pacific Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models. Google is launching the first series of global challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Asia-Pacific Challenge will include two rounds in 2018 and 2019, as part of our overall commitment to the Google News Initiative in the region. The first challenge will focus on increasing reader … [Read more...]

Patagonia’s Media Grants Program: Supporting Grassroots Groups in U.S.

Deadline: 30 April 2019 Patagonia is accepting applications for “Media Grants Program” to support grassroots groups that also use film as a form of activism. This program specifically funds environmental nonprofits that use media, mostly film, as a tool tightly linked to direct-action campaigns. This program specifically funds environmental nonprofits that use media, mostly film, as a tool tightly linked to direct-action campaigns. To evaluate grant proposals, we have a grants council made up … [Read more...]

More Than One Story: Training for Young Media Makers on Diversity in Reporting on Migration

Deadline: 9 December 2018 What kind of stories and perspectives on migration are you missing in media today? Bring those story ideas and your media skills to Stockholm in March and be ready to set diversity on the agenda. Young media makers are invited to apply for More Than One Story training program with an aim with Nordic Youth Media Days 2019 is to challenge and broaden the current media image by lifting a diversity of voices that are not represented in media today. They want … [Read more...] Call for Applications for 2019 European Cross-Border Grants

Deadline: 14 January 2019 is currently accepting applications for its 2019 European Cross-Border Grants to support professional journalists, who have good ideas for cross-border research and for research on European affairs. The stories must be relevant for European target groups. The board of vzw, its manager and the members of the jury engage themselves to strict secrecy about the type and details of the application. Grant Information In 2019, … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Journalists in European Countries

Deadline: 11 January 2019 The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) is accepting applications for its program entitled “Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Journalists”, which offers European journalists time off from their professional duties in order to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their choice. The call is directed towards cultural journalists, with the term “cultural” being interpreted in a broad sense to encompass a wide variety of intellectual and artistic fields. Benefits … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in South Africa: Seeking Applications for Community College Initiative Program

Deadline: 11 December 2018 U.S. Embassy in South Africa has announced Community College Initiative Program that is a U. S. Department of State exchange program for technical and vocational students from South Africa. The CCI program provides participants with a non-degree, academic-year program at a U.S. community college designed to build participants’ technical skills in applied fields, enhance their leadership capabilities, and strengthen their English language proficiency. Fields of … [Read more...]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting Journalists for Reporting on Migration in Bangladesh

Deadline: 3 January 2019 The Thomson Reuters Foundation is currently seeking applications from journalists for its “Reporting on Migration in Bangladesh”. Thomson Reuters Foundation’s one-week Reporting on Migration course in Dhaka is a unique chance for journalists in Bangladesh to gain practical skills and knowledge and work on their story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters journalists. Thomson Reuters Foundation can fund travel expenses and accommodation for … [Read more...]

Open Media Hub Funding Program: Inviting Investigative Stories

Deadline: 9 December 2018 The OPEN Media Hub is launching a call for expression of interest, a production support scheme, to enable TV and online journalists in the Southern Neighbourhood countries to create content (TV reports of varying lengths: news, features, long reads, online portfolio…). The OPEN Media Hub will provide successful candidates with the financial means and practical guidance to produce and disseminate such stories at an appropriate quality level. This Call also seeks … [Read more...]

Gannett Foundation: Seeking Applications for Media Grants Program

Deadline: 1 March 2019 The Gannett Foundation is seeking applications for its Media Grants to support media training, technological advances in the industry, and the study of journalism at the college level, with particular attention to the First Amendment and its responsibilities. The Foundation particularly favors programs or projects that benefit the areas in which Gannett does business and that seek to encourage diversity in newsrooms and in coverage. A key role of the Gannett … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2019 Canadian Hillman Prize!

Deadline: 15 January 2019 Nominations are open for Hillman Prize to honor excellence in journalism in service of the common good. The Hillman Prize seeks out investigative reporting that draws attention to social or economic injustice and hopefully leads to corrective measures. They strive to recognize discernment of a significant news story, resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skill in relating the story and the impact of the coverage. The 2019 Hillman Prize will be given to a … [Read more...]

Shorenstein Center: Seeking Nominations for Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize

Deadline: 28 December 2018 The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, is currently inviting media professionals from across United States for the annual Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting to honor investigative reporting that best promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics. Financial support for the Goldsmith Awards Program is provided by an annual grant from the Goldsmith Fund of the … [Read more...]

Advocacy & Engagement Fund: Annual Program Statement (APS)

Deadline: 30 November 2018 Through this Annual Program Statement (APS), Civil Society and Media (CSM-II) is seeking applications for grants from CSOs and independent local media organizations in Myanmar. The APS aims to address many of the concerns and issues raised by CSOs and independent media organizations during one-on-one consultations, and draws on the findings of analyses conducted by FHI 360 and experience from CSM I. Grants provided under this APS will support projects or … [Read more...]