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.

BIRN Albania: Call for Investigative Items in the Field of Organized Crime

Deadline: 30 October 2018 Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania) has launched a call for investigative stories on organised crime themes. BIRN is offering grants for three journalists to cover organised crime stories, as well as mentoring by experienced editors. The call is part of the project ‘Strengthening Media’s Role in the Fight against Corruption’, financed by the Open Society Foundation in Albania. The project’s aim is to strengthen reporting on corruption in … [Read more...]

KCSF/PA Call for Proposals: Civil Society Programme for Albania and Kosovo

Deadline: 5 November 2018 The Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF) and Partners Albania for Change and Development (PA), are currently inviting domestic Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) from Albania and Kosovo to apply for project grants. The ‘Civil Society programme for Albania and Kosovo’ is financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Prishtina. Thematic Areas The overall goal of the programme is to support the democratic … [Read more...]

Civitates: RFPs on “Improving the Digital Informative Ecosystem”

Deadline: 30 November 2018 Civitates is seeking proposals to improve the digital information ecosystem. Civitates wants to encourage European civil societies to build on knowledge and work across a range of initiatives that can help identify and advocate for targeted responses to specific problems of the current and future digital environment. It aims to empower and enable civil society to address the way in which democracy is impacted by the fundamental changes in the way information of … [Read more...]

The Better Tomorrow Movement: Seeking Applications for Global Ambassadors Program 2018

Deadline: 21 October 2018 The Better Tomorrow Movement is seeking applications for its Global Ambassadors Program 2018 with an aim to develop demonstrable online advocacy and digital communication skills which they believe are mandatory skills for success today. The Better Tomorrow Movement is work internationally to develop youth capacity, nurture creativity, and promote civic engagement through their interactive learning programs. The Better Tomorrow Movement cohorts are country … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism!

Deadline: 14 December 2018 The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, is offering Business Journalism Fellowships to support in-depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy and business. The McGraw Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant story or series that provides … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: “Media Ambassadors India – Germany” Fellowship Program

Deadline: 30 November 2018 Applications are open for “Media Ambassadors India – Germany” Fellowship Program with an aim to attract journalists with an interest in international understanding between India and Germany. The program is open to Indian professionals who have several years of working experience and possess very good skills in English. Indian journalists can only apply for a stay in Germany. The program’s selection committee will choose up to eight fellows for each period of stay … [Read more...]

Apply for A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America Program!

Deadline: 30 November 2018 Applications are open for A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America program that is creating a network of journalists, technologists and media entrepreneurs across the region. In 2019, ICFJ is bringing 36 new Professional Fellows from 12 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. ICFJ is also sending 12 additional U.S. hosts to Latin America for two-week … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Young Filmmakers Competition!

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Applications are open for Young Filmmakers Competition that is part of the #EUandME campaign, which aims to show how EU legislation and initiatives can enable applicants to pursue their passions. Categories Entries can be submitted in one of five categories: Mobility Sustainability Skills & business Digital Rights Winning Entries Each of the 5 winners will be awarded with a grant of €7,500 to realise their films. Acceptance of the … [Read more...]

International Center for Journalists: Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge

Deadline: 11 November 2018 Applications are open for Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge to support creative ways to produce and distribute high-quality content, leading to a better-informed public. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) with selected regional partners and experts help talented local individuals, media organizations, civil society representatives and others develop new ways to inform and engage audiences with entertaining, … [Read more...]

UN: Photography Contest on “Sustainable Development Goals- 17 Ways for a better Yemen”

Deadline: 15 October 2018 Applications are open for UN Photography Contest: “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 Ways for a better Yemen” with an aim to encourage photographers to “reflect on sustainable development from their perspective, express it through a photo, and share it with others.” The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are designed to reduce risk, vulnerability, and overall levels of need, providing a reference frame for humanitarian and development actors to contribute to … [Read more...]

Apply for IATI Research Challenge for Journalists!

Deadline: 20 December 2018 UNDP and UNESCO have jointly launched the “IATI Research Challenge for Journalists” which is a research and writing competition for journalists around the world aged between 15 and 25. The competition opens on the International Day for the Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) as one of a range of activities marking 10 years since the launch of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). Investigate how a country of applicants choice is progressing … [Read more...]

Open Media Hub: Open Call for Stories on Identity and Gender

Deadline: 15 October 2018 The OPEN Media Hub has launched a Call for Expression of Interest for Production Support, a scheme to enable TV and online video journalists in the European Neighbourhood to create content related to the European Union and their respective countries’ relations with the European Union. The scheme is open for Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Ukraine. Topic: Identity and … [Read more...]

Request for Applications: USAID’s BMAP Engaging Content Grants

Deadline: 28 October 2018 USAID’s BMAP aims to stimulate the production of highly engaging, quality digital content that will help local media expand their audiences and build trust with the public while reporting on public interest issues in innovative, interactive ways. To this end, USAID’s BMAP is seeking applications for Engaging Content Grants (ECG). USAID’s BMAP goal is to make media in the Western Balkans more competitive in the local and regional marketplaces and strengthen the … [Read more...]

MASH FICA Award: Supporting New Media Art Practice in India

Deadline: 1 November 2018 The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art in collaboration with MASH (My Art Shalini), has launched its MASH FICA Award to support artists working in new media.  This Award aims to support independent media artists with the creation of specific projects. The Grant aims to encourage reflective, aesthetic and speculative projects that look at the intersections of art and technology. The project should seek to express a critical understanding of technology as process, … [Read more...]

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor: 13th Annual Photos and Videos Contest 2018

Deadline: 14 December 2018 Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) is seeking applications for its 13th Annual Photos and Videos Contest 2018 which is looking for striking photographs and short videos that tell the story of how financial services empower poor people and communities in Africa. Africa is a center for financial innovation, home to M-Pesa, the mobile money service launched a decade ago that has revolutionized digital financial services and helped lift many thousands of … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for Fund for Investigative Journalism Grant Program!

Deadline: 4 February 2019 Applications are open 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 power – in … [Read more...]

Submit Proposals for 2018 Simon Cumbers Media Fund!

Deadline: 31 October 2018 The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is currently accepting proposals on development-related issues from media professionals who wish to travel to a developing country to report on contemporary life there. The aim of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund is to assist and promote more and better quality media coverage of development issues in the Irish media.  Proposals should centre on international development themes, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Applicants must … [Read more...]

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: Accepting LOIs for Public Educational Media

Deadline: 15 October 2018 The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations is currently accepting letters of inquiry (LOIs) for its Public Educational Media program. Educational television media has expanded to include more diverse and innovative programs across the arc of one’s lifespan. In addition, access to these programs continues to widen through ever-growing platforms for public media distribution, including children’s television. Funding Information Public Educational Media grants may range … [Read more...]

International Labour Organization: 2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

Deadline: 31 October 2018 The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched fourth global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration. The objective is to encourage quality reporting on labour migration and recruitment-related issues. Such reporting is all the more significant as media often promotes a toxic public narrative based on misperceptions with respect to nationality, national origin, gender and migratory status, reinforcing prejudice, … [Read more...]

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Belgrade: Inviting Serbian NGOs for Transformation Cooperation Program

Deadline: 15 October 2018 The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Belgrade is currently inviting applicants to submit project proposals under the Transformation Cooperation program financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The Embassy recommends only surrendering projects that do not coincide with projects financed by the European Union and other donors. Funding Information The projected scope of the project is 8,000 - 12,000 EUR. Estimated period of … [Read more...]