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.

Submit Applications for GNI’s Innovation Challenge in the Middle East, Africa & Turkey Region

Deadline: 2 September 2019 Google News Initiative (GNI) has launched its first Innovation Challenge in the Middle East, Africa & Turkey Region. The first Middle East, Africa & Turkey GNI Innovation Challenge will focus on projects which increase reader engagement and/or explore new business models to build a stronger future for journalism. Funding Information Google will fund selected projects up to USD $150,000 and will finance up to 70% of the total project cost. Special … [Read more...]

Request for Proposals for Well-being and Safety Research in United States

Deadline: 3 July 2019 Instagram has launched 'Well-being and Safety Research' programme to invest in keeping their communities safe and understanding Instagram’s impact on human well-being. There is an ongoing conversation about how every day social media usage affects personal, community, and societal well-being, as well as the effect of those who use social media to compromise the safety and beliefs of others. To combat this, they have focused on technology and people to remove bad … [Read more...]

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Applications Open to Locally Registered Media Outlets in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia

Deadline: 5 July 2019 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, they are seeking applications for Engaging Content Grants (ECG). USAID’s Balkan Media Assistance Program (BMAP) goal is to make media in the Western Balkans more competitive in the local and regional marketplaces … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for GNI Innovation Challenge in Latin America

Deadline: 22 July 2019 As a part of the Google News Initiative's $300M commitment to help journalism thrive in the digital age, Google has launched GNI Innovation Challenge in Latin America to support projects that focus on new business models and new news products. The GNI will fund projects from around the world that meet specified criteria, with the intention of producing learning and thought leadership for the wider industry. Funding Information Google will award up to $250,000 … [Read more...]

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Submit Applications for Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship – Cúcuta, Colombia

Deadline: 14 July 2019 As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, four journalists will travel to Cúcuta, Colombia from September 26 to October, 11 2019. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on September 26, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first aid training (HEFAT) from September 27 to 30. Fellows will then depart for nine days of reporting in Cúcuta, Colombia and the surrounding area. The focus of this reporting trip is … [Read more...]

Visual Documentary Project 2019 Focusing on Justice in Southeast Asia and Japan

Deadline: 31 August 2019 The Visual Documentary Project is accepting documentaries that deal with any issues or areas relating to justice in Southeast Asia. The Visual Documentary Project (VDP) aims to provide a platform to deepen exchanges on Southeast Asia through documentary filmmaking. It aims to supplement academic research on Southeast Asia and create bridges between filmmakers and researchers working in the region. Eligibility Criteria Applicants must be from Southeast … [Read more...]

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USAID Indonesia announces New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict Prevention & Recovery Program (CPRP)

Deadline: 29 July 2019 USAID through the Annual Program Statement (APS) has announced 'New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict Prevention & Recovery Program (CPRP)' to engage new and underutilized partners to expand and amplify the Agency’s work, particularly in contexts at the risk of, or recovering from, violent conflict. The APS is designed to specific Administration and Agency priorities and criteria for new and underutilized partners. Individual USAID Missions will then … [Read more...]

EJN offering Asia-Pacific Health-Related Climate Change Story Grants

Deadline: 30 June 2019 Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering grants to journalists in the Asia-Pacific region to support data-driven, investigative reporting on the health impacts of climate and environmental change. Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), this round of grants from EJN’s Asia-Pacific program aims to support stories that explain to local communities how climate change impacts human health and illustrate how vulnerable … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Armenia announces Hubert Humphrey Program 2020

Deadline: 28 June 2019 The Embassy of the United States of America in Armenia has announced the Hubert Humphrey Program 2020 competition for mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts during the 2020-2021 academic year. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in … [Read more...]

We Women: Call for Community Engagement & Collaborative Photo-Based Projects in United States

Deadline: 30 June 2019 Do you have bold ideas for a photo-based project that redefines how we understand and respond to urgent issues in the United States today? If yes, then apply for We Women grant opportunity. It is not just a grant: it’s an opportunity to shape a national conversation about problems, solutions, and how to find common ground. Join their developing project as a founding artist! They are seeking to support women, transgender, and non-binary artists whose processes are … [Read more...]

FLACC inviting Proposals from Visual Artists around the World

Deadline: 1 July 2019 FLACC is inviting project proposals from the visual artists working in a variety of media and disciplines around the World. The work period is three-month full time or around 90 days, divided in several smaller work periods between February 2020 and December 2020. FLACC offers an accommodation, a workplace, covered travel expenses as well as a small production budget. FLACC provides practical, material and financial assistance through extended collaborations with … [Read more...]

Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship inviting Journalists to travel Colombia

Deadline: 14 July 2019 As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, six journalists will travel to Medellin, Colombia from September 26 to October, 11 2019. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on September 26, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first aid training (HEFAT) from September 27 to 30. Fellows will then depart for nine days of reporting in Medellin, Colombia and the surrounding area. The focus of this reporting trip … [Read more...]

Digital Integrity Fellow Traineeship in Southeast Asia

Deadline: 17 June 2019 Interested in a two-week training in Southeast Asia and possible work experience in digital security? The Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP) is calling for applicants to participate in its Digital Integrity Fellow Traineeship in Southeast Asia in 2019. Selected participants will, in the first phase, take part in a two-week training from 19 August to 1 September 2019 and, if selected for the second phase, will go on to carry out a three month paid Digital … [Read more...]

Apply for Reporting on Illicit Finance – Africa

Deadline: 21 June 2019 Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism is looking for journalists based anywhere in Africa who are motivated to understand how their country could be losing money via illicit means. Wealth of Nations is a long-term engagement, and journalists who take part must commit to all elements of the scheme, signing an agreement to this effect. These elements include: The production of stories or investigations on … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to India announces “Media Startups Skills: Reshaping Journalism” Grant Program

Deadline: 15 July 2019 The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Mumbai is soliciting proposals for a grant 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 objectives of this program is to provide journalists and journalism students tools and skills to start and maintain their own media organizations. Based on funding availability, the … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Portugal announces Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 31 July 2019 The U.S. Embassy Lisbon Office of Public Affairs (OPA) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. OPA invites proposals from individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions for projects that strengthen the bilateral ties between the U.S. and Portugal. OPA will only consider grants that have an American component or aspect in their proposal. Examples … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Bucharest invites Non-profit Romanian Organizations and Institutions

Deadline: 1 August 2019 The U.S. Embassy, Bucharest is pleased to announce its Grant Program entitled “Learning the History of Communism”. This Program is open for non-profit Romanian organizations and institutions, with activity and experience in the field of education and civic engagement, and with no political affiliations, to apply for a grant of up to $90,000 to develop a curriculum on the history of communism. The overall goals of the program are to educate young people about the … [Read more...]

Apply for Media Travel Grants Program (Round 2)

Deadline: 15 July 2019 Asia New Zealand Foundation is seeking applications for its Media Travel Grants Program to offer New Zealand journalists the chance to travel independently to Asia to research and prepare stories to help demystify Asia for New Zealand audiences. Media travel grants are awarded on a competitive basis to journalists who have a clear plan of the stories they want to cover. Benefits The grant can be used to cover most work-related costs, including return economy … [Read more...]

EU seeking Proposals for Media Professionalism Programme 2019 – Montenegro

Deadline: 3 September 2019 The European Union (EU) is currently seeking proposals from eligible organizations for its Media Professionalism Programme 2019 - Montenegro. The global objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen participatory democracy and the EU integration process in Montenegro by empowering and stimulating an enabling professional and financial environment for pluralistic media. The specific objectives of this call for proposals are: To foster independent … [Read more...]

Apply for Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge in North America

Deadline: 15 July 2019 Applicants are invited to apply for the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenges to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models. The GNI will fund a set of projects from around the world that meet specified criteria, with the intent of producing learnings and thought leadership that can be shared with the wider industry. Challenge will focus on creative projects that generate revenue and/or increase audience engagement for … [Read more...]