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.

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...]

Media Freedom Matters: Financial Support to Advocacy, Education, and Outreach Initiatives for Media in Moldova

Deadline: 20 December 2018 Freedom House, in collaboration with the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, invites applicants for funding and support from local, registered non-governmental organizations and coalitions based in the Republic of Moldova, the Eastern Partnership Region, and the European Union that seek to raise awareness about press freedom, freedom of expression, and independent media in the Republic of Moldova, including among the public, marginalized communities, … [Read more...]

Digital Lab Africa: Inviting Professionals or Individuals from Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 13 January 2019 The Digital Lab Africa (DLA) is seeking a call for projects #3 to provide a springboard to the creators of next-generation content and to make their project happen with the support of French & Sub-Saharan African leading companies such as Lagardère Studios, ARTE or Triggerfish Animation. DLA call for projects targets artists, producers, designers, start-ups, students in the media and creative industries. The call is open to anyone from Sub-Saharan Africa … [Read more...]

Livingston Awards for Young Journalists: Honoring Outstanding International Reporting

Deadline: 1 February 2019 Entries are open for Livingston Awards for Young Journalists to honor outstanding achievement by professionals under the age of 35 in local, national and international reporting. The largest all-media, general reporting prize in American journalism, the Livingston Awards judge print, broadcast and online journalism against one another, a practice of increasing interest as technology blurs the traditional distinctions between the branches of … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Slovakia: Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program

Deadline: 16 January 2019 The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) has announced that funding is available through the embassy’s Small Grants Program for awards up to $10,000. Proposals for amounts exceeding $10,000 (but not exceeding $25,000) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Small grants are intended for local representatives of civil society, including non-governmental organizations and universities. They support projects to: Increase Slovakia’s engagement in … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Ukraine: Media Development Fund – Free and Fair Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2019

Deadline: 7 December 2018 The U.S. Embassy Kyiv of the U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications aimed at supporting free, fair, and transparent Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2019 in Ukraine. Projects will increase media organizations’ role in promoting participation, transparency, and integrity based on European standards during Ukraine’s upcoming 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections. Activities Proposed … [Read more...]

Applications Open for TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting 2019!

Deadline: 31 January 2019 Applications are open for TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting 2019 to recognize journalism that uncovers business bribery or related financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency. The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business bribery or related financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency. Prize Information A panel of independent judges will review the submissions … [Read more...]

STRIVE-Global: Supporting Civil Society Initiatives to Build Journalism Capacity to P/CVE

Deadline: 28 December 2018 Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism STRIVE-Global, funded by the European Union (EU) under the financial Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP), is currently seeking applications for a program entitled "Support of Civil Society Initiatives to Build Journalism Capacity to P/CVE in Central Asia, Turkey, MENA, South Caucasus & Western Balkan Regions ". Objectives The global objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: 2019 European Press Prize

Deadline: 14 December 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for 2019 European Press Prize with an aim to be the brand for quality journalism in Europe. The key missions are aligning journalists and creating a community that recognises and strives for quality – one that helps each other fight foes too big for one person or organisation, as well as playing a defining role in emphasising the vital importance of fine reporting, shrewd analysis and outspoken comment. Each award is for 10,000 … [Read more...]

Online News Association: Inviting Applications for 2019 Women’s Leadership Accelerator Program

Deadline: 30 November 2018 Online News Association is inviting Applications for Women’s Leadership Accelerator Program which is a yearlong intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation. The Women’s Leadership Accelerator kicks off with a week of tailored, immersive programming for 26 promising women leaders at UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, Feb. 10-15, 2019. ONA provides support and coaching to … [Read more...]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Exploring Corporate Impact Programme

Deadline: 30 November 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking applications for its Exploring Corporate Impact Programme for journalists with minimum five years’ experience from a range of outlets and disciplines. Aims The Exploring Corporate Impact progamme has the following core aims: To raise journalists’ awareness of environmental, social and governance issues as relating to business involvement or lack thereof. To increase knowledge of key local, national and regional … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundations: Seeking Applications for Soros Equality Fellowship

Deadline: 10 January 2019 Applications are open for Soros Equality Fellowship in order to support to support emerging mid-career professionals whom they believe will become long-term innovative leaders influencing racial justice. The Open Society Foundations seek a diverse cohort of applicants, including but not limited to activists, artists, journalists, and organizers, to produce a project with meaningful impact. This approach recognizes the power of individuals to use a variety of … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Prague: Fostering Mutual Cooperation between the United States and the Czech Republic

Deadline: 15 December 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Prague has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out programs with outstanding merit that support the U.S. Government’s broad goals of fostering mutual cooperation between the United States and the Czech Republic with a focus on one or more of the Embassy’s priority themes and initiatives listed here: Promoting security cooperation Encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation Countering … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Ankara: Seeking Applications for Public Affairs Grant Program

Deadline: 17 December 2018 The U.S. Embassy Ankara, Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out projects that address one or more of the following key bilateral themes: Support Shared Security, Strengthen Economic Prosperity, Reinforce Democratic Values or Foster Turkish and U.S. Ties. Key Bilateral Themes Support Shared Security - Projects for consideration in this category could/should … [Read more...]

Entries Open for 2019 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling!

Deadline: 2 December 2018 The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family are seeking entries for the 2019 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. Mike served as a distinguished editor at The Economist, Newsweek and Time before becoming CEO of ONE. Last year, he had spoken of his dream to establish an award that would bring together his belief in great journalism with his commitment to progress in Africa. Award … [Read more...]