Latest Grants and Resources for Media and Development

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EU announces Call for Proposals for Ugandan Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)

Deadline: 1 August 2019 The European Union (EU) is currently inviting eligible organizations for its "Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in-country call for proposals for Uganda 2018 - 2019". Objectives The global objective of this call for proposals is to enable Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to engage as actors of governance and development in Uganda. The specific objectives of this call for proposals are: To promote youth employment opportunities and agency To … [Read more...]

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Online News Association inviting Applicants for MJ Bear Fellowship 2019

Deadline: 11 July 2019 The Online News Association is inviting applicants for its 2019 MJ Bear Fellowship to provide support and guidance to early-career journalists on a digital journalism project as well as their own professional development. The fellowship identifies and supports digital journalists under 30 whose work represents the best of digital news. In 2019, ONA will select six fellows from around the world who are up-and-coming journalists and leading innovative digital … [Read more...]

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Youth Awards to honor Latino High School Seniors for their Excellence in various Categories

Deadline: 15 October 2019 Hispanic Heritage Foundation has launched its Youth Awards to honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories. Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue. Students are then positioned as role models in their community at local ceremonies with an … [Read more...]

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EU Investigative Journalism Award 2019 for Western Balkans and Turkey

Deadline: 17 July 2019 Applications are now open for submission of investigative articles from the Western Balkans and Turkey for the annual EU Investigative Journalism Award. The EU award regional scheme for investigative journalism in Western Balkans and Turkey is established by the European Commission, DG Enlargement, following the EU Enlargement strategy which recognises a strong need for ensuring freedom of expression in the media, and for support to investigative journalism to … [Read more...]

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PBS FRONTLINE announces Local Journalism Project- United States

Deadline: 15 July 2019 PBS FRONTLINE is now accepting project proposals from local news organizations for 2019 Local Journalism Project. Local Journalism Project provides support to local news organizations to produce investigative journalism, focusing on communities where the health of independent reporting is endangered by the changing economics of the media. They'll select four or five projects annually on the basis of the strength of the proposed investigation, the geographic … [Read more...]

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Submit Your Applications for Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa

Deadline: 7 July 2019 Applicants are invited to submit their applications for "Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa". The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the Media Development Center, announces the need for Tunisian journalists motivated by an incentive to understand how their country is exposed to possible financial losses through illegal means. Participation in the "wealth of nations" is a long-term bond, and participating journalists must adhere to all elements of … [Read more...]

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Thomson Reuters Foundation announces Exploring Corporate Impact Programme

Deadline: 19 July 2019 Thomson Reuters Foundation has announced the Exploring Corporate Impact Programme for journalists with a minimum five years’ experience from a range of outlets and disciplines. This is a unique opportunity to develop applicants investigative and analytical skills looking at sustainability in a corporate context. Companies are coming under increasing scrutiny and more effectively being held to account for their actions with enhanced access to a wealth of … [Read more...]

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U.S. Mission to Iraq announces Media Training for Minority Journalists Grant Program

Deadline: 31 July 2019 The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has announced that funding is available through its Public Affairs Office (PA) for a project to support professional training for minority journalists in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR), Ninewa plain and Kirkuk province. In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, this project will help minority journalists to develop their professional skills, to include investigative reporting and human rights … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Ukraine announces Media Partnership Program

Deadline: 14 August 2019 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of U.S. Embassy Kyiv has announced an open competition for program proposals through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). PAS invites U.S. non-profit/non-governmental organizations to submit media support and exchange program concept papers for supporting professional and financially viable media in Ukraine. The project goal is to create and maintain long-term relationships between selected American and Ukrainian media outlets … [Read more...]

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KAS Media Africa Journalism Scholarship for African Journalists

Deadline: 8 July 2019 The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Media Africa is inviting qualified African journalists to apply for a scholarship for a post graduate Journalism degree at the prestigious University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. KAS Media Africa is offering university scholarships for two promising, young sub-Saharan African journalists to do full-time Honours or Masters Degrees at the University of Witwatersrand's Journalism Programme in Johannesburg in 2020. The … [Read more...]

Fund for Investigative Journalism Grant Program in the U.S.

Deadline: 23 September 2019 The Fund for Investigative Journalism is seeking grant applications 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...]

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Nominations Open for HTF’s Anti-Slavery Day Awards 2019 – United Kingdom

Deadline: 18 August 2019 The Human Trafficking Foundation (HTF) is seeking nominations for its Anti- Slavery Day Awards 2019 to recognize the vital work of the media in increasing awareness and understanding of modern slavery. The additional outstanding contribution categories recognise individuals and organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors who have gone beyond expectations in fighting slavery within their field. Categories Media They welcome nominations of … [Read more...]

InfoNile inviting Applicants for Reporting Grant Program

Deadline: 30 June 2019 InfoNile is inviting applicants for its Reporting Grant Program for young journalists aged 35 and below in the Nile Basin countries to submit proposals for in-depth investigative multimedia journalism stories on climate change impacts and youth-initiated solutions in rural communities of Nile Basin. These stories are part of a series of stories focusing on climate change and youth-driven initiatives in mitigating the effects of climate change funded by CIVICUS and … [Read more...]

EJC’s Global Health Journalism Grant Programmes for Germany and France

Deadline: 8 August 2019 The European Journalism Centre [1] (EJC) is accepting pitches for the Global Health Journalism Grant Program for Germany and France. This programme will reward different journalistic projects in 2019 to cover global health topics in developing countries. Freelancers, journalists on staff, and newsrooms are equally eligible to apply. The aim of the Global Health Journalism Grant Program is to promote innovative reports in German media on global health in developing … [Read more...]

Sida’s International Training Program on “Media Regulation in a Democratic Framework”

Deadline: 4 August 2019 Applicants are invited to apply for the international training program on the topic of “Media Self-Regulation”. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SIDA / Sida commissioned NIRAS Sweden / NIRAS Sweden, together with colleagues from International Media Support (IMS), Fojo Media institute/Linnaeus University and Global Reporting Sweden AB, to organize an international training program for applicants. This program should contribute to the … [Read more...]

ICFJ: 2019 News Corp Media Fellowship for Global Journalists

Deadline: 7 July 2019 In collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, ICFJ is offering international journalists an opportunity to participate in an innovative program that includes training on creative storytelling and offers grants to support data-driven projects. This program builds on the News Corp Media Fellowship, which has offered international journalists an immersive, hands-on experience in some of the world’s most digitally advanced newsrooms since 2014. The prize for the best … [Read more...]

NGO Small Grants Program for Slovenian Civil Society Organizations

Deadline: 12 August 2019 The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia has announced this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Slovenian civil society organizations. The Embassy continues to offer grants for well-conceived and managed projects that strengthen the civil society sector and address societal concerns in U.S. priority areas.  Eligible topics for projects are broadly defined to include democracy and human rights, security and foreign policy issues, economic and civic development, … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]