Deadline: 1 July 2019
The U.S. Embassy in Skopje Public Affairs Section has announced a non-profit/non-governmental organizations to develop and implement a series of workshops for young journalists from the Republic of North Macedonia.
Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing media training programs is required. A broad pool of media contacts and established relationships with potential media trainers/coaches will be considered favorably.
- Introduce journalists to new skills and trends in reporting
- Strengthen the ability of journalists to identify disinformation tactics and build skills to expose disinformation
- Expose participants to digital tools and educate them about digital security
- Analyze challenges and explore opportunities created by new media
- Encourage creation of original and high-quality content
- Present journalists with case studies and hands-on experiences to encourage critical analysis and train them to become fluent storytellers
The program should include selection of a cohort of 20-25 journalists under the age of 35. The grantee should plan 9 to 12 workshops in North Macedonia for this cohort, with a total program period of 9-15 months.
- Approximate total funding: $100,000
- Eligibility is limited to non-profit/nongovernmental organizations. For-profit organizations are not eligible to apply.
- Proposals must demonstrate a commitment towards the support and inclusion of marginalized communities (including disability status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, whether they live in a rural or urban setting, etc.). Proposals from U.S. institutions should identify potential local sub-grantees.
- The application should:
- Address how the project will contribute to the objectives listed above;
- Enumerate specific outputs and outcomes to be achieved by the end of the grant period;
- Describe American content and/or involvement in the project;
- Clearly specify the audiences to be reached and the geographic locations of program activities, and proposed programs in multiple locations, should explain how that will be accomplished;
- Explain how programs and activities will be monitored and evaluated;
- Describe how elements of the project will have a multiplier effect or be sustainable beyond the life of the grant;
- Include a traditional and/or social media plan for marketing or advertising program activities and outcomes;
- Demonstrate competency to manage all financial and oversight aspects of the project, including participant costs and transparent arrangements of sub-grant relationships with partner organizations, if applicable.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.