IRP Call for Applications: Inviting Professional Journalists for Gender and LGBT Rights Fellowships

Deadline: 24 March 2017

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications from professional journalists to report on gender and LGBTI rights around the world.

Thematic Areas

Applicants may propose any stories that focus on gender rights or LGBTI rights (or both). Topics might include:

  • gender- and orientation-based discrimination;
  • reproductive, sexual and maternal health;
  • land rights;
  • access to justice;
  • shrinking civil society;
  • threats against women human rights defenders;
  • peace and conflict resolution processes;
  • education and leadership;
  • the effects of conflict upon marginalized communities;
  • Multi-country/cross-border solutions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants from and projects in Central America, Francophone West Africa, and South and Southeast Asia will be considered.
  • Applicants are encouraged to propose stories and destinations not covered by recent IRP fellows, although some exceptions may be made.
  • Applications in which journalists are proposing to cover new territory rather than stories they have been focusing on for years are invited.
  • Staffers and freelancers alike are encouraged to apply, and should note their projected outlets for publication as part of their pitch.
  • The fellowships are intended for experienced professional journalists who have a record of outstanding achievement in reporting for influential media outlets.
  • This fellowship is not intended for students or for recent graduates without professional reporting experience.
  • IRP considers and encourages stories in a variety of media, including print, online, radio, television, photography, social media and video.

How to Apply

  • All applicants must fill out an application form in which they should write an essay of at least 1,000 words describing the stories they would pursue during the fellowship. Applicants should note their expected output (e.g. longform, short articles, radio or video documentary, photo essays, etc.).
  • In order to be considered, all application essays must be submitted in English.
  • All applications must include a detailed budget proposal outlining how the funding will be used (i.e. airfare, accommodations, fixer fees, meals, etc.), which assists in determining the amount of the stipend awarded. Fellows are not required to submit receipts or post- fellowship expense reports.

Eligible Countries

For more information, please visit Call for Applications.

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