Tag Archives: Media and Development

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to establish, enhance, or lay the groundwork for formal or informal inter-governmental dialogue, institutional arrangements, and/or technical processes for shared water management decision-making that are endorsed by key stakeholders and/or financially supported by governments.

Funding brief: The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Environment, Conservation, and Water announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for a program on international cooperation on shared waters.  The agreement will use U.S. Fiscal Year 2018 Economic Support Funds. Eligibility is limited to U.S. […]

International Center for Journalists (ICFJ): Inviting applications for ‘2019 News Corp Media Fellowship for Global Journalists’ for international journalists an opportunity to participate in an innovative program that includes training on creative storytelling and offers grants to support data-driven projects.

Funding brief: 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.  The prize for the best project is a three-month News Corp Fellowship in New York, where the fellow will receive […]

Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism: Inviting applications for ‘The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism’ to provide editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant investigative or enterprise story that provides fresh insight into an important business, financial or economic topic.

Funding brief: The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, began offering Fellowships to accomplished journalists in the summer of 2014. The aim of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is to support high-impact, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to […]

Google LLC: Inviting applications for ‘GNI Innovation Challenge’ to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models.

Funding brief: As a part of the Google News Initiative’s $300M commitment to help journalism thrive in the digital age, we’re launching GNI Innovation Challenges to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models. They’re launching the first in our series of global challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Asia-Pacific Challenge will […]

FilmTaiwan, Taiwan Ministry of Culture: Inviting applications for ‘Student Journalist Prize’.

Funding brief: Entries to the Taiwan Film Festival UK Student Journalist Prize are now open! Entries will be judged by a panel of international film journalists. The winning reviews will be published on the festival website and in their festival brochure. The winning writer will be presented with their award at the festival opening in […]

New York University: Inviting applications for ‘World Journalist Fellowship’ to provide support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism.

Funding brief: This Fellowship provides support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism at the NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. All of our programs are 3 semesters, except for Global and Joint Program Studies and Literary Reportage, which is 4 semesters: ● Business and Economic Reporting ● Cultural Reporting […]

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA): Inviting applications for ‘The summer 2019 Science Communication Fellowship’ to gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience through a variety of platforms.

Funding brief: The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2019 Science Communication Fellowship. The fellowship starts on 27th, May and ends on 30th, August. The fellowship covers the cost of travel to and from Vienna and the awardee’s home country at the beginning and end of the […]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Reporting Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery’ to gain practical skills and knowledge and work on your story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters journalists’.

Funding brief: 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 your story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters journalists. With support from the C&A Foundation, the workshop offers a combination of specialist expertise and hands-on […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘The UN Trust Fund’ to End Violence against Women.

Funding brief: The UN Trust Fund’s annual Call for Proposals, which is available in six languages, accepts multi-year grant applications for up to US$1 million in English, French and Spanish. With its 22nd funding cycle in 2018, the UN Trust Fund will fund organizations that qualify for funding (a) under the three programmatic areas of […]

TRACE International, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery’ to recognize journalism that uncovers business bribery or related financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency.

Funding brief: The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business bribery or related financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency. Donor Name: TRACE International, Inc Funding name: TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery Deadline: TRACE is now accepting entries for the 2019 award. Submissions are open until […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal Media Grants’ to media groups, journalist networks and other environmental information-generating organizations that are working to improve the quantity and quality of environmental news coverage.

Funding brief: They’re focused on the Asia-Pacific region because it holds a critical key to our planet’s health and its ability to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate. The region is home to 60 percent of the world’s population and rich pockets of biodiversity. At the same time, its fast-growing economies are taking a […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Social Action and Mobilization for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremism through Enhanced and Targeted Interventions (SAMPREETI)’ from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and proposals from greater Dhaka.

Funding brief: Social Action and Mobilization for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremism through Enhanced and Targeted Interventions (SAMPREETI) is a project of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) funded by GCERF. SAMPREETI is pleased to ask the 3rd Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and […]

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism: Inviting applications for ‘The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism’ to provide editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant story or series that provides fresh insight into an important business or economic topic.

Funding brief: The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, began offering Fellowships to accomplished business journalists in the summer of 2014. More than two dozen veteran journalists have since been awarded grants of up to $15,000. The aim of […]

The International Labour Organization (ILO): Inviting applications for ‘global media competition on labour migration and fair recruitment’ to encourage quality reporting on labour migration and recruitment-related issues.

Funding brief: The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration and recruitment of migrant workers. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching the fourth global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration. This year, the competition focuses on labour migration and the fair recruitment of migrant workers. The objective […]

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University: Inviting applications for ‘The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellowship for lawyers, journalists, teachers, social workers, community organizers, artists, scholars and other human rights activists working on issues related to dealing with the past such as: transitional justice, historical dialogue, memory studies, historical justice, oral history, history education.

Funding brief: The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, teachers, social workers, community organizers, artists, scholars and other human rights activists working on issues related to dealing with the past such as: transitional justice, historical dialogue, memory studies, historical justice, oral history, history education. Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation for WASH in Urban Settings’ to promote access to essential resources and services (clean water, sanitation) and can make a difference in reducing morbidity and mortality to promote healthy, safe, and productive lives.

Funding brief: This request for proposals represents a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, Arm, and The African Academy of Sciences (AAS). African entrants located in African organizations should apply through the Grand Challenges Africa (a program of The AAS) portal; entrants located throughout the rest of the world should apply through the Bill & Melinda Gates […]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Reporting Illegal Wildlife Trading programme’ to build the capacity of journalists to report on the issue of illegal online wildlife trade – improving both knowledge and skills and also help journalists to present new viewpoints, promote discussion and dialogue on the most strategic areas for intervention.

Funding brief: Thomson Reuters Foundation is offering a training scheme on Reporting the Illegal Internet Trade in Wildlife for journalists from Africa and Asia, in partnership with The Global Initiative Against Organized Crime (GIATOC) funded by the Government of Norway. In marketplaces across the world the illegal wildlife trade is booming, and enormous, irreparable damage to biodiversity is occurring. […]

Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.

Funding brief: The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF’s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people […]

The Aspen Institute: Inviting applications for ‘New Voices Fellowship’ – a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world.

Funding brief: The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world. Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement and a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international […]

Money Trail: Inviting applications for ‘Money Trail Grants’ to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption.

Funding brief: In Money Trail, Journalismfund.eu offers working grants for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe. Grants are awarded to journalists solely by Journalismfund.eu, with no input or oversight at any stage from the consortium as a whole. […]

The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev): Inviting applications for ‘Student Media Grant Program’ to enable and encourage student photographers (especially those interested in photojournalism and international conflict) to document and highlight issues related to conflict and development through stunning visual media in the country where these events are taking place.

Funding brief: ConDev’s Student Media Grants award up to $5,000 to current students interested in capturing conflict-related issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography. Past winners have travelled to and produced photography highlighting issues in Turkey, Nigeria, Kenya, Haiti, Ethiopia, Perú, and other conflict-affected regions. ConDev—part of Texas A&M University’s […]

The GlobalGiving Accelerator: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success.

Funding brief: The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. When you graduate, your organization becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and you’ll have access to all the tools, training, and one-on-one support available in the GlobalGiving […]

The Nieman Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships’ to offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism.

Funding brief: The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism. Since this initiative’s inception in 2012, the Nieman Foundation has awarded 42 visiting fellowships ranging between two and twelve weeks. Candidates need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Bay of Bengal Story Grants’ to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal.

Funding brief: Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering Story Grants to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal. The grants will support production of in-depth stories on climate and environmental change which aim to improve the quantity, quality and access to information by groups […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for ‘SAMPREETI’ from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and proposals from greater Dhaka.

Funding brief: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is a national non-governmental organisation that promotes human rights and good governance through funding, policy advocacy and capacity building of NGOs and CSOs. MJF dreams for a world free from poverty, exploitation and discrimination where people live in dignity and human security through promotion of human rights and governance […]

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenge: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.

Funding brief: The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is a Norwegian trust that funds communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. The foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The board grants support to the projects they believe have the greatest impact on influencing public opinion and increasing political support for cutting greenhouse gas […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Network Grants Round 4’ to contribute to the development of stronger and more inclusive movements for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

Funding brief: To contribute to the development of stronger and more inclusive movements for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), AmplifyChange seeks proposals for Network grants. Networks create connections to help like-minded organizations strengthen and coordinate their impact, including finding strengths in diversity. They should be led by southern-based organizations capable of convening and supporting […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Public Engagement Fund’ to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.

Funding brief: This fund enables individuals and organizations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research. They’re looking for creative approaches to engage the public. Your project needs to support our public engagement goals, so it should do at least one of the following: ● Empower people by helping them to access, use, […]

Journalismfund.eu: Inviting applications for ‘working grants’ for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Funding brief: In Money Trail Journalismfund.eu offers working grants for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe. Grants are awarded to journalists solely by Journalismfund.eu, with no input or oversight at any stage from the consortium as a whole. […]

Transparency International: Inviting applications for ‘Anti-corruption award’ to honor remarkable individuals and organizations worldwide, including journalists, public prosecutors, government officials and civil society leaders.

Funding brief: Launched in 2000 as the Integrity Award, and renamed in 2016, the Anti-Corruption Award honors remarkable individuals and organizations worldwide, including journalists, public prosecutors, government officials and civil society leaders. Winners are a source of inspiration to the anti-corruption movement because their actions echo a common message: that corruption can be challenged. The […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories’ to support journalism produced by and about women.

Funding brief: The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. In an era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. These grants will be a catalyst for […]

Free Press Unlimited: Inviting applications for ‘Free Press Awards’ to support journalists worldwide to make stories be told.

Funding brief: Free Press Unlimited is excited to announce the fourth edition of the Free Press Awards. They aim to celebrate the work of the best journalists and media professionals. Free Press Unlimited wants people to have access to reliable information they need to develop and prosper. They support journalists worldwide to make stories be […]

OpenIDEO and GHR Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Bridgebuilder Challenge’ to invest in the building and repairing of unique bridges between people, organizations, issues, and beliefs at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet.

Funding brief: BridgeBuilder invests in the building and repairing of unique bridges between people, organizations, issues, and beliefs at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet.  In doing so, BridgeBuilder aims to promote meaningful engagement, greater social cohesion, and sustainable, community-led change. Our world, our countries, and our communities are facing great challenges: from conflict […]

US Embassy, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘Public Diplomacy grants program’ to promote U.S.-Bangladesh ties, strengthen democratic and inclusive societies, counter violent extremism, increase educational and economic opportunity for citizens, and amplify U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.

Funding brief: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of U.S. Embassy Dhaka is Thorough instructions on the application process are available at: pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy grants program, and is seeking proposals for projects throughout the fiscal year that further public diplomacy goals to promote U.S.-Bangladesh ties, strengthen democratic […]

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF): Inviting applications for ‘Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism’ to support those journalists Kurt most admired, the freelancers and local reporters whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and all too often fraught with danger.

Funding brief: The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is now accepting submissions for its 2018 awards in international journalism. Since its inception in 2002, the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund has sought to support those journalists Kurt most admired, the freelancers and local reporters whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and all too often […]

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Pooled Fund’.

Funding brief: UNOPS invites interested and eligible applicants to join the 2018 round of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund grant applicants.  Details on the application process and the administration of the grant programme are set forth in this Call for Proposal (CFP) document.  Interested applicants are encouraged to read the CFP and its […]

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants’ to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other development or educational organizations in the region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change, and access to this information by groups such as women and youth that are most vulnerable to its impacts.

Funding brief: The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other development or educational organizations in the region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change, and access to this information by groups such as […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Opportunity grant’ to fund civil society organizations that aim to implement projects addressing Menstrual Health Management (MHM) within a sexual and reproductive health rights framework.

Funding brief: The purpose of Opportunity grants is to nurture and encourage innovative ideas and approaches on SRHR advocacy in new contexts. For this Opportunity grant call, AmplifyChange seeks to fund civil society organizations that aim to implement projects addressing Menstrual Health Management (MHM) within a sexual and reproductive health rights framework. At AmplifyChange, they […]

The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA): Inviting applications for ‘WHPCA palliative care direct stakeholder grants’ from palliative care organizations and organizations comprised of people living with life-threatening illness, or organizations of older people, to increase the voice of direct stakeholders to advance palliative care.

Funding brief: WHPCA is pleased to invite applications from palliative care organizations and organizations comprised of people living with life-threatening illness, or organizations of older people, for up to $15,000 per project to increase the voice of direct stakeholders to advance palliative care. Applications must be led either by hospice and palliative care organizations, organizations […]

The Moth: Inviting applications for ‘The Moth Short Story Prize’.

Funding brief: The Moth Short Story Prize is an important date on the literary calendar. Every year, a single judge is asked to choose three winning stories, to feature in the autumn issue of The Moth. Donor Name: The Moth Funding name: The Moth Short Story Prize Deadline: 30th, June, 2018 Funding details link: http://www.themothmagazine.com/a1-page.asp?ID=8227&page=23 […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘Lorenzo Natali Media Prize’ to recognize the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world.

Funding brief: Through this prize the European Commission recognizes the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world. The Natali prize will acknowledge outstanding reporting on development issues and applications are open from 5 February to 9 March for online, print or audio-visual works. It will reward outstanding reporting on issues such […]

The GlobalGiving Accelerator: Inviting applications for to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success.

Funding brief: The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. When you graduate, your organization becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and you’ll have access to all the tools, training, and one-on-one support available in the GlobalGiving […]

Asia Society: Inviting applications for ‘the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia’.

Funding brief: Asia Society is currently seeking applications for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. Evaluation criteria include impact of the work, its originality, creativity, depth of research and educational value in informing the public about Asia. Asia Society encourages submissions from individual reporters, and from outlets based in Asia. The […]

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Courage in Journalism Award’ to honor women journalists for their extraordinary bravery.

Funding brief: The International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award honors women journalists for their extraordinary bravery. In facing and surviving danger to uncover the truth, they raise the bar for reporting under duress. The IWMF also recognize the pioneers who kicked down barriers to make it possible for women all over the world […]

The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific Story Grants’ to support the production of in-depth stories that provide information that can empower communities at risk of environmental and climate change impacts to make better decisions about their options and build their resilience.

Funding brief: The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Story Grants are available to support the production of in-depth stories that provide information that can empower communities at risk of environmental and climate change impacts to make better decisions about their options and build their resilience. ● Expected story lengths ● Long-form Narrative: 2,500 to 5,000 words […]

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation and The Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Food Sustainability Media Award’ to highlight innovative solutions to today’s food challenges.

Funding brief: The role of the media is crucial for raising public awareness about the importance of issues concerning food sustainability. For this reason, the BCFN Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation are launching the second edition of the Food Sustainability Media Award, an international contest that recognizes journalistic excellence in reporting on food from […]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ): Inviting applications for ‘Knight International Journalism Awards’ to seek nominees (reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or blogger) whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have a significant impact on the lives of people around the world.

Funding brief: The International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award at our annual gala in Washington, D.C. in each November. They’re now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have a significant impact on the lives of people around the world. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media […]

Association of Illustrators (AOI): Inviting applications for ‘The World Illustration Awards 2018’.

Funding brief: The World Illustration Awards are the most prestigious juried illustration Awards globally, respected by illustrators, agents and commissioners alike. The World Illustration Awards has eight categories. ● Advertising, sponsored by procreate: Advertising products,s events or brands including printed posters, billboards and flyers, and digitally on websites, apps and TV. ● Children’s books, sponsored by walker […]

War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS) and The Pulitzer Center: Inviting applications for ‘Pitching for Peace: A Competition for Journalists’ to Offer Journalism Grants for “Peace” Reporting in International Conflict Areas.

Funding brief: War Stories, Peace Stories and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Partner to Offer Journalism Grants for “Peace” Reporting in International Conflict Areas. War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS), in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, invites journalists working from any platform to pitch a project focused on an underreported nonviolent response or peace effort […]

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Kim Wall Memorial Fund’ to female reporter whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting.

Funding brief: This year, the Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to one female reporter whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting. The grant will fund a female reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Strategic Grants’.

Funding brief: Strategic Grants support project addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic priorities are announced annually by the V4 country holding the rotating presidency over the group. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY ● Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue ● Increased awareness of common heritage, including history and […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Visegrad Grants’ to support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region.

Funding brief: Visegrad grants support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY   Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue   Increased […]

National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ from hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions each year.

Funding brief: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions each year. NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to: ● Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law ● Support freedom […]

The World Press Photo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest’.

Funding brief: The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest rewards those producing the best forms of visual journalism enabled by these changes. The contest is open to digital storytellers, visual journalists, producers, and entry coordinators, with submissions that include the work of a professional visual journalist. Categories: ● Immersive Storytelling: A visual story or project produced […]

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute: Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award’ to provide the means for promising early-career, creative nonfiction writers to report on an untold story that uncovers truths about the human condition.

Award brief: The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University’s Faculty of Arts and Science (“the Institute”) is pleased to announce The Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award to provide the means for promising early-career, creative nonfiction writers to report on an untold story that uncovers truths about the human condition (“the Work”). Donor […]

The European Journalism Centre (EJC): Inviting applications for ‘Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR)’.

Funding brief: The European Journalism Centre today opens a new call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) on the topic of opportunities for women today in developing countries. Whether tackling women’s lifelong learning, health, jobs, entrepreneurship, or new roles in their communities, the projects pitched should be original, under-reported, critical […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme- ‘Increasing Knowledge, Awareness, Transparency and Traceability for Responsible Value Chains in the Cotton and Garment sectors’.

Funding brief: The programme covered by this call for proposals is part of the action entitled Promoting responsible value chains in the garment sector with a focus on Decent Work and Transparency/Traceability funded under the thematic programme Global Public Goods and Challenges of the Development Cooperation Instrument for the area of Human development, including decent […]

Global Editors Network: Inviting applications for ‘Data Journalism Awards’ to celebrate and credit outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism worldwide.

Award brief: The Global Editors Network has organized the Data Journalism Awards competition to celebrate and credit outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism worldwide. Donor Name: Global Editors Network Award name: Data Journalism Awards Deadline: 26th, March, 2018 at 23:59 GMT Award details link: https://www.datajournalismawards.org Award limit: This year the prizes are worth […]

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants’ to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment.

Funding brief: The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment. The EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available […]

BBC World Service: Inviting applications for ‘International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018’.

Funding brief: The International Radio Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service and the British Council and co-produced by The Open University. Donor Name: BBC World Service Funding name: International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018 Deadline: The competition is open from 3 October 2017 to 31st, January, 2018. Funding limit: ● £2,200 sterling, ● a trip […]

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute: Inviting applications for ‘The Reporting Award of 2018’ for a significant work of journalism in any medium on an under-reported topic in the public interest.

Award brief: The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University is now accepting applications for The Reporting Award of 2018 for a significant work of journalism in any medium on an under-reported topic in the public interest. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2018 and a decision is expected on or about […]

Ford Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘JustFilms grant’ to reduce inequality in all of its forms, and artist-driven documentary and emerging media projects are crucial to this effort.

Funding brief: The Ford Foundation seeks to reduce inequality in all of its forms, and artist-driven documentary and emerging media projects are crucial to this effort. As part of the Creativity and Free Expression program, JustFilms funds social justice storytelling and the 21st-century arts infrastructure that supports it. The projects and people they support inspire […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2018’ reward each year a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved.

Award brief: UNESCO invites the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour […]

The World Photography Organisation: Inviting applications for ‘ZEISS Photography Award 2018’ to push the creative boundaries and surpass themselves photographically.

Award brief: The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its third year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” to the international jury of experts. The focus of the photo series should be on stories that have not yet […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Strengthening grant’ to support time-limited, projects that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange.

Funding brief: Strengthening grants support time-limited, projects (usually 6-24 months) that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange. They ask grantees to see our Theory of Change and think about which outcome they will contribute to through their proposed project. Up to […]

The Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF): Inviting applications to broaden the possibilities for the production of art in the MENASA region through a commitment to support innovation and excellence in artistic practice by encouraging risk and experimentation.

Funding brief: In 2018 Production Programme, SAF is offering production grants to artists working in a range of media including sculpture, installation, time-based media, artist’s books and performance. Up to a total of $200,000 is available in this cycle. The Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) Production Programme broadens the possibilities for the production of art in […]

TRACE International, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting’ to recognize journalism that uncovers business bribery with the goal of increasing commercial transparency.

Funding brief: The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business bribery with the goal of increasing commercial transparency. Donor Name: TRACE International, Inc Funding name: TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery Deadline: The deadline for entries is 5pm EST, Wednesday, 31st, January, 2018. Funding details link: http://www.traceinternational.org/investigative-reporting Funding limit: […]

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF): Inviting applications to invite civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window.

Funding brief: The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF […]

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications from female photojournalists of any nationality for ‘2018 Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award’ to celebrate women photojournalists whose work inspires to take action and better understand the world.

Funding brief: The IWMF’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). It celebrates women photojournalists whose work inspires them to take action and better understand the world. This courageous reporting manifests in many different forms, and they celebrate […]

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Inviting applications for ‘WSIS Prizes 2018’ to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development.

Funding brief: WSIS Prizes is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs […]

Embassy of France in Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘2017 HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC’

Award brief: This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, and linked to one of two possible themes. 1 – Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individual candidates, regardless […]

Health Systems Global (HSG): Inviting applications for ‘first Media Fellowships Programme’ to engage and build relationships within the community and report on some of the biggest issues and challenges facing the global community in a rapidly changing world.

Funding brief:  Health Systems Global (HSG) has launched a call for its first Media Fellowships Programme offering six fellowships to journalists undertaking cutting edge news and reporting on health systems and health policy topics across the world. This is an opportunity for journalists to engage and build relationships within the community and report on some […]

International Labour Organization (ILO): Inviting applications for ‘2017 global media competition on labour migration’ to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration.

Funding brief:  The International Labour Organization (ILO)  is launching a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration. Entries submitted should fall under either one of the following 2 categories: (i) written articles (print and online) that should not exceed 8000 words; and, (ii) media production (including photo journalism, audio and video) that should […]

The United Nations: Inviting applications for ‘The United Nations / Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards’ to  promote the highest standard of excellence in political cartoons depicting the spirit of the United Nations has established this annual political cartoon award given in the international field, and named the award after political cartoonist Ranan Lurie.

Funding brief:  The United Nations in its desire to promote the highest standard of excellence in political cartoons depicting the spirit of the United Nations has established this annual political cartoon award given in the international field, and named the award after political cartoonist Ranan Lurie. Entries for awards must represent work done from the […]

The Clean Energy Wire (CLEW): Inviting applications to Grant for energy & climate journalism beyond borders.

Funding brief: A cross-border perspective is key to reporting on the global energy transition. Clean Energy Wire CLEW is offering three grants for the most promising international collaborative projects from at least two different countries on the topics of clean energy, climate policy and the shift to a low-carbon economy. Donor Name:  The Clean Energy […]

The Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Uncovering Security – Story Lab 2018’ to uncover emerging threats in specific communities, countries or regions worldwide, and produce stories that reach a wide audience.

Funding brief: The programme will support journalists to collaborate with researchers to uncover emerging threats in specific communities, countries or regions worldwide, and produce stories that reach a wide audience. Uncovering Security was launched in 2016 to give journalists and researchers who are interested in similar security-related topics the opportunity to work together – to […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Central African Republic (CAR) And Rwanda Reporting Fellowships’ for two reporting trip locations in November: the Central African Republic (CAR) and Rwanda.

Funding brief: The IWMF is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for two reporting trip locations in November: the Central African Republic (CAR) and Rwanda. From November 5-18, two groups of six women journalists will report from CAR on issues related to the impact of humanitarian aid and from Rwanda on technology and […]

Thomson Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Young Journalist Award 2017’ to find and inspiring ambitious and emerging journalistic talent from across the globe.

Donor Name:  Thomson Foundation Award name:  Young Journalist Award 2017 Award brief:  Thomson Foundation, in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA), is inviting young journalists from around the world to submit their most compelling stories. Now leading into its fifth year, the Young Journalist Award is Thomson Foundation’s annual journalism competition, dedicated to […]

Prime Minister of the French Government: Inviting applications for 2017 Human Rights Prize of The French Republic to recognize and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, and linked to one of two possible themes.

Donor Name: Prime Minister of the French Government Award name: 2017 Human Rights Prize of The French Republic Award brief: Applications are now open for the 2017 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government. This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is […]

Grinnell College: Inviting applications for The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize to honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

Donor Name:  Grinnell College Award name: The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize Award brief:  The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their […]

International Women Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists award to promote the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices.

Donor Name: International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) Award name: Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Award brief:  Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative […]

YVES Rocher Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to present to a professional photographer who wishes to engage in journalistic work on environmental issues, relations between humanity and the planet, or key issues in sustainable development.

Donor Name:  YVES Rocher Foundation Award name: Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award Award brief:  In partnership with the International Festival of Journalism “Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan”, the Yves Rocher Foundation decided to create the Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award. The Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award is presented to a professional photographer who wishes to engage in […]

UNICEF: Inviting Applications for Meena Media Award to recognize excellence in promoting children’s issues in the media.

Donor Name: UNICEF Award name: Meena Media Award 2017 Award brief:  Meena Media Award has stepped into the 13th year in 2017 since its launch in 2005.The award recognizes excellence in promoting children’s issues in the media. Submissions are solicited from Bangladeshi citizens working with print and visual media in two different age groups- Under-18 […]

Government of Dubai and Dubai Municipality: Inviting Applications for award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.

Donor Name: Government of Dubai and Dubai Municipality Funding name: 11th Cycle of Dubai International Award for Best Practices (DIABP) Funding brief:  The Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.  The Award recognizes outstanding contributions that ● have a demonstrable and tangible impact on improving people’s quality of life, ● are the result […]

World Justice Project (WJP): Inviting Applications for The WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law.

Donor Name:  World Justice Project (WJP) Funding name: The WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism Funding brief:  The WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism acknowledges journalists from around the world who have contributed to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law. […]

National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Inviting Applications from hundreds of non-governmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions.

Donor Name: National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Funding name: The NED Grants Program Funding brief:  The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of non-governmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to: ● […]

The Pulitzer Center: Inviting Applications for award to innovatively surface and report information on property rights and land-related issues in their region.

Donor Name: The Pulitzer Center Funding name: Open Call for Proposals: Independent Media Organizations and Property Rights Funding brief: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications from independent media organizations with creative ideas to innovatively surface and report information on property rights and land-related […]

The BBVA foundation: Inviting Applications for Awards to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical significance.

Donor Name: The BBVA foundation Award name: 10th edition of The BBVA foundation frontiers of knowledge awards (2017) Award brief: The BBVA Foundation promotes scientific research of excellence by funding research projects, disseminating the results to society through diverse channels including symposia, workshops, lectures, publications and exhibitions, and providing advanced training and research awards. The […]

Knight Foundation: Inviting Applications for ideas using immersive storytelling to discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of journalism.

Donor Name: Knight Foundation Fund name: Journalism 360˚ challenge Fund Funding brief: Knight Foundation, Google News Lab and the Online News Association are partnering to launch an open call for ideas, offering up to $35,000 in funding to test, refine and build out a project. Virtual, augmented, mixed reality and 360 video are opening new […]

Global Investigative Journalism Network: Inviting Applications for award to honor investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions.

Donor Name: Global Investigative Journalism Network Award name: Global Shining Light Award Award brief: Every two years, the Global Investigative Journalism Network presents the Global Shining Light Award, a unique award which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. Deadline: Deadline for submissions […]

Columbia University: Inviting Applications for Reporting Grants on Religion and Gender Violence

Donor Name: Columbia University (Center for the Study of Social Difference) Fund name: Grants on Religion and Gender Violence Funding brief: Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD) announces a competition for reporting grants for Media Fellows who will join a new initiative on “Religion and the Global Framing of Gender Violence.”  […]

AmplifyChange Network: Inviting Applications to fuel the growth of a new generation of organizations and advocacy leaders, including youth-led, gender-rights groups, legal and health activists thereby contributing to the creation of more resilient, broad-based movements for SRHR based in the Global South. 

Donor Name: AmplifyChange Network Fund name: Network Grant Funding brief: To contribute to the development of stronger, more inclusive movements for SRHR AmplifyChange seek proposals for Network Grants from Southern-based organizations capable of convening and supporting multiple small-to-medium sized civil society organizations – including AmplifyChange grantees – to build stronger, more inclusive and resilient movements. […]

Open Society Foundations: Inviting Applications to support promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty—or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, or massive social mobilizations.

Donor Name: Open Society Foundations Fund name: Supporting Independent Journalism and Innovation Funding brief: The Program on Independent Journalism supports promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty—or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, […]

German Embassy–Germany’s human rights policy: Inviting Applications to strengthen civil society, particularly support for human rights defenders, human rights institutions and media, the protection and promotion of women’s rights, the protection and promotion of children’s rights, projects calling for a moratorium on or the abolition of the death penalty, as well as economic, social and cultural rights.

Donor Name: German Embassy Dhaka, The Federal Foreign Office , German GOVT Fund name: Germany’s human rights policy Funding brief: Germany is committed to protecting and promoting human rights across the world. To this end, the Federal Foreign Office makes available funding to support human rights projects. This money has to be used and accounted […]