Harvard Nieman Fellowship
The Nieman Visiting Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism. Candidates need not be practicing journalists but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | December 1
Media training for Sierra Leonean journalists to report on human trafficking
The Journalism Centre on Global Trafficking, in collaboration with the Center on Human Trafficking Research and Outreach at the University of Georgia, has announced the launch of a six months training programme for Sierra Leonean journalists, interested in reporting on human trafficking. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | December 2
Data Storytelling 2023 Fellowship Baraza x Fringe Graph
In an effort to support and strengthen evidence-based journalism, Baraza has announced the launch of its fellowship programme for journalists. The programme, offered in partnership with Fringe Graph, aims to build the capacity of journalists to become critical evidence consumers and communicators. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | December 5
The J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards
Established in 1998, the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards recognise excellence in non-fiction that exemplifies literary grace and commitment to serious research and social concern. The J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards give US$25,000 annually to aid in the completion of a significant work of non-fiction on a topic of American political or social concern. No entry fee is required. The J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize awards US$10,000 annually to a book-length work of narrative nonfiction on a topic of American political or social concern. The Mark Lynton History Prize awards US$10,000 to a book-length work of history on any topic that best combines intellectual distinction with felicity of expression. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | December 8
Kim Wall Memorial Fund 2023
The International Women’s Media Foundation’s Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide $5,000 grants to journalists whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting. The grant will fund women or non-binary reporters covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the world, brushing up against life, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund honors this legacy. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | December 15
Introduction to journalistic storytelling fellowship
Inside Burundi launches its second cohort calling graduates residing in Burundi to apply for its Introduction to journalist storytelling fellowship. The fellowship looks forward to training young aspiring journalist on reporting skills. It is open to youth and interested applicants residing in the city of Bujumbura. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | December 18
#PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2022
The #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards honours journalists who have reported on all dimensions of epidemic preparedness in Nigeria in digital/print, audio and video formats. Entries must have been published or aired between January 1, 2022 and November 30, 2022. Possible topics include issues around epidemic preparedness, budgeting and funding for epidemic preparedness, awareness raising and more. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on January 27, 2023. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | January 2
Scholarships to cover biodiversity conferences
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has announced its second round of travel grants for journalists interested in attending – and reporting from – conferences and global summits related to biodiversity issues that are taking place in 2023. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | January 6
Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Programme
The Knight Science Journalism Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers academic-year fellowships to 10 science journalists, to give them an opportunity to explore science, technology, and the craft of journalism; to concentrate on a specialty in science, and to learn at some of the top research universities in the world. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | January 15
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) announces the call for entries for the 2023 COMESA Media Awards. The award scheme is conducted every year to recognise and reward journalists who have contributed to regional integration by publishing and producing broadcast stories on the subject. The objective of the awards is to promote reporting of COMESA regional integration projects hence raising public awareness, understanding and participation and ownership. Relevant topics for entry include development projects involving more than one COMESA member state or a national project which have a regional dimension. Such projects cover trade, infrastructure (energy, transport, ICT), investments, gender, etc. If the article/programme is not about a COMESA programme, at least it should demonstrate the author/producer’s understanding of COMESA’s programmes. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | January 31
2023 ICFJ Knight Awards
International Center for Journalists is seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have made an impact on the lives of people in their countries or regions. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, or citizen journalists. Those who meet the award’s criteria may nominate themselves. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | February 5
17th Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism
The annual award recognises outstanding examples of investigative reporting within South Africa. The award is open to all journalists (which includes broadcast, online and photojournalists) for stories about South African issues published or broadcast during 2022. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | February 10
Africa Environment Reporting Programme
African Women in the Media (AWiM) is a network for African women working in media industries anywhere globally. AWiM is calling for pitches that will call attention to the gendered aspect of environmental issues in Africa. AWiM is particularly interested in in-depth stories that explore environmental solutions with a focus on any of the 12 elements of the African Green Stimulus Programme. Journalists can also highlight the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ecosystems, biodiversity, conservation, waste management and other issues related to the broader ecological challenges in Africa which affect women. The commission fee is US$100 per story. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | Rolling
Baraza Media Lab Incubator
This 12-month programme welcomes both for-profit and non-profit organisations, as well as individuals and teams who wish to create an organisation or implement a specific innovative project in the media space. The incubatees will receive a US$2,500 stipend, strategic mentoring and training, workplace essentials and much more. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | Rolling
Thomson Foundation: News Writing: The art of storytelling
This course is designed to teach you how to write news stories in an effective and engaging way using techniques employed by Ewen MacAskill and other journalists around the world. Ewen will teach you when and how to go beyond the inverted pyramid model of storytelling to make your stories stand out and make you a better storyteller.
This is a first of a three-course series on news writing. In courses 2 and 3, Ewen will take you through more advanced techniques and the art of news analysis. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | Rolling