Berlin Fellowship Program

Professional journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists from countries in crisis or war can apply to stay in Berlin for six months. Reporters Without Borders Germany, with support from the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, will provide scholarships for journalists in 2024. The selected participants of the Berlin Scholarship Program will complete a comprehensive training program in digital security issues relevant to their work. The program will cover travel, visa costs, an apartment, monthly pocket money and public transport. Applicants must have a good command of English. They must have the intention to return to their country after the fellowship. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | December 4

Environmental Investigative Grants 

GRID-Arendal is offering grants for investigative journalism projects focused on environmental crime in developing countries. In 2024, they are offering a total of six grants, each representing 20,000 Norwegian kroner (approximately €2,000). GRID-Arendal is a partner of the United Nations Environment Programme and collaborates with other partners on projects that protect the environment, restore ecosystems and advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Themes that will be considered for this year’s projects include illegal wildlife trade and poaching; illegal logging and timber trade; illegal mining; illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries; plastic waste crimes; the impact of armed conflicts on the environment; and more. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | December 4

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships

Journalists who want to collaborate with others to pursue ideas for addressing the biggest challenges facing journalism can apply for a 10-month fellowship. Each year, the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships selects up to 20 fellows to spend an academic year at Stanford University. During their fellowship, they have access to some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and organizations, from technology giants to hot new startups to Stanford’s 100-plus special institutes and centres. Fellows receive a stipend of US$95,000 and supplements to assist with living expenses. The cost of Stanford tuition and Stanford health care is also covered.  Ideally, candidates will have at least five years of experience. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | December 6

Deadline | December 7

MDIF Ventures funding 

MDIF Ventures is calling for applications for investment from young and growing independent media companies with positive social impact and potential to scale. Successful applicants will receive equity financing and strategic advice to help them take their business to the next level.  MDIF Ventures will invest in media projects located or serving audiences in countries where access to free and independent news and information is under threat. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | December 10

Health Innovation Journalism Fellowship

The Health Innovation Journalism Fellowship is aimed at supporting in-depth, high-quality reporting on health innovation topics through professional fellowships. Throughout the fellowship, selected fellows will strengthen their skills to report on the latest developments in health and medicine. ICFJ will award the Health Innovation Journalism Fellowship to experienced journalists who possess both a passion for innovative storytelling in health-related journalism and a track record of publishing in major global media outlets. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | December 15

Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award

The Award recognizes the importance of visual journalistic work that inspires us to take action and compels us to better understand the world. Created in 2014 with a $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects courage and dedication, as Anja’s does. The Award winner will be publicly honoured, have her work showcased, and receive a cash prize of $20,000. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | December 17

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 honours this legacy. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | December 17

Media Workshop on Air Pollution in Nairobi, Kenya

This two-day workshop aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of local journalists to report on air pollution, thereby contributing to greater public awareness of the sources, impacts and potential solutions to air pollution in Nairobi. During the workshop, experts will share findings from the Clean Air Catalyst project with participants. Additionally, Internews’ EJN will facilitate engagement between journalists, subject experts and communities impacted by air pollution. This unique opportunity will enable journalists to not only deepen their understanding of air quality science but also gain insight into the real-life challenges faced by affected communities. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | December 31

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 allow them to explore science, technology, and the craft of journalism; to concentrate on a speciality 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

Global Journalist Fellowship 

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University (NYU) is seeking applications for the Global Journalist Fellowship. The fellowship provides international journalists with two semesters of funding to study at one of the master’s programs at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, as well as a US$16,000 stipend. Fellows can choose one of nine concentrations: business and economic reporting; cultural reporting and criticism; global and joint program studies; literary reportage; magazine and digital storytelling; news and documentary; reporting the nation and New York; science, health and environmental reporting; and Studio 20. Candidates must also complete the application for the graduate program of their choice. The TOEFL is required and is waived only if English was an applicant’s language of instruction in his or her degree program. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | January 15

COMESA Media Awards 2023

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 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



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