Pulitzer Center’s AI Accountability Fellowships

The Pulitzer Center is recruiting six to eight journalists from anywhere in the world to report on the impacts of algorithms and automated systems in their communities. The 10-month-long fellowship starts in September and it provides each journalist up to $20,000 to pursue projects. Fellows will have access to mentors from different fields and relevant training with a group of peers that will help strengthen their reporting projects. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | July 1

The Bertha Challenge

Investigative journalists and activists can apply for this full-time, nonresidential fellowship. The Bertha Foundation is accepting candidates for the Bertha Challenge, which seeks to support collaborative investigations of one pressing social justice issue. The fifth Bertha Challenge will begin in January 2024 with a focus on disinformation and the climate crisis. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline| July 4

DAAD scholarship

The DAAD awards funding to sub-Saharan African students for full-time Master’s or Ph.D. in their home country or in another sub-Saharan country. The programme aims to foster strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master’s or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | July 11

Stories 4 Change Programme

Ugandan creatives interested in photography, videography, written word, illustration, audio and podcasting can register for a workshop. FOTEA and Oxfam are accepting applications for the innovative storytelling workshop “Stories 4 Change.” The workshop allows creatives to explore different mediums and narratives and collaborate with industry leaders to develop projects ready to be pitched and shown to the world. The workshop includes a storytelling boot camp and hybrid seminars on story-building blocks and story creation.

The six-month programme will run from August 2023 to February 2024. Participants will receive a stipend to cover expenses. Interested applicants should be 22 to 35, with some working experience, and have basic technical skills. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | July 23

National Award for Human Rights Journalism

Journalists covering human rights issues in Tunisia are eligible to apply. Amnesty International Tunisia is accepting entries for its National Award for Human Rights Journalism. The prize is awarded for a journalistic article that has contributed to awareness and understanding of a human rights issue, at the local or national level, in areas corresponding to Amnesty International’s vision and mandate. A single press article on a topical issue and/or recent story dealing with one or more human rights themes will be awarded. It can be a paper or digital media article.  For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | July 25

Hurford Youth Fellowship

The Hurford Youth Fellowship Programme seeks to build leadership skills and harness the potential of young democracy activists from around the world. Through the programme, young activists spend three months at the World Movement’s Secretariat, during which they expand their global connections, share experiences with other activists from democracy movements around the world, and contribute to the development of the World Movement for Democracy. Hurford Youth Fellows engage in strategic meetings; conduct research; and organise and lead presentations, online discussions, and information-sharing sessions on key democracy issues. Upon the successful completion of each fellowship, the fellows serve as a regional/country focal point, working with the Hurford Youth Fellowship Alumni Network to remain involved and take the lead in youth-related activities. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | July 31

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme provides a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development and professional collaboration with US counterparts. Primary funding for the Humphrey Programme is provided by the US Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State. Participants from the following regions are eligible: Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Pacific, South and Central Asia and the Western Hemisphere.

During the programme, fellows pursue both their individual programme goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. Unlike a typical American graduate school experience, the programme encourages fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more about American culture and to network with their American peers. Applicants are required to have at least an undergraduate degree, a minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience, demonstrated leadership qualities, a commitment to public service in their community and fluent English. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I Rolling

Pulitzer Center Journalism Grants on Crisis Reporting

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organisation that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for innovative data-driven journalism projects that spotlight underreported issues. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | Rolling



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