Maynard 200 Fellowship

The Maynard 200 Fellowship provides advanced training and mentorship to mid-career journalists of color for promoting their career growth and expanded leadership roles. Applicants living outside the United States need to be affiliated with a US-based media outlet or organisation. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | March 7

Reporting on climate change in Kenya

The Earth Journalism Network is offering reporting grants to journalists in Kenya to support the production of in-depth stories on the impacts of climate change.  EJN is looking for incisive, in-depth, solutions-focused stories on climate change that put human experiences at the center of the storytelling. While the stories should be backed by scientific evidence and incorporate data in a simple and compelling way, they should focus on proven adaptations and responses to these challenges. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | March 8

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Programme

The Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Programme is designed to provide journalists, scholars, politicians and policymakers with an opportunity for reflection. Applicants for Shorenstein Fellowships must be a working journalist, politician, scholar or policymaker currently or recently active in the field. Fellows receive a stipend of $30,000, paid in monthly installments at the end of each month over the 4-month semester. Travel and living expenses are not covered by the Shorenstein Center. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | March 15

Courage in Journalism Awards

Sexual harassment, threats, attacks, government oppression, a stubborn glass ceiling, unequal pay, accusations of fake news and a growing mistrust of the media all threaten press freedom around the world. And women journalists often feel the greatest brunt of these attacks. The Courage in Journalism Awards shows people that women journalists are not going to step aside, cannot be silenced, and deserve to be recognized for their strength in the face of adversity. It honors the brave journalists who report on taboo topics, work in environments hostile to women, and share difficult truths. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | March 18

Investigative Grant Programme 2022 

The Justice for Journalists Foundation is launching its call for applications for its annual Investigative Grant Programme. Proposals to conduct journalistic investigations into crimes against media workers. The maximum amount offered for each individual grant will be $80,000. The grants cover the hard costs of getting to the story and reporting it – airfare, hotels, meals, ground transportation, fixers, translators, as well as the reasonable fee for the justifiable duration of the project. The Foundation is giving preference to the established media and NGOs with stringent reporting procedures and a proven track record of successful projects. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | March 20

Orange Knowledge Programme

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) offers scholarships is directed to midcareer journalists from several developing countries and offers a selection of short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s programmes (duration 12 to 24 months). You need English or French language skills to follow classes in the Netherlands. The main priority areas of the Orange Knowledge Programme are sexual and reproductive health and rights, security and rule of law, food and nutrition security and water management. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | March 22

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Fellowship

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from individuals and organisations who wish to partner with us on practical innovative projects for local news. Chosen projects often include devising new strategies or models to solve a problem, building new tools, creating a training workshop/programme or building resources for journalists. All fellowship projects are built and implemented within the span of the 8-month fellowship.

The institute offers residential, nonresidential and institutional fellowships. Residential fellows spend eight months on the Missouri campus, taking advantage of the intellectual and technological resources of RJI and the university while interacting with Missouri faculty and students. These fellows receive a US$10,000 monthly stipend, plus a one-time US$10,000 housing allowance.

Nonresidential fellowships are designed for employees of a news, technology or related company who have ideas they can develop while continuing in their jobs. These fellows receive a US$20,000 stipend for the eight-month program.

The US$20,000 institutional fellowship stipend is paid to the company or institution and can be used to hire a freelancer or temporary contractor to fill in for an employee as needed or for other project needs. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | March 25

Drôme-Ardèche Press Club Eco-Reportages Competition

The Drôme-Ardèche Press Club, which launched this competition in 2009, invites French-speaking journalists to take part in an eleventh edition. The Competition rewards journalists who report on initiatives that are making social, environmental and economic improvements in what has become known as sustainable development. Eco-reports published or broadcast in 2020 and 2021 are eligible. Two prizes of €1,500 will be awarded in 2022. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | March 31

Master’s Programme for International Media Studies

Young journalists, media managers and other communication professionals can apply. DW Akademie is accepting applications for its International Media Studies programme (IMS) in Bonn, Germany, which will start in September. Students who successfully complete the four-semester programme will be awarded a master of arts degree. The programme offers a mix of research, lectures and practical experience and combines these disciplines: media and development, journalism, communications and media management. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least a year of professional experience in a media-related field. Applicants must also have a good command of German and English.

For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | March 31

Solutions reporting programme for journalists in West Africa

The Campus Solutions project is set to bridge this gap by mobilizing and supporting reporters to produce stories about the positive deviants in the education sector in West African countries. 15 campus journalists will be engaged under the Campus Solutions project for six months to document, through storytelling, social responses to problems bedeviling the education system in West Africa and other related issues with evidence. They will also share insights into how the responses are positively affecting the problems in spite of the limitations and/or challenges. The participants of the Campus Solutions will be tasked to set up and/or facilitate the establishment of solutions journalism (SoJo) units in their respective campus press outfits. These units will be supported with periodic trainings, SoJo resources and opportunities for further expansion where necessary. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | April 8

Africa No Filter: Women storytellers fund 

Journalists, bloggers, vloggers, content creators, podcasters can apply for Project Support grants worth up to $10,000 while organizations can apply for Operational Support and Capacity-Building grants of up to $25,000. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | April 11

Photographer of the Year 2022

Africa Geographic is accepting entries for Photographer of the Year 2022. Photos must depict African wildlife, landscapes or culture. The winner will receive US$5,000 and the two runners-up, US$2,500 each. The winners will also travel to Botswana to participate in a photographic safari. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | April 30

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 could 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 $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 to 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

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