Global Youth and News Media Prize

Educators and news organisations targeting children and teenagers can compete for an award. The Global Youth and News Media Prize, supported by the European Journalism Centre, the Google News Initiative, News-Decoder and others, celebrates work that serves, supports, attracts and/or learns from young audiences. The competition is accepting entries for the News/Media Literacy – Press Freedom Teaching Award. Nominees for the Press Freedom Teaching Award must be educators and news organisations with an initiative to help students develop a thorough understanding of the crucial role of journalism in society and of the sometimes deadly risks for people who do this work. Laureates will take part in an international ceremony and webinar designed to spread the word about their outstanding contributions to journalism and education and to encourage emulation of them. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I May 1

SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment

SEJ’s 22nd annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment honours the best environmental journalism in 10 categories, bringing recognition to the stories that are among the most important on the planet. Prizes of $500 for first-place winners and $250 for second-place winners in all categories. International journalists are also encouraged to enter, but if their work is written in a language other than English, they must include an English translation with their entry. The fee for each submission ranges from US$45 for SEJ members to US$110 for non-members. Journalists residing in low-to-middle-income-economy countries can pay US$10. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I May 1

The Everyday Projects Grant

The Everyday Projects will award two grants to photographers to work on a long-term project in their own community. The programme seeks projects that are rooted in documentary photography, defy stereotypical imagery, promote human dignity and correct misrepresentation. In addition to receiving $6,000 each, the two grantees will receive mentorship for the duration of their project from photojournalist Kiana Hayeri and National Geographic photo editor Jennifer Samuel. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I May 8

Global Fact Check Fund

The Global Fact Check Fund will award grants in an open competition for one or a series of programs to support third-party organisations in strengthening the capabilities of fact-checking organisations across the world. Through multiple grant opportunities, this new initiative will offer up to US$12-million in funding to recipients, in three tiers: up to US$25,000, up to US$50,000, and up to US$100,000. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I May 15

Women Photograph Project Grant

Nikon USA and MPB are offering photography grants worth $5,000 that will support photography projects — either new or in progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity. Five grants are available, at least one of which will be earmarked for a nonbinary or transgender photographer. Funding may be used to cover the hard costs of reporting, photographers’ creative fees, and any other expenses that support the production of new work. Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images need not be related to the project proposal (but please specify in your application if the images are unrelated to your proposal). For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I May 15

Women Photograph + Leica Grant

Women Photograph has partnered with Leica USA to award a $10,000 grant to a photographer focused on an ongoing documentary project. The Women Photograph + Leica Grant is open to photographers who can demonstrate a long-term commitment to their story. Applicants should submit portfolios of 20 images indicating that a substantial amount of work has already been completed and that the photographer has a clear vision of what further work is needed to complete the project. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who are engaged with the communities they cover beyond traditional journalistic documentation. Funding should primarily be used to support the production of new work, including the hard costs of reporting, and photographers’ creative fees, but may also partially fund community engagement programming. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I May 15

Jamlab Accelerator Programme

Apply to join the Jamlab Accelerator Programme (JAP) in sub-Saharan Africa, which is a six-month hothouse for journalism and media innovators. The programme offers a unique opportunity to fast-track your initiative, providing you with the tools, facilities, contacts, and support necessary to convert your ideas and ambitions into a commercially viable venture or product. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I May 19

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards encourage and recognise excellent journalistic work. Over the years, the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards have become one of the key highlights in journalism awards. The awards see the best of the best across various journalistic platforms being benchmarked against their peers by a panel of top quality and highly credible judges. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | May 25

Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication

The Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication recognises the work of professionals and organisations in any country that have contributed exceptionally to improving public understanding and awareness of ecological issues, through the dissemination of scientific knowledge and by opening up new perspectives on nature from any disciplinary angle. The award, which comes with a cash prize of €100,000, recognises contributions in any aspect of environmental communication, especially in the areas of biodiversity conservation and climate change, characterised by a particularly innovative approach. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I May 31

African Fact-Checking Awards

Entries for the 2023 awards are now open to journalists, journalism students, and professional fact-checkers – across the continent. To qualify, entries must have been first published or broadcast in the period from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. The fact-check should conclude that a claim about an important topic, originating in or relevant to Africa, is either misleading or wrong. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | June 31

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

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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