Fetisov Journalism Awards 2023

Entries are open to professional journalists, i.e. representatives of the media, professional journalism organisations (unions/associations/societies) and freelance journalists. Self-nominations are allowed. A maximum of three reportings/series of reportings from one journalism organisation/media platform can be nominated for participation in the contest. The submission form may be filled out by a representative of a registered organisation/media platform nominating another journalist or by a nominee. The information must be provided in English. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | October 1

Tarbell Fellowship

The Tarbell Fellowship is a one-year programme for early-career journalists interested in covering emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence. Fellows receive a 9-month placement at a major newsroom, participate in a study group covering AI governance & technical fundamentals, and attend a 2-week journalism summit in Oxford. The Tarbell Fellowship provides a stipend of up to $50,000 to support these placements. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I October 1

2023 Uganda Press Photo Award Review

The Uganda Press Photo Award is accepting submissions for its 2022 Portfolio Review. The review gives photographers a chance to talk to industry professionals and get fresh eyes on projects they are working on, seek advice on technique and content, and get insight into how to market themselves and their work. Photographers will receive unfiltered and unbiased feedback that will help them see their photographic work from a new perspective. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | October 2

Financial Times African Fellowship

One World Media (OWM) is looking for a mid-career journalist from and based in Sub-Saharan Africa, working in print, digital or multimedia reporting to join the OWM Fellowship cohort. The programme seeks a writer who can break down a complex story in simple language, compellingly, in a way that has wide appeal and relatability. The selected fellow will produce a piece of long-form journalism – an economic or business story from the region that resonates with FT’s global audience. Applicants must submit a story proposal. This could be a story that has a political impact or shines a light on an industry, sector or company. The fellow will receive a £1,000 reporting grant. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I October 5

Residential Fellowships at the National Humanities Center

Each year, the National Humanities Center welcomes up to forty scholars from across the humanities and all over the world. During their time in residence, fellows are given the freedom to work on their projects while benefiting from the exceptional services of the Center. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations. In addition to all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts applications from scholars in the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | October 5

Max Planck Institute Fellowship

Journalists from print, online, radio, and television who report and write regularly on legal and constitutional topics, or topics from politics, the economy and research-related topics can apply for this fellowship in Heidelberg, Germany. The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL) invites applications for its MPIL Journalist in Residence Fellowship 2024. Journalists spend three months at the institute where they gain insights into fundamental questions and current problems of international law, European Union law and public law. MPIL Journalists in Residence are free to pursue their research and are encouraged to exchange ideas with the institute’s researchers and participate in various work and discussion formats. To apply, journalists must submit a short outline of their proposed research plan. Journalists receive a research grant of up to €3,500 (US$3,847) per month for the duration of the fellowship. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I October 6

SIMA Awards 

The annual SIMA Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in social impact storytelling, honouring the most cutting-edge filmmaking from around the world that inspires activism, compassion and social transformation. Each year, projects are selected from over 140 countries, competing for awards, cash prizes, media features, and entry into SIMA’s distribution programmes that bring selected works to communities and classrooms worldwide. The categories are feature documentaries, short documentaries, impact AI, impact videos (innovations and creative impact), XR/interactive and production companies. Feature documentaries must be a minimum of 40 minutes, shorts less than 40 minutes, XR/interactive less than 20 minutes in length and impact videos 2 to 20 minutes long. Films must have been completed between October 2022 and September 2023. Non-English language documentaries and educational impact videos must be subtitled in English. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I October 7

Investigative Environmental Grants 

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering grants to media outlets in East Africa to investigate environmental crimes. Media outlets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan looking to “follow the money” and investigate environmental crimes can apply for the grant. The chosen teams will receive a grant of $15,000. The selected East African media houses will be expected to conceptualise, propose and lead the project in collaboration with a media outlet in Asia. The former will explore the supply side of the environmental crimes, while the latter will dig into the demand side, or the market for the illegal products.

Both media houses will be expected to produce six, well-researched transboundary investigative stories by April 2024. They will select their best investigative journalists for this work, who will in turn benefit from EJN’s close mentorship and guidance. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I October 9

The Stigler Center’s Journalists in Residence Programme 

The programme provides a transformative learning experience for journalists working in all forms of media around the world. Participants spend approximately 12 weeks on the Hyde Park campus, auditing classes, participating in Stigler Center events, collaborating with peers, and networking with the university’s scholars. Journalists with some years of media experience, proficient English, and an interest in deepening their knowledge and understanding of political economy are encouraged to apply. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | October 15

Chadian Journalists covering children issues grant 

Chad’s Haute Autorité des Médias et de l’Audiovisuel (HAMA) and UNICEF launched this Friday, August 18, 2023, a journalism competition entitled “Champions du traitement de l’information sur l’enfance 2023” (Champions of reporting on children’s issues 2023). Journalists from Chad covering children’s issues can compete for the prize and is open to all Chadian journalists who hold a professional journalist accreditation card. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I October 20

Early-career fellowship programme

The Open Notebook is offering a paid, part-time fellowship programme for early-career science journalists. During the course of this fellowship, fellows work with a mentor to plan, report, and write articles for publication at The Open Notebook and become part of the TON editorial team. This ten-month programme offers fellows the opportunity to explore their career interests and passions and to sharpen their skills as part of a talented, supportive, diverse community of past and present fellows and mentors. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | October 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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