Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in December. Each is open to journalists worldwide.
John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Deadline: December 1
Journalists who want to collaborate with their peers to solve a pressing issue within the industry can apply to become a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. For 10 months, fellows will have access to the world’s most innovative thinkers and organizations. A US$75,000 stipend is provided, along with tuition and other benefits. For more information, click here.
Bellagio Residency Program Deadline: December 1
The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking scholars of all disciplines for its four-week residency in Bellagio, Italy. Participants will be able to establish new connections and solve complex global issues like health and ecosystems. Room and board are covered, and some travel stipends are offered. For more information, click here.
Mobile Photography Awards Deadline: December 4
Do you take great photos with your mobile phone? Enter the Mobile Photography Awards and you could win up to US$3,000. This year’s theme focuses on groundbreaking images despite the medium’s limitations. For more information, click here.
World Nomads travel photography scholarship Deadline: December 14
Aspiring photographers can apply to take a 10-day mentored trip to Japan from World Nomads. The winner will work alongside travel photographer Richard I'Anson documenting Japan’s culture. He or she will also receive Kathmandu outdoor gear, valued at about US$750. For more information, click here.
CUNY business journalism fellowship Deadline: December 15
The McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism offers fellowships to journalists who want to report on in-depth, complex topics in business and the global economy. Fellows receive a US$5,000 per month stipend for one to three months, as well as editorial support. For more information, click here.
Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship Deadline: December 16
Exceptional journalists from around the globe can spend an academic year at the University of Michigan with this fellowship. Fellows follow a personalized study plan and are granted access to the university’s resources. Stipend is US$70,000, and tuition and travel costs are covered. For more information, click here.
Earth Journalism Network biodiversity media grants Deadline: December 23
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN), in partnership with the Arcadia Foundation, are offering a total of US$30,000 in grants to support reporting on environmental conservation and biodiversity. Projects that focus on conservation in high-biodiversity regions of the world, such as the Amazon, Central Africa and Southeast Asia, are especially sought. For more information, click here.
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