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Columbia University offers journalism fellowships [Worldwide]

Journalists, educators and education policy researchers can apply for a US$75,000 fellowship.

Deadline: 02/01/2018

Youth journalism contest open [Worldwide]

Student reporters, cartoonists and photographers ages 19 and under can compete for the Youth Journalism International’s annual contest.

Deadline: 02/03/2017

Festival of adventure films open [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur filmmakers with works on mountaineering and other extreme adventures can compete in the International Festival of Mountaineering and Adventure Films "Vertical" in Moscow.

Deadline: 03/30/2016

Religion reporting competition open [Worldwide]

The Religion Newswriters Association offers 19 awards totaling US$10,000 in prizes.

Deadline: 02/01/2016

MIT hosts bootcamp on food reporting [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in food-related issues can apply for this four-day course offered by the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Deadline: 01/31/2014

Reporting fellowships on environmental issues open [Worldwide]

Journalists can apply for a US$20,000 fellowship to conduct in-depth reports on environmental themes.

Deadline: 01/31/2014

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships open [Worldwide]

International and U.S. journalists covering science, technology, the environment or medicine can apply for this program at MIT.

Deadline: 02/28/2018

NED offers grants for media projects [Worldwide]

Independent media organizations, civic groups and associations can apply to this program that aims to advance democracy.

Deadline: 06/22/2018

World Press Institute Fellowship open [Worldwide]

Journalists who live outside the United States can apply to learn more about American journalism.

Deadline: 02/16/2018


University of Toronto offers journalism fellowship [Sub-Saharan Africa]

Journalists from Sub-Saharan Africa with eight years of experience can apply for this program in Toronto.

Deadline: 01/15/2014

Asia Pacific

Fellowship for writers available [South Asia]

Unpublished authors from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan can apply for the Charles Pick South Asian Fellowship in Norwich, United Kingdom.

Deadline: 02/28/2017

Deadline approaching: environmental training for reporters [India]

Experienced broadcast, print, online, video and photo journalists from Northeast India can apply.

Deadline: 01/10/2014


Course on digital journalism open [Cuba]

Journalists with basic knowledge of digital journalism can participate in this course in Havana.

Deadline: 02/05/2014


Online course in business journalism open [Latin America, Spain]

Spanish-speaking journalists and journalism students can take this three-month course.

Scholarships for investigative journalism course offered [Czech Republic]

Students, journalists and activists can apply for a scholarship for this course held Jan. 13 - 15 in Prague.

Journalism contest focuses on internet domains [Russia]

Print, broadcast and online journalists who write about internet domains and other internet addressing systems can compete for the Dot-Journalism Contest.

Deadline: 10/01/2018

Training in multiplatform journalism open [Belarus]

Online journalists with at least two years of experience and an interest in covering international news can participate in this seminar in Kiev, Ukraine.

Deadline: 03/30/2014

Deadline approaching: street photography workshop [Spain]

Practical sessions will provide students the skills to find a personal perspective by photographing strangers and building a story.

Bloomberg seeks editor [Russia]

Business or financial journalists fluent in Russian and English can apply for this position in Moscow.

Thomson Reuters seeks TV producer [Russia]

Broadcast journalists with native or near-native English and good Russian skills can apply for this position in Moscow.

Deadline approaching: reporting trips to Brazil [Europe]

Journalists experienced in video, radio and photography from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom can apply.

Deadline: 01/10/2014

Latin America

Free journalism courses available online [Brazil]

Beginning journalists and students can take several online course in Portuguese.

Course in basic photography open [Argentina]

Amateur photographers can take this course in Buenos Aires.

Contest highlights coverage of violence against women [Brazil]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 01/31/2014

Free online courses in journalism, technology available [Brazil]

The education portal Veduca offers courses from universities worldwide with subtitles in Portuguese. Topics include search engines, journalism history and covering international news.

Reporting contest on development initiatives open [Brazil]

Stories in one of Brazil's nine northeastern states, northern Minas Gerais and northern Espírito Santo are eligible for cash prizes.

Deadline: 02/23/2018

Middle East

Tahrir News seeks political researchers [Egypt]

Journalists, editors and political science and economics graduates can apply for these positions in Cairo.

MBC Group seeks research executive [UAE]

Broadcast researchers and media analysts can apply for this position in Dubai.

Infographics competition seeks entries [MENA]

Young journalists, designers and online content creators can participate in this competition in Arabic.

Deadline: 01/20/2014

Festival seeks short films on relationships [Lebanon]

Filmmakers can submit their work to be screened in Beirut.

Deadline: 04/01/2014

Film festival competition launched [MENA]

Filmmakers whose work reflects life in the Middle East and are from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen can apply.

Deadline: 01/30/2014

US and Canada

Political magazine offers writing fellowship [US]

Beginner journalists with a passion for politics, policy and digital journalism can apply for this fellowship in Washington.

Deadline: 05/20/2016

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