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One-year professional master’s degree for globally minded journalists

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Investigative reporting fellowship open [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 22 to 38 can apply to the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative.

Deadline: 05/02/2016

Social innovation fellowship accepting applications [Worldwide]

Journalists who have developed business endeavors that address social needs are encouraged to apply for the Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship in Chicago.

Deadline: 05/31/2018

Conference on conflict journalism open [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 21 to 35 can apply to attend a seminar in Israel on conflict journalism, including a fully funded stay, hands-on workshops and tours of surrounding conflict zones.

Deadline: 04/30/2018

Webinar on social security for freelance journalists offered [Worldwide]

This free program will feature social security examples and best practices from European countries including Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Norway.

Media conference calls for papers [Worldwide]

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford is seeking abstracts of papers for presentation at its conference, "Negotiating Culture: integrating legacy and digital cultures in news media."

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Funding for documentary projects available [Worldwide]

Documentarians with projects on critical issues in the United States can apply for Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund.

Deadline: 04/27/2015

Asia Pacific

Online courses on writing for social media and politics available [Asia]

The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) at the Ateneo de Manila University offers courses aimed at raising the bar for journalism in Asia.

Deadline: 05/15/2015


Free course on reporting on indigenous communities in Asia, Africa [Eastern Europe]

Journalists, photojournalists and journalism students from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia can take this online course.

Deadline: 04/26/2015

Workshop focuses on travel journalism [Spain]

Participants will learn how to create compelling written and audiovisual stories, combining high journalistic standards with sense-driven narrative writing.

Funding for data journalism offered [Germany]

The Volkswagen Foundation invites applications for science and data-driven journalism projects.

Deadline: 06/15/2015

Scholarships for news literacy program available [Eurasia]

Journalists, scholars and students from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia can participate in this summer school in Poznań, Poland.

Deadline: 04/01/2017

Free training in investigative journalism offered [Ukraine]

Investigative journalists with at least two years of experience can participate in this training in Kiev.

Deadline: 04/24/2015

Latin America

Master's program in science communication open [Brazil]

Journalists who want to specialize in science communication can apply for a free program in Campinas, São Paulo.

Deadline: 08/31/2018

Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship calls for applications [Latin America]

Beginning to midcareer journalists interested in digital media can apply for a three-week program in the United States.

Deadline: 08/08/2017

Photojournalism contest open [South America]

The New Holland Award for Photojournalism honors works that portray rural life and agriculture in the region.

Deadline: 12/15/2018

Middle East

Independent journalism training open [Libya]

The Rory Peck Trust and the Libyan Institute for Advanced Studies invite freelance journalists looking to develop their careers in the news industry and strengthen their safety awareness.

Deadline: 04/25/2015

Agadir contest for regional journalism open [Morocco]

Students ages 30 and younger can submit stories on development issues and compete for a MAD5,000 cash prize.

Deadline: 05/07/2015

US and Canada

Knight Prototype Fund seeks projects [US]

Media makers, technologists and tinkerers can apply for a US$35,000 grant to take ideas from concept to demo.

Deadline: 11/16/2015

Contest highlights coverage of women's issues [US]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for a US$1,000 award from the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

Deadline: 04/27/2015

Fellowship for editorial writing available [US]

Midcareer editorial writers or columnists can apply for a US$75,000 fellowship to expand their knowledge of a public interest issue.

Deadline: 06/21/2018

Native American Journalists Association hosts contest [US, Canada]

The National Native Media Awards recognize excellence in the reporting, presentation and coverage of stories in Indian Country.

Deadline: 04/30/2015

Deadline extended: ICFJ offers Back in the Newsroom Fellowships [US]

Journalism professors from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and schools with large Latino student bodies can apply.

Deadline: 04/24/2015

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