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Contest seeks reporters' stories on maternal and child health

Journalists from Brazil, China, India, Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa who cover maternal and child health can submit their work to Johnson & Johnson and ICFJ for a US$1,000 cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to the United States.

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

Journalists – both experienced and at the start of their careers – are invited to apply for the International Journalism MA at City University London. Places are available starting in September 2015.

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Competition recognizes war correspondents [Worldwide]

The Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents honors coverage of conflict situations or news events relating to the fight for freedom and democracy.

Deadline: 06/06/2017

National Geographic Traveler hosts photo contest [Worldwide]

Photographers can enter digital photos to earn prizes including a photo expedition to the Galápagos Islands.

Deadline: 06/30/2017

Earth Journalism Network offers biodiversity story grants [Worldwide]

Journalists and other expert media practitioners who want to cover critical issues of conservation and biodiversity can apply for grants ranging from US$1,000 to US$2,000.

Deadline: 11/20/2017

Contest open to video journalists [Worldwide]

Freelance journalists who cover international news and current affairs are eligible for the Rory Peck Awards.

Deadline: 07/03/2017

DW Akademie has 10 full scholarships for journalists [Worldwide]

Young journalists, media managers and communication professionals from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe who speak English and German can apply for a master’s program in Germany.

Deadline: 03/31/2017

Fellowship sends international journalists to US [Worldwide]

Journalism and communication midcareer professionals with limited experience in the United States can apply for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.


CNN seeks entries for journalism contest [Africa]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for a chance to attend an all-expenses-paid program.

Deadline: 03/24/2016

Asia Pacific

East-West Center organizes senior journalism seminar [Asia, MENA, US, Europe]

Twelve to 16 U.S. journalists and journalists from countries with significant Muslim populations will be selected for a three-week, cross-cultural trip to two U.S. cities, Indonesia and Turkey.

Deadline: 05/10/2017

Photography competition open [Asia, Europe]

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) seeks images that suggest new perspectives of seeing the differences and similarities between Asia and Europe.

Deadline: 09/06/2015

Deadline extended: EU hosts peace journalism contest [Philippines]

Journalists can compete for a chance to travel to Brussels and meet peace-building institutions and fellow journalists.

Deadline: 06/15/2015


Free online course on diversity reporting open [Russia, Central Asia]

Journalists, media experts, educators and students who want to learn how to cover ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity can register for this course available in Kyrgyz and Russian.

Royal Television Society offers undergraduate bursaries [UK]

Students from lower income households interested in broadcast journalism and TV production can apply.

Deadline: 06/01/2015

Photojournalism workshop focuses on portraits [Spain]

Photographers interested in acquiring conceptual tools and techniques to shoot portraits may attend this two-day workshop in Madrid.

Latin America

Workshop on narrative journalism open [Colombia]

Participants will learn to combine storytelling elements with hard reporting.

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Citizen journalism contest focuses on human rights [Latin America]

Citizen journalists with audio or video reports in Portuguese and audio reports in Spanish are eligible for a prize.

Deadline: 05/08/2015

Grants for investigative reporting available [Brazil]

Journalists who want to investigate Brazil's judiciary system can apply for funding.

Middle East

Short film festival accepting entries [Jordan]

Narrative and documentary films can compete in the Franco-Arab Film Festival.

Deadline: 05/14/2015

Master’s program in journalism and new media open [Jordan]

The Jordan Media Institute will offer 35 scholarships to the program in Amman.

US and Canada

ESPN seeks fellows [US]

College students with less than five years of experience can apply for a 24-month training with six-month opportunities in digital media, radio, international sports and studio production.

Fellowships to attend women symposium open [US]

The Journalism & Women Symposium will bring women journalists to its Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Deadline: 05/15/2017

Journalism conference offers scholarships [US]

The Society of Professional Journalists grants scholarships for minority, professional and student journalists to attend its annual conference in New Orleans.

Deadline: 06/05/2016

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