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Call for entries: The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

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Knight Center hosts MOOC on Python for data journalism [Worldwide]

Aspiring data journalists can participate in this free course June 12 to July 9.

Joan Shorenstein Center Fellowship at Harvard open [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in sharing, expanding and researching public policy and political affairs can apply for a US$30,000 fellowship in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Deadline: 02/01/2018

Fellowships on specialized reporting available [Worldwide]

Professionals in any field can apply to spend eight months studying journalism techniques at University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

Deadline: 02/26/2018

New America offers reporting fellowship [Worldwide]

Experienced journalists can apply for a fellowship to tell stories on unpaid care work and the impact that it is having.

Deadline: 01/09/2017

Contest honors women's courage, achievement in journalism [Worldwide]

The International Women's Media Foundation is seeking nominations for its annual awards.

Deadline: 03/16/2018


WeMENA accepting applications [MENA]

Women entrepreneurs can apply for this training in Silicon Valley, United States.

Deadline: 01/17/2017

ICFJ seeks program consultant [Africa]

Media, international development and project management professionals with at least two years of experience can apply for a position in Nairobi, Kenya, or Cape Town, South Africa.

Call for entries: ICFJ announces storytelling contest [Africa]

English-speaking journalists working for print, broadcast and online news media in Africa can apply for the 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling, which includes US$5,000 to pursue in-depth reporting, travel to U.S. newsrooms and mentorship.

Deadline: 12/31/2017

Asia Pacific

ICFJ seeks Knight International Journalism Fellows [India]

Senior journalists with a background in gender/health/development journalism or mobile/multimedia/interactive/data-led storytelling can apply for a fellowship based in New Delhi.


Milena Jesenská Fellowship open [Europe]

Journalists from European countries as well as Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan can apply for a fellowship to pursue in-depth research in Austria.

Deadline: 02/24/2018

Deadline approaching: Lénaïc Fund for Journalism [EU]

Female graduates ages 30 and younger interested in EU journalism can apply for a fellowship in Brussels.

Deadline: 12/31/2016

Deadline approaching: call for reporting projects [Latin America, Spain, US]

Journalists from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Spain and the states of Texas and Florida can apply for a reporting fund from investigative journalism site Armando Investiga.

Deadline: 12/31/2017

Internews offers grants for media projects [Ukraine]

Print, broadcast and online media, independent journalists and bloggers can apply for grants of up to US$1,000 to report on the effect of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine on people.

Deadline: 01/10/2018

Latin America

IAPA launches University Journalism Award [Americas]

Journalism and communication students can submit works in Spanish, English and Portuguese to the inaugural contest of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) for a chance to win US$2,000.

Deadline: 01/15/2017

ICFJ seeks data visualization developer [Latin America, US]

Data visualization professionals can apply for a remote position for the “Meeting the challenge: strengthening societies and governance through journalism and citizen engagement” project.

National photography contest open [Brazil]

Photographers ages 18 and older can compete for the Pierre Verger Photography Prize.

Deadline: 03/08/2017

Contest for economics reporting seeks entries [Brazil]

Print and online journalists and photojournalists can apply for the Case New Holland prize.

Deadline: 07/31/2018

Middle East

Goethe-Institut hosts cultural training [MENA]

Media professionals, among others, can apply for an all-expenses-paid training in Berlin.

Deadline: 01/05/2017

US and Canada

Marquette University offers fellowship in public service journalism [US]

Journalists with five years of experience can apply for the O'Brien Fellowship.

Deadline: 01/26/2018

Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship open [US]

Print and online journalists with less than 10 years of experience can apply for a US$75,000 full-time or US$35,000 part-time fellowship.

Deadline: 02/12/2018

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