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Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship open [Africa, Asia, Brazil]

Journalists covering issues of child health and development in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania are eligible for a yearlong program that includes training, mentoring, reporting trips and financial support.

Deadline: 03/04/2018

Reporting fellowships to US-Mexico border available [Worldwide]

Women journalists with at least three years of experience can apply for a reporting fellowship from the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF).

Deadline: 10/28/2018

Columbia University hosts business journalism fellowships [Worldwide]

Journalists with at least four years of experience can apply for a fellowship in New York.

Deadline: 02/15/2018

Pulitzer grant for crisis reporting open [Worldwide]

Journalists who reside outside the United States can apply for a US$5,000 travel grant.

Deadline: 03/01/2018

Fellowships available for religion reporting [Worldwide]

Professional journalists can submit a story proposal to the International Reporting Project.

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

Nominations open for Knight International Journalism Awards [Worldwide]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks pioneering journalists whose work has made an impact on the lives of people in the developing world.

Deadline: 02/18/2018

International festival on cultural diversity open [Worldwide]

Filmmakers can submit works to a film festival in Yerevan, Armenia.

Deadline: 04/15/2018


Basic journalism training open [Angola]

Aspiring journalists can attend a training program at TV Escola starting February in Luanda.

Literary exchange project accepting applications [Cameroon, Nigeria]

The Goethe-Institut in Lagos and Yaounde, in collaboration with  Saraba Magazine and Bakwa Magazine, is organizing a mentored series of exchanges and workshops on creative nonfiction.

Deadline: 02/15/2017

International Health Reporting Network seeks women journalists [Africa]

The Population Reference Bureau is accepting applications for Women’s Edition-Africa, a network of women journalists from developing countries who report on population and health issues.

Deadline: 01/31/2017

Asia Pacific

Bloomberg offers news internship [Australia, New Zealand]

Aspiring financial journalists can apply for an internship in Sydney and Wellington.


Cross-border journalism program open [Europe, Central Asia]

Journalists with three to 15 years of experience can apply for a program from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Fritt Ord Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Deadline: 03/04/2018

Dataharvest conference open [Europe]

Investigative journalists and data specialists are invited to a conference in Mechelen, Belgium.

Latin America

Carolina Foundation offers scholarship program [Latin America]

Journalists, media specialists and students can apply for scholarships to undertake postgraduate studies in Spain.

Deadline: 03/20/2018

CFPD hosts online workshop on social media strategies [Latin America]

The Center for Digital Journalism (CFPD) at the University of Guadalajara offers the course "Community management and social networking for journalists" July 2 to Aug. 5.

Deadline: 06/17/2018

Free journalism courses available online [Brazil]

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

Thomson Reuters seeks trafficking, slavery correspondent [Brazil]

Experienced journalists fluent in Portuguese and English can apply for this position in São Paulo.

Middle East

Photo contest seeks entries [MENA]

Professional, amateur and student photographers can compete in the "Face of Alexandria" contest.

Deadline: 02/15/2017

Arts festival open [MENA]

Storytellers and performance artists can participate in the Arab Arts Focus at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the United Kingdom.

Deadline: 01/24/2017

US and Canada

Deadline approaching: investigative reporting fellowships at UC Berkeley [US]

Professional journalists can apply for a yearlong fellowship at the Graduate School of Journalism in California.

Deadline: 01/27/2017

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship open [US]

Print, broadcast and online journalists who have covered international news can apply for a 10-month fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Deadline: 03/01/2018

Environmental news fellowship at University of Colorado open [US]

Journalists interested in environmental issues can apply for a nine-month fellowship in Boulder, Colorado.

Deadline: 03/01/2017

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