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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

International Women's Media Foundation organizes trip to Rwanda, DRC [Worldwide]

Women journalists with at least three years of experience and excellent English skills can apply for an all-expenses-paid reporting trip.

Deadline: 02/23/2018

Photojournalism grant available [Worldwide]

The Alexia Foundation seeks applicants for its professional and student photography grants, which aim to help photographers produce stories that further the foundation's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

Deadline: 02/01/2018

Free online course on investigative journalism available [Worldwide]

Columbia University, through the edX platform, is offering the five-week course "Global muckraking: investigative journalism and global media," starting Feb. 8. 

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: 03/31/2018

Sports film festival open [Worldwide]

Filmmakers are invited to submit their documentaries and feature films to a festival in Moscow.

Deadline: 03/03/2018

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


Media competition accepting entries [Africa]

The Southern African Development Community Awards aim to recognize excellence in journalism and encourage media practitioners in member states to cover issues of the region.

Deadline: 02/27/2018

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

ICFJ seeks program managers [India, Nigeria]

Professionals with significant experience in media, international development and/or project management can apply for these positions with the Knight International Journalism Fellowships in India and Nigeria.

Earth Journalism Network offers grants for reporting on climate change [Pacific]

Journalists and other expert media practitioners who want to cover climate change in the Pacific Islands can apply for grants of up to US$500.

Deadline: 02/17/2017


Health journalism fund available [Germany]

Freelance and staff journalists interested in shedding light on health-related issues in developing countries can apply for the Global Health Journalism Grant Program for Germany.

Deadline: 07/11/2018

Small grants competition for journalists open [Ukraine]

Media outlets can apply for grants of up to US$10,000 from Internews and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Deadline: 02/06/2017

Latin America

Mongabay Reporting Network seeks stories on Central American forests [Latin America]

The reporting initiative aims to focus on the scope and impact of cattle production on Central America's forests and wildlife. Pitches can be submitted in English or Spanish, as well as the final articles.

OjoPúblico offers fact-checking workshop [Peru]

Participants will discover and apply data and information verification practices that are being developed around the world.

Master's program covers science, tech and health communication [Brazil]

Casa de Oswaldo Cruz offers a free graduate program starting March 2019 in Rio de Janeiro.

Deadline: 10/31/2018

MBA for journalists open [Brazil]

Journalists interested in specializing in financial journalism can apply for this course in São Paulo.

Middle East

Youm7 seeks editors/translators [Egypt]

Experienced journalists fluent in English can apply for several positions in Cairo.

Writing fellowship available [MENA]

Journalists whose work focuses on Arab societies can apply for a grant from the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS).

Deadline: 08/30/2018

US and Canada

Environmental reporting contest open [US, Canada, Mexico]

Print, television, radio and online journalists can apply for the Knight-Risser Prize in Western Environmental Journalism worth US$5,000.

Deadline: 03/15/2017

Contest for reporting on media industry open [US]

The 2018 Mirror Awards honor reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public's benefit.

Deadline: 02/19/2018

Journalism competition on women's issues seeks entries [US]

The Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism honors a journalist whose work demonstrates a concern for the rights and the advancement of women.

Deadline: 03/15/2017

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