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Deadline approaching: UNDP Equator Prize [Worldwide]

Environmental journalists who work with local and indigenous organizations can submit a nomination to this award from the United Nations Development Programme.

Deadline: 03/08/2017

Deadline extended: global business journalism program in China [Worldwide]

The Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication offers a master's degree designed to bring business journalism in line with top international reporting standards.

Deadline: 03/20/2018

Open Society offers grants for independent journalism [Worldwide]

Organizations, networks, startups and informal groups involved in the production of journalism under difficult circumstances, investigative reporting or freedom of expression and the protection of journalists are eligible for support.

Deadline: 03/31/2017

Contest highlights coverage of food sustainability [Worldwide]

The Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition organize the Food Sustainability Media Award to encourage journalists to report on food sustainability and today's food paradoxes.  

Deadline: 05/31/2018

Asia Society hosts reporting competition [Worldwide]

Online and print journalists who produced works in English in 2016 can apply for a US$10,000 award.

Deadline: 03/16/2017

Photo contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

Professional, amateur and student photographers can enter a contest with a US$10,000 grand prize.

Deadline: 04/30/2017


Mongabay seeks story proposals on conservation [Madagascar]

The reporting initiative is commissioning stories that aim to explore the effectiveness of conservation spending and interventions in Madagascar.

Thomson Reuters hosts course on Ebola aftermath [Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone]

Journalists who are fluent in English and have at least one year of experience can apply to attend this free training in Freetown, Liberia.

Deadline: 03/20/2017

Asia Pacific

Journalism competition open [Uzbekistan]

Print, online and broadcast journalists can compete in a contest celebrating World Press Freedom Day, May 3.

Deadline: 04/10/2018

Contest recognizes public interest journalism [India]

The Praful Bidwai Memorial Trust seeks nominations for the Praful Bidwai Memorial Award.

Deadline: 03/31/2017


Legal training program seeks journalists [Central and Southeastern Europe]

Journalists, civil society advocates and media lawyers can apply for an all-expenses-paid program that combines online and offline training in the region.

Deadline: 03/05/2018

Schwarzkopf Foundation offers travel grant [Europe]

Individuals ages 17 to 27 residing in one of the 47 European states can apply for a EUR550 travel grant.

Deadline: 03/19/2017

Latin America

Contest seeks short animated films on women in science [Latin America]

UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean will award US$3,000 to a film that highlights the role of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Deadline: 03/15/2017

BBC seeks multimedia editor [Brazil]

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

Online workshop focuses on narrative journalism [Latin America, Spain]

Journalists, students and anyone interested in improving their storytelling skills can register for this workshop in Spanish.

Mural seeks contributors [Brazil]

Bloggers and students who live in the greater São Paulo region can apply for a variety of positions.

Deadline: 04/20/2017

Middle East

Climate Tracker launches journalism program [MENA]

Aspiring journalists are invited to write two articles for a chance to win a trip to a UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany.

Dialogue Fellows Program open [MENA]

Journalists ages 24 to 36 from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Syria can participate in this program, which features online coaching and three workshops in the region.

Deadline: 03/12/2017

US and Canada

National Press Foundation hosts contests on mental health, energy reporting [US]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting and the Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing.

Deadline: 03/16/2018

Guardian News & Media seeks arts fellow [US]

Budding journalists can apply for this fellowship in New York.

Deadline: 03/10/2017

Investigative reporting conference offers fellowships [US]

Investigative journalists and college students can apply for fellowships to attend the IRE conference in Orlando, Florida.

Deadline: 04/23/2018

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