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Call for entries: Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship

This year-long fellowship will include two international reporting trips as well as continuing mentoring and several virtual webinars.

TruthBuzz: The viral fact-checking contest

Have an idea that can help verified facts reach the widest possible audience? You could win US$10,000 in ICFJ's TruthBuzz challenge.

New Opportunities by Region


Scholarships available for media studies in Germany [Worldwide]

Young professionals from developing countries can apply for a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, in German).

NewsU hosts free webinar on digital tools [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in new ways to engage their audience can attend this one-hour webinar.

Contest for science journalism students open [Worldwide]

Aspiring medical or science journalists can receive an award to attend the world's largest neuroscience meeting in Washington.

Deadline: 09/15/2017

ONA offers conference fellowships [Worldwide]

The Online News Association (ONA) is accepting candidates for the MJ Bear Fellowship and the HBCU Digital Media Fellowship to attend the 2017 ONA conference in Washington.

Deadline: 07/20/2017

Frontline Club hosts journalism awards [Worldwide]

Staff and freelance journalists who have shown integrity, courage and independent spirit in their work can enter this contest in three categories: photojournalism, broadcast and print. 

Deadline: 09/15/2017

Deadline extended: viral fact-checking contest seeks submissions [Worldwide]

Journalists and others are invited to submit creative solutions that turn fact-checking into engaging, visual and interactive stories for a chance to win up to US$10,000.

Deadline: 07/09/2017

Humboldt Foundation seeks fellows [BRIC, US]

College graduates who completed their first degree less than 12 years ago can apply for a fellowship to develop a project of social significance with a host of their choice in Germany.

Deadline: 09/15/2017


IREX offers internship program [Mozambique]

Aspiring journalists can apply for this 10-month program organized by IREX's Programa para Fortalecimento da Mídia in Maputo.

Deadline: 07/15/2017

Asia Pacific

SAJA competition open [South Asia, US, Canada]

The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) is accepting entries for the 2017 SAJA Journalism Awards in 12 categories.

Deadline: 07/15/2017

Fellowships available for climate change workshop [Southeast Asia]

Aspiring climate communicators ages 30 and younger are invited to write an article about clean energy to participate in a three-day workshop in Quezon City, Philippines.

Deadline: 07/12/2017


Film festival on human rights seeks entries [Russia]

Documentary filmmakers can submit works produced in 2016 or 2017 to this contest in Moscow.

Deadline: 09/15/2017

Media symposium focuses on African women [UK]

Journalists interested in the African diaspora, race, gender, representation and feminism are invited to attend this daylong event in Birmingham, England. 

Media seminar in Germany offered [Central, Eastern Europe]

Journalists ages 40 and younger who are proficient in German can apply to participate in this free seminar.

Deadline: 07/31/2017

Latin America

Mongabay Reporting Network calls for pitches [Latin America]

Experienced journalists can submit articles in Spanish and English about the environmental impacts of hydropower development and ancillary infrastructure development in the Amazon region.

Human rights fund offers investigative reporting grants [Brazil]

Civil society organizations and individuals can apply for the "Investigative journalism and human rights" initiative to report on institutional violence and discrimination.

Deadline: 07/28/2017

Freelance journalism school open [Latin America]

The longform journalism digital magazine Late offers a five-month online training in Spanish starting in August.

Deadline: 07/20/2017

Contest for transportation, environmental reporting open [Brazil]

Professional journalists who work in print, online and broadcast media can apply for the CNT Journalism Prize.

Deadline: 08/07/2017

Middle East

Sky News Arabia seeks radio producer [UAE]

Journalists with at least six years of journalism experience, including three years in radio, can apply for this position in Abu Dhabi.

Deadline: 07/11/2017

Lazord Fellowship open [MENA]

Young journalists from Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Iraq, Sudan and Libya can apply for this yearlong fellowship, which provides mentoring and internships.

Deadline: 07/15/2017

US and Canada

The Sun Magazine offers workshops [US]

Budding writers can apply for a scholarship to attend a series of writing workshops Oct. 20 to 22 at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.

Deadline: 08/05/2017

Energy journalism workshop open [US]

Journalists who cover energy and environmental issues are invited to apply for an all-expenses-paid workshop at the University of Texas in Austin.

Deadline: 08/28/2017

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