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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 San Diego.

Deadline: 08/31/2018

Deadline extended: ONA offers conference fellowships [Worldwide]

The Online News Association (ONA) is accepting candidates for the MJ Bear Fellowship to attend the 2018 ONA conference in Austin, Texas.

Deadline: 07/09/2018

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: 08/31/2018

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


Conference focuses on women's visibility in the media [Nigeria]

The African Women in the Media 2018 Conference, organized by Stringers Africa, will take place June 21 and 22 in Ibadan.

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 2017 or 2018 to this contest organized by the Russian Guild of Film Directors.

Deadline: 09/15/2018

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 Sept. 3 to 14 in Leipzig.

Deadline: 07/27/2018

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 three-month online training in Spanish starting in September.

Deadline: 08/25/2018

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: 08/06/2018

Middle East

Sky News Arabia seeks deputy news editor [UAE]

Journalists with at least five years of experience can apply for this position in Abu Dhabi.

Deadline: 05/20/2018

Lazord Fellowship open [MENA]

Young journalists from Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Iraq, Sudan and Libya can apply for this yearlong fellowship that offers internships.

Deadline: 07/01/2018

US and Canada

The Sun Magazine offers writing retreat [US]

Budding writers can apply for a scholarship to attend a writing workshop Oct. 19 to 21 at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.

Deadline: 08/05/2018

Energy journalism workshop open [North America]

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: 08/24/2018

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