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Open Society Foundations offer scholarships for workshop on human rights, drug policy [Worldwide]

Journalists, among others, with an interest in drug policy can apply for this all-expense-paid training in Hong Kong.

Deadline: 08/01/2017

Fellowships available for climate change conferences [Worldwide]

Professional journalists from developing countries can apply for a fellowship to cover both the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice, Poland.

Deadline: 04/29/2018

Collaborative journalism contest accepting pitches, stories [Worldwide]

Hostwriter, a platform that lets vetted journalists contact each other for collaboration opportunities, will award EUR5,000 (US$5,865) for collaborative journalism pieces and story pitches.

Deadline: 08/15/2018

Grants fund investigative journalism [Worldwide]

The Fund for Investigative Journalism offers up to US$10,000 reporting grants for journalists whose stories have a U.S. angle, involving American citizens, government or businesses. 

Deadline: 09/24/2018

Social Media Week opens registration [Worldwide]

The event on the latest trends and topics in social and mobile media will take place Sept. 11 to 15 in Jakarta, Indonesia, London and São Paulo. Livestreaming will be available.


Investigative journalism project seeks journalists [Nigeria]

Nigeria Investigates will train journalists to report on consequential stories using the techniques of investigative reporting under the mentorship of journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Deadline: 07/20/2017

Bursary for Global Investigative Journalism Conference available [South Africa]

Undergraduate seniors, honors and master’s students in journalism can apply for a scholarship to attend this conference Nov. 16 to 19 in Johannesburg.

Deadline: 08/04/2017

Asia Pacific

Committee to Protect Journalists seeks researcher [US, China]

Media professionals fluent in Chinese and with knowledge of human rights issues in China can apply for this part-time position.

Deadline: 07/20/2017

Thomson Reuters seeks correspondent [China]

Experienced journalists fluent in English and Mandarin can apply for this position in Beijing.


Eurasian Development Bank hosts journalism contest [Russia, Central Asia]

Business journalists from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Russia can submit works on Eurasian integration and development.

Deadline: 09/30/2017

National Geographic hosts photo contest [Russia]

Photojournalists and videomakers can enter a contest organized by the Russian edition of National Geographic.

Deadline: 09/30/2017

Travel scholarship to Russia accepting applications [Germany, Poland]

The Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation will fund a research trip to Moscow for five German and five Polish journalists.

Deadline: 09/08/2017

Latin America

Digital magazine launches lodging program for journalists [Latin America]

The longform journalism digital magazine Late seeks to create an international community of professionals who offer and seek housing for international correspondents.

Deadline approaching: online course on access to information law [Brazil]

Journalists and journalism students can apply for this free course offered by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).

Deadline: 11/13/2017

Free seminar focuses on technology, advertising for digital media [Brazil]

The Brazilian chapter of the Online News Association (ONA) is organizing an event July 19 in São Paulo.

Middle East

The New York Times seeks Iraq bureau chief [MENA]

Experienced journalists fluent in English can apply for this position to be based in Egypt or other neighboring countries.

Reporting fellowship brings international journalists to US [MENA]

Early to midcareer journalists who are citizens of Muslim-majority countries are eligible for the 2018 Daniel Pearl Fellowship.

Deadline: 08/31/2017

US and Canada

ICFJ accepting applications for trip to Japan [US]

Journalists can apply for the 19-day reporting tour as part of the "Illuminating today's Japan for American audiences" program.

Deadline: 03/04/2018

Radio Ambulante seeks engagement editor [US]

Spanish-speaking digital journalists can apply for this position in New York. 

Grist Fellowship Program open [US]

Budding journalists interested in environmental issues can apply for news, justice and video fellowships in Seattle.

Deadline: 07/09/2018

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