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Scholarships available at RNTC Media Training Centre [Worldwide]

Experienced media professionals (minimum one year relevant working experience) from various countries can now apply for scholarships for a variety of media courses. 

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Discover Football offers conference fellowships [Worldwide]

Journalists who report about women in sports or who are interested in sports and gender can apply to attend the Women – Football – Media Conference Dec. 6 to 10 in Berlin.

Deadline: 10/16/2017

Reporting fellowships to Honduras and Guatemala available [Worldwide]

Women journalists with at least three years of experience can apply for a reporting fellowship from the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF).

Deadline: 11/06/2017

Media accelerator seeks proposals [Worldwide]

Matter is looking for early-stage media ventures to move to San Francisco or New York for a five-month, collaborative experience.

Deadline: 10/27/2017

Fellowship on digital tools accepting applications [Worldwide]

Journalists with five years of experience can apply for a Kiplinger Fellowship at Ohio State University.

Deadline: 11/19/2017

NewsU hosts webinar on trust-building strategies for journalists [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in learning about earning audience trust can attend this free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT Oct. 26. 


Deadline approaching: Mandela Washington Fellowship [Africa]

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) will bring 700 young leaders to the United States in summer 2018 for academic coursework and leadership training.

Deadline: 10/11/2017

Bhekisisa seeks officers, freelancers [Africa]

Media professionals interested in health reporting and solutions-based journalism can apply for two positions in Johannesburg, South Africa, or submit pitches from West, East, Central and North Africa.

Asia Pacific

CGTN seeks journalists [China]

Experienced journalists can apply for several positions in Beijing, including correspondent, human interest writer/reporter, writer/producer, television news producer and newsperson.

ICFJ Google Fellowship open [India]

Experienced journalists with a background in immersive and multimedia journalism can apply for this fellowship in New Delhi.


Course focuses on sustainable development and migration [Greece]

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, is offering an intensive workshop Nov. 2 and 3 in Athens.

Deadline: 10/30/2017

Journalism contest highlights approaches to raise legal culture [Kyrgyzstan]

The Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) seek stories that focus on improving the country's legal culture.

Deadline: 11/01/2017

Contest accepting stories on education system [Russia]

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation organizes the "PRO Education" contest, which aims to highlight achievements and challenges of the Russian education and science system.

Deadline: 10/25/2017

Latin America

CFPD hosts online workshop on data journalism [Latin America]

The Center for Digital Journalism (CFPD) at the University of Guadalajara will offer a data journalism course Jan. 8 to March 25, 2018.

Deadline: 12/10/2017

Documentary photography workshop open [Colombia]

Participants will learn creative steps to tell compelling stories through photography at Escuela Zona Cinco in Bogotá.

Seminar focuses on government finances reporting [Brazil]

Journalists interested in monitoring public accounts can attend this free event in São Paulo.

Contest for education reporting seeks entries [Brazil]

Print and online journalists can compete for airline tickets to any state capital in Brazil.

Deadline: 11/17/2017

Middle East

Photography contest accepting entries [MENA]

Professional and amateur photographers ages 18 and older can apply for the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award.

Deadline: 10/31/2017

Journal seeks papers on media and politics [MENA]

Journalists, academics and students are invited to submit papers to Arab Media & Society, the biannual journal of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism at the American University in Cairo.

Deadline: 11/24/2017

US and Canada

Grant available for travel abroad [US]

Graduating seniors from 40 partner colleges can apply for the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, a one-year program for purposeful, independent exploration outside the United States.

NPR Kroc fellowships open [US]

National Public Radio will offer hands-on training to three recent graduates interested in public radio journalism.

Deadline: 12/31/2017

Dow Jones accepting internship applications [US]

Students can apply for paid summer internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing.

Deadline: 11/01/2017

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