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02/02/2018

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

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Worldwide

Scholarships available for writing residency [Worldwide]

Fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, freelance critics or curators, artists and academics can apply for a monthlong journalism residency in Alberta, Canada.

Deadline: 02/28/2018

Reporting grants available to cover opportunities for women [Worldwide]

The European Journalism Center is offering grants for stories that highlight women’s lifelong learning, health, jobs, entrepreneurship or new roles in developing countries.

Deadline: 02/21/2018

openDemocracy seeks journalism fellows [Worldwide]

Young women and trans writers with ideas for feminist investigative stories can apply for this virtual fellowship offered by openDemocracy's 50.50.

Deadline: 02/15/2018

International Women's Media Foundation organizes trip to Rwanda, DRC [Worldwide]

Women journalists with at least three years of experience and excellent English skills can apply for an all-expenses-paid reporting trip.

Deadline: 02/23/2018

Travel writing scholarship available [Worldwide]

Three aspiring writers will take part in a workshop in Buenos Aires, followed by a 10-day trip around Argentina.

Deadline: 02/28/2018

Nominations open for Knight International Journalism Awards [Worldwide]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks pioneering journalists whose work has made an impact on the lives of people in the developing world.

Deadline: 02/18/2018

Africa

Culture Trip seeks freelancers [Africa]

Journalists with at least one year of experience can apply for this freelancing opportunity to write about local stories on travel, food, art, fashion, literature, film, TV, music, architecture, health, sports and more.

Workshop focuses on health data reporting [Africa]

Mid- to senior-level journalists from Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania and Rwanda are invited to apply for this all-expenses-paid training organized by Vital Strategies March 5 to 9 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Deadline: 02/15/2018

Asia Pacific

Earth Journalism Network offers story grants [Asia Pacific]

Media practitioners with a track record of environmental reporting can apply for grants to support the production of in-depth stories on communities' resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Deadline: 02/23/2018

Dow Jones seeks research editor [China]

Professionals with excellent research and analytical skills can apply for this position in Beijing.

Europe

Deadline extended: ICFJ organizes exchange program for journalists [Russia]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites journalists to participate in the "Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists – Round Three" exchange program, which will be held June 5 to 26 in the United States.

Deadline: 02/28/2018

Agora Journalism Center launches fund for engagement projects [Europe, North America]

News media organizations can apply for the project “Finding common ground," which aims to promote trust between media organizations and communities. 

Deadline: 02/23/2018

Workshop on preventing extremist propaganda, hate in media open [Kyrgyzstan]

Journalists and media specialists ages 35 and younger can apply for this all-expenses-paid training Feb. 26 to 28 in Bishkek.

Deadline: 02/16/2018

Deadline extended: ICFJ offers fellowship in data journalism [Central, Eastern Europe]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks applicants with a strong background in data journalism for a one-year ICFJ Knight Fellowship to promote data-driven reporting techniques in Central and Eastern Europe.

Deadline: 02/28/2018

Workshop focuses on breaking news reporting [Spain]

UAM/El País School of Journalism organizes this training Feb. 24 in Madrid.

Latin America

Mercosur film festival open [South America]

Documentarians can submit their works to a competitive festival, which will feature discussions and meetings with audiovisual professionals June 19 to 24 in Florianópolis, Brazil.

Deadline: 03/05/2018

Workshop covers how to investigate waste management [Latin America]

Journalists who have covered issues related to waste management or local news can apply to attend this workshop March 12 to 17 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Deadline: 02/12/2018

Thomson Reuters seeks senior correspondent [Brazil]

Journalists with at least five years of experience can apply for this position in Rio de Janeiro.

Middle East

Heikal fellowship accepting applications [MENA]

Journalists ages 40 and younger can apply for a two-month fellowship at The Sunday Times in London.

Deadline: 02/28/2018

Scholarships available to study in the UK [Palestine]

Students residing in Gaza or the West Bank can apply for a scholarship from the Durham Palestine Educational Trust.

Deadline: 02/23/2018

US and Canada

Solutions Journalism Network seeks community manager [US]

Communication professionals interested in solutions journalism can apply for this position in New York.

Deadline: 02/14/2018

Community Listening and Engagement Fund open [US]

Newsrooms interested in using Hearken or GroundSource engagement services can apply for this fund created by the News Integrity Initiative (NII), the Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

Deadline: 02/16/2018

Magazine offers internships, fellowship [US]

Journalism students and recent graduates who want to report on natural resources, the environment and community issues can apply for a stint at the High Country News in Paonia, Colorado.

Deadline: 03/15/2018

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