8 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply to in October

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Sep 23, 2020 في Journalism Basics
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Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these fellowships, grants and competitions with deadlines in October. Each opportunity is open to journalists worldwide.

Mentorship program for women and non-binary photographers

Deadline: October 1

Women Photograph will pair industry leaders from The New York Times, The Guardian, the Associated Press, Apple and others with 24 budding photojournalists. The yearlong mentorship program is for women and non-binary photographers with less than five years of experience. Learn more here

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Residence grant for scholars

Deadline: October 1

The Getty Foundation offers grants to researchers who will spend up to nine months in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa in Los Angeles. Scholars will pursue their projects free from academic obligations. Learn more about the grant here.

Photojournalism grant for students and professionals

Deadline: October 5

The Alexia Foundation is offering photography grants to one professional and one student to produce substantial picture stories that help promote world peace and cultural understanding. The professional grant is US$20,000, while the student grant covers tuition for study at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Click here to learn more.

Seminars for business journalists

Deadline: October 16

The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School organizes the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, which will take place online Oct. 26 and 27. The program aims to help business journalists improve their reporting skills and gain insights into key business and economic issues. Learn more here.

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Photography contest for all levels

Deadline: October 21

Polish media company Agora SA organizes the Krzysztof Miller Prize, which recognizes images that provide a deep, fair and courageous insight into difficult social, political, economic and cultural issues. Winners will receive cash prizes. Click here for more information

Fellowship for early-career science writers

Deadline: October 25

The Open Notebook and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund seek candidates for an eight-month fellowship to report and write science articles. Fellows will receive a US$4,200 stipend and will work under the guidance of a mentor. Learn more here.  

Video contest highlights social issues

Deadline: October 28

The Social Impact Media Awards are accepting short video entries that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation. Winners will receive cash prizes, media features and distribution opportunities. Click here for more information. 

Photo contest capturing the impact of the pandemic

Deadline: October 28

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with Omidyar Network, has launched the contest "COVID-19: The bigger picture." Photos should capture the human impact of the pandemic. Winners will be accepted for a masterclass. Learn more here.

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