Journalists working or collaborating with the media in Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Mexico can apply for this call.
The initiative will provide US$2,000 to US$6,000 to reporting projects that broaden the perspectives with which drugs are addressed in the region, and that enhances stories on public health, human rights, youth and women, the environment, and the rural context of illegal substances.
Applicants can enter in four categories: investigative journalism, local journalism, innovative journalism and collaborative journalism.
Up to 22 scholarships will be awarded. Each journalist or team will have a maximum of five months to research and produce the final version of their work.
The deadline is Sept. 14.