10 worldwide journalism opportunities with deadlines in June

by IJNet
May 22, 2020 in IJNet News
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Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, receive funding for a project, or submit your work for recognition? Check out these fellowships, grants and competitions with deadlines in June. Each opportunity is open to journalists worldwide.

Fellowship program to support nonfiction projects 

Deadline: June 1

Creators working on longform nonfiction projects can apply for the Logan Nonfiction Program, a fellowship that will run October to December at the Carey Institute for Global Good in upstate New York. Applicants must submit a proposal on socially relevant political, health, environmental, human rights and justice topics. Learn more here.

Grants for filmmakers at all levels

Deadline: June 1

Novice and experienced documentarians can compete for a grant to cover development, production, post-production and film festival applications from Filmmakers Without Borders. Click here for more information. 

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Contest for online journalists and students worldwide

Deadline: June 4

The Online News Association is accepting entries for the 2020 Online Journalism Awards recognizing excellence in digital reporting. Awards will be given in several categories, and winners will receive cash prizes. Click here for more information. 

Reporting fellowship on conservation technology

Deadline: June 5

Journalists interested in conservation technology can apply for a six-month,part-time reporting fellowship from Mongabay. The remote fellowship begins in July, and offers funding to support reporting to be published on their website. Learn more here

Scholarship to cover safety training for freelancers

Deadline: June 12 

Independent journalists and documentary filmmakers who focus on human rights abuses can apply for The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma’s Portenier Human Rights Bursary, which offers funding to support hazardous environment training. The award is open to freelancers worldwide, experienced or novice. Learn more here.  

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Film festival covers living with disabilities

Deadline: June 15

The international film festival "Breaking down barriers," organized by NGO Perspektiva, will take place in November in Moscow with a focus on disability issues. Categories include feature and short documentary, films on disability rights and breaking stereotypes and more. Click here for more information. 

Essay contest for young writers

Deadline: June 15

Children and young adults up to 25 years old can enter the Goi Peace Foundation’s essay contest on this year's theme: "A letter from myself in 2030.” Essays can be in English, French, Spanish, German or Japanese. Winners receive cash prizes and recognition. Learn more here

Grants for media projects

Deadline: June 19

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking proposals for projects that advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transition. Selected applicants receive funding up to US$50,000. Click here to learn more. 

Migration, diversity and social inclusion video competition

Deadline: June 19

Filmmakers ages 25 and younger are invited to submit short films to PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival’s competition on migration, diversity and social inclusion, sponsored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Learn more here

Global Migration Film Festival accepting entries

Deadline: June 21

Filmmakers at all levels can submit a film focused on the promise and challenge of migration for consideration.  The Global Migration Film Festival from the UN Migration Agency will take place in the fall, and winners will receive cash prizes. Click here for more information.

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