Believe it or not it’s almost June, which means a whole new slate of opportunities for journalists have deadlines fast approaching. Check out these fellowships, grants and competitions with deadlines next month. Each opportunity is open to journalists worldwide.
Deadline: June 1, 2021
Professional and amateur photographers can submit work to the “Direct Look” international photo competition held by the FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography at the Sakharov Center in Russia. The contest focuses on problems pertaining to relations among people, society and state, as well as ways of addressing these problems. The winners in each category will receive RUB30,000 (US$399) cash prize.
Deadline: June 5, 2021
French-speaking journalists, documentary filmmakers and photographers can apply for grants from the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation. Three types of grants of varying amounts are available, for photographers, print journalists and documentary filmmakers. The grants will be awarded in January or February 2022.
Deadline: June 7, 2021
Photographers who are interested in working on a long-term project can apply for grants from The Everyday Projects. Project proposals should be rooted in documentary photography, defy stereotypical imagery, promote human dignity and correct misrepresentation. Two selected grantees will receive US$6,000 each to work on their projects, in addition to mentorship from Mallory Benedict of National Geographic or Jehan Jillani of The Guardian.
Deadline: June 10, 2021
The Online News Association (ONA) is accepting applications for the 2021 Online Journalism Awards recognizing excellence in digital reporting. This year's competition features new categories, including pandemic coverage, social justice reporting, and the Student Journalism Award. Five awards totaling US$40,000 are available.
Deadline: June 11, 2021
LaScam, a civil society of multimedia authors, is organizing the Albert Londres Prize for print, broadcast and book entries. French-speaking journalists ages 40 and younger can submit their work for consideration. The awards will be presented on Nov. 15 at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.
Deadline: June 15, 2021
The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) is accepting applications for proposals on two topics: environment-climate-religion connections, and environmental health and justice in the U.S. Journalists reporting on the environment are able to apply for grants of up to US$5,000.
Deadline: June 30, 2021
The Allard Prize for International Integrity is accepting submissions from filmmakers and storytellers who have covered corruption and human rights. Videos must be original, unpublished and no more than 7 minutes long. The winners will receive US$10,000.