Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in May. Each is open to journalists worldwide.
Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program Deadline: May 1, 2017
Scholars and academics from any discipline can apply to this residency in Bellagio, Italy, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Participants spend four weeks establishing new connections and working to solve complex global issues. Room and board are covered, and some travel stipends are provided. For more information, click here.
Global Investigative Journalism Conference fellowships Deadline: May 15, 2017
The Global Investigative Journalism Network and Wits Journalism are offering scholarships to attend this year’s Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC17) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Grantees will produce a story or give a presentation about the conference in their home countries as a way to spread investigative journalism around the globe. Investigative and data journalists from developing and transitioning countries can apply. For more information, click here.
The Global Shining Light Award Deadline: May 15, 2017
Have you pursued investigative journalism while under threat, duress or difficult conditions? You could be eligible for the Global Investigative Journalism Network’s Global Shining Light Award. The winner receives a US$2,000 cash prize and a trip to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. For more information, click here.
Grants for Editorial Photography Deadline: May 15, 2017
Photojournalists from any country can apply for funding from Getty Images. Five grants of US$10,000 each are available to support projects that focus on compelling social, political and cultural stories. The grants can help cover a variety of costs, including travel, equipment and related expenses. For more information, click here.
IWMF Reporting Grants For Women’s Stories Deadline: May 16, 2017
IWMF is offering funding to women journalists worldwide who want to shed light on underreported stories affecting women and girls around the world. Grants average US$5,000 and can cover reporting-related costs like travel, logistics, visa fees and payment for fixers/translators. For more information, click here.
TRT World fellowship program Deadline: May 30, 2017
Young journalists can build up their international reporting resume with a fellowship at TRT World in Istanbul, Turkey. Fellows will work in TRT World’s newsroom from June 5 to Sept. 1, taking intensive Turkish language courses throughout the program. The program offers a travel scholarship, a stipend to cover the costs of living in Istanbul, TRT World accommodations, services and counseling. For more information, click here.
CUNY business journalism fellowship Deadline: May 31, 2017
The McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism are seeking experienced journalists for its business journalism fellowship. Fellows receive financial and editorial support to tackle complex, time-consuming stories on business and the global economy. Grants of US$5,000 a month for one to three months are provided. For more information, click here.
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