8 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply to in September

by Ana Prieto
Oct 30, 2018 in Journalism Basics

Are you looking for new funding, prizes or fellowships? Here are eight opportunities for journalists worldwide that have deadlines in the month of September.

Scholarships to conference for nonfiction content creators Deadline: September 7

The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers will take place Nov. 27 to 30 in Brisbane, Australia. Journalists and others who create content related to science, history or other nonfiction fields can apply for funding to attend the conference. Priority is given to applicants from underrepresented communities. Click here for more information.

Fellowship for journalists and new media creators Deadline: September 13

Scholars working on specific projects can apply for a yearlong fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Fellows receive funding, office space and access to other resources.  For more information, click here.

UN journalism competition Deadline: September 15

Journalists around the world that cover the UN and its agencies can submit their published work for a chance at an award from the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA). Winners will receive a cash prize. Learn more here.

Film festival on human rights Deadline: September 15

Filmmakers can submit their work that focuses on human rights for a chance to be included in the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival from People in Need. The event will take place in March in the Czech Republic. Click here for more information.

Documentary film festival on life in the North Deadline: September 15

How does the North attract people and become their home for the whole life? Documentaries and broadcast programs that address this question can be entered into the Northern Character International TV and Film Festival from the MInistry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Learn more here.

Grants for investigative journalism projects Deadline: September 24

Reporting grants up to US$10,000 from the Fund for Investigative Journalism are available to support projects that break ground and expose wrongdoing. Stories must have a U.S. angle. For more information, click here.

Fellowship for writers working on a book project Deadline: September 28

The New York Public Library's Cullman Center will select fellows for a nine months to work on their individual project. Fellows will receive funding, workspace and access to the Library’s resources. Click here for more information.

Contest recognizes free speech advocates Deadline: September 30

Nominate journalists, digital activists and other free speech advocates for the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. Winners receive yearlong mentorship support and all-expenses-paid trip to a training in London. To learn more, click here.

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