8 worldwide opportunities with deadlines in April

by IJNet
Mar 23, 2023 in IJNet News
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Interested in improving your investigative reporting skills or looking for funding for your next journalism project? Check out this list of contests, grants and fellowships available to journalists globally in April.

Investigative reporting fellowship

Deadline: April 3, 2023

Investigative Reporters and Editors is offering fellowships that will include complimentary registration to its investigative conference in Orlando, Florida. Fellows will also receive a $500 stipend. Journalists and journalism students are eligible to apply. 

Health Equity fellowship

Deadline: April 10, 2023

Early to mid-career journalists and other professionals can apply for the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity’s 2024 fellowship program. Participants will attend in-person and online sessions, receive coaching, peer mentoring and team-based learning. Proficiency in English is required.

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Science journalism contests

Deadline: April 12, 2023

The American Geophysical Union is accepting applications for the David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism - News, the Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism - Features and the Robert C. Cowen Award Sustained Achievement Science Journalism. Winners will receive cash prizes and more. 

Storytelling grants

Deadline: April 12, 2023

Project leaders in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling and technology can apply for National Geographic’s Level I and II grants. The grants may fund work in photography, filmmaking, cartography, journalism or digital media. 

Documentary funding 

Deadline: April 17, 2023

The Sundance Institute is accepting applications for the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, which supports work that expresses the world in creative, complex, beautiful and provocative ways. Submissions should also seek to create cultural and social impact around some of the most pressing issues of our time. 

Journalism summer school 

Deadline: April 21, 2023

Young journalists, media activists, bloggers and others interested, 18 and older, can apply for the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom’s Summer School of Journalism and Cultural Studies at Ruhr University. Most classes are conducted in Russian.

Human rights fellowship 

Deadline: April 23, 2023

The International Women’s Media Foundation is seeking print, broadcast and online women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice for its Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Fellows will receive a stipend and more.

Science journalism competition

Deadline: April 30, 2023

Experienced science journalists can compete for the Council for the Advancement of Science Reporting’s Sharon Begley Science Reporting Award. Interested applicants must submit three to five published clips or other work samples that illustrate their best work in science journalism. Winners will receive reporting grants. 

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