8 worldwide opportunities with deadlines in December

by IJNet
Nov 22, 2023 in IJNet News
A calenndar with December on it surrounded by a string of lights.

With just one month left in 2023 this is the perfect time to get an early start on your career goals for the new year. Check out these fellowships, grants and scholarships with deadlines next month and available to journalists globally.

Journalism fellowship

Deadline: December 1, 2023

The University of Michigan is seeking journalists with at least five years of professional experience for its Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship, which brings exceptional reporters from the U.S. and abroad together for a year of academic study. Fellows will receive an $85,000 stipend for living expenses.

Scholarship program

Deadline: December 4, 2023

Professional journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists from countries in crisis or war can now apply for Reporters Without Borders Germany’s Berlin Scholarship Program, in which participants will stay in Berlin for six months. The program covers travel, visa costs, transportation and more. A good command of English is required. 

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Entrepreneurial funding

Deadline: December 10, 2023

The Media Development Investment Fund is accepting applications for the MDIF Ventures, which invests in projects aimed at addressing accountability, strengthening debate or reducing information poverty. Budding media companies with a positive social impact can apply. 

Scholars program

Deadline: December 12, 2023

Columbia University is accepting candidates for the 2024-2025 Obama Foundation Scholars Program, which offers airfare, a monthly stipend, tuition and fees for up to four courses, a furnished studio apartment and more. Emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field can apply. 

Travel writing grant

Deadline: December 15, 2023

Journalists who write in Spanish or English and have at least one book or article published can apply now for the Gabo Foundation and the Cartagena Hay Festival’s Michael Jacobs Grants. The winner will receive US$10,000 to finance the research and writing of a long-form article or book. 

Reporting grants

Deadline: December 17, 2023

The International Women’s Media Foundation is seeking experienced women and nonbinary  journalists, who cover subculture, for the Kim Wall Memorial Fund. Grants will cover reporting-related costs including travel, insurance and more. Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English skills. 

Photography contest

Deadline: December 17, 2023

Women photojournalists who reported in dangerous environments can now be nominated for the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Nominations but be in English and include 12 photographs. The winner will receive a cash prize.

Business journalism program

Deadline: December 31, 2023

Tsinghua University’s School of Journalism and Communication, in partnership with the International Center for Journalists and Bloomberg News’, is offering a Global Business Journalism Program in China, which seeks  to train English-speaking journalists who can help the public understand the complexities of global business and the economy. Scholarships are available.

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