8 worldwide opportunities with deadlines in February

byIJNet
Jan 22, 2019 in Journalism Basics
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Are you looking for new funding, prizes or mentorship? Here are nine opportunities for journalists worldwide that have deadlines in the month of February.

Public policy fellowship for journalists

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government is accepting applications for the Joan Shorenstein Center Fellowship in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Fellows will share, expand and research public policy while living at the university. Click here to learn more.

Fellowship at Oxford University

Deadline: February 11, 2019

Experienced journalists can apply to a fellowship from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Fellows from around the world have the opportunity to critically reflect upon their profession and research a subject of their choice. To learn more about the fellowship, click here.

Data journalism grants

Deadline: February 11, 2019

These grants are for journalists who have participated in an International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) program in the past. In partnership with the Microsoft Modern Journalism program, ICFJ will award four grants for six-month reporting projects centered around data journalism and immersive technology. To learn more, click here.

Nominations for the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Journalists, organizations or institutions that promote press freedom worldwide can be nominated for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize and a US$25,000 award. Click here for more information.

Nominations open for 2019 Knight International Journalism Awards

Deadline: February 22, 2019

Journalists whose reporting or innovations are making an impact on their communities can be nominated for the Knight International Journalism Award from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). The award reflects the mission of ICFJ's Knight Fellowships, which spread news innovation to better engage communities and improve lives. Learn more here.

Youth journalism contest

Deadline: February 9, 2019

Student reporters, cartoonists and photographers ages 19 and under, as well as educators, can enter this contest from Youth Journalism International . Awards include Journalist of the Year, Educator of the Year and the Courage in Journalism Award. Click here to learn more.

Scholarships available for writing residency

Deadline: February 27, 2019

Fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, freelance critics or curators, artists and academics can apply for a writing residency in Alberta, Canada from the  Banff Center. Participants will receive full tuition scholarships, and will be selected on the basis of writing skills, literary merit and the relevance and originality of their project idea. To learn more, click here.

Contest for young professional photojournalists

Deadline: February 28, 2019

This contest, from information agency Rossiya Segodnya and the Russian Commission for UNESCO, is accepting entries in categories including top news, sports, portraits and more. Open to photojournalists ages 18 to 33 in honor of Russian journalist Andrei Stenin, who was killed in Ukraine in August 2014. Click here for more information.


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