9 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply to in January

byIJNet
Dec 18, 2020 in Journalism Basics
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What are your goals for the new year? Are you hoping to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these fellowships, grants and competitions with deadlines in January. Each opportunity is open to journalists worldwide.

Resilience Fellowship against organized crime

Deadline: January 4, 2021

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime is organizing the second edition of the Resilience Fellowship, which is open to journalists from countries affected by organized crime. The program aims to build collaboration between civil society actors, human-rights activists, journalists and others. Fellows receive US$15,000. Learn more here

Scholarships for journalism master’s program

Deadline: January 10, 2021

Students interested in a graduate degree in journalism can apply for a scholarship up to EUR49,000 for the Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation. Students spend their first year studying at Aarhus University in Denmark, and spend their second year studying at a different European partner university. Learn more here.

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Grants to support media projects

Deadline: January 11, 2021

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking proposals for projects that advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around US$50,000. Learn more here.

Visual storytelling contest

Deadline: January 12, 2021

The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest seeks entries that include professional photography in combination with, but not limited to, audio and visual elements like video, animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text. Winners will receive recognition and a cash prize. Learn more here.

Grants support environmental investigations

Deadline: January 22, 2021

GRID-Arendal's Environmental Crime Program is offering four grants of US$2,879 for investigative journalism projects focused on environmental crime in developing countries. Proposals for data journalism, data visualization, and open source intelligence are encouraged. Learn more here.

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Public service journalism fellowship

Deadline: January 23, 2021

Marquette University, in partnership with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is accepting candidates for the O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism. Fellows spend nine months researching, reporting and writing stories with potential to change policies and improve lives. Fellows receive a stipend, benefits, residency (COVID-permitting) and more. Learn more here

Investigative journalism contest

Deadline: January 30, 2021

The Sidney Hillman Foundation seeks entries for its Hillman Prizes, which honor investigative journalism and commentary that serves the common good. Entries are open in a variety of categories, and winners will receive recognition and a cash prize. Learn more here

Film festival highlighting global health

Deadline: January 30, 2021

Independent filmmakers, production companies, NGOs, communities, students and film schools can enter the World Health Organization’s Health for All Film Festival, which highlights global health issues. Selected films will receive cash prizes. Learn more here

Contest recognizes investigations on bribery

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Print, broadcast and online reporters who focused on bribery cases can compete for a prize from TRACE International. Winners will receive recognition and cash prizes. Learn more here.


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