Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in May. Each is open to journalists worldwide.
Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative fellowship Deadline: May 2, 2016
Journalists ages 22 to 38 around the globe can apply for Moment Magazine’s Daniel Pearl fellowship, which encourages the production of in-depth stories about deeply ingrained prejudices. In addition to US$5,000 in project funding, fellows also receive mentoring from established, prestigious journalists like Wolf Blitzer, Linda Feldmann, Martin Fletcher and more. For more information, click here.
Thomson Reuters Foundation “Tomorrow’s News” newsroom training Deadline: May 2, 2016
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is offering “Tomorrow’s News,” a free, in-house newsroom training, to media outlets in developing countries or countries in political transition. The program includes workshops on strategizing and producing cross-platform content, as well as ongoing guidance and support and updates on the latest knowledge on media trends and convergence. For more information, click here.
University of Westminster graduate scholarships Deadline: May 3, 2016
Students and journalists wishing to advance their studies can apply for full and partial graduate scholarships from the University of Westminster. Full scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London. Prospective students can choose from a variety of programs, including the Media, Arts and Design Scholarship. For more information, click here.
Casa Pública Residencies Program Deadline: May 12, 2016
Foreign reporters working at an independent media outlet outside Brazil can apply for a BRL7,000 (US$2,000) grant and accommodations in Rio de Janeiro to cover the 2016 Olympic Games. As part of Agência Pública’s Casa Pública residency program, journalists will closely examine the human rights impact of the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil. For more information, click here.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution fellowship Deadline May 13, 2016
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is seeking writers, producers and editors for its marine science fellowship. Fellows will gain knowledge of oceanography and ocean engineering through seminars, laboratory visits and field expeditions. A travel allowance and room and board will be provided. For more information, click here.
Fund for Investigative Journalism grants Deadline: May 16, 2016
The Fund for Investigative Journalism is offering grants to support investigative reporting projects around the world. The average award is US$5,000 and should be put toward project-related expenses. Recent grants have helped fund investigations on abusive labor brokers in Thailand, an American abroad who refused to be an FBI informant and the burning of trees as a renewable energy source in Canada. For more information, click here.
CUNY business journalism fellowship Deadline: May 31, 2016
The McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism is offering fellowships to journalists worldwide with five or more years of experience. Fellows will receive grants of US$5,000 a month for one to three months to produce longform print or radio pieces. For more information, click here.
Thomson Reuters Foundation Kurt Schork Awards Deadline: May 31, 2016
Each year, the Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism honor freelancers and local journalists in developing and transitioning countries whose work would otherwise go unrecognized. Stories can cover conflict, human rights, cross-border issues and similar hot-button issues. Each winner receives a US$5,000 prize at a ceremony in London. For more information, click here.
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