Fact-checking mentorship program offers grants [Worldwide]

Posted on 11 nov 2021 dans Combating Mis- and Disinformation

Fact-checking organizations can participate in a mentorship program that will distribute US$450,000 in grant support to mentors and mentees.

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute partners with Meta to launch the global IFCN Mentorship Program. The program will match signatories to the IFCN with demonstrated expertise in specific topics with other IFCN signatory organizations with an interest in enhancing skill sets in those areas. 

Applicants must define their area of expertise and intended audience for impact.

Mentorship topics may include detecting misinformation on social media, communicating fact checks with innovative formats, industry collaboration, media literacy, training and operations, and health and science misinformation.

Selected mentors will receive US$50,000 and selected mentees will receive US$5,000 upon completion of the training.

The application deadline is Dec. 3.