8 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply to in May

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23 avr 2019 dans IJNet News
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Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these fellowships, scholarships and competitions with deadlines in May. Each opportunity is open to journalists worldwide.

Contest for human rights, anti-corruption photography

Deadline: May 1, 2019

The Allard Prize Photography Competition is accepting entries from professional and amateur photographers whose images focus on themes of courage and leadership in promoting transparency, accountability and more. Winners receive a cash prize. Learn more here.

Travel photography contest

Deadline: May 3, 2019

National Geographic is accepting travel photos in three categories: nature, cities and people. Winners receive cash prizes. To learn more, click here.

Fellowships to attend investigative journalism conference

Deadline: May 5, 2019

Journalists from developing or transitioning countries can apply for funding to travel to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference from the Global Investigative Journalism Network in Sept. in Hamburg, Germany. To find out if you qualify, click here.

Investigative journalism reporting grant

Deadline: May 13, 2019

Investigative journalists working on projects that break ground and expose wrongdoing can apply for funding from the Fund for Investigative Journalism. The maximum award is US$10,000. Click here for more information.

Grant for women photographers

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Women and non-binary photographers can apply for funding up to US$10,000 to support new or in-progress documentary projects from Women Photograph, Getty Images and Nikon. Learn more here.

Environmental reporting grants

Deadline: May 15, 2019

The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) will awards grants for environmental reporting up to US$5,000. Proposals must focus on biodiversity issues around the world. Click here to learn more.

Ocean science fellowship for journalists

Deadline: May 17, 2019

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is accepting applications for a weeklong fellowship designed to introduce science journalists to oceanography and ocean engineering. Fellowship will be held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. To learn more, click here.

Contest recognizes freelancers and local reporters

Deadline: May 31, 2019

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund, in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, organize awards to honor the work of freelance journalists and local reporters in developing countries or nations in transition. Winners receive a cash prize and more. To find out more, click here.

IJNet has tips for landing a dream fellowship, mistakes to avoid when filling out an application, tips for requesting letters of recommendation and more. 

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