Funding

Looking for funding for future study, support, a project or training? We’ve put together the only complete list (that we know of) or places to find some cash to help you get on in journalism.

Got a tip-off? Just want a chat? Drop us a line on jem@journoresources.org.uk.

We’ll aim to update this list every week, so you can plan ahead.

Last updated October 11

Continual Applications

Grand Plan Grants
A fund for UK-based people of colour to kickstart an independent creative project using a variety of mediums, including: poetry; painting; fashion; journalism; magazine, etc.

The White Pube Writers Grant
Every month, one working-class writer will be awarded £500. This is intended for people in the early stages of their career, to fund materials, time and life expenses. 

Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists
An ongoing fund for women-identifying journalists who have ideas for an ambitious reporting project.

Pulitzer Center Data Journalism Grants 
Three to five proposals will be selected for data-driven journalism projects that spotlight under-reported issues. Apply ASAP.

Pulitzer Center Gender Equality Grants
Supports reports about women and girls up to US$5,000. Particular focus on underrepresented voices, narratives of resilience and methods of tackling systemic gender equality issues.

The Rory Peck Trust
Support for freelancers abroad in critical need, such as medical costs, subsistence and relocation.

The Rory Peck Training Fund
Crucial safety training for freelancers working abroad.

IWMF Emergency Fund
Grants of up to $2,000 for women-identifying journalists who are struggling. 

Journalist’s Charity First Jobs Fund
A fund for new journalists struggling with start-up costs, such as accommodation, moving home, transport and essential work-related equipment.

October 

International Student Travel Video CompetitionCloses October 13
Win up to $4,000 by submitting a video of a trip you’d like to take during your studies.

Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22Closes October 13
This government-funded scheme will award £50,000 to a female founder who has an idea for a year-long project within the ‘agriculture and fisheries sectors’. 

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship – Closes October 15
A Fellowship offering residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington. All fellows receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus health insurance and reimbursement for travel.

Earth Journalism Network Biodiversity Media Grant Closes October 15
The overall $48,000 fund will be shared among three to five projects which report on biodiversity and conservation issues.

The Sutton Trust Opportunity BursaryCloses October 15
For Sutton Trust Alumni, to support with accessing opportunities which boost employability.

News Associates Student Media Editorial Leadership Programme Closes October 15
A free five-week programme for editors at student papers to prepare them for careers in the news industry.

The Pioneers Film FundCloses October 15
The fund will awards 3 UK and Irish filmmakers £15,000 each to create an 8-12 minute documentary exploring the question: what is the future of our food?

LEDE FellowshipCloses October 17
Organised by the Solutions Journalism Network, this fellowship provides seeding funding of up to $3,500 for a solutions journalism-oriented project in your community.

Science Writing FellowshipCloses October 21
The Open Notebook and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund seek early-career science writers to take part in a remote, ten-month fellowship with a $4,000 stipend.

The Delicate Rebellion, The Collective Pay It ForwardCloses October 28
Free membership to their 12 month scheme for independent creatives, including regular workshops.

POLITICO FellowshipsCloses October 30
Offers four journalists a front-row seat covering the biggest storylines dominating Washington – and a jump-start to a career in political and policy journalism.

World Press Photo Visual Solutions Journalism InitiativeExpected to Reopen in October
Up to $5,000 to commission a piece of visual solutions journalism photography.

Hostwriter Collaborative Journalism PrizesExpected to Reopen in October
Between €1,000-2,000 for collaborative and cross-border stories and pitches.

World Nomads Travel Photography ScholarshipExpected To Re-Open October 2021
Win a 10-day mentored trip to Mongolia with Richard I’Anson

European Commission Media Literacy for All 2020Opening Date TBC
A total of €500,000 to be split between three-five projects to combat disinformation.

Getty Scholar GrantsClosed October 1 
Generous grants for researchers to pursue their own projects at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa in Los Angeles.

Alexia GrantClosed October 5
Professional and student photography grants available for meaningful visual story proposals. There’s a $20 fee for professional applicants. The winner will receive $20,000 (£1556.85). 

Human Rights Watch Alan. R and Barbara. D FellowshipClosed October 8, 2021
A year-long fellowship in New York or Washington covering human rights investigations. $60,000 dollars for the year. 

Neal Street Screenwriting BursaryClosed October 9
Over three months, you’ll be guided through the development of an original screenplay. There are five £20,000 grants available for Black, Asian and minority ethnic writers. 

2021 NASW Diversity Reporting GrantsClosed October 10
Five reporting grants of $1,000 each for project proposals focusing on how a science or health-related issue is affecting marginalized communities.

National Geographic Request for ProposalsClosed October 21
Nat Geo is looking for stories about tropical rainforests. Grants vary from $5,000 to $70,000.

International Film Festival Rotterdam Training ProgrammeClosed October 28
Funding for eight EU journalists under 30 to report on the film festival in January 2021. 

Underpinned’s UP&GO GrantClosed October 31
If you’re a UK journalist, copywriter, poet, or author, upload your portfolio and people can vote for you to win the £500 grant.

The Local Trust, Journalist at Large Fellowship – Expected to Re-Open in October
A year-long fellowship collecting and creating compelling local stories, with a £36,000 stipend.

November

European Cross Borders Grants Closes November 4
Four grants equalling €200,000 will be used to support professional journalists with strong ideas for cross-border investigations, with a focus on European topics.

National Parks: New Perspectives Bursaries Closes November 4
Bursaries of £1,000 to those aged 19-35 who can tell compelling factual stories about National Parks in England and Wales.

Pascal Decroos Fund – Closes November 5
A Dutch language programme, with a total of four application rounds amounting to €240,000. Their aim is to promote distinctive investigative journalism projects in Flanders, Belgium. 

Kiplinger Programme in Public Affairs Journalist – Expected to Re-Open November 2021
A short term fellowship at Ohio State University to spend a week training on digital tools.

Travel Photographer of the Year – Closed November 2
Lots of options here, including a portfolio and video category. Entry for the Young Travel Photographer of the Year is free. 

Membership Puzzle Project FundClosed November 6
A total of $400,000 in grants to be split across newsrooms, with a total of $40,000 per proposal for impactful journalism.

National Geographic COVID-19 Emergency FundClosed November 15
Support ranging from $1,000–8,000 USD for local coverage of the global pandemic. Demand is high, but applications are still being accepted.

Rest and Refuge ScholarshipClosed November 15
Reporters Without Borders Germany will host three journalists in Berlin, with expenses and living covered, plus a stipend. 

GEO Magazine GrantClosed November 27
French-speaking journalists and photojournalists can apply for a €5,000 grant to work on a story that would suit GEO Mag.

Charles Causley Trust Emerging Writer Residency – Closed November 30
Residents will spend two months at Launceston in Cornwall working on creative writing and content for the Trust. 

Online News Association Women’s Leadership Accelerator – Closed November 30
This year-long program will be online due to COVID. It aims to develop leadership and management skills of women.

The Seventh Wave Magazine Editorial Residency – Closed November 30
This five-month program will provide a $500 stipend, training and guidance to publish a project related to Rebellious Joy. 

Online News Association Women’s Leadership Accelerator – Closed in November 2020
A free programme of training, with a number of travel stipends available

December

Nieman Foundation Fellowships (Non US applicants only)Closes December 1
Virtual fellowships for racial justice and public health journalism projects. $2,000  per week for up to 20 weeks.

Alfa Fellowship Program – Closed December 1
Journalists aged 25-35 can apply for this fellowship in Russia. You will receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends and insurance.

Photography and Social Justice Fellowship –  Closed December 1
This remote fellowship with Magnum Foundation, in partnership with CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, will provide training and guidance for early-stage photojournalists and documentarians. 

International Nieman Fellowships – Closed December 1
A year to work on an innovative journalism project. A full stipend is provided.

Greenberg World Fellows ProgramClosed December 2
A funded four-month fellowship at Yale University starting in August 2021. Includes an apartment, medical insurance and travel from your home country. 

United Nations Democracy FundClosed December 6
Offering project grants between $100-300,000 to civil society organisations, with one focus being media.

The Up & Ho Ho Ho Xmas Stocking Grant – Closed December 11
Underpinned is gifting £500 to one freelancer who is selling their products or services as Christmas presents this year.

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowship – Closed December 18
Based in Missouri, you’ll get a $10,000 monthly stipend, plus a one-time housing allowance to work on ‘innovative projects that strengthen journalism’s future.’

January

The Wickers Film and TV Funding AwardCloses January 31, 2022
Annual award offering up to £80,000 for aspiring film makers and documentary creators. 

Nieman Foundation Fellowships (US applicants only)Closes January 31, 2022
Virtual fellowships for racial justice and public health journalism projects. $2,000  per week for up to 20 weeks.

Audio Content Fund Closes January 31, 2022
Funding for independent broadcasting companies registered with Companies house, to support high quality broadcast services for UK commercial and community radio.

Aziz Foundation Scholarships Application – Round 1 Expected to Re-Open January 11 2022
Master Scholarships for British Muslims interested in improving diversity in media. 

The Rockefeller Foundation – Expected To Re-Open in January
Four week residency in Italy for projects which address issues that affect poor and vulnerable populations.

Thomson Foundation Journalism Now Scholar – Expected To Re-Open in January
Win an all expenses paid five-week summer course in journalism in London.

Roundhouse The Last Word Film Fund – Expected To Re-Open in January
A £500 production budget plus £1,300 in additional support for 18-25-year-old filmmakers.

Lénaïc Fund for Quality Journalism – Expected To Re-Open in January
A financial bursary of up to € 5,000 and so much more.

European Cross-Border Grants – Expected To Re-Open in January
A total of €175,000 for investigative reporting which works across borders in at least two different countries.

the Goethe-Institute, (Re)-CollectinG Europe Residency – Expected To Re-Open in January
Funded opportunity to spend four weeks travelling the UK covering Brexit.

Transparency and Accountability Initiative Photo Grant – Expected To Re-Open in January
A $8,000 grant to produce at least 30 photographs on a story.

National Geographic Exploration Fund – Expected To Re-Open in January
Between $10-30,000 in funding for work on wildlife, a changing planet or the human journey.

O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism – Expected To Re-Open in January
Offers a $65,000 stipend to research public service journalism at Marquette University.

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Resilience Fellowship – Closed January 4
€15,000 funding for fellows, and networking opportunities, to complete a story around extortion and organised crime.

Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation – Closed January 10
Successful applicants will spend one year at Aarhus University in Denmark, then another in either Amsterdam, London or Prague. You’ll be granted a scholarship of up to €49,000 (US$57,570) as well as a monthly subsistence allowance.

Stanford Fellowship for Democracy and Development – Closed January 11
A three-week fellowship at Stanford University in California for anyone working in the field of democracy, development and the rule of law.  

CUNY Business Journalism Fellows – Closed January 15
Grants up to $15,000 to cover critical issues within the global economy, finance and business for US publications. 

Kim Wall Memorial Fund – Closed January 17
A $5,000 grant for women covering stories on “the undercurrents of rebellion”.

O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism – Closed January 23
A 9-month fellowship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a $70,000 stipend and other benefits. You’ll be writing stories with the potential to change policies and improve lives.

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) – Closed January 23
Fellows will spend two weeks studying journalism in Nazi Germany and how it relates to issues facing their field today.

Practitioners Investigating Media Industry Diversity Grants – Closed January 29
A £3K grant to fund research that will address diversity deficits across the media industry. Open to people with a minimum of 5 years experience who will be paired with a mentor. (Page 21)

National Endowment of Democracy Fund – Closed January 29
Funding of up to $50,000 for organisations, including independent media outlets, to advance democratic goals. Average grant $50,000.

Sacred Writes Public Scholarships – Closed January 30
A four month scholarship paying $1,000 with the opportunity for in-depth training on pitching and other areas.

Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism – Closed January 31
Business and economics journalists with at least four years of experience can apply to spend an academic year at New York’s Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 

Netflix Documentary Talent Fund – Closed January 31
Win £20-40,000 to create a new documentary for Netflix’s social channels. No previous experience required.

Milena Jesenská Fellowship – Closed January 31
Spend three months at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna as part of a journalism research fellowship. You’ll get a stipend of €7,500 and a travel grant of up to €1,900.

February 

Earth Journalism Network Ocean Story Grants – Closed February 25
Grants from $1,000 to $2,000 for investigative reporting into ocean conservation.

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship – Closed February 25
A year-long fellowship, including placements with the New York Times and Boston Globe, reporting on human rights. 

International AIDS Society Scholarship Programme – Closed February 26
Journalists interested in HIV issues can apply for a scholarship to attend the IAS conference, taking place July 18 to 21. 

BJTC’s Placement Assistance Scheme – Closed February 26
A £200 bursary to help students on BJTC Accredited courses to complete industry placements

One Young World Just Imagine If… 2020 – Expected to Re-Open in February
For innovative ideas for world changing enterprises. Bespoke research support worth £75,000.

CatchLight Fellowship – Expected to Re-Open in February
A fellowship for visual storytellers and educators worth $30,000.

Georgina Henry Award – Expected to Re-Open in February
The award funds an innovative idea – £4,000 for either a student or senior journalist. Read our guide here.

The Banff Center Literary Journalism ResidencyExpected to Re-Open in February
Funded places on the residency to write essays, memoirs, or features, and a travel allowance.

World Press Institute FellowshipsExpected to Re-Open in February
Funded fellowships for experienced journalists to understand how US journalism works. Spend August-October in a variety of US cities.

IWMF Women Deliver Reporting GrantsExpected to Re-Open in February
Between $3-10,000 for reporting of women in developing countries, showing them as the agents of change they are.

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship – Expected to Re-Open in February
Funding and training for print, broadcast and online women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice. 

New America National Fellows Program – Closed February 1
This fellowship invites journalists, scholars, filmmakers and policymakers to work on innovative projects regarding current issues. The funding is between $15,000 and $30,000. 

Columbia University Obama Foundation Scholars – Closed February 5
For emerging leaders in any given field. Attend the university for a year, with tuition and living costs covered.

Whickers Film & TV Funding Award – Closed February 7
Funding of £80,000 and £15,000 for emerging filmmakers to direct a non-fiction film of 50 minutes or more. 

Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship – Closed February 8
A fully funded research fellowship at the University of Oxford for journalists with five years of experience or more.

McGraw Business Journalism Scholarships – Closed February 12
Up to $15,000 to help fund a business story or investigation.

Future News Worldwide 2021 – Closed February 12
Students or recent grads aged 18-25 can apply for this two-day media training programmes, with expenses included.

Metcalf Institute Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists Fellowship – Closed February 14
Funded places, with a travel allowance and stipend to a five day workshop to report on climate change.

Matthew Power Literary Reporting AwardClosed February 16
Win $12,500 plus research privileges and office space with the NYU New York.

March

CoronaVirusFacts Alliance Vaccine Grant Programme – Closed March 22
Grants of up to $100,000 to fund projects that help combat the misinformation surrounding COVID-19 vaccines. 

National Endowment of Democracy Fund – Closed March 26
Funding of up to $50,000 for organisations, including independent media outlets, to advance democratic goals. Average grant $50,000.

A Writing Chance – Closed March 26
Mentoring and a bursary of £1,500 for folks who are underrepresented in the media. Ending with a byline or a podcast.  

From the Heart Productions Roy W. Dean Grants – Closed March 31
These grants fund indie films with budgets of $500,000 or less that are unique and might otherwise never get made. 

Roundhouse Creative Self Made AcceleratorExpected to Re-Open in March
A 12-week programme for creatives who run their own business and want to scale it.

Ocean Media Initiative Fellowship – Expected to Re-Open in March
An opportunity to cover the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, June 2 to 6.

Get into Book Publishing Short CourseExpected to Re-Open in March
Sponsored placements available for a four-day course, learning about the publishing industry.

International Center for Journalism’s European Fellowships – Expected to Re-Open in March
Multiple scholarship programmes available in Berlin, including funded sabbaticals and placements with the European Journalism Observatory.

The Washington Post Stern FellowshipPostponed Due to Covid-19
An opportunity for a British journalist to spend three months writing for The Washington Post

Coda Story’s Bruno Fellowship – Expected to Re-Open in March
A nine-month investigative reporting grant to shed light on disinformation, authoritarian tech and the war on science.

The Bureau Local Untold Stories Fund – Expected to Re-Open in March
£1,000 grants to tell stories in local communities which would otherwise go unheard

Filmmakers Without Borders Grant Programme – Expected to Re Open in March
Between $100-5,000 in funding for filmmakers, covering development, production, post-production and film festival applications.

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship – Closed March 1
Journalists, politicians, scholars or policymakers with at least five years experience will spend a semester working at Harvard to complete a research paper on media/politics. The stipend is $30,000.

Collective Action in Tech Fellowship – Closed March 1
Receive between $500 and $1,000 to work on a story of collective action in the tech industry n the Global South. 

Big Picture – Emerging Photographer Grant – Closed March 1
A call for photographers aged 18-25 to explore conservation, biodiversity and sustainability. There are two $2,500 grants available.

The Printing Charity Rising Stars – Closed March 7
Funding of up to £1500 to go towards training or equipment that will help your career progress. 

Modern Slavery Unveiled Grant ProgrammeExpected To Reopen In February
Funding for cross-border journalist teams to investigate and expose human trafficking and forced labour of Asian people in Europe. Teams can also apply for a mentor to provide assistance.

April

Journalism Diversity Fund – Closed April 1
Funding for an NCTJ Accredited Course for those from a socially or ethnically diverse background.

International Fact-Checking Coronavirus Grants – Closed April 1
Grants of up to $50,000 for fact-checkers fighting Coronavirus misinformation.

One World Media Fellowship –  Closed April 2
£1,000 grant for journalists and filmmakers who want to report on issues in the global south.

European Development Journalism Grants – Closed April 3
Up to €120,000 for your media outlet to report on global development topics across 12 months. 

Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme 2021Closed April 4
A six-month mentoring and bursary scheme for people from under privileged backgrounds to learn investigative journalism. 

Heart of Glass Writer In ResidenceClosed April 5
Spend 12 months taking part in creative programmes, producing work in a range of formats. 

NCTJ Claire Prosser Bursary – Closed April 7
As part of the NCTJ’s diversity fund, the winner will get £6,000 to work BBC News, Press Association and Times Radio.

The Orwell Society Journalism Bursary – Closed April 9
£3,000 bursary for young journalists and students on, or about to embark on, an MA or BA programme.

MacDowell Colony Residency Closed April 15
This residency gives professional journalists the chance to work on long-form projects for up to eight weeks.

Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize Closed April 18 
Sponsored by the European Commission, winners get €10,000 for work on development, democracy and human rights.

International AIDS Society Fellowship –  Closed April 20
The International AIDS Society is paying for 25 journalists to fly over and cover the conference in Cape Town

Shutterstock The Create Fund – Closed April 22
A $5,000 cash prize for female and non-binary photographers, visual journalists, videographers, illustrators and writers. 

National Geographic Early Career Grant – Closed April 22
Project funding of $5,000 – $10,000 for early-career journalists 

Google’s Journalism Emergency Relief Fund – Closed April 29
Funding for news organisations who are producing original news for local communities during the Covid-19 crisis 

Substack Local – Closed April 29
A US$1,000,000 initiative set out to foster and develop news ecosystems across the globe. A total 30 independent writers will help build sustainable local news enterprises based on the subscription model. 

Africa-China Reporting Project –  Closed April 30
Wits Journalism are offering reporting grants of up to $1,500 for investigations focused on public health and related issues 

Bakala Foundation’s Journey Program – Closed April 30
Scholarships for university students to attend a journalism Bootcamp in Prague between Aug 5 and 15

Getty Images #ShowUs Grant: Leadership – Closed April 30 
Financial support and mentorship to celebrate the commercial photography of female-identifying and non-binary individuals 

Field of Vision Documentary Freelancer Relief Fund – Closed March
Grants of up to $2000 for freelancers in the documentary field who lost income due to the Coronavirus pandemic

May

The Guardian Scott Trust bursaries – Closed May 2
Funding to get a masters in journalism. Bursaries cover tuition feeds and contribute £6,000 towards living expenses.

MJ Bear Fellowship – Closed May 13
Designed for up-and-coming journalists aged 23 to 30, successful applicants for the MJ Bear Fellowship will enjoy three online coaching sessions, and three years paid ONA membership.

Women Photograph + Getty Images Inclusion Scholarship – Closed May 16
Grants of up to $10,000 for women and non-binary photographers.

iStock One Minute Film Grant: Resiliency – Closed May 16
Grants up to $7,000 USD for applicants who create and submit 1 minute video on the theme of Creative Resiliency, using assets from the iStock film library.

Editorial Photography Grants: Community Resilience – Closed May 16
Three grants of $5,000 USD each to be awarded to photographers and videographers reporting stories of community resilience in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Stationers Charity Postgraduate Award – Closed May 21
Up to 12 bursaries of £6,000 for those studying an MA with a view to going into content or communications.

BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme – Closed May 26
Up to £12,000 towards fees for an undergraduate or postgraduate course in film, games or television

John S Knight Fellowships at Stanford – Closed May 27
Spend 10 months at Stanford addressing the biggest issues facing journalism. About $85,000, plus tuition and healthcare.

Kurt Schork Award -Closed May 30
The Kurt Schork awards recognise excellence in courageous reporting of conflict, corruption, human rights transgressions and other related issues.

Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers Programme – Closed May 31
Open to emerging writers over 18 years of age and living in the UK with no more than three years’ experience of being published. Ten awards are available, with nine month 1-2-1 mentoring, masterclasses, peer support and bursaries up to £1,500.

J4T Young Journalists Investigative Grant – Expected To Re Open In May
Up to 10,000 Euros to report on the social and humanitarian implications of Covid-19

First Mile Creative Founders Programme – Expected To Re-Open In May
A year of mentorship and support, along with a £10,000 bursary and hot-desk space, for first-time business owners in the creative industry

MetFilm Story to Action – Expected To Re-Open In May
A £1,000 grant to help you make a film that encourages social change as we come out of the public health crisis.

June

Fisheries Subsidies Story Grants 2021 – Closed June 1
Reporting grants for journalists across the globe producing in-depth stories surrounding fishing subsidiaries issues. Preference given to reports from India, the Caribbean, West Africa, Southern Africa and Japan.  Applications accepted only in English or French.

Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation – Closed June 5
A grant program that supports young media professionals in the development of their projects in France or abroad. French-speaking journalists, documentary filmmakers and photographers can apply.

Nico Colchester Journalism Fellowships Closed June 7
Two Fellowships on offer, including three month internships at The Economist and the Financial Times. Both winners will receive a bursary of £6,000 to cover accommodation and travel.

The Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation Scheme – Closed June 11
Fully paid scholarship to study an MA in Financial Journalism at City University.

Future of Journalism Conference Online – Closed June 11
A conference aiming to help young people develop journalistic skills and establish the United Kingdom as a global leader in the nurturing of young journalists and media figures.

The Everyday Projects Photo Grants – Closed June 14
Two grantees will receive $6,000 each to work on their projects, as well as mentoring.

TransAtlantic Media Fellowships – Closed June 14
A $3,500 scholarship for journalists based in Germany, the US, or Canada to report on social policy covering a variety of areas, including climate and energy, social policy and technology. Early applications preferred.

Climate Tracker – Closed June 16
An opportunity for six journalists from around the world to develop feature stories related food systems and climate change. Selected candidates will receive training, mentorship and financial support. Includes a stipend and story fee.

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival  Closed June 18
Filmmakers up to the age of 25 are encouraged to submit films on migration, diversity, social inclusion and the prevention of xenophobia.

The Dan Walker Journalism Scholarship – Closed June 23
Receive £10,000 in funding for an MA Broadcast Journalism at Sheffield University plus mentoring from Dan

MDIF Ventures – Closed June 21
Investment of up to $1 million will be given to companies addressing accountability, strengthening debate, or reducing information poverty.

Nick Lewis Scholarship – Closed June 30
£10,000 scholarship for incoming students with an unconditional offer City, University of London to study their MA in International Journalism. Includes a fee reduction of £2,000 given by the City’s Journalism department.

TED Fellows – Closed June 30
Successful applicants will deliver their ownTED Talk, with mentorship, PR guidance and media training.  Includes a stipend. You will also be invited to attend a TED conference.

Winston Churchill Fellowships – Expected To Reopen in June
A funded four-eight-week trip abroad to inform a practical, society improving project at home.

Widening Media Diversity Scholarships – Expected To Open in June
One scholarship funding for an MA in Journalism at City University for British Muslims, organized by The Penny Appeal. No deadline listed, but get your applications in ASAP. 

EFSJ Climate Grant – Expected To Open in June
Journalists are invited to submit their proposals for reporting projects about climate change to the European Federation for Science Journalism. One to three projects will be funded with a €12,000 grant.

Civitates Independent Journalism Grant –  Expected to Open in June
The summary is vague – it says grants ‘may vary’ – but they are asking for independent journalism organizations to submit proposals for public interest journalism in Europe. 

Public Interest News Foundation Emergency Fund – Expected to Open in June
Grants of up to £3,000 to support independent news publishers in the age of Covid-19

Money Trail grants – Expected to Open in June
Around 50.000 Euros to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe.

GRAIN Writing Bursaries – Expected to Open in June
An opportunity for photographers, artists and writers to win £250 to produce something in response to social distancing. 

Preserving Democracy & Voting Rights FellowshipExpected to Open in June
The Groundtruth Project are looking for story proposals that examine how threats to voter rights are unfolding at the local level, and how people are responding to it. They welcome applications from  Black, Hispanic and Native communities. 

Journalism Diversity Fund  – Expected to Open in June
Bursaries for people from diverse backgrounds who need help funding their NCTJ journalism training

Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers – Expected to Open in June
Three-month long writing fellowships to develop emerging voices in feminist media. Comes with a $2,000 stipend.

The Quadrature Scholarship for Investigative Journalism – Expected to Open in June
£10,000 funding for an MA at City University, plus £2,500 living expenses and a three-month paid placements at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Filmmakers Without Borders – Expected to Open in June
Support for both novice and independent filmmakers around the globe.

July

Aziz Foundation Scholarship – Round 2Closed July 1
Master Scholarships for British Muslims interested in improving diversity in media. 

Climate Tracker Solutions Reporting Fellowship – Closed July 2
As a selected Fellow, you’ll be writing and publishing powerful sustainability stories focused on local solutions in your region. Includes six month 1-2-1 training and mentorship and a $165 USD per month stipend.

Hope Streets Festival Short Film CommissionClosed July 9
Winsford Young Producers have a budget of £1,500-£2,500 to commission a documentary about their community.

Widening Media Diversity Scholarship – Closed July 9
Fully paid tuition fees for promising journalists from Muslim backgrounds to study a postgraduate degree at City, University of London. Paid placement with a leading British daily newspaper for six months minimum included.

Youth Music Next Gen Fund – Closes July 9
A funding pot
offering young creatives grants of up to £2,500 “to make their ideas happen.” Set up to help emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives establish themselves within the music industry.

McGraw Business Journalism ScholarshipsClosed July 10
Up to $15,000 to help fund a business story or investigation.

EU #Youth4Regions Press Trips – Closed July 12
Travel and expenses covered for several EU press trips across 2020 for young students or journalists.

IJ4EU’s Investigation Support scheme – Closed July 14
Grants of €5,000 to €50,000 for investigative projects with a public interest topic of cross-border relevance 

IJ4EU’s Freelancer Support scheme – Closes July 14
Grants of up to €20,000 to support teams of journalists working outside of newsroom structures, plus an extra cushion of tailored assistance including training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Substack Fellowship for Independent WritersClosed July 14
Grants between $25,000 and $100,000 to help writers go independent and succeed with the subscription publishing model. 

Roundhouse Creative Self Made Accelerator – Closed July 15
A 12-week programme for creatives who run their own business and want to scale it. Mentorship included, with a chance to apply for various funding revenues.

German-UK Journalists’ BursaryClosed July 15
Aimed at journalists aged 25 to 38, to undertake expenses-paid work experience in Germany. 

The Roundhouse Film FundCloses July 19
A fund supporting 3 emerging filmmakers to create new short films from unique social and political perspectives. Includes a £500 production budget and in-kind support totalling £1300.

European Commission Proposal Call –  Closed July 22
The EC has a total budget of €2.5 million to fund media orgs and non-profits with proposals for their new project “A European public sphere: a new online media offer for young Europeans.”

Climate Change Media Partnership COP26 Reporting Fellowship – Closed July 30
An opportunity to travel to Glasgow, expenses paid, and report during the second week of the UN climate negotiations. The fellowship also includes guidance from by EJN trainers and senior journalists experienced in covering UN climate summits.

Writer-In-Residence, Wasafiri – Closed July 31
A six-month long residency at the UK’s leading magazine for contemporary writing. 

The Whickers Radio & Audio Funding Award – Closed July 31
Up to €6,000 (US$7,419) and mentorship to produce a feature-length program with The Whickers. 

M100 Young European Journalists WorkshopClosed July 31
Young journalists between 21 and 30 years from Europe can apply for access to a workshop on the future of journalism.

Swansea University Creativity Fellowships – Closed July 30 2019
£10,000 across 12-months for writers and other professional artists to work on a new project.

Protocol Fellowship – Expected To Reopen In July
A full time six-month fellowship, including an assigned mentor and manager within the Protocol team.  Applications from traditionally underrepresented communities strongly encouraged.

August

Google Podcasts creator programClosed August 2
A virtual accelerator program for new podcast creators from underrepresented backgrounds. Also comes with up to $12,000

Spotify Sound Up ProgramClosed August 4
There are ten places available on this virtual accelerator for Black and Non-Binary people with a podcast idea.

Centre for Investigative Journalism Masterclasses 2021 -Closed August 5
Six two-hour workshops and lectures, offering guidance, support and skills to early-career journalists who face structural barriers to entering the investigative journalism profession.

Solutions Journalism Network Business & Sustainability InitiativeClosed August 6
A $5,000 grant to cover reporting on issues around businesses and sustainability.

Reporting Earth – Closes August 8
An opportunity to join a one-day, online Journalism a week ahead of the Youth Summit of the UN Climate Change Conference.   Includes keynote speakers from experts in the climate change field, pitching workshops and panel discussions. 

Global Short Docs Forum 2020Closed August 12
One month of masterclasses, workshops and mentoring to take your short doc from conception to commission.

DMU Channel 4 Investigative Journalism ScholarshipsClosed August 28
Four fee waivers for the MA in investigative journalism, plus living and work experience assistance available for 3 people.

Breakdown Bolton CIC Film Commission –  Closed August 28
Three grants of £300 for films by people living in Greater Manchester who have experiences of mental illness or substance abuse. 

Underpinned Up & Go GrantClosed August 31st
A cash grant of up to £500 for one freelancer with the best portfolio, and two £250 ones for runners up. 

AI Academy for Small Newsrooms – Closed August 1
A free, 6-month online programme starting in September, offering tutorage and guidance on AI-powered technologies relationship with journalism.  A total of 20 places on offer, for small newsrooms based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The Attuned Writer Fellowship – Closed August 15
Opportunity to win a salary of $50,000 USD over the course of 12 months to start a Substack newsletter on Intrinsic Motivation.

Global Investigative Journalism Network Fellowships – Closed August 17
Funding to attend the online Global Investigative Journalism Conference this year.

Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators ProgramClosed August 29
A limited number of scholarships are available for remote learning at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism school, to help journalism entrepreneurs develop niche ventures.

The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships – Closed August 31
Provides fellows aged between 25 – 35 an opportunity to work as staff reporters in their host newsrooms, develop training skills, then implement them when they return to their home newsrooms. ​

September

Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award – Expected to Reopen in September
A fully-funded place at the retreat from April 29 to May 3.

Fresh Fund – Closed September 1
Fresh Fund is a funding pot for black business owners in the UK and US, who have “great ideas to start or grow a business.” Winners will receive a cash grant between $5,000 and $25,000 USD, mentorship and masterclasses.

Richard Beeston Bursaries –  Closed September 6
A £6,000 grant for an aspiring British or UK-based correspondent to spend six-months abroad. A further scholarship is available for journalists in Israel, Palestine or Lebanon territories to spend six weeks at The Times, also given £6,000.

The Wickers Radio and Audio Funding Award – Closed September 8
Awarded annually to an emerging audio producer based anywhere in the world to create an original radio or audio documentary of between 28-45 minutes. The top applicant will receive £6,000, mentorship from a top industry professional, and the chance to create a feature-length programme. 

Freelance Journalism Assembly’s Data Bootcamp For Freelance JournalistsClosed September 10
For journalists reporting on development issues, this is a two-week virtual bootcamp with scholarship places. There are 25 places available, and those accepted will learn the basics of dealing with data.

Buzzstart Talent Application Programme – Closed September 13
A 10 week, fully-funded bootcamp focusing on digital marketing skills in women. Led by industry women leaders, with guaranteed job interviews.

Great Thinkers International Fellowship 2021 Program – Closed September 15
From Think Different Global, for two journalists interested in working on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

United Nations Correspondents Association Award – Closed September 15
Three categories to award the best of print, broadcast and climate change stories. Prizes amount to $60,000.

UNICEF Youth MediathonClosed September 15
There are 60 spots available for 16-24-year-olds. The event includes mentoring, workshops and the chance to publish work.

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers Emerging Producers Bursary Program –  Closed September 17
There are 25 scholarships available for producers and content creators working in science, history and nonfiction media, which will cover the registration fee and provide advice for attending, for example. 

The Search for The Next Great PodcastClosed September 17
Pitch your podcast idea, and you could receive funding for a full season on The iHeartPodcast Network.

Google News Initiatives Startups Lab – Closed September 20
A programme offering support to early stage news organisations focusing on creating original digital content. Access to up to €25,000 in grants available for revenue-generating experiments. 

European Commission’s Media Councils in the digital ageClosed September 21
Funding of €350,000 to be awarded to one team to help them in transitioning their business to digital. 

Falling Walls Foundation Research Grants – Closed September 24
The €500 grants will assist journalists interested in reporting on a scientific topic related to Berlin Science Week 2021.

NewsSpectrum Collaborative Reporting Fellowships – Closed September 27
Supports joint reporting projects led by journalists working in minority language media, in partnership with a majority-language media organisation. 

NewsSpectrum Professional Placement Fellowship – Closed September 27
Supports short-term work and experience placements, or study visits by minority-language media professionals at majority-language media. 

Stanford University Data Journalism GrantsClosed September 28
Stanford’s Journalism and Democracy Initiative is funding data-driven COVID-19 stories. Grants range from $5,000 (£3,925) to $25,000 (£19,628).

McGraw Business Journalism Scholarships Closed September 30
Up to $15,000 to help fund a business story or investigation.

Postgrad Solutions Bursaries – Closed September 30
£500 bursaries for those studying an MA course.

October 

The Sentient Media Journalism FundClosed October 1
A $10,000 dedicated fund for writers from communities underrepresented in the animal protection movement and/or journalism. Successful applicants will gain membership to their Writers’ Collective and ‘Advocate to Journalist’ training course. 

IJ4EU Investigation Support SchemeClosed October 4
Grants between €5,000 to €50,000 are available for media teams to produce cross-border journalistic projects.