Funding

Looking for funding for future study, support, a project or training? We’ve put together the only complete list (that we know of) of 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 april@journoresources.org.uk.

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

Last updated: June 18

Continual Applications

European Endowment for Democracy
Open all year, this funding pool supports growing platforms and innovative news and information outlets. Bloggers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine can apply for financial support. Successful applicants will receive EUR€40,000 to EUR€60,000.

Free Press Unlimited Reporters Respond
Free Press Unlimited supports media professionals in distress with emergency assistance, legal support, and safety advice.

The White Pube Creatives Grant
Now open to all working-class creatives, this fund awards £500 to successful applicants. This is intended for people in the early stages of their career to fund materials, time and life expenses.

NewComma Creative Fund
The NewComma Creative Fund is a no-strings-attached, monthly £100 microgrant to support an African or Black creative. All disciplines are welcome.

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, particularly those using advanced data mining techniques like machine learning, drones and sensors. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, rolling basis. 

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. Accepted on a rolling baiss.

The Rory Peck Training Fund
Crucial safety training for freelancers working abroad. Includes medical costs, subsistence and relocation.

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.

Society of Authors Grants for Work in Progress 
Grants of up to £6,250 for British publishers wishing to write full-length works of fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, who need funding for important research, travel, or other general expenditure.

June

NCTJ Claire Prosser BursaryCloses June 19 (Second round)
As part of the NCTJ’s diversity fund, the winner will get £6,000 to work with BBC News, Press Association and Times Radio.

UCL East London ScholarshipCloses June 20
The East London Scholarship scheme is open to UK-based students interested in studying full or part-time taught graduate degree programmes. Eligibility is based on financial need as well as specific evidence of having lived or studied in east London. They offer free tuition fees and a £15,000 maintenance allowance. 

Richard Beeston BursaryCloses June 24
An award of £6,000 for an aspiring British or UK-based foreign correspondent to spend six weeks abroad, researching and reporting on a foreign news story, in association with The Times newspaper. Applicants should have at least two years of journalistic experience and be under thirty on the application closing date.

Royal Television Society BursariesCloses June 24
Three schemes on offer here: the TV Production and Journalism Bursary; the Digital Innovation Bursary; and the Steve Hewlett Scholarship. Up to £1,000 GBP on offer for talented students from lower-income backgrounds studying an undergraduate degree or HND Level 5 or 6. Includes free RTS membership; industry mentoring; access to the latest events and lectures; and numerous networking opportunities.

European Local Cross-Border Journalism Fund Closes June 27
Do you have appealing, engaging stories from your city that you want to share? If this is you, apply for this cross-borders fund. There is €475,000 to be distributed across four application rounds, which can be used to cover costs of living, travel, interpreters, etc. 

Youth Music Next Gen FundCloses June 28
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.

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

M100 Young European Journalists WorkshopExpected to Open in June 2024
A unique series of workshops set out with the aim to challenge the conventions of climate journalism. Applications must be made in English and applicants must be aged 20 – 30 years old. 

July

Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism – Closes July 15
The annual fellowship will facilitate a six-to-nine-month fellowship at Durham University. During the fellowship, the journalist will undertake an investigative project from inside the Reuters newsroom in London.

Documentary Film Programme, The Sundance Institute – Closes July 15
The Sundance Institute Documentary Fund provides non-recoupable support to non-fiction filmmakers globally, focusing on projects with cultural and social impact. They aim to lift underrepresented voices and platform innovative storytelling that advances cultural dialogue.

Roundhouse Film FundCloses July 25
Support for three emerging filmmakers to create new short films exploring social and political issues from their unique perspectives. This includes a £1000 production budget for you to spend on making your film, a professional mentor with industry experience and connections, access to the Roundhouse in-house camera, sound and lighting kit and/or loan from the kit house VMI up to an insurable value of £100,000, and more. Your film will also be submitted for the Wiggin Emerging Filmmakers Award in Winter 2024. Winner of the award will receive £8,000 to develop their film career. 

George Viner Memorial Fund – Closes July 31
Open to all applicants pursuing journalism-related courses in the UK. As well as providing financial assistance, scholars will be invited to open days, conferences and meetings relating to your chosen field of journalism.

Grand Plan Grants– Expected to Open in July 2024 
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.

M100 Young European Journalists WorkshopExpected to Open in July 2024 
Young journalists between 21 and 30 years from Europe can apply for access to a workshop on the future of journalism.

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

AI Accountability Fellowships 2023 – Closed July 1
This fellowship will support journalists working on in-depth AI accountability stories. These include a variety of themes and topics, including: policing; criminal justice; social welfare, and more.

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

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.

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. 

Ian Perry Scholarship – Closed July 15
You have the choice of two categories for this one: The Tom Stoddart Award for Excellence and The Canon Award for Potential. Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project, alongside access to an exclusive mentorship programme for The Canon Award for Potential applicants.

Nick Lewis ScholarshipClosed July 15
£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.

CatchLight Global Fellowship – Closed July 17
If thinking about the long-term impact of social issues excites you, consider applying for this 12-month fellowship. An award of $30,000 is on offer, alongside a chance to attend the annual CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit in San Francisco, California in spring 2023.

News Equity Fund – Closed July 21
Open to all independent newsrooms employing between one to 50 full-time journalists. Eligible applicants include for-profit or nonprofit traditional news organizations: digital natives: newsletters: podcasts: radio and/or TV broadcasters: and more.

GOV.UK Young Innovators Awards – Closed July 27
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £1.4 million in young innovators with this competition. The award includes financial support (£5,000 plus a living allowance in the form of a grant) and a tailored package of expert advice, with access to innovative tools and useful connections also on offer.

BFI LLF Critics Mentorship Programme – Closed July 31
Fancy your hand at becoming a film critic or entertainment journalist? Successful applicants will be supported with bursaries, childcare, accessibility support, travel or accommodation, and pastoral support.

August

Visas for Future Annual Scholarship 2024 – Closes August 1
This scholarship supports students with big ideas for environmental sustainability and education. The scholarship is worth $1,000 USD and applicants must be current students (either undergraduate or postgraduate), and hold a 2.5 GPA or above. Applicants outside the USA holding a 2.5 GPA equivalent or above are also welcome to apply. 

Bloomberg UK Journalism Diversity ProgramCloses August 18
Applications open to undergraduate students studying at a UK university. If accepted, students can learn about business journalism and how to report on the economy alongside other subjects. All costs covered, including travel, accommodation and meals.

Google Creative Lab 5Closed August 1
A chance for multidisciplinary creatives to apply for a paid gig (£300 per day) and collaboration up to 12 months at Google Creative Lab, London.

Ping! Welsh Public Interest Journalism Fund – Closed August 6
A funding pool geared towards supporting the independent community newsrooms in Wales. Covers topics surrounding public interest news creation, supporting publisher emergencies, and supporting new entrants into the sector. There are 10 awards of £9400 available.

Creatiive Producer Lab, Film Hub North – Closed August 14
The Lab takes 8 early-career filmmakers from the North, and 8 from the Midlands, through a 6-week training programme. Sessions take place twice per week and cover topics such as producing fundamentals, building a slate, budgeting and scheduling, pre-production, shooting, post-production, casting and distribution.

The Roundhouse Film Fund – Closed August 14
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.

Collaborative Investigation Grants – Closed August 23
This grant permits journalists across different countries to work together, filling the gaps in each other’s reporting, especially when tracing environmental crimes across borders. Applicants must submit investigative proposals with an environmental focus.  Successful applicants will receive US$1,000 to US$3,000 grants.

DMU Channel 4 Investigative Journalism ScholarshipsClosed August 25
Four fee waivers for the MA in investigative journalism, plus living and work experience assistance available for 3 people.

Transition Accelerator – Closed August 27
Grants between €5,000 and €20,000 EUR for a six-month programme for small to mid-sized businesses building resilience in the face of challenges.

Samuel Ross Black British Artist Grants Closed August 29
A funding initiative for Black British artists encouraging networking, institutional support and academic support. 

#Merky New Writers Prize – Closed August 29
An award-winning book publishing imprint launched by Stormzy and Penguin Random House UK to uplift underrepresented voices in media and publishing. The winning applicant will receive a publishing contract with #Merky Books. The winner and runners up will also gain access to their Writing Camp.

EU #Youth4Regions Press Trips – Closed August 31
Travel and expenses covered for several EU press trips across 2020 for young students or journalists.

BJTC’s Placement Assistance SchemeReopens in 2023
A £200 bursary to help students on BJTC Accredited courses to complete industry placements.

The Multitrack FellowshipReopens in 2024
Multitrack, who work to help the radio and podcast industry become more accessible and inclusive, partner with the country’s leading audio production companies to offer paid work placements, training and networking opportunities, and the chance to pitch for real commissions.

September

IJ4EU’s Investigation Support schemeOpens in September 
Grants of €5,000 to €50,000 for investigative projects with a public interest topic of cross-border relevance.

Falling Walls Foundation Research Grants – Closed September 1
€250 grants plus a travel bursary up to €750 to assist journalists interested in reporting on a scientific topic related to Berlin Science Week 2023.

Falling Walls Science Summit Fellowship – Closed September 1
An opportunity to attend the Falling Walls Science Summit, Nov. 7 to 9 in Berlin, Germany. The fellowship covers travel, accommodation, per diem expenses, research, and reporting costs.

Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators ProgramClosed September 8
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.

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers Emerging Producers Bursary Program –  Closed September 9
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. 

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.

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.

Earth Journalism Network Biodiversity Fellowshio GrantClosed September 15
Winners will receive a grant allowing them to cover the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, Canada.
 

The Supporting Act Foundation: Creative Bursary – Closed September 19
If you are a student from a marginalised background preparing for graduation, this bursary opens up opportunities to explore career opportunities across arts and technology. Includes bursaries of €10,000, which will go toward tuition fees, living costs, study materials, or other educational costs.

WeTransfer Creative Bursary 2023 – Closed September 25
10 unrestricted bursaries of €10,000 EUR on offer. Applicants must be undergraduate students from marginalized or under-recognized groups in the final year of studies with a bank account in the Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, or Italy.

The Supporting Act Foundation: Community Grant – Closes September 26
This grant will fund artist-led initiatives that are building networks of emerging artists, particularly from marginalized backgrounds. Ten grants of €20,000 EUR to cover project-related costs.

September

Fund for Investigative JournalismCloses September 9
Two grantmaking initiatives for projects covering new ground and exposing wrongdoing in both public and private sectors. A maximum award of $10,000 USD could also include out-of-pocket expenses such as travel costs, document collection and equipment rental. 

Cullman Centre Fellowships – Closed September 29
Fancy taking up residence in one of the world’s most famous libraries? Fifteen fellowships on offer, lasting nine months. Accepted applicants will be given the space to kickstart their own project to facilitate an ongoing exchange of ideas within public forums and the Library itself. You’ll receive up to $75,000 USD alongside an office, computer, and comprehensive access to resources.

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).

United Nations Correspondents Association Award – Closed September 30
Three categories to award the best of print, broadcast and climate change stories. Prizes amount to $60,000.

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

October

McGraw Business Journalism ScholarshipsCloses October 6
Up to $15,000 to help fund a business story or investigation.

Getty Scholar GrantsCloses October 6
Generous grants for researchers to pursue their own projects at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa in Los Angeles.

Travel Photographer of the Year – Closed October 1
Lots of options here, including a portfolio and video category. Entry for the Young Travel Photographer of the Year is free.

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

The Financial Times African Journalism Fellowship – Closed October 5
Think big for this one! Submit your best long-read from Sub-Saharan Africa and receive a grant worth £1,000. Benefits include mentorship, training, and one-to-one support.

The Sentient Media Journalism Fund – Closed October 5
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. 

International News Media Association Elevate Scholarships – Closed October 6
A scholarship, funding training and development opportunities for professionals from underrepresented groups. 

Paul Mellon Centre Publication GrantsClosed October 6
Several awards are on offer here. The Grant is either a maximum of £7,000 when applied for by a Publisher, £3,000 when applied for by an Author or a maximum £10,000 when jointly applied for by both Author and Publisher. 

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.

Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship -Closed October 11 
Fellows will address issues surrounding ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: the Media, Politics and Society’.

Professional Developmental Grants for Environmental Journalism – Closed October 12
Supports activities and services for environmental journalists by funding project ideas and facilitating training and education.  Grants of up to €115,000 EUR per call. 

The Sutton Trust Opportunity BursaryClosed October 13
For Sutton Trust Alumni, to support with accessing opportunities which boost employability.

Georgina Henry Award – Closed October 15
The award funds an innovative idea – £4,000 for either a student or senior journalist. Read our guide here.

The Pioneers Film FundClosed 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?

News Associates Student Media Editorial Leadership Programme – Closes October 16
A free five-week programme for editors at student papers to prepare them for careers in the news industry.

Earth Investigations Programme – Closed October 26
Investigation grants amounting up to €800,000 EUR for environmental journalism. The program also supports and stimulates comparative investigations and preliminary work into local environmental issues and policies between two or more regions or cities. These grants can cover working time and expenses such as logistics, travel, insurance, etc.

World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship – Closed October 27
Win a 10-day mentored trip to Mongolia with Richard I’Anson.

Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni AwardClosed October 31
A fully-funded place at the retreat from April 24 to 28.

Science Writing FellowshipClosed October 31
The Open Notebook and the Burroughs Welcome Fund seek early-career science writers to participate in a remote, ten-month fellowship with a $6,000 stipend.

Diverse Writers ProgrammeClosed October 31
Ten-week programme where six writers will be selected. During this time, the writers will be hired by the NFTS and paid £1,000 per week gross.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Creative Bursary Awards – Closed October 31
Eight young creatives aged 18 – 25 years can apply for awards of £2,500. The awards will support both cohorts to shape projects that develop their practice, build experience and benefit children, young people and communities in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire or Peterborough.

November

Kiplinger Programme in Public Affairs JournalistExpected to open November 2024
A short term fellowship at Ohio State University to spend a week training on digital tools.

Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship – Closed November 1
A 7-week fellowship where fellows will tackle ‘Media freedom in an age of misinformation’.  The programme will combine professional development of the values of good journalism (curiosity, rigour, challenge, storytelling, research, doing no harm, and freedom of speech) and diffusion of impact.

Chevening British Library Fellowship – Closed November 1
Hosted by the British Library, fellows will undertake a period of professional project-based activity at the British Library, receiving support and supervision from library staff. Up to £1,000 GBP for approved project-related expenses.

The Tarbell Fellowship Closed November 5
Journalists wishing to change the world for the better can apply for a 1 year fellowship alongside a professional stipend of up to $50,000 USD. 

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows ProgramClosed November 6
Five-month fellowships, bringing fresh insights and perspectives to Washington, DC, through exploring new ideas in a comparative context, undertaking individual research, and sharing best practices. Each fellow receives a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and roundtrip travel to and from Washington, D.C., at the beginning and end of the fellowship period. 

Chevening Scholarship Programme – Closed November 7
A global scholarship programme funding outstanding scholars with potential across a variety of practices, including journalism. Full or partial funding for postgraduate programmes across the UK.

Creative Access x McLaren Racing Career Development Bursary – Closed November 8
Bursaries of up to £1000 available to assist those in financial need to progress to the next stage of your career.

Inclusive Innovation Award – Closed November 9
This government-funded scheme will award £50,000 to a female founder who has an idea for a year-long project covering digital and technologies, net zero, healthy living and agriculture. 

Online News Association Women’s Leadership AcceleratorClosed November 10
This year-long program will be online due to COVID. It aims to develop the leadership and management skills of women.

Sacred Writes Public Scholarships – Closed November 13
A six month scholarship paying $1,000 with the opportunity for in-depth training on pitching and other areas.

The Churchill Fellowships – Closes November 14
“Once in a lifetime” opportunity to address issues close to your heart. The initial grant covers all expenses for your research phase, including all travel costs. If needed, it also covers interpreters and travel assistants.

Bill Walsh Scholarship, ACES: The Society for Editing – Closed November 15
Graduate students interested in editing as a career are eligible for one of six scholarships. The winner of this scholarship will receive US$3,500 USD plus financial aid to attend the ACES national conference. Four of these winners will receive US$1,500 each and US$2,500 USD will be awarded to the student chosen as the Aubespin scholar.

Young Freelancer and the Khadija Saye Fellowship – Closed November 29 
Year-long career and development roles for freelancers aged 18 – 25. This is a 12-month opportunity where you will be offered freelance work on a project-by-project basis. You will be paid £120 per day for your work, and you will also be paid paid £60 per day of programme training. 

EJN Reporting Fellowships – Closed November 30 
A platform for four environmental reporters to cover their specialities. Includes mentorship and a quarterly stipend of 6,000 EUR to cover expenses.

Early Development Fund – Closed November 30 
This grant of £3,000 – £5,000 will support writers, who do not yet have the first draft of a script, to produce an initial treatment. 

Unbound Firsts – Closed November 30 
An imprint for debut writers of colour to publish their first book. 

United Nations Democracy FundClosed November 30
Offering project grants between $100-300,000 to civil society organisations, with one focus being media.

December

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

Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship – Closed December 1 
The Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan invites experienced journalists worldwide for a year of academic study, including a personalized plan and a journalism project. Offering an $85,000 USD stipend and $5,000 USD relocation allowance.

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. 

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

Ohio 2022 Kiplinger Fellowship – Closed December 1
Competitive one-week fellowships to train selected mid-career journalists in specific topics – 2022 topic is Climate Change. Applicants must have five years of professional journalism experience.

GRID-Arendal Funding – Closed December 4
This funding pool has been established for talented investigative journalists covering environmental crime in developing countries. Successful applicants will receive NOK20,000 ($1,803) for their projects.

Reporters without Borders Scholarship 2024 – Closed December 4
Journalists from crisis zones, apply for a six-month Berlin stay with Reporters Without Borders’ 2024 Scholarship. Get digital security training and full funding for travel, accommodation, pocket money, and transport. English proficiency required, and commitment to return home after fellowship.

Greenberg World Fellows ProgramClosed December 6
A funded four-month fellowship at Yale University starting in August next year. Includes an apartment, medical insurance and travel from your home country. 

CatchLight Global Fellowship – Closed December 9
Join a community of like-minded fellows and industry professionals. Up to $30,000 USD on offer, alongside paid travel expenses and accomodation for the 2024 CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit, April 26-28 in San Francisco. Provides development opportunities, executive coaching and access to potential future funding.

Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) – Closed December 10
This fund is for budding media companies invested in projects addressing accountability, strengthening debate or reducing information poverty. Up to $1,000,000 USD to be distributed amongst companies.

National Endowment of Democracy Fund – Closed December 11
Funding of up to $50,000 for organisations, including independent media outlets, to advance democratic goals. Average grant $50,000.

Columbia University Obama Foundation Scholars – Closed December 12
For emerging leaders in any given field. Attend the university for a year, with tuition and living costs covered. 

Kim Wall Memorial Fund – Closed December 18
A $5,000 grant for women covering stories on “the undercurrents of rebellion”.

Jurgendfilmtag Talent Camp – Closed December 20
Applications are now open to join a four-day immersive filmmaking experience at the Swiss Youth Film Festival in Zurich, connecting with young film enthusiasts across Europe. Limited to 20 participants, with free registration.

Global Business Journalism Scholarship, Tsinghua University – Closed December 31
This is a popular scholarship programme, so send your applications in early. Tsinghua University’s School of Journalism offers a two-year, fully funded English-language Master’s in Global Business Journalism, in partnership with ICFJ and Bloomberg News.

January

United Nations Press Fellowship (Polio Coverage) Closed January 1
Selected fellows will participate in a virtual polio training session and receive funding to travel to a country at the forefront of polio eradication. Journalists worldwide encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to reporters interested in traveling to the following high-priority countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Mozambique, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. Up to $10,000 USD on offer to cover reporting costs. 

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) – Closed January 2
Fellows will spend two weeks and studying journalism in Berlin and Poland where they visit key sites in Nazi history, and how it relates to issues facing their field today.

Assistant Production Accountant Programme, Netflix – Closed January 4
This is an opportunity to work with the accounts department alongside numerous productions across the UK. Trainees will initially complete four weeks of intensive training in production accounting, and successful trainees will then work on Netflix productions over a 12 month period.

The Global Fact Check Fund – Closed January 8
Up to US$100,000 is available to help scale and strengthen the work of fact-checking organisations.

A Writing Chance: The Mirror – Closed January 8
Write a 500-word article on the theme of hope, and you could set sail on a 12-month programme with The Mirror. You will be awarded £2,000 to cover expenses, and will be given opportunities to advance your journalistic and professional skills.

A Writing Chance: Substack – Closed January 8
Consider applying for this position if you have a cracking idea for a Substack newsletter. You will be awarded £2,000 to cover expenses, and you will be tutored to create your own online hub.

A Writing Chance: Faber and Faber – Closed January 8
This opportunity is for the budding novelists, including fiction and non-fiction.  Once again you will be awarded £2,000, and you be invited to events, including: a publishing insight day at the Faber & Faber London offices; an audiobook development session hosted by Audible, and access to further creative and professional development training online.

Matriarch Productions Grassroots Prize – Closed January 8
This is a new competition for underrepresented, working class writers. As part of the initiative, Matriarch and Birdie will help the winning writer obtain an agent, and arrange meetings with other leading industry writers, directors, producers, script executives and commissioners, helping them grow their network of contacts so vital for a career as a writer in TV.

Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and GlobalisationClosed 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 as well as a monthly subsistence allowance.

The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships – Closed January 15
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. ​

GEO Magazine GrantClosed January 19
French-speaking journalists and photojournalists can apply for a €5,000 grant to work on a story that would suit GEO Mag.

O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism – Closes January 19
A nine-month fellowship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a $75,000 stipend and other benefits. You’ll be writing stories with the potential to change policies and improve lives.

Youth Music NextGen Fund – Closed January 19
The Youth Music NextGen Fund provides grants of up to £2,500 for early-stage musicians and creative individuals in the music industry, including those in undefined roles. Open to 18–25-year-olds (and up to 30 for those who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

Earth Journalism Network Story Grant and Training Programme for Indigenous Environmental Journalists – Closed January 22
This is a chance for indigenous environmental journalists to receive grants of up to $1,400 USD for projects addressing environmental solutions, resiliency, land rights, threat and/or specific issues indigenous communities face. 

The Journalism AI Fellowship – Closed January 26
This is an opportunity for up to thirty journalists worldwide to work together for seven months, dedicated to using AI to improve journalistic practice. The scheme offers a safe space where fellows can explore and experiment with new ideas, away from the constraints of their day-to-day work. Up to £6,000 available in financial support.

Milena Jesenská Fellowship – Closed January 28 
Spend three months at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna as part of a journalism research fellowship. You’ll get a stipend of €3,000 per month.

TRACE Investigative Reporting Fellowship – Closes January 31
Includes a three-week orientation and training seminar at the Missouri School of Journalism, learning about ethics, writing, editing, multimedia reporting, investigative reporting and data journalism. Fellows then join one or more major U.S. media outlets for five months, followed by a final seminar in Washington. Fellows receive travel, health insurance and basic living expenses.

The Wickers Film and TV Funding Award – Closes January 31
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. 

AJFA Agricultural and Food Industry Journalism Contest – Closes January 31
An annual prize for journalists reporting on agriculture, food, rurality or the environment. Prizes up to 1,000 EUR for either print or audio-visual content. The application page is in French.

Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism – Closes 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. 

Nieman Foundation Fellowships (US applicants only) – Closes January 31
Virtual fellowships for racial justice and public health journalism projects. $1,325 per week for up to 12 weeks.

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship – Closes January 31
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.

February

Bakala Foundation’s Journey Program Reopens February 2025
Scholarships for university students to attend a journalism Bootcamp in Prague.

BAFTA UK Scholarship ProgrammeExpected to Reopen Spring 2025
Up to £12,000 towards fees for an undergraduate or postgraduate course in film, games or television.

New America National Fellows ProgramClosed 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. 

NASW Excellence in Institutional Writing Awards – Closed February 1
Rewards high-calibre, publicly accessible science writing produced on behalf of an institution or other non-media organization — including campuses, government agencies, nonprofits, and others. EIWA offers a Short-Form and Long-Form category for entries; each category’s winner or winning team receives a $2,000 prize.

Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship – Closed February 1 for U.S applicants
The Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan invites experienced journalists worldwide for a year of academic study, including a personalized plan and a journalism project. Offering an $85,000 USD stipend and $5,000 USD relocation allowance.

Pascal Decroos FundClosed February 1
A Dutch language programme, with a total of four application rounds amounting to €280,000. They aim to promote distinctive investigative journalism projects in Flanders, Belgium.

NASW Science in Society Journalism Awards – Closed February 1
Recognises investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society, going well beyond the research findings and considering the associated ethical problems and social effects. The winner or winning team for each category receives a $2,000 prize.

Grierson Trust DocLabs: Archive ProducersClosed February 2
The Grierson Trust, in collaboration with Prime Video Pathway, is aimed at individuals with 2-3 years’ experience in TV, film, or online content production. The initiative addresses the shortage of archive producers through online and residential training, a bursary-supported placement, mentoring, and networking opportunities.

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute FellowshipClosed February 4
Based in Missouri, you’ll get to work on ‘innovative projects that strengthen journalism’s future.’ Residential fellows will receive funding of  $100,000 (which includes a living stipend and funding for project expenses) and non-residential fellows will receive $25,000.

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowship – Closed February 4
Residential, non-residential and institutional fellowships for individuals seeking to work on innovative projects strengthening journalism’s future.  Includes stipends, and housing allowance for residential fellows.

International AIDS Society Scholarship Programme – Closed February 4
Journalists interested in HIV issues can apply for a scholarship to attend the IAS conference, taking place July 18 to 21. 

Grand Plan Grants – Closed February 7
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.

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. 

MacDowell Colony – Closed February 10
A free programme, providing a unique space for journalists to kickstart long-form projects. Depending on the applicant’s need, a stipend is provided, in addition to funding to help reimburse journalists for travel to and from the colony.

National Association of Science Writers Peggy Girshman Ideas Grants – Closed February 12
Freelance writers and journalists are eligible for a USD 15,000 grant to support science writers in their professional lives and/or benefit the field of science writing. Projects must outline diversity, equity, and inclusion plans in project development, execution, and outreach.

Alexia Grant –  Closed February 15
Student photography grants available for meaningful visual story proposals. The winner will receive $20,000 (roughly £1556.85). 

Metcalf Institute Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists Fellowship – Closed February 12
Funded places, with a travel allowance and stipend to a five-day workshop to report on climate change.

Grants available for stories on the high seas [Worldwide] – Closed February 13
Journalists worldwide, preferably from coastal countries, can apply for reporting grants up to US$1,200.Up to 10 story grants will be awarded to selected journalists. 

Coda Story’s Bruno Fellowship – Closed February 16 
A nine-month investigative reporting grant to shed light on disinformation, authoritarian tech and the war on science.

MegaCities-ShortDocs Film Festival – Closed February 15
A festival of short documentary-films that highlight initiatives which seek to bring effective solutions to MegaCities’ challenges and inspire people to take actions to improve the life of MegaCitizens in their MegaCity. The Total of the 3 Awards & 3 Prizes represent a total value of 11,500€.

World Press Institute Fellowships –  Closed February 15
Funded fellowships for experienced journalists to understand how US journalism works. Spend August-October in a variety of US cities.

Netflix Documentary Talent Fund – Closed February 16
Win £20-40,000 to create a new documentary for Netflix’s social channels. No previous experience is required.

Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship – Closed February 19
A fully funded research fellowship at the University of Oxford for journalists with five years of experience or more.

Photographers Without Borders Storyteller Grant – Closed February 21
The program will select five photography projects with a solid call to action for land and/or water protection. Selected projects will receive a US$5,000 grant.

Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award Closed February 22
Win $12,500 plus research privileges and office space within New York.

NYU The Reporting Award – Closed February 23
Provides up to $12,500 for a significant work of journalism, in any medium, on an under-reported subject in the public interest.

The Podcast Pitch, The Whickers – Closed February 24
In its second year of running, The Whickers are giving a £5,000 production award to the winner and £2,000 to a runner-up. Five finalists will also receive a free pass to Sheffield Documentary Festival in June 2024, 1 night accommodation, a contribution of up to £400 per project towards their travel expenses and access to top industry professionals and commissioners of the audio world.

March

Jane Constance Scholarship – Closed March 1
A £6,250 bursary is set to encourage women from the North East into journalism. Eligible for prospective students wishing to join the MA in International Multimedia Journalism at Newcastle University.

Justice for Journalists Investigative Grants – Closed March 5
Justice for Journalists is offering grants for investigating crimes against journalists, freelancers and bloggers. Proposals will be accepted in English and Russian. The maximum grant is $80,000 USD.

Frontiers Science Journalism Residency Program – Closed March 5
Invitations are now open for science journalists worldwide for immersive residencies at European research institutions. These residencies, spanning 3 to 5 months, offer unparalleled opportunities to delve into frontier research across diverse disciplines, including social sciences and humanities. A total funding available of 600,000 EUR.

TransAtlantic Media Fellowships – Closed March 15
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 are preferred.

HW Fisher Novel-Writing Scholarship – Closed March 17
Part of the Breakthrough Writers Programme, this scholarship will take you to central London, where you will work on a novel. This scholarship will give you access to training and workshops led by a critically acclaimed author.

Curtis Brown Creative Scholarship – Closed March 17
Join our TV drama scriptwriting scholarship for writers of colour. Led by industry experts, it includes a travel stipend and software access, fostering diversity in storytelling.

National Press Club offers journalism diversity scholarship [Worldwide] – Closed March 18
Eligible applicants must be a high school senior planning to attend college this year, have a 3.0 grade point average or higher and plan to pursue a career in journalism. US$5,000 scholarship.

The Washington Post Stern Fellowship – Closed March 18
An opportunity for a British journalist to spend three months writing for The Washington Post.

National Endowment of Democracy Fund –  Closed March 20
Funding of up to $50,000 for organisations, including independent media outlets, to advance democratic goals. Average grant $50,000. 

Communities Trainee Writer-in-Residence – Closed March 20
A top opportunity to gain a writer in residence role, where you will ensure participating groups’ voices are heard and creative work valued. You will also attend workshops, help plan activities, collaborate with writers and participants, suggest artistic elements, engage in marketing, write a blog, and provide feedback for project evaluation. A fee of £3600.

Cross-cultural program for journalists accepting entries [Ukraine, UK] – Closed March 21
Applicants must have at least two publications and an interest in cross-cultural dialogue and the program themes (environment, disinformation, modern war through the prism of Ukraine).

Spotify Sound Up ProgramClosed March 21
Ten places are available on this virtual accelerator for Black and Non-Binary people with a podcast idea.

One World Media Fellowship –  Closed March 21
£1,000 grant for journalists and filmmakers who want to report on issues in the global south.

DulyNoted24 – Closes March 22
This is paid, wholly inclusive script editor training provided through the BBC and Sony Pictures Television support. It also includes additional support from Screen Scotland. Paid £30k-£40k pro-rata.

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. 

The Future Rising Fellows (Girl Rising)  Closed March 24
Each fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000 and can apply for a small additional grant for direct project expenses and materials. Applicants must be aged 17 – 24.

ScreenSkills Bursaries –  Closed March 24
A ScreenSkills bursary is a cash grant to remove the obstacles to getting into the screen industries or progressing your career. You can apply for money to pay for training fees, accommodation, care, disability access costs, equipment, software and travel.

Editor Fellowship Programme, Sage – Closed March 26
Successful fellows will work in Sage’s online products and journals teams, learning about publishing processes and collaborating with societies, researchers, and academics. The program includes placements in different areas like textbooks, sales, marketing, and finance, with support from mentors and buddies. They’ll also have access to external support for coaching, mental health resources, and a structured learning plan involving workshops and online learning.

Breakthrough Scholarship for TV Screenwriters  – Closed March 26 
This scholarship provides a personal stipend of up to £250 to attend classes in central London. Scholars will also receive a fully-paid digital download of the premiere screenwriting software, Final Draft (worth £185)

CUNY Business Journalism Fellows – Closed March 31
Grants up to $15,000 to cover critical issues within the global economy, finance and business for US publications. 

DW Akademie – Closed March 31
Applications are now open for International Media Studies program (IMS) in Bonn, Germany! Starting in September, the program offers a mix of research, lectures and practical experience and combines these disciplines: media and development, journalism, communications and media management. Ten full scholarships offered to applicants from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe. 

Diversity fellowship accepting candidates – Closed March 31
Applicants living outside the United States need to be affiliated with a U.S.- based media outlet or organization.

McGraw Business Journalism Scholarships – Closed March 31
Up to $15,000 to help fund a business story or investigation.

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize – Closed March 31
Open to journalists in the following categories: Grand Prize, brave reporting published by a media based in one of the European Union’s partner countries. Europe Prize, published by a media based in the European Union (not including the UK). Best Emerging Journalist Prize, open to journalists under 30 at the time of publication whose reporting was published by a media based in the European Union (not including the UK) or in one of its partner countries.

Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs (DBACE) – Closed March 31
A funding stream set to support talented 18 -30 year olds to create positive impacts through social enterprise. There will be five winners in total, with a £60,000 prize fund and £100,000 worth of business support. 

The Resilience Programme (French Language) Closed March 31
The Resilience Programme provides specialist trauma-informed training and access to psychological treatment, enabling freelance journalists to develop the skills they need to build resilience when exposed to conflict or covering traumatic events.

April

Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme 2024 – Closed April 1
A six-month mentoring and bursary scheme for people from underprivileged backgrounds to learn investigative journalism. Open to UK and republic of Ireland residents only. Applicants must be 18 years old. 

European Journalism Centre Solutions Journalism Accelerator Freelancer Call 2024 – Closed April 5
Grants of up to €8,500 to support freelance journalists or small teams in creating and disseminating impactful stories using a Solutions Journalism approach. Focus on underreported topics in the Global South and addressing Sustainable Development Goals.

The Printing Charity Rising Stars – Closed April 5
Funding of up to £1500 will go towards training or equipment to help your career progress. 

The Orwell Society Journalism Bursary – Closed April 7 
£3,000 bursary for young journalists and students on, or about to embark on, an MA or BA programme.

Biodiversity Media Fund, Earth Journalism Network and Arcadia – Closed April 9
EJN and Arcadia are offering Biodiversity Media Grants of between €10,000-12,000 to boost media coverage on conservation. Projects should enhance journalism networks, train journalists, and address biodiversity issues, with a focus on high-biodiversity regions like the Amazon and Central Africa.

One Young World Leading Europe Scholarship – Closed April 9
The Leading Europe Scholarship covers access to the One Young World Summit 2024 in Montréal, including accommodation and catering from September 17-21, as well as travel costs to and from Montréal from one international airport.

National Geographic Exploration FundClosed April 11
Between $10-30,000 in funding for work on wildlife, a changing planet or the human journey.

Rosalynn Center Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism – Closed April 12
Training and stipends available for eight stellar journalists covering mental ill health. Candidates will be selected for a yearlong journalism fellowship offering a $10,000 USD stipend, training and networking opportunities.

Free Camera Operation and Production Course – Closed April 13
Immerse yourself in a five-day camera operations course tailored for 18 to 25-year-olds from London borough of Newham, offering comprehensive training in camera handling, composition, lighting, and production techniques. Gain hands-on experience, industry insights, and access to exclusive job opportunities upon completion.

MJ Bear HBCU Digital Media Fellowship – Closed April 14
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.

Creative Intern, McGann Health – Closed April 17
Start your creative career with McCann Health’s IGNITE internship. On this 15-week internship, you will gain insights into global advertising, creative strategy, and design. Learn from award-winning mentors, work on live client briefs, and develop skills in campaign creation, client presentations, and problem-solving.

John S Knight Fellowships at Stanford – Closed April 17
Spend 10 months at Stanford addressing the biggest issues facing journalism. About $85,000, plus tuition and healthcare.

Cambridge Social Data School (Early deadline)  – Closed April 21
Join the Social Data School at the University of Cambridge between 9-13 September to focus on Machine Learning for environmental investigations. Learn digital research methodologies and apply for bursaries.

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship – Closed April 21
A year-long fellowship, including placements with the New York Times and Boston Globe, reporting on human rights.

Made of Truth: BFI Doc Society Short Film Fund – Closed April 24
A filming budget of up to £15,000 for creatives who are yet to make a non-fiction feature film, but have the desire to do so. Projects will receive creative and mentorship support from the BFI Doc Society team, and relevant industry partners.

AI Academy for Small Newsrooms – Closed April 30
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.

May

Mørning People Fund – Closed May 1
Up to £4,000 is on offer for anyone who needs help bringing a brilliant, creative idea to life.

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

Earth Journalism Network Biodiversity Grants – Closed May 5
Five story grants up to 1,000 EUR each for independent reporting covering biodiversity issues
. This can include solutions-based approaches, investigations or creative, technological solutions.

Grand Plan Grants – Closed May 7
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.

Women Photograph + MPB Grants – Closed May 15
Grants of up to $5,000 for women and non-binary documentary photographers.

Ability Today NCTJ Diploma in Journalism Funding – Closed May 16
Funding for disabled journalists to take on their NCTJ Diploma in Journalism online, with access to tutor-led workshops, masterclasses and a student press pass.

The Stationers Foundation Postgraduate Award – Closed May 24 
Up to 16 bursaries of £9,000 for those studying an MA to go into content or communications.

The Stationers Charity Postgraduate Award – Closed 24th May
Up to 12 bursaries of £6,000 for those studying an MA to go into content or communications.

Pulitzer Ocean Reporting Network Fellowship – Closed May 26
The network will establish a collaborative ecosystem of journalists worldwide that will uncover the harmful and illegal practices harming ocean ecosystems. Paid a reporter’s salary. At least eight full-time fellows will be selected for the program and fellows will work on individual and collaborative reporting projects to probe the drivers of the degradation of the marine environment, as well as the socioeconomic impacts. 

Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers ProgrammeClosed 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.

ifs internationale filmschule köln Scholarship  – Closed May 31
An opportunity to enroll on the film school’s MA Digital Narratives program with a scholarship covering three semesters of study. Awarded to master’s students with outstanding academic achievements.

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival – Closed May 31
Filmmakers under 25 are encouraged to submit films on migration, diversity, social inclusion and the prevention of xenophobia.

Fulbright Postgraduate Awards – Closed May 31
Postgraduate awards that provide the only scholarships available for academic work in any graduate programme at any accredited US university.

Association of British Science Writers Diversity ScholarshipClosed May 31
Full-cost scholarships to attend the Science Journalism Summer School for journalists from disadvantaged backgrounds, including applications from ethnic minorities, with disabilities or from deprived communities.

June

The Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation SchemeClosed June 3
Fully paid scholarship to study an MA in Financial Journalism at City University.

National Endowment of Democracy Fund – Closed June 3
Funding of up to $50,000 for organisations, including independent media outlets, to advance democratic goals. Average grant $50,000.

Grierson DocLab In Focus – Closed June 9
Two training courses for aspiring assistant editors and those who want to work in production management. Both training courses will prepare each successful applicant for a paid three-month placement, working on a Netflix documentary production. Coupled with ongoing support from The Grierson Trust, trainees will have access to networking events, plus professional development opportunities through webinars. 

Creativity Works: Podcasting – Closed June 12
A free, full-time immersive training opportunity in podcasting. Last six weeks. Includes training from leaders in audio and broadcasting production.

Future of Journalism Conference Online – Closed June 12
A conference aims to help young people develop journalistic skills and establish the United Kingdom as a global leader in nurturing young journalists and media figures.

New Media Incubator – Closes June 14
Help get your innovative ideas off the ground. Includes bootcamps and intensive learning sessions with media professionals. 

Aziz Foundation Scholarships Application – Round 1Closed June 14
Master Scholarships for British Muslims interested in improving diversity in media.

Kurt Schork Freelance Award – Closed June 14
The Kurt Schork awards recognise excellence in courageous reporting of conflict, corruption, human rights transgressions and other related issues. Each winner will receive $5,000 USD.

Kurt Schort Local Reporter Award – Closed June 14
Open to journalists who travel the world’s conflict zones, usually at great personal risk, to witness and report on the impact and consequences of these events. The winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000. 

The Dan Walker Journalism Scholarship – Closed June 14
Receive £10,000 in funding for an MA in Broadcast Journalism at Sheffield University plus mentoring from Dan.

Cambridge Social Data School (Early deadline)  – Closed June 16
Join the Social Data School at the University of Cambridge, September 9-13, focusing on Machine Learning for environmental investigations. Learn digital research methodologies and apply for bursaries

Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation – Closed June 16
A grant program that supports young media professionals in developing their projects in France or abroad. French-speaking journalists, documentary filmmakers and photographers can apply.

IJP George Weidenfeld Bursary – Closed June 15
The IJP George Weidenfeld Bursary allows British and German journalists to work in newsrooms as part of a language exchange.  Delegates receive a lump sum of 3,800 EUR to cover most of their travel, accommodation and living expenses.

EFSJ Climate Grant – Closed June 17
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.

PA Training: The Future of Journalism Fellowship Awards – Closed June 19
Offers a fully-funded NCTJ diploma in Journalism at PA Media.  Provides work experience with national news providers, such as Channel 4 News, Sky News, etc. Mentorship also included.  

Environmental Reporting Collective (ERC) Collaborative Reporting Grants – Closed June 30
Grants ranging from $1000 to $3000 USD. Applicants must be eager to demonstrate collaboration between fellow journalists from different countries to tackle environmental crimes across borders.

Pulitzer Centre Diversity Photography Diversity Grant – Closed June 30
Freelance photojournalists worldwide can apply for this visual reporting grant to tell underreported stories covering racial justice, climate change, environmental justice, gender equality and human rights. Grantees will receive US$3,000. They will also be mentored by other visual and photojournalists.

Other Award Schemes

We are aware of several other schemes that have run in the past, but we are unable to provide details of when or if they will reopen. We will provide new information as soon as it becomes available.

  • Heart of Glass Writer in Residence
  • International AIDS Society Fellowship
  • Shutterstock The Create Fund
  • Substack Local
  • Roundhouse Creative Self Made Accelerator
  • Lénaïc Fund for Quality Journalism
  • Filmmakers Without Border
  • The Rockefeller Fund
  • Women Deliver Reporting Grants
  • Thomson Foundation Journalism Now Scholarship
  • Make Your Own Masters