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 jem@journoresources.org.uk.

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

Last updated May 24

Continual Applications

Collaborative Investigation Grants
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.

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.

Judith Nelson Institute
Grants for journalists and media organisations to support journalistic projects across the world. 

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 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.

Steady Magazine Grants
A funding pot for 15 projects, receiving between €3,000 and €5,000. Available for podcasters, writers, YouTubers and other creators.

May

Google Innovation Challenge for EuropeCloses May 31
Designed to provide support for small and medium-sized organizations who provide credible information. Funding up to a maximum of €150,000 EUR per project.

Kurt Schork Award  Closes May 31
The Kurt Schork awards recognise excellence in courageous reporting of conflict, corruption, human rights transgressions and other related issues.

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

Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers ProgrammeCloses 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.

Fulbright Postgraduate AwardsCloses End of May
Postgraduate awards that provide the only scholarships available for academic work in any graduate programme at any accredited US university.

National Endowment of Democracy FundExpected to Re-Open May 25
Funding of up to $50,000 for organisations, including independent media outlets, to advance democratic goals. Average grant $50,000.

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

Journalism Diversity Fund – Closed May 4
Funding for an NCTJ Accredited Course for those from a socially or ethnically diverse background.

NCTJ Claire Prosser Bursary – Closed May 4
As part of the NCTJ’s diversity fund, the winner will get £6,000 to work BBC News, Press Association and Times Radio.

Solutions Journalism Accelerator – Closed May 6
The Solutions Journalism Accelerator is a programme delivering grant funding, mentoring, coaching, resources and knowledge transfer to support solutions-focused development journalism in European news organisations. This Call for Applications is providing grants of up to €130,000 with bespoke mentoring and coaching for each grantee.

Fund for Investigative Journalism – Closed May 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. 
 

Bakala Foundation’s Journey Program Closed May 10
Scholarships for university students to attend a journalism Bootcamp in Prague.

Earth Journalism Network Coastal Resilience Story Grants Closed May 12
A total of 15 grants for investigative reporting into coastal resilience and conservation.

Getty Images Editorial Grant for Photography Programmes Closed May 16
Two $15,000 USD grants available to organisations supporting photographers through engagement and/or professional progression. 

The Multitrack FellowshipClosed May 16
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.

Getty Images Photography Grants: Forced Displacement – Closed May 16
Three separate grant packages worth up to $5,000 each. Applicants must be either photographers or videographers reporting stories of forced displacement. This includes scenarios where people around the world have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict, political persecution, community violence, and more.

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.

Arts Council Call for Writers: Social Works? – Closed May 16
A request for submissions discussing how social art might influence EDI policy and institutional practice, and help to change communities’ relationship to arts organisations. Paid £350 per submission. 

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 20
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 20
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.

June

Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation –Closes June 4
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.

The Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation SchemeCloses June 6
Fully paid scholarship to study an MA in Financial Journalism at City University.

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival  Closes June 17
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 ScholarshipCloses June 27
Receive £10,000 in funding for an MA Broadcast Journalism at Sheffield University plus mentoring from Dan

Environmental Reporting Collective (ERC) Collaborative Reporting Grants – Closes 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. 

World Press Institute FellowshipsExpected to Re-Open June 1
Funded fellowships for experienced journalists to understand how US journalism works. Spend August-October in a variety of US cities.

Earth Investigation ProgrammeExpected to Re-Open June 2
Supports activities and services for environmental journalists by funding project ideas and facilitating training and education.  Grants of up to 85.000 EUR per call. 

Pascal Decroos Fund Expected to reopen in June 2022
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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Society of Authors Grants for Work in Progress Closes July 1
Grants of up to £6,250 for British publishers wishing to write a full-length works of fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, who need funding for important research, travel, or other general expenditure. 

Aziz Foundation Scholarships ProgrammeCloses July 11
The Scholarships Programme offers 100% tuition fee Masters scholarships to support British Muslims to study at UK universities. The scholarships are aimed at those who wish to advance in their careers and bring positive change to their communities and beyond.

RTS BursariesClose July 15
Three bursaries on offer: the TV Production and Journalism Bursary, the Digital Innovation Bursary and the Steve Hewlett Scholarship. Awarded to talented students from lower-income backgrounds studying an undergraduate degree or HND Level 5 or 6.

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

Georgina Henry Award – Expected to Re-Open in October 2022
The award funds an innovative idea – £4,000 for either a student or senior journalist. Read our guide here.

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.

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.

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.

International Student Travel Video CompetitionClosed 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 2021/22Closed 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 FellowshipClosed 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 GrantClosed October 15
The overall $48,000 fund will be shared among three to five projects which report on biodiversity and conservation issues.

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

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?

LEDE FellowshipClosed 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.

The Sutton Trust Opportunity BursaryClosed October 18
For Sutton Trust Alumni, to support with accessing opportunities which boost employability.

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

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

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

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

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

POLITICO Fellowships – Closed 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.

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.

Hostwriter Collaborative Journalism Prizes – Closed October 31
Between €1,000-2,000 for collaborative and cross-border stories and pitches.

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.

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

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

November

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.

Chevening Scholarship ProgrammeClosed November 2
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.

VICE Media Hostile Environments and First Aid Training Course (HEFAT) – Closed November 2 
First aid training course for freelance journalists across the globe. Covers situational awareness, first aid techniques and kit, mental well-being and resiliency amongst many other topics.

Global Health Security Fund – Closed November 5
A global project delivering grant funding and research opportunities to in-depth journalistic analysis on global health security. Grants of up to $7,500 USD per project.

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. 

National Parks: New Perspectives Bursaries  Closed November 15
Bursaries of £1,000 to those aged 19-35 who can tell compelling factual stories about National Parks in England and Wales.

Environmental Reporting Collective Training Grants – Closed November 20
Training grants for journalists and newsrooms to organize self-tailored training programs for themselves. Successful applicants receive support from

’s team securing speakers, experts, resources and other technical requirements.

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.

Unbound Firsts – Closed November 30
An imprint for debut writers of colour to publish their first book.  Includes a £1,000 advance , 50% profits and mentorship.

Kiplinger Programme in Public Affairs Journalist – Closed November 30
A short term fellowship at Ohio State University to spend a week training on digital tools.

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

Ann Friedman AF WKLY Fellowship – Due to reopen December 2022
A year-long program for non-established writers specialising in non-fiction. Of the perks included, there is a chance to take on mentorship; a $5,000 USD annual stipend; regular check-ins to provide structure and accountability; and space in Ann Friedman’s newsletter to publish and promote work. 

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.

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.

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. 

International Fact Checking Network Mentorship – Closed December 3
Mentorship covering topics such as misinformation on social media, creating fact checks, industry collaboration and media literacy across various sectors, e.g. health and science. 

iStock Inclusion Grants – December 6 
Grant up to the $5,000USD (approximately £3,655) open to candidates wishing to pursue photojournalism. Encourages applications from applicants from diverse backgrounds. 

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

Maurice R Greenberg World Fellows Programme – Closed December 8
A four month fellowship taking place in Yale, with a personal stipend to cover living costs, health insurance and travel.

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.

International Fact-Checking Coronavirus GrantsClosed December 15
Grants of up to $50,000 for fact-checkers fighting Coronavirus misinformation.

International Women’s Media Foundation Kim Wall Memorial Fund – Closed December 16
The Kim Wall Memorial Fund provides two $5,000 USD grants for female-identifying or non-binary journalists. Applicants must display work embodying the spirit of Kim’s writing, covering subculture and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.”

Solution Hack for Journalists – Closed December 17
A free masterclass for journalists who cover environment, science, sustainability, economy, business, urban planning, lifestyle and consumer products.

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

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.

Santen’s Action for Inclusion One Young World Scholarship – Closed January 7
A scholarship enabling three applicants to join in the One Young World Summit 2022 as part of Santen’s global delegation. Accepting applications from young entrepreneurs addressing disability inclusion, or advocates with disabilities, aged 18 – 30.

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.

Aziz Foundation Scholarships Application – Round 1 – Closed January 11
Master Scholarships for British Muslims interested in improving diversity in media.

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. 

Milena Jesenská Fellowship – Closed January 15
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.

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

The Roundhouse Spring Film Fund Closed January 21
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.

O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism – Closed January 21
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.

O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism – Closed January 22
Offers a $65,000 stipend to research public service journalism at Marquette University.

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.

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

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

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

AJFA Agricultural and Food Industry Journalism Contest – Closed 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.

Columbia University Obama Foundation Scholars – Closed January 31
For emerging leaders in any given field. Attend the university for a year, with tuition and living costs covered. 

The Banff Center Literary Journalism Residency – Closed January 31
Funded places on the residency to write essays, memoirs, or features, and a travel allowance.

Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship Expected to reopen January 2023
A fully funded research fellowship at the University of Oxford for journalists with five years of experience or more.

February

the Goethe-Institute, (Re)-CollectinG Europe ResidencyExpected To Re-Open in February 2022
Funded opportunity to spend four weeks travelling the UK covering Brexit.

Dart Center offers Early Childhood Reporting Fellowship – Closed February 28
Each fellow will be awarded US$2,000 to use towards reporting a story or project. The fellowship will run from May to November.

Food Writers Intensive – Closed February 28
Funding and mentorship available for 10 enthusiastic, passionate writers to ‘push the boundaries of food writing’ on Substack. Successful applicants will receive $10,000 USD and a chance to enrol on a three-month programme to boost their own projects. 

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. 

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. 

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

The Audacity’s Joel Gay Creative Fellowships – Closes February 10
The Joel Gay Creative Fellowships to support three emerging writers as they develop and publish a newsletter on Substack. Fellows will receive a $25,000 USD stipend and up to $15,000 USD in services from Substack (think editorial support, design assistance in developing a logo for your newsletter, access to Getty Images, amongst many more!)

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.

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

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.

National Association of Science Writers Peggy Girshman Ideas Grants – Closed February 21
Freelance writers and journalists are eligible for a $15,000 USD grants to support science writers in their professional lives and/or benefit the field of science writing. Projects must outline plans for diversity, equity, and inclusion in project development, execution, and outreach.

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

March

The Geddes Prizes Expected To Re-Open in March 2023
The Geddes Trust will award £6,500 of journalism prizes to University students in Hilary Term. 

Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award Closed March
Win $12,500 plus research privileges and office space with the NYU New York.

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

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.

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

The Bureau Local Untold Stories Fund – Closed March 7
£1,000 grants to tell stories in local communities which would otherwise go unheard.

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. 

Diversity fellowship accepting candidates – Closed March 7
Applicants living outside the United States need to be affiliated with a U.S.- based media outlet or organization.

National Endowment of Democracy Fund –  Closed March 9
Funding of up to $50,000 for organisations, including independent media outlets, to advance democratic goals. Average grant $50,000. 

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship – Closed March 15
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.

Modern Slavery Unveiled Grant Programme – Closed March 17
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.

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.

European Development Journalism Grants – Closed March 18
Up to €120,000 for your media outlet to report on global development topics across 12 months. 

National Press Office Julie Schoo Scholarship for Diversity in Journalism – Closed March 18 
Promising future journalists bringing diversity to the American journalism industry can apply for this journalism scheme, which includes a $5,000 USD one-year scholarship. Must be a high school senior applying for college this year, with a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Grants available for investigations of crime against journalists – Closed March 20
Proposals will be accepted in English and Russian. The maximum grant is US$80,000.

Justice for Journalists Investigative Grants – Closed March 20
Justice for Journalists is offering grants for investigations into crimes against journalists, freelancers and bloggers. Proposals will be accepted in English and Russian. The maximum grant is $80,000 USD.

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).

Grants available for stories on the high seas [Worldwide] – Closed March 21
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. 

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. 

McGraw Business Journalism Scholarships – Closed March 22
Up to $15,000 to help fund a business story or investigation.

European Cross Borders Grants  Closed March 24
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.

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.

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowship – Closed March 25
Residential, non-residential and institutional fellowships on offer for individuals seeking to work on innovative projects strengthening journalism’s future.  Includes stipends, and housing allowance for residential fellows.

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. 

One World Media Fellowship –  Closed March 29
£1,000 grant for journalists and filmmakers who want to report on issues in the global south.

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. 

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. 

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.

Field of Vision Documentary Freelancer Relief FundClosed March 31
Grants of up to $2000 for freelancers in the documentary field who lost income due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

April

One World Media Fellowship – Closed April 1
A springboard for new talent covering stories globally with creativity and integrity. £1,000 production grant. Call for applications for the Fellowship open once a year in February, with a deadline in April. New Fellows are announced in May.

GroundTruth Migration Reporting Fellowship – Closed April 1
Funding of $10,000 to report on how the global migration crisis is unfolding on a local level. 

Freelancer Connector Grants Pilot – Closed April 1
Awarding up to £3,500 for new or existing peer-led projects that bring professional film and TV freelancers together to offer mutual professional support, build social connections and grow peer-to-peer networks.10 grants are available which will be awarded to support project management, core activities, facilitation and admin costs for projects that run within the pilot’s funding period of May 2022 – February 2023.

The Guardian Scott Trust bursaries – Closed April 3
Funding to get a masters in journalism. Bursaries cover tuition feeds and contribute £6,000 towards living expenses.

European Cross-Border Grants – Closed April 7 
A total of €175,000 for investigative reporting which works across borders in at least two different countries.

The Orwell Society Journalism Bursary – Closed April 8
£3,000 bursary for young journalists and students on, or about to embark on, an MA or BA programme.

Centre for Investigative Journalism – Bursary Scheme – Closed April 10
Open to UK and republic of Ireland residents only. Applicants must be 18 years old. 

Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme 2022 – Closed April 10
A six-month mentoring and bursary scheme for people from underprivileged backgrounds to learn investigative journalism. 

National Geographic Exploration Fund – Closed April 13
Between $10-30,000 in funding for work on wildlife, a changing planet or the human journey.

National Geographic Exploration Fund – Closed April 13
Between $10-30,000 in funding for work on wildlife, a changing planet or the human journey.

National Geographic Early Career Grant – Closed April 13
Project funding of $5,000 – $10,000 for early-career journalists

Fellowships support AI accountability stories [Worldwide] – Closed April 15
The eight-month fellowships are remote and begin in May. Staff and freelance journalists can participate in a fellowship and receive up to US$20,000 to pursue a reporting project.

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship – Closed April 15
A year-long fellowship, including placements with the New York Times and Boston Globe, reporting on human rights.

TransAtlantic Media Fellowships – Closed April 18
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.

Digital Reporting in Africa Reporting Project – Closed April 21
Grants of up to $1,000 USD for investigations focused on public health and related issues

MJ Bear HBCU Digital Media Fellowship – Closed April 22
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.

Google Podcasts creator programme – Closed April 24 
GPcp 2022 seeks to help mid-career podcasters “level up” with a renewed focus on business development, audience growth, optionality, video strategies, and long-term sustainability. 

From the Heart Productions Roy W. Dean Short Film Grants – Closed April 29
These grants fund indie films with budgets of $500,000 or less that are unique and might otherwise never get made. 

The Washington Post Stern Fellowship – Closes April 29
An opportunity for a British journalist to spend three months writing for The Washington Post.

Getty Images #ShowUs Grant: Beauty Has No Age Limit – Closed April 30
Financial support and mentorship to celebrate the commercial photography of female-identifying and non-binary individuals.

 

 

 Other Award Schemes

There are a number of other schemes we are aware have run in the past but we are unable to provide details of when or if they will re-open at present. 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
  • The Goethe-Institute