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.

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Last updated: November 29

Continual Applications

European Endowment for Democracy
Open all year around. This funding pool support publishing platforms, 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 welcomed.

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, particularly those using advanced data mining techniques, such as 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.

UNDEF Project Grants
Applicants can request a grant between 100,000 USD – 200,000 USD for projects strengthening human rights movements. 

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.

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


Young Freelancer and the Khadija Saye Fellowship – Closes 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 FellowshipsCloses 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 – Closes 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 FirstsCloses November 30
An imprint for debut writers of colour to publish their first book. 

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.

Kiplinger Programme in Public Affairs Journalist – Closed November 27
A short term fellowship at Ohio State University to spend a week training on digital tools.


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

Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship – Closes 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.

GRID-Arendal Funding – Closes 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 2024Closes 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.

CatchLight Global Fellowship – Closes 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)Closes 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 FundCloses 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 ScholarsCloses December 12
For emerging leaders in any given field. Attend the university for a year, with tuition and living costs covered. 

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

Jurgendfilmtag Talent Camp – Closes 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 – Closes 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,

Milena Jesenská FellowshipExpected to open December 2023
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.

Ann Friedman AF WKLY FellowshipExpected to open in December 2023
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. 

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. 

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

European Journalism Fund Global Health Security Fund – Closed December 9
if you are a journalist publishing stories about the ins and outs of global health security following the coronavirus pandemic, this fund is for you.. Successful applicants will receive grants up to $8,500 USD per project.

Global Short Docs ForumClosed December 13
The Global Short Docs Forum will select 16 filmmakers worldwide to attend an intensive online training programme and one-to-one pitch meetings. Includes four weeks of masterclasses, workshops and mentoring.

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.’


Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)Closes January 2
Fellows will spend two weeks studying journalism in Nazi Germany and how it relates to issues facing their field today.

A Writing Chance: The Mirror – Closes 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 – Closes 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 – Closes 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 – Closes 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 GlobalisationCloses 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.

GEO Magazine GrantCloses 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 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.

Pascal Decroos FundCloses January 25
A Dutch language programme, with a total of four application rounds amounting to €265,000. Their aim is to promote distinctive investigative journalism projects in Flanders, Belgium.

Fund for Investigative JournalismCloses January 29
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. 

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 AwardCloses 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 ContestCloses 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. Application page is in French.

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

Grand Plan Grants – Expected to Open in January 
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.

Earth Journalism Network Grants – Closed January 6
Scholarships of up to $2,500 USD for journalists interested in reporting on conferences and global summits tackling biodiversity issues. 

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.

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.  

Society of Authors Grants for Work in Progress – Closed January 23
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.

The Banff Center Literary Journalism Residency – Closes January 25
Funded places on the residency to write essays, memoirs, or features, and a travel allowance.

-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. $2,000  per week for up to 20 weeks.


Bakala Foundation’s Journey Program Reopens February 2024
Scholarships for university students to attend a journalism Bootcamp in Prague.

MegaCities-ShortDocs Film FestivalCloses 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€.

The Podcast Pitch, The Whickers – Closes 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. The objective is Five finalists will also receive a free pass to Sheffield Documentary Festival in June 2024, 1 nights 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.

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. 

National Association of Science Writers Peggy Girshman Ideas Grants – Closed February 1
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.

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.

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.

Solutions Journalism Accelerator – Closed February 2
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.

Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship – Closed February 6
A fully funded research fellowship at the University of Oxford for journalists with five years of experience or more.

Metcalf Institute Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists Fellowship – Closed February 6
Funded places, with a travel allowance and stipend to a five-day workshop to report on climate change.

Alexia Grant –  Closed February 9
Student photography grants available for meaningful visual story proposals. The winner will receive $20,000 (roughly £1556.85).

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.

The Geddes Prizes Closed February 10
The Geddes Trust will award £6,500 of journalism prizes to University students in Hilary Term. 

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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 stipend and up to $15,000 in services from Substack (think editorial support, design assistance in developing a logo for your newsletter, access to Getty Images, amongst many more!)

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.

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.

NYU The Reporting Award Closed February 22
Provides up to $12,500 for a significant work of journalism, in any medium, on an under-reported subject in the public interest.

IJ4EU’s Investigation Support scheme – Closed February 23
Grants of €5,000 to €50,000 for investigative projects with a public interest topic of cross-border relevance 

Modern Slavery Unveiled Grant Programme – Closed February 24
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.


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

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 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.

Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award Closed March 3
Win $12,500 plus research privileges and office space within New York.

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.

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 will go towards training or equipment to help your career progress. 

The Washington Post Stern Fellowship – Closed March 10
An opportunity for a British journalist to spend three months writing for The Washington Post.

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.

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. 

European Local Cross-Border Journalism Fund – Closes March 19
Do you have appealing, engaging stories from your city that you want to share? If this is you, apply for this cross-borders fund. Up to €100.000 on offer, which can be used to cover costs of living, travel, interpreters, etc. 

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. 

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
There are ten places available on this virtual accelerator for Black and Non-Binary people with a podcast idea.

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.

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowship – Closed March 25
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.

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

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)

One World Media Fellowship –  Closed March 27
£1,000 grant for journalists and filmmakers who want to report on issues in the global south.

DulyNoted23 – Closed March 30 
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.

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.


Grand Plan Grants –Expected to Open in April 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.

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

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.

TransAtlantic Media Fellowships – Closed April 1
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 April 2 
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. 

Earth Journalism Network Mediterranean Media Initiative – Closed April 7
Five story grants up to 1,000 EUR each for independent reporting covering the state of the 
Mediterranean sea. This can include solutions-based approaches, investigations or creative, technological solutions.

Rosalynn Center Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism – Closed April 7
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.

Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme 2023 – Closed April 9
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. 

National Geographic Exploration FundClosed April 12
Between $10-30,000 in funding for work on wildlife, a changing planet or the human journey.

National Geographic Grants – Closed April 12
If you are a storyteller for projects surrounding conservation, education, research and technology, you can apply for grants up to $100,000 USD.

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.

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund – Closed April 17
The Sundance Institute Documentary Fund supports work that has expressed the world in creative, complex, beautiful, and provocative ways.  Applications from global Independent filmmakers welcome.

The Orwell Society Journalism Bursary – Closed April 17 
£3,000 bursary for young journalists and students on, or about to embark on, an MA or BA programme.

Ability Today NCTJ Diploma in Journalism FundingClosed April 20
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.

GNI Student Fellowship – Closed April 21
Ran by both the European Journalism Centre and the Google News Initiative, this fellowship aims to empower students and graduates in the newsroom. Selected Student Fellows will work at one of the newsrooms for eight weeks during the summer of 2023 and will be compensated for their work. 

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

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship – Closed April 23
A year-long fellowship, including placements with the New York Times and Boston Globe, reporting on human rights.

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. 

European Cross Borders Grants  Closed April 27
Four grants equalling €200,000 will support professional journalists with strong ideas for cross-border investigations, focusing on European topics.

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. 

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.

Aziz Foundation Scholarships Programme – Closed April 30
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.

Bloomberg UK Journalism Diversity Program – Closed April 30
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.


NCTJ Claire Prosser Bursary – Expected to Reopen May 2024
As part of the NCTJ’s diversity fund, the winner will get £6,000 to work BBC News, Press Association and Times Radio.

Journalism Diversity FundExpected to Reopen May 2024
Bursaries for people from diverse backgrounds who need help funding their NCTJ journalism training.

Richard Beeston Bursary – Closes May 1
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.

Journalism Diversity Fund – Closed May 3
Funding for an NCTJ Accredited Course for those from a socially or ethnically diverse background.

AI Academy for Small Newsrooms – Closed May 3
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.

Edinburgh Film Festival Curate-It Fellowships – Closed May 12
Two 13-week paid fellowships for candidates marginalised by race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality or disability.

The Extra Nice Fund – Closed May 14
If you have a creative project on the cusp of realisation, this fund will offer you £2,500 in financial backing.

The Guardian Scott Trust bursaries – Closed May 15
Funding to get a masters in journalism. Bursaries cover tuition feeds and contribute £6,000 towards living expenses.

Youth Music Next Gen Fund – Closes May 16
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.

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. 

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.

BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme – Closed May 23
Up to £12,000 towards fees for an undergraduate or postgraduate course in film, games or television.

The Stationers Charity Postgraduate AwardClosed May 26 (For interviews commencing June 2023)
Up to 12 bursaries of £6,000 for those studying an MA to go into content or communications.

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.

Transparency International School on Integrity – Closed May 28
A transparency training will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, from June 26 to 30. Online participation is also available. The program includes lectures, seminars and training. Participants will learn the latest developments in anti-corruption and accountability and have real opportunities to try and implement their ideas.

Google Innovation Challenge for Europe – Closed 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 Closed 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  – Closed 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 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.

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. 

TED Fellows To Reopen in 2024
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.

Getty Scholar GrantsExpected to open Summer 2024 
Generous grants for researchers to pursue their own projects at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa in Los Angeles.


Royal Television Society BursariesExpected to reopen June 2024 
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.

The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships – Expected to Reopen in June 2024
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. ​

The Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation SchemeCloses June 5
Fully paid scholarship to study an MA in Financial Journalism at City University.

Nico Colchester Journalism FellowshipsClosed 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.

National Endowment of Democracy Fund – Closed June 7
Funding of up to $50,000 for organisations, including independent media outlets, to advance democratic goals. Average grant $50,000.

Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation – Closes June 7
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.

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. 

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.  

The Stationers Charity Postgraduate Award – Closed June 26 (For interviews commencing July 2023)
Up to 12 bursaries of £6,000 for those studying an MA to go into content or communications.

Made of Truth: BFI Doc Society Short Film Fund – Closed June 27
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.

The Dan Walker Journalism Scholarship – Closed June 29
Receive £10,000 in funding for an MA in Broadcast Journalism at Sheffield University plus mentoring from Dan

UCL East London Scholarship – Closed June 29
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. 

Rest of World Feature Reporting FellowshipClosed June 30
Supports an early-career journalist or recent journalism school graduate embark on an ambitious, reported feature story about the effects of technology in the regions that Rest of World covers (Latin America, Africa, Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe). The fellow will receive a stipend of US$7,500 which comprises the fee for reporting and writing the piece, as well as budget for travel and other approved reporting expenses.

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.

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival – Closed June 30
Filmmakers under 25 are encouraged to submit films on migration, diversity, social inclusion and the prevention of xenophobia.

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.

M100 Young European Journalists Workshop – Closed June 30
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. 

RTS Bursaries – Closed June 31
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.


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.

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

M100 Young European Journalists WorkshopClosed July 2
Young journalists between 21 and 30 years from Europe can apply for access to a workshop on the future of journalism.

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.

Grierson DocLab In Focus – Closed July 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. 

Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism – Closed July 10
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.

IJP George Weidenfeld Bursary – Closed July 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.

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.

Pulitzer Ocean Reporting Network Fellowship – Closed June 18
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. 

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.

George Viner Memorial Fund – Closed July 22
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.

Roundhouse Film FundClosed July 25
Support for 3 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 2022. Winner of the award will receive £8,000 to develop their film career.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Curtis Brown Creative Scholarship – Closes October 1
Full fees paid scholarship to attend Curtis Brown Creative’s Writing an Original TV Drama Serial course in London. The winner will also receive £250 to cover travel costs to London, alongside a fully paid-for digital download of screenwriting software Final Draft (worth £185).

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.


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.

Other Award Schemes

There are several 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. 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