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Journalism awards and grants

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FT Live: The Bracken Bower Prize

Deadline: 30 September 2021

Details: The Bracken Bower Prize aims to encourage young writers and researchers to identify and analyse the business trends of the future.

The annual prize of £15,000 will be awarded to the best proposal. The judges will favour authors who write with knowledge, creativity, originality and style and whose proposed books promise to break new ground, or examine pressing business challenges in original ways.

Venue: TBC

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The Drum Awards Content

Deadline: 12 May/25 August 2021

Details: The Drum Awards is a global awards programme that recognises excellence across every aspect of modern marketing and communications.

Branded content and native advertising have become commonplace, but what does great work look like? When does an article or image turn into an effective media strategy? The Drum Awards for Content celebrates the work that cuts through in the branded content space.

Venue: Online

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International Women’s Podcast Awards

Deadline: 16 July 2021

Details: The Skylark Collective is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural International Women’s Podcast Awards, a unique event celebrating the very best female-led moments in podcasting of the last year. Recognition will be given to women in podcasting, both behind the mic and behind the scenes, who have created incredible audio moments and intimate listening experiences.

Venue: London, UK

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DIG Awards 2021

Deadline: 1 June/15 July 2021

Details: DIG’s international competition will award again the best investigative video and audio projects and will fund one video project still in its pre-production phase.

The awards will be assigned during the seventh edition of DIG Festival, taking place in Modena (Italy) from 31 September to 3 October.

Venue: Modena, Italy

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Journalists' Charity First Jobs Fund

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The Journalists' Charity was set up by Charles Dickens in 1864 to help journalists and their dependants going through tough times. Alongside the long-standing financial and welfare support the charity offers to journalists, it has launched a new initiative to support early-career journalists with some of the costs of starting out. The First Jobs Fund will help new journalists to cover accommodation, relocation, equipment and transport expenses and aims to promote fairer access into the industry.

Support applies to those that are new to journalism- either working in their first paid role, as a full-time freelance or about to start a new role with a firm offer letter.

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Journalists' Charity Financial Assistance

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The Journalists' Charity was set up by Charles Dickens in 1864 to help journalists and their dependants going through tough times. The charity provides emergency support, financial assistance and confidential advice to journalists who are experiencing difficulty in both their career and personal lives.

Running grants and one-off payments are given to journalists to support them through a variety of personal circumstances. Support applies to journalists from every sector of the industry, nationwide.

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Press Freedom Grants

Deadline: Rolling

Details: News Leaders Association and Committee to Protect Journalists have launched the US Press Freedom Accountability Project in light of the unprecedented attacks on journalists around the United States. This project provides grants between $2,000 and $5,000 for newsrooms reporting on threats to journalists in the US.

Venue: Online

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Press Freedom Accountability Project grant funding

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project, funded by The Committee to Protect Journalists in collaboration with the News Leaders Association, is providing grants between $2,000 and $5,000 for newsrooms reporting on threats to journalists in the US with a priority to pieces that can be published in one to three months.

Venue: Online

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Rory Peck Trust Covid-19 Hardship Fund

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: During this global crisis, the Rory Peck Trust has created an extraordinary fund to provide practical and financial support to freelance journalists whose work and livelihoods have been affected by covid-19. Successful applicants will receive a single grant of between £200-£500 to contribute to subsistence (home/food) costs for them and their dependents.

Venue: Online

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Judith Neilson Institute Grant

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The Institute’s grants provide journalists and media organisations with the resources they need to produce quality journalism. We help them cover wide-ranging topics and under-reported issues and enable them to test approaches to reach new audiences.

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Fund for Investigative Journalism

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is unveiling a new effort to provide immediate emergency grants to U.S.-based freelance investigative journalists working on stories on the coronavirus that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public or private sector.

Venue: Online

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International Women's Media Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: During the covid-19 pandemic, the IWMF is turning our attention to how we may best serve our community of women journalists at this unprecedented moment in history. Based on early, anecdotal evidence of cancelled assignments, lost income and an inability to pay essential living expenses, we anticipate a great need for support within our global network of journalists – especially among freelancers with no safety net.

Venue: Online

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Covid-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: As covid-19 continues to evolve and impact communities around the globe, the National Geographic Society is launching an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover covid-19 within their own communities.

Venue: Online

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Rainforest Journalism Fund

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The Pulitzer Center invites proposals for grants to journalists based in countries of the Amazon region reporting for local and regional outlets. Reporters can be working in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Venue: Online

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Call for Proposals: Renewing Democracy

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: Solutions Journalism Network will provide more than 100 grants through 2020 to reporters and news organisations to support stories, projects and collaborations that examine how communities are responding to problems such as voter suppression, the opioid crisis, criminal justice reform and disinformation.

Venue: Online

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