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Journalism awards and grants

Please email information about your awards for journalists to Marcela Kunova marcela at journalism.co.uk

The Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers’ Programme

Deadline: 31 May 2021

Details: The Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers’ Programme will offer bursaries and mentorship to 10 authors, journalists and poets over 18 years of age, of any background, writing fiction, journalism, non-fiction and poetry.

Ten awards are available, providing each successful applicant with up to eight hours of one-to-one mentoring over the course of nine months, as well as ten 90-minute masterclasses, peer support sessions and a bursary of up to £1,500.

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GNI Journalism Fellowships in Europe

Deadline: 25 April 2021

Details: The Google News Initiative Fellowship offers paid summer placements to journalism, technology, multimedia and design students as well as recent graduates who want to gain valuable work experience and build a professional network. This is a unique opportunity that can allow you to kick-start a career in the news industry.

Fellows are paid by their host organisation for 8 weeks of full-time work and to help cover expenses during the fellowship. The exact amount will be at the discretion of the news organisation and will be up to €5,000.

Venue: Online

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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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News Leader of the Year Award

Deadline: 19 February 2021

Details: This award recognises an editor or team of editors who have displayed strong leadership in matching the extraordinary moment of an unprecedented year through great journalism and vital decision making on all fronts.

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AOP Digital Publishing Awards

Deadline: 6 May 2021

Details: Throughout 2020, amidst a global crisis, digital publishers created engaging content, built audiences, grew revenue streams, and delivered new innovations around product and processes – across news, consumer interest, and B2B. Now is the time to celebrate those achievements: enter the AOP Awards to shine the spotlight on the individuals and teams in your organisation who have been making the difference.

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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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